2024 Music Festival

BBF 2024

At a glance

Sunday 13 August

3pm Rectory Gardens
Tea Party and live music
6pm St Mary’s Church
Festival Evensong

Monday 14 August

11.30am St Mary’s Church
Castaway with Sandy Burnett
7pm St Mary’s Church
Paprika

Tuesday 15 August

12 noon St Mary’s Church
Lunchtime Concert
7pm St Mary’s Church
Jazz Concert
9.45pm St Mary’s Church
Late Night Recital

Wednesday 16 August

7pm St Mary’s Church
Chamber Concert
9.45pm St Mary’s Church
Late Night Recital

Thursday 17 August

12 noon St Mary’s Church
Lunchtime Concert
7pm St Mary’s Church
A Viennese Soirée
9.45pm St Mary’s Church
Late Night Recital

Friday 18 August

7pm St Mary’s Church
Gala Concert

David Juritz

David Juritz
Artistic director

For more information about tickets and seating plans INFO

Sunday 9 August

3pm Rectory Gardens

Tea Party

Tea is served! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the lovely Rectory Gardens accompanied by live music.
Free Entry.
Tea and cakes  available.

Sponsored by 
Alan, Maureen, Bernie & Edita

Cakes
Tea Party

6pm St Mary's Church

Festival Evensong

The service will be led by
The Very Reverend Stephen Waine.
The organist is Paul Cheater with the
choir from Litton Cheney.

St Mary's Church Burton Bradstock

Monday 10 August

11.30am St Mary's Church

Castaway with Sandy Burnett

Artistic Director David Juritz talks to Sandy Burnett about growing up in a musical house on the southern tip of Africa and about the music that has shaped his life.

Sponsored by Carpet World, Bridport

David Juritz
Castaway
David Juritz

7pm St Mary's Church

Balkan Bradstock

PAPRIKA
Miloš Milivojević,
Živorad Nikolić
accordion
Vladimir Štrkalj guitar
Rastko Rašić drums
Marko Tešić violin
Peter Bakaja bass

Paprika’s whirlwind performances of Eastern European and Gypsy music have established them as the UK’s leading Balkan music band. Fusing traditional, rock and jazz styles to create their own distinctive sound, their virtuosity has enthralled audiences from the Royal Albert Hall to Sydney Opera House and from New Zealand to Japan.
This electrifying six-piece band (two accordions, violin, guitar, bass guitar, and percussion) fuses together Eastern European, Balkan, gypsy and classical music in a whirlwind performance of frenzied virtuosity. Fiery melodies interspersed with lilting laments and the band’s revivals of lost traditional music guarantee an evening of surprises and fast-paced, foot-tapping entertainment.

Sponsored by Vicary and Co. Estate Agents
and Wessex Surveyors

Paprika at Burton Bradstock
Paprika at Burton Bradstock

Tuesday 11 August

12 noon St Mary's Church

Lunchtime Concert

Veronika Shoot piano
David Juritz violin

Fauré and the Viardots
Paul Viardot Violin Sonata No. 2 in Bb major
Gabriel Fauré Pavane
Veronika Shoot Solve et Coagula
Gabriel Fauré Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major

In 1872 Gabriel Fauré was introduced to the brilliant soprano Pauline Viardot and soon became, not only a regular at her renowned and highly influential salons but also a close family friend. His first violin sonata was dedicated to Viardot’s violinist son, Paul, who enjoyed great success with his appearances in London and Paris. In this concert it is paired with Paul Viardot’s dramatic and tuneful second violin sonata.

Veronica Shoot


To include a picnic platter
and a glass of wine in
the Rectory Gardens.
Sponsored by
Nantes Solicitors, Bridport

David Juritz - Images: Olivia Wild Digital
Lunch in the Rectory Gardens

7pm St Mary's Church

Jazz Concert

Carolina Lelis vocals
Shanti Jayasinha trumpet/cello
David Gordon piano
Sandy Burnett bass
Paul Cavaciuti drums

Brazilian Bradstock
We welcome two outstanding artists to join David Gordon, Sandy Burnett and Paul Cavaciuti for an evening of samba, bossa nova and Latin jazz.
One of the most sought-after Brazilian singers in the UK, Carolina Lelis grew up in São Paulo before studying in New York. She returned to Brazil to record her debut album with some of Brazil’s top jazz musicians before moving to the UK in 2019.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Shanti Jayasinha is one of the most extraordinarily versatile musicians working with leading artists in multiple genres.

Sponsored by Darren Poole Builders
and a Supporter of the Festival

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Late Night recital

Craig Ogden guitar
Adrian Bradbury cello

Bach to Brazil
Heitor Villa-Lobos Cinq Preludes, written for the great Spanish guitarist Segovia, quickly became a central part of any guitarist’s repertoire. Adrian Bradbury plays Bach’s Cello Suite No.5 in C major


Bar open at 9.15pm
in the Village Hall with pre-concert snacks sponsored by Adrian and Alison Neil

Sponsored by Cook and Gillian Collins

Adrian Bradbury
Craig Ogden

Wednesday 12 August

7pm St Mary's Church

Chamber Concert

David Juritz, Fiona McCapra violins
Rachel Byrt viola
Adrian Bradbury cello
Craig Ogden guitar
Veronika Shoot piano

Vladislav Shoot Magic Flight
Franz Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D. 821
Peter Hope A Dorset Calendar
Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 15

Soon after his introduction to the Viardot family Gabriel Fauré fell in love with their youngest daughter, Marianne. Fauré started work on his first piano quartet shortly after she agreed to marry him but, to his great dismay, she broke off the engagement after only four months.
The quartet was finished a year later. Franz Schubert owned two guitars made by Johann Georg Stauffer, Vienna’s finest luthier. His Arpeggione Sonata takes its name from a kind of bowed guitar invented by Stauffer. In this transcription with cello. the guitar takes the piano part preserving the lightness of Schubert’s original version.
Peter Hope’s A Dorset Calendar is a short string quartet inspired by the seasonal changes of a west-country garden.
The Ukrainian-born composer, Vladimir Shoot, studied and lived in Moscow before settling in Dartington in 1992. Magic Flight, composed in that year, is taken from his score for the film, Mad Love.


Sponsored by C G Fry & Sons
and Porter Dodson Solicitors

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Late Night Concert

Anna Hashimoto clarinet
David Juritz violin
Adrian Bradbury cello
David Gordon piano

Quartet for the end of time
Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps was composed and given its first performance in the Stalag VIII-A prisoner of war camp in 1941.
Taking his inspiration from the Book of Revelation, Messiaen incorporates bird song, ancient Greek and Indian theories of music, and mathematical ideas into what is widely regarded as one of the most important chamber works of the 20th century.

Messian Poster


Bar open at 9.15pm
in the Village Hall
with pre-concert snacks

Sponsored by Dream Cottages

St Mary's Church at night

Thursday 13 August

12 noon St Mary's Church

Lunchtime Concert

Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Philip Haworth oboe
Alena Walentin flute
Ashley Myall bassoon
Chris Beagles horn
David Gordon piano

Summer celebration
Claude Arrieu Quintette en Ut
Peter Hope Four Sketches
Mel Bonis Scenes de la Forêt
Carlos Guastavino Tonada y Cueca

The foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation, the Atéa Quintet are joined by David Gordon for a light-hearted romp through music for piano and wind.
With Peter Hope’s brilliant Four Sketches, languid clarinet and piano from Brazilian composer Guastavino, and a very jolly Quintette by Arrieu, smiles are guaranteed for everybody.

Sponsored by
A J Wakely & sons,
Funeral Directors

Atea Quintet

7pm St Mary's Church

A Viennese Soirée

Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano
Eluned Pierce harp
Festival Players

A Viennese Soirée
The waltz was the world’s first genuinely global dance craze. While the intimacy of the dance may have been one reason for its popularity, the music written by the Strauss family and others has undoubtedly sustained its heyday to this day.
David Juritz leads the Festival Players in the Overture from Die Fledermaus, Thunder and Lightning, and the Blue Danube with Claire Bradshaw singing the Laughing Song and Lehar’s gorgeous Vilja.

Festival Players Burton Bradstock Festival


Bar open at 9.15pm
in the Village Hall
with pre-concert snacks

Sponsored by
A Friend of the Festival

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Late Night Concert

David Gordon piano
Festival Players
Paul Cavaciuti drums, percussion
Sandy Burnett bass

Gabriel and Bud in Paris
Bud Powell was born in 1924 just a few weeks before Gabriel Fauré passed away in the same year. After his permit to work in New York clubs was revoked, Powell moved to Paris. David Gordon leads his colleagues in an intriguing exploration of the musical contrasts and resonances between these two piano prodigies.

David Gordon
Bud Powell


Bar open at 9.15pm
in the Village Hall
with pre-concert snacks

Sponsored by
The Seaside Boarding House

Late Night Recital BBF

Friday 14 August

7pm St Mary's Church

Gala Concert

J. S. Bach Triple concerto in D minor BWV. 1063
W. A. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K.364 (Grande Sestetto)
Antonin Dvorak Rondo for cello and orchestra Op.94
Gabriel Fauré Dolly Suite

The Festival draws to a joyous close with a new transcription of Bach’s triple concerto in D minor which puts Craig Ogden, David Gordon and Miloš Milivojević centre stage.
Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante is one of his first genuine masterpieces. First published in 1802, it became enormously popular in various arrangements, This version from 1808 stays true to the original while sharing out the solo material to produce a concerto for six players.
Faure’s ever popular Dolly Suite was written for the daughter of his long-term mistress. Originally for two pianos, we are playing the orchestration made by Fauré’s friend, Henri Rabaud.

Festival Orchestra including:
Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano
Alena Walentin flute
Philip Haworth oboe
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Ashley Myall bassoon
Christopher Beagles horn
Craig Ogden guitar
Miloš Milivojević accordion
David Juritz violin
Fiona McCapra
violin
Bridget Pearse
violin
Anja Milivojević violin
Yuri Zhislin viola
Rachel Byrt viola
Adrian Bradbury cello
Lionel Handy
cello
Sandy Burnett bass
Nadine Andre piano
David Gordon
piano
Paul Cavaciuti percussion

Sponsored by Alan Williams

BBF

42nd FESTIVAL

10-18 AUGUST 2024

Six days of brilliant classical, jazz and world music with internationally acclaimed performers and a nine-day exhibition featuring some of the finest art and ceramics in the South West.