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WORLD CLASS Classical Folk AND World Music

WILTSHIRE e v i L MUSIC CENTRE

Bradford on Avon

AUTUMN WINTER SEP – DEC 2013 BoOK now 01225 860 100 wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Priority Booking Mon 24 Jun 2013 General Booking Mon 8 Jul 2013

Thank you TO ALL THE FUNDERS, SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS OF WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE
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welcome
We are delighted to welcome you to the new season of fabulous concerts at Wiltshire Music Centre. Earlier this year we were successful in getting an Arts Council capital grant and will be busy in Summer 2013 investing in a new sound system, acoustic treatment and digital cinema in the auditorium. We hope you enjoy these new improvements but we still need to raise funds to complete the work so please help us if you can (Support Us, page 36). One of the new treats we can now offer is live opera streamed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – please join us!

DON’T MISS...
“Brazilian piano star Benjamim Taubkin mixes sumptuous jazz with Adriano Adewale’s exhilarating and innovative percussion to build engaging, dreamlike soundscapes. Stunning.” Keith Nimmo (KN)

Concert LISTINGS 7 CONCERTS AT A GLANCE 20 “The Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid is only 26, but, with fellow countryman Peter Friis Johansson, he brings astonishing maturity (as well as youthful vigour) to Grieg’s lone cello sonata.” KN

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ACCESS 40 “It is always a pleasure to have these outstanding musical storytelling shows for children play the Centre. Every detail is perfect, and the ‘wow’ factor is always immense.” KN

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“Make a date with this passionately eclectic Celtic folk / old time string band, its compelling and melancholic music the stuff of Mumford & Sons’ dreams...” KN

“I have long been full of admiration for this spirited ensemble, here joined by its superb Chamber Choir for an unmissable Britten 100 commemorative concert.” KN

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Keith Nimmo Artistic Director

Clare Jack Executive Director

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SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION

BRANTELID / JOHANSSON

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STAN AND MABEL FAMILY CONCERT

This Autumn we are delighted to welcome back the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with a special concert celebrating Corelli’s tercentenary, and the Doric String Quartet return with an exciting programme of Haydn, Janác ˇek and Schumann. We are continuing to support extraordinary young musicians through our Young Artist Fund and host the dazzling pianist Alessandro Taverna with a programme inspired by Diaghilev and the exciting young tenor Peter Kirk performing Schubert’s Winterreise. We’ve got a strong folk programme launched by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick and crowned by Finnish fiddle supergroup Frigg, and our jazz concerts include Clare Teal and Terry Seabrook’s Milestones with a tribute to Miles Davis.

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN

TAUBKIN / ADEWALE

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Sep – Dec 2013 CINEMA / PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRADFORD ON AVON FILM SOCIETY

SEP – DEC 2013 OPERA / LIVE BROADCAST CINEMA

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music films season 2013
The Bradford on Avon Film Society presents a special season of fabulous films in which music is truly integral to the cinematic experience. From phenomenal cult documentaries through feel-good, based-on-real-life musical dramas, to genuine global blockbusters, this is a superlative music film season. £5 per film (unreserved seating) The Bradford on Avon Film Society runs a programme of fourteen films between September and April. Become a member of the Film Society for £25 and enjoy free admission to all films including the seven screened at Wiltshire Music Centre and a further seven shown at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon from January 2014. For full programme / membership details: boafs.org.uk Thu 12 Sep 8pm

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE CINEMA SEASON 2013
Les MISÉRABLES (2012) Ballroom Dancer (2011)
Thu 26 Sep 8pm Cert: 12A, 158 min, Dir: Tom Hooper A sweeping musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s enthralling story set in 19th Century France. A spectacular epic of broken dreams, unrequited love, sacrifice and redemption, and a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
‘A thrilling cinematic realization, filled with stunning imagery and performances.’ Deadline

NEW S THI ON S SEA

Cert: Exempt, 78 min, Dir: Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed A gripping documentary-thriller giving unique and very personal access to legendary former world Latin ballroom dance champion ‘Slavik’ Kryklyvyy’s competition comeback.
‘A beautifully told, haunting story.’ Dance Today ‘A beautifully made, lovingly shot documentary… with a real fascination in it.’ The Guardian

The Sapphires (2012)
Cert: PG, 104 min, Dir: Wayne Blair A remarkable, true comedy-drama of a vivacious Australian Aboriginal soul girl group entertaining US troops in Vietnam in 1968. Laconic, well-tuned humour, roof-raising 60s’ soul hits: a loveable gem.
‘A big-hearted, barnstorming crowdpleaser… with sumptuous lead vocals and astute song selections from the Motown, Stax and Atlantic songbooks.’ Time Out

Thu 10 Oct 8pm

Thu 24 Oct 8pm

Sing Your Song (2011)

Cert: 12A, 103 min, Dir: Susanne Rostock A powerful, touching and eloquently narrated documentary on the life and times of singer, actor and civil rights champion Harry Belafonte, a key figure in the black American equal rights fight and close associate of Martin Luther King.

Tous Les Matins Du Monde (1991)

Thu 7 Nov 8pm

Mao’s Last Dancer (2009)
Cert: PG, 117 min, Dir: Bruce Beresford The captivating and inspirational true story of dancer Li Cunxin and his journey from rural communist China to ballet stardom, with a sparkling performance by Chi Cao, principal of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Thu 21 Nov 8pm

Quartet (2012)
Cert: 12A, 98 min, Dir: Dustin Hoffman A warm, affectionate comedy-drama – in the key of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – set in a grand country home for retired opera singers. As the home plays host to a concert celebrating Verdi’s birthday, the arrival of a haughty opera diva, the ex-wife of one of the residents, disrupts the gracious equilibrium, bringing chaos in tow.
‘A gentle comedy [with] characteristically fine performances.’ Time Magazine

Thu 5 Dec 8pm

The best of British opera broadcast live to Wiltshire’s ‘switched-on music venue’. Experience the world’s finest opera with this fantastic new cinema season of acclaimed broadcasts streamed live in high definition and superb surroundsound from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

£15 / £3 Under-18s per film Series discount: 3FOR2 – book tickets for two ROH live broadcasts and see the third for free. EAT AND DRINK: pre-show and interval café bar open with drinks, snacks and supper platters (p38). roh.org.uk

Cert: 12A, 115 min, French with English subtitles, Dir: Alain Corneau Another sublime performance from Gerard Depardieu, and son Guillaume, in this painterly, intense film about reclusive 17th Century composer / violist Sainte Colombe, his daughter and his dissolute protégé, Marin Marais.
‘The hauntingly beautiful music gives wings to this vibrantly beautiful film.’ Rolling Stone Magazine

Puccini’S TURANDOT
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Tue 17 Sep 7.15pm

Verdi’S LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES
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‘A riveting history that inspires you to action, and to sing.’ Tribune ‘An amazing life, richly documented.’ Newsday

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‘A feel-good film bursting with courage, energy and overwhelming inspiration… as entertaining as it is astounding.’ The Observer

Wagner’S PARSIFAL

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SEP – NOV 2013 FOLK / WORLD / JAZZ

WED 4 SEP 7.30PM FOLK / WORLD / CHORAL

TUE 17 SEP 7.15PM OPERA / LIVE BROADCAST CINEMA armed only with their harmonious voices, pointless grandiosity, a sly collection of hats and a staggering diversity of facial hair. ‘A choir of the highest quality, sharp and precise in their delivery, unaccompanied and enthralling to watch. Spooktacular.’ Bristol Post Support comes from The Wiltshire Wailers, a fusion of three community choirs run by Bradford on Avon’s very own Spookyman, Chris Samuel. £16 / £10 Under-18s spookymen.com
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Bring Your Kid For A Quid with Family TKTS: up to two Under18s pay just £1 each for specified concerts. Free Under-25s Tickets for selected classical concerts. Buy This, Try This: buy tickets for specified concerts and save 50% per ticket for a paired event. Multibuy discounts: buy tickets for three or more specified shows at the same time and save £2 per ticket. Under-18s: half price tickets for specified concerts. Groups get more: great benefits and discounts for groups of 10+. Read more: for full details on all these discounts please see page 38.
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sUPPORT US SUPPORT THE MUSIC YOU LOVE
Please help us to continue to bring world-class musicians to Wiltshire Music Centre – one of the best concert halls in the region, dedicated to supporting young artists and providing opportunities for young people to experience and perform music. Every year we have to raise 30% of our income from donations. In addition this year, we’re making improvements to the auditorium and other facilities which we hope will include a light sculpture in the foyer by Bruce Munro (‘Field of Light’, Holburne Museum Bath; ‘Light Shower’, Salisbury Cathedral). We’ve received an Arts Council grant which helps towards this but we still need to raise further funds to complete the project. We successfully launched our Young Artist Fund which supported the wonderful Lara Melda piano concert last season and supports the Alessandro Taverna (p18) and Peter Kirk (p32) concerts this season. We need your help to continue to support this valuable work. For more details on how to support us please see page 36 and remember that any new donations received this year will be matched £ for £ by the Arts Council so your gift is worth even more to us.

Free MUSIC
As a precursor to the 2014 Bradford Roots Music Festival (Sat 11 / Sun 12 Jan 2014), Wiltshire Music Centre unveils Bradford Roots FreeStage, a thrillingly diverse collection of intimate, free-entry, early evening concerts in the Café Bar. SAT 21 SEP 6.30PM

THE Spooky Men’s Chorale
The Wiltshire Wailers support With genial buffoonery and immaculate, testosterone drenched vocals this ruthless bunch of larrikins, based in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male,

Puccini’S TURANDOT
The Royal Opera Chorus The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Cast includes: Marco Berti, Lise Lindstrom, Eri Nakamura, Raymond Aceto Henrik Nánási conductor Andrei Serban stage director Princess Turandot has sworn that no man shall marry her unless he can correctly answer three riddles. Prince Calaf, captivated by Turandot’s beauty, takes up the challenge, determined to win her heart or die in the attempt. The Royal Opera’s spectacular staging captures brilliantly the amazing emotional energy of Puccini’s dark, Chinese fairy-tale. The rich sound world of Puccini’s final opera – containing as it does Nessun dorma, one of the most famous of all arias – transports the audience to the beautiful but savage world of a legendary Peking. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time: c. 3 hours / including two intervals. £15 / £3 Under-18s Series discount: 3FOR2 (p5) roh.org.uk

ROYAL OPERA LIVE

Jess Vincent

Pre-show for: Martin Carthy / Dave Swarbrick (7.30pm) (p8) SUN 13 OCT 6.30PM

Lightgarden

Pre-show for: Budapest Café Orchestra (7.30pm) (p14) SAT 9 NOV 6.30PM

clara cecilia BAND
Pre-show for: ‘Stonephace’ Stabbins / Zoe Rahman (7.30pm) (p22) Free

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SAT 21 SEP 7.30PM FOLK

SUN 22 SEP 7.30PM CLASSICAL

WED 25 SEP 7PM CLASSICAL / PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ORCHESTRAS LIVE

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Martin Carthy / Dave Swarbrick
A dazzling reunion from a legendary, ground-breaking duo featuring arguably two of English folk music’s greatest players – singer / guitarist Martin Carthy (The Watersons, Steeleye Span) and fiddler Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention). Leading lights of 1960s’ folk they lack none of their early fervour, weaving boundless energy, sublime fiddle playing, a mesmerising guitar style and no-nonsense vocals into passionate interpretations of the evocative old songs and instrumentals of this country. 6.30pm Jess Vincent FreeStage (p6) £17 / £8.50 Under-18s Buy This, Try Frigg (p24) half-price

Nightsong by Moonlight
Weber: Hunters’ Chorus (from Der Freischütz) Schubert: Nachthelle; Grab und Mond; Nachtgesang im Walde; Der Wanderer an den Mond Schumann: Mondnacht; Bist du im Wald gewandelt? Bruckner: Mitternacht Wagner: An Webers Grabe; Pilgrim’s Chorus and Romance to the Evening Star (from Tannhäuser) Cornucopia Horn Quartet, Peter Kirk tenor, Niall Hoskin baritone, Male Choir, Mike Daniels conductor, Steven Hollas piano, Stephen Cooke harmonium With consummate skill, the mellow sounds of men’s voices and horn quartet celebrate the dark romance of moonlight: Schubert’s beautifully serene Nachthelle, rooftops bathed in silvery light, the darker, ghostly atmospheric Grab und Mond, and Nachtgesang’s glorious serenade to the forest at night. A brooding forest image is unmistakably evoked by Weber’s Hunters’ Chorus in the lusty natural horn calls, whilst Wagner’s great admiration for Weber is expressed in his moving chorus An Webers Grabe. £15 (£14) / £5 Students menwithhorns.org
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Men with Horns

Britten Sinfonia WITH MARK PADMORE TENOR AND
Purcell (ed. Britten): Chacony in G minor Britten: Prelude and Fugue, Op 29; Les Illuminations, Op 18 Royaute Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten Judith Weir: ‘I give you the end of a golden string’ John Woolrich: Ulysses Awakes Finzi: Dies Natalis Britten Sinfonia and renowned tenor Mark Padmore open the Wiltshire Music Centre’s orchestral season with a blaze of colour to celebrate Benjamin Britten’s centenary. Alongside works by Britten this lovely programme features music by his contemporaries as well as composers who were influenced by him.

JACQUELINE SHAVE DIRECTOR / VIOLIN
There is a rare chance to hear Finzi’s mystical and ecstatic song cycle Dies Natalis, ‘a minor masterpiece of English music’, while Arvo Pärt’s beautiful Cantus offers a moving tribute to Britten. £28 (£27) / £14 Under-18s Buy This, Try Brantelid / Johansson (p13) half-price 6pm free pre-concert talk brittensinfonia.com markpadmore.com Please note: 7pm concert start time
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‘An absolute revelation… an unconditional joy.’ fRoots

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FRI 27 SEP 7.30PM SLAVONIC SACRED CHORAL / UKRAINIAN FOLK

SAT 28 SEP 7.30PM BRASS

SUN 29 SEP 7.30PM CLASSICAL

FRI 4 OCT 7.30PM BRAZILIAN JAZZ / WORLD Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op 33 Piano Sonata No 21 in C, Op 53 Waldstein Bagatelles, Op 126 Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op 111 Appearing annually at the Wigmore Hall and having eight BBC Proms appearances under his belt, Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s foremost musicians, whose playing is acclaimed for its ‘very special ability to make music that you thought you knew inside out seem fresh and totally alive’ (The Guardian). With spare, incisive brilliance he reveals in the Bagatelles – short pieces of exciting, scattergun invention, each lasting no more than a few minutes – Beethoven’s (whimsical) genius for creating artistic grandeur from the most miniature of pianistic forms. Osborne ignites a similar joy in his equally refreshing and sensitive accounts of the Op 111 and Waldstein sonatas, distilling the essence of Beethoven’s vital imagination. £20 (£19) / £10 Under-18s / £18 Multibuy 6.30pm free pre-concert talk stevenosborne.co.uk

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Boyan Ensemble of Kiev
SACRED CHANTS AND SONGS OF UKRAINE
After powerfully evoking the enduring Eastern Orthodox faith of their homeland in sacred music and ancient chants, including Yuriy Kuratch those of the Kyiv Monastery of the music director / conductor Caves, the Ensemble, resplendent Volodymyr Kuratch conductor in traditional Ukrainian costume, Valentina Ivanenko soprano fully embrace the swagger, A ravishing collection of choral works bravado and sense of nostalgia – songs of haunting beauty deeply of traditional folk songs, ritual rooted in the Ukrainian culture – wedding songs and Cossack from a truly world-class male voice laments. choir, uniquely complemented by a ‘A kaleidoscope of thrilling songs.’ single lyric soprano. Time Out London
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CORY BAND
Philip Harper conductor Internationally acclaimed as one of the finest ensembles of its kind, the Cory Band, multiple national and world contest title winners and ambassadors for Welsh brass excellence, dazzles with its exemplary technique and fine musicality. By turns magnificent and melancholy, the rich and evocative repertoire, including newly commissioned music with both an Australian – reflecting their last international tour – and a Welsh twist, is fabulous and totally enjoyable.

Steven Osborne PIANO PLAYS BEETHOVEN
‘Osborne plays with glittering panache and awesome brilliance.’ The Guardian

Benjamim Taubkin PIANO / Adriano Adewale PERCUSSION
Acclaimed for his lush traditional arrangements laced with contemporary technique and harmony, Brazilian star pianist Benjamim Taubkin here teams up with the exhilarating and innovative percussionist Adriano Adewale (Seu Jorge, Jools Holland). Together they play with the push and pull between two instruments considered the backbone of bossa nova.
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Building sophisticated improvisation on key Brazilian traditional music this stunning duo conjures deliciously melodic soundscapes. £16 (£15) / £8 Under-18s / £14 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) benjamimtaubkin.com adrianoadewale.co.uk

‘A superlative Brazilian duo.’
Jazzwise

£20 (£19) / £10 Under-18s / £18 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) vocalclassics.co.uk/boyan

‘A virtuoso performance.’ The Guardian
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A Cory Band promotion

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SAT 5 OCT 7.30PM JAZZ

SUN 6 OCT 7.30PM CLASSICAL CHORAL

FRI 11 OCT 7.30PM CLASSICAL

SAT 12 OCT 7.30PM WORLD

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Clare Teal vocals, Grant Windsor piano, Simon Little bass, Benny Reynolds drums

With wit and warmth Clare tells outrageous anecdotes of their extraordinary lives and points to the future of Diva-dom with a The Queen of Swing celebrates the few sharp originals and distinctive music of her heroines: the leading modern covers. A not to be missed lights of the jazz and big band world evening of feel good music, inspired Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy by the greats and performed by Garland, Doris Day and many of their the best. illustrious contemporaries. The multi award-winning singer and BBC £23 (£22) / £11.50 Under-18s Radio 2 presenter demonstrates also the influence these characters Buy This, Try Stabbins / Rahman have had on her own acclaimed (p22) half-price catalogue of work. clareteal.co.uk
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Clare Teal THE DIVAS & ME

‘Exhilarating… confirms the velvety softness and triumphant power that makes Teal a little different from all other singers.’ The Guardian

Orlando Singers Fragments of Eternity
Works by Victoria, Britten, Byrd, Allegri, Gibbons, Harris, Bairstow and Eccard David Everett director Jenny Porcas oboe Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Orlando Singers’ very special programme is an eclectic mix of sacred music composed over the past 500 years, from Tomás Luis de Victoria’s joyful motet and powerful and moving mass O Quam Gloriosum to Byrd’s jubilant Sing Joyfully, from Allegri’s sublime Miserere to Britten’s stunning Hymn to St Cecilia, plus Britten’s glorious meditation for solo oboe, Six Metamorphoses After Ovid. £15 (£14) / £7 Under-18s orlandosingers.co.uk
An Orlando Singers promotion

Andreas Brantelid cello / Peter Friis Johansson piano
Kodály: Sonata for cello and piano Dohnányi: Cello Sonata in B flat minor, Op 8 Grainger: Scandinavian Suite Grieg: Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36 Wiltshire Music Centre is thrilled to welcome this highly gifted young Scandinavian piano and cello duo. They have already played to critical acclaim in some of the world’s great concert venues, from the Carnegie Hall, New York to the Tonhalle, Zurich. Their homeland is represented in Percy Grainger’s appealing Scandinavian Suite, which employs folk songs from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, while the centrepiece of tonight’s programme is Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s dark and powerful cello sonata. £17 (£16) / Free Under-25s (p39) / £15 Multibuy 6.30pm free pre-concert talk andreasbrantelid.com peterfriisjohansson.com

Soumik Datta SAROD / Bernhard Schimpelsberger drums CIRCLE OF SOUND
Soumik Datta, creator of the electro-acoustic sarod, an earthy Indian lute, combines exhilarating guitar riffs with Indian melodies to create a hybrid sound that is distinctly his own. Datta showcases this new instrument in collaboration with the stellar Austrian drummer and Nitin Sawhney cohort Bernhard Schimpelsberger, weaving drifting and atmospheric pieces with remarkable, rapid-fire playing. An exuberant, masterful encounter between two virtuoso stars of contemporary Asian music. £17 (£16) / £8.50 Under-18s Buy This, Try Sow / Sissoko (p26) half-price 6.30pm free pre-concert talk soumik.info | bernhard.co.at
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SUN 13 OCT 7.30PM BALKAN JAZZ / WORLD

WED 16 OCT 7PM THEATRE

FRI 18 OCT 7.30PM CELTIC FOLK / ROOTS

SUN 20 OCT 7.30PM CLASSICAL
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Budapest CafÉ Orchestra
Chris Garrick violin / darabuka, Eddie Hession accordion, Adrian Zolotuhin guitar / saz / balalaika, Kelly Cantlon double bass Described as ‘the finest purveyors of Balkan music this side of a Lada scrap heap’ (The Times), the Budapest Café Orchestra is building an enormous fan base whenever and wherever it entertains. The ebullient quartet play powerful and impassioned music from Eastern Europe – inspired by the fervent and flamboyant flavour of Hungarian czardas, the haunting and melancholic tenderness of Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and the exuberance of Romanian dance music. 6.30pm LightGarden FreeStage (p6) £16 (£15) / £8 Under-18s / £14 Multibuy budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk
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‘Joining the Ukulele Orchestra GB stands the Budapest Café Orchestra, hugely entertaining, immensely skilful and profoundly creative.’
The Chronicle

IT’S All About Me
Bringing together the excellent, inclusive Partners Theatre – a company comprised of disabled performers – and the comic imagination and sharp performance of Big State Theatre, It’s All About Me is an inspiring, original, accessible drama. Not only an amazingly energetic performance incorporating dance, music, film, comedy and drama, it capitalises on the creative energies inclusivity brings to challenge perceptions of what disabled-led theatre can be. ‘Immensely enjoyable.’ The Wiltshire Times Running time: 60 minutes / plus post-show discussion £5 / £3 Under-18s / Free Carers
A Partners Theatre Company promotion

Southern Tenant Folk Union
One of the most highly acclaimed folk / bluegrass bands in the UK today, this seven piece all-acoustic guitar-mandolin-banjo-fiddle-vocals band performs an eclectic mix of high energy atmospheric folk. On the surface their music may seem like a collection of bright, pretty tunes, skipping merrily along, yet the grim and gloriously morbid tales give an otherwise well-worn musical genre a bit of a twist. Q Magazine

Doric String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in A, Op 20 No 6 Sun Janᡠcek: String Quartet No 1 Kreutzer Sonata Schumann: String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3 Alex Redington violin, Jonathan Stone violin, Simon Tandree viola, John Myerscough cello Haydn’s great Sun quartets stand among his finest, and the sixth of this set is bright and optimistic in character, full of interest and ingenuity. Of the Kreutzer Sonata, inspired by Tolstoy’s novella of the same name, Janác ˇek wrote “I was imaging a poor woman, tormented and run down”, and the music vividly depicts this turmoil. Returning to the uplifting, Schumann’s inventive quartet is filled with youthful exhilaration, surging with kinetic vitality to a grand conclusion. ‘The playing has all the fragile pathos, volatility, exuberance, and quirky humour one hopes to find in this music, along with an exceptionally strong feeling for Schumann’s sometimes literally off-beat rhythmic thinking.’ BBC Music Magazine £20 (£19) / Free Under-25s (p39) Buy This, Try Vienna Piano Trio (p32) half-price 6.30pm free pre-concert talk doricstringquartet.com

‘The Scottish band’s harmonies dance and drone, tackling songs that embrace the traditional ambience of The Unthanks and the experimentation of Tunng.’
£16 (£15) / £8 Under-18s / £14 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) southerntenantfolkunion.com

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FRI 25 OCT 7.30PM CLASSICAL

WED 30 OCT 7.30PM CLASSICAL

SUN 3 NOV 3PM CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY SHOW / WORLD / DANCE

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Wolfgang Holzmair baritone / Imogen Cooper piano
SCHUBERT / MAYRHOFER LIEDER RECITAL
Imogen Cooper CBE and long-standing collaborator, the distinguished Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair, celebrate the partnership between Schubert and his friend, the poet Johann Baptist Mayrhofer, whose essentially sombre vision, often expressed through Greek myth, inspired some of the great composer’s most exalted songs. Schubert’s settings were radical at the time he was writing and the songs’ striking dramatic quality – each has a passionate story to tell – take the music close to lyrical drama, of which Holzmair is undoubtedly the finest of exponents. £24 (£23) / £12 Under-18s / £22 Multibuy 6.30pm free pre-concert talk wolfgangholzmair.com imogen-cooper.com
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment MR CORELLI’S LEGACY
Handel: Overture to Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno; Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op 6 No 4 Corelli: Violin Sonata in D, Op 5 No 1; Concerto Grosso, Op 6 No 8 Christmas Concerto; Sinfonia to Santo Beatrice d’Este; Trio Sonata in A, Op 3 No 12 Muffat: Passacaglia from Armonico Tributo Sonata No 5 in G Clare Connors: Corelli Leaves Geminiani: Concerto Grosso La Follia Alison Bury director / violin In a year that is celebrating the Britten centenary and the bicentenaries of Verdi and Wagner, it is only right that we acknowledge a tercentenary also: that of one of the Baroque era’s most important composers, Arcangelo Corelli. In this programme, we hear some of Corelli’s finest orchestral works as well as those he influenced. The concert includes his popular

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‘One of the finest period orchestras around… a beautifully understated, refined sound… real energy and commitment.’

KATHAKALI
FaMILY CONCERT
Great for adults and children aged 6+. The most hypnotic and spectacularly beautiful of Indian dance-dramas, Kathakali retells vibrant, entrancing stories from Hindu legend. With gloriously lavish costumes, glowering mask-like make up and huge flamboyant head dresses the Kathakali dancers transform themselves into the devils, gods, ladies and sages of Indian mythology, stamping out their rhythms to the sound of traditional chenda drums and cymbals. Here, captivating dances flow into a stirring story whose compelling narrative echoes the traditional tale of Snow White. £17 (£16) / £8.50 Under-18s / £15 Multibuy kathakali.net
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Christmas Concerto, as well as Geminiani’s maddeningly catchy La Follia variations. Bringing us up to date, and showing Corelli’s influence 300 years on, is a brand new piece by Clare Connors. £32 / £16 Under-18s / £30 Multibuy 6.30pm free pre-concert talk oae.co.uk

FREE FAMILY workshops 11.15am Bharathanatyam dance workshop; 11.15am Kathakali Chutti make-up workshop; 12noon Indian street food taster session; 12.30pm meet the artists; 1pm Kathakali rhythm workshop; 2pm pre-concert talk. Book early as places limited.

MON 4 NOV 5.45PM OPERA / LIVE BROADCAST CINEMA

WED 6 NOV 7.30PM CLASSICAL

FRI 8 NOV 7.30PM CELTIC FOLK

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ROYAL OPERA LIVE Verdi’S LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES
The Royal Ballet Royal Danish Ballet The Royal Opera Chorus The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Cast includes: Marina Poplavskaya, Erwin Schrott, Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle Antonio Pappano conductor Stefan Herheim stage director The French have occupied Sicily, and Hélène is held hostage by Montfort, the French governor, who has had her brother executed. She turns to the partisan Jean Procida and the rebellious patriot Henri in her bid for vengeance. One of the highlights of the Royal Opera’s season, Verdi’s lesserknown mature French grand opera – a tale of revenge and patriotism driven by the tensions between private passions and public politics – is presented in a major new production. Imaginatively cast and with inspired direction, the performance presents this magnificent score in its entirety, including the major ballet Les Quatres Saisons (The Four Seasons) performed in full. Sung in French with English surtitles. Running time: c. 4 hours 45 minutes / including two intervals. £15 / £3 Under-18s Series discount: 3FOR2 (p5) roh.org.uk
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Alessandro Taverna PIANO
At the heart of this recital lies the technical brilliance and inconceivable Chopin: Les Sylphides (Chopiniana) energy with which Taverna embraces Liszt: Tarantelle di bravura d’après Chopin’s waltzing melodies, Liszt’s la tarantella de La Muette de Portici, inherently melodramatic Tarantelle, S 386 De Fallas’ vivid, ever popular Three De Falla: Three Dances from Dances, Satie’s maniacal Carnival The Three Cornered Hat piece and Stravinsky’s chaotic and Satie: Jack in the Box flamboyant Pétrouchka dances. Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Immaculate accounts by a rare Pétrouchka artist at his very best. The multi-prizewinning Venetian pianist Alessandro Taverna – surely £18 (£17) / £9 Under-18s / the most poetic of the finalists in the £16 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) 2009 Leeds Piano Competition – 6.30pm free pre-concert talk brings astounding virtuosity to this dance-inspired tribute to the ballet alessandrotaverna.com impresario and founder of the Supported by Wiltshire Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev. Music Centre’s Young
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A TRIBUTE TO DIAGHILEV

Breabach
SCOTS TRAD MUSIC AWARDS FOLK BAND OF THE YEAR WINNER

‘As disciplined as they’re fiery, as tasteful as they’re exhilarating, they blend the best of old and new in truly compelling style.’ The Scotsman

Celtic trad at its sharpest, Breabach is one of the most compelling and exciting Scottish folk bands around, its dynamic style – blending twin highland bagpipes, fiddle, beautiful Gaelic and English ballads, strathspeys and reels, step-dance and effortless charm – having won it international acclaim.

Magnificent live, Breabach’s tunes circle, swoop and soar, its pipe and dance-driven sound capturing the dark fire at the heart of great Scottish traditional music. £16 (£15) / £8 Under-18s / £14 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) breabach.com
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‘A remarkable musician.’
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CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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SEPTEMBER
Wed 4 Sep 7.30pm THE Spooky Men’s Chorale Zany, compellingly comic, and unmistakably male, close harmony singing. Tue 17 Sep 7.15pm ROYAL OPERA live TURANDOT A spectacular staging of Puccini’s final opera, full of rich colour, dance and drama, broadcast live from the Royal Opera House. Sat 21 Sep 7.30pm Martin Carthy / Dave Swarbrick Sublime traditional music passionately delivered by English folk’s enduring super-duo.

Sun 22 Sep 7.30pm Men with Horns Glorious choral and solo songs celebrating the dark romance of moonlight. Wed 25 Sep 7pm Britten Sinfonia / MARK Padmore tenor A gorgeous classical programme with the UK’s most dynamic chamber orchestra. Fri 27 Sep 7.30pm Boyan Ensemble of Kiev A truly world-class male voice choir with thrilling traditional Ukrainian songs. Sat 28 Sep 7.30pm CORY BAND The superb sound of one of the most successful brass bands in the world. Sun 29 Sep 7.30pm Steven Osborne PIANO An all-Beethoven recital played with extraordinary technical mastery and musical insight.

OCTOBER
Fri 4 Oct 7.30pm Benjamim Taubkin / Adriano Adewale Lush Brazilian soundscapes from a superlative piano / percussion duo. Sat 5 Oct 7.30pm Clare Teal The Queen of Swing celebrates the divas of the jazz and big band world. Sun 6 Oct 7.30pm Orlando Singers An eclectic 20th Anniversary concert of sacred choral music. Fri 11 Oct 7.30pm Andreas Brantelid / PETER FRIIS JOHANSSON Powerful, brilliant classical music by one of Europe’s leading young piano and cello duos.

Sat 12 Oct 7.30pm Soumik Datta / Bernhard Schimpelsberger Britain’s most formidable sarod player with exhilarating modern Indian music. Sun 13 Oct 7.30pm Budapest CAFÉ Orchestra Powerful and passionate Balkan gypsy folk music. Wed 16 Oct 7pm IT’S All About Me An involving and immensely enjoyable disabled-led theatre production. Fri 18 Oct 7.30pm Southern Tenant Folk Union A raw, earthy and captivating melding of English-Celtic folk sounds and American bluegrass. Sun 20 Oct 7.30pm Doric String Quartet Superb Haydn, Janᡠcek and Schumann by one of the UK’s finest quartets.

Fri 25 Oct 7.30pm Wolfgang Holzmair baritone / Imogen Cooper piano Two world-class performers at the peak of their art with a fabulous Schubert song recital. Wed 30 Oct 7.30pm Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The world’s foremost period instrument ensemble plays dazzling Baroque music.

Wed 6 Nov 7.30pm Alessandro Taverna PIANO A superb dance inspired programme in tribute to ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev. Fri 8 Nov 7.30pm Breabach Scottish firebrands with exhilarating Celtic folk led by twin highland bagpipes. Sat 9 Nov 7.30pm ‘STONEPHACE’ STABBINS / ZOE RAHMAN An incandescent, spiritual jazz set from the spinetingling saxophonist Larry Stabbins, classy pianist Zoe Rahman, and a hardgrooving acoustic band. Sun 10 Nov 7.30pm CANTAMUS chamber choir A glorious account of Rossini’s masterpiece, the Petite Messe Solennelle. Fri 15 Nov 7.30pm Berkeley Ensemble A lively Britten-inspired programme by fast-rising champions of British music.

Sun 17 Nov 3pm TASHI LHUNPO MONKS FAMILY CONCERt Sacred music and dance from Tibet. Fri 22 Nov 7.30pm FRIGG One of the world’s finest fiddle bands with an unfailingly exciting Nordic folk set. Sat 23 Nov 7.30pm Orchestra of the SWAN AND CHOIR An outstanding classical programme and superb performances by Stratford-upon-Avon’s critically acclaimed orchestra and choir. Fri 29 Nov 7.30pm MALICK PATHÉ SOW / BAO Sissoko Timeless and totally absorbing African music from a great Senegalese desert lute / kora duo. Sat 30 Nov 7.30pm Terry Seabrook’s Milestones KIND OF BLUE A superb celebration of the music of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.

DECEMBER
Sun 1 Dec 3pm Stan and Mabel FAMILY CONCERT Join the hilarious adventure of a music-loving dog and cat’s amazing animal orchestra. Sun 1 Dec 7.30pm ENSEMBLE 360 An absolutely enchanting and imaginative music and film event. Mon 2 Dec 8pm Jazz Factory Showcase An uplifting showcase for one of Wiltshire’s foremost jazz workshops. Sat 7 Dec 7.30pm Christianne Stotijn Mezzo-soprano / Imogen Cooper piano A wonderfully commanding yet sensitive recital of superb songs by Schubert, Britten and Mussorgsky. Sat 14 Dec 7.30pm Paragon Singers A magical evocation of the festive season by Bach, Purcell, Britten and Zelenka.

Sun 15 Dec 7.30pm Pasadena Roof Orchestra One of the world’s foremost swing bands with hot seasonal 20s’ dance songs. Wed 18 Dec 4.45pm ROYAL OPERA live PARSIFAL Wagner’s last great spiritual masterpiece in a vibrant new staging.

NOVEMBER
Sun 3 Nov 3pm KATHAKALI FAMILY concert Spectacularly beautiful South Indian dance-drama retelling vibrant Hindu legends. Mon 4 Nov 5.45pm ROYAL OPERA live LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES An imaginative new staging of Verdi’s great, neglected opera of revenge and patriotism.

JANUARY 2014
Sat 11 / Sun 12 Jan BRADFORD ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL An eclectic celebration of Bradford on Avon’s vibrant music scene. Fri 17 Jan 7.30pm Vienna Piano Trio Electrifying performances of mighty piano trios by Beethoven, Henze and Mendelssohn. Sun 19 Jan 3pm Peter Kirk TENOR / Steven Hollas PIANO Two masterful artists with Schubert’s late, great song cycle Winterreise.
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SUN 10 NOV 7.30PM CLASSICAL CHORAL / REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY CONCERT

FRI 15 NOV 7.30PM CLASSICAL

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‘STONEPHACE’ STABBINS / ZOE RAHMAN
Larry Stabbins saxophones / flutes, Zoe Rahman piano, Karl Rasheed Abel bass, Pat Illingworth drums, Crispin ‘Spry’ Robinson percussion Erstwhile Working Week and Robert Wyatt saxophonist Larry ‘Stonephace’ Stabbins brings a blistering energy to a fiery new quintet that features MOBO jazz award winner Zoe Rahman’s eloquent piano and a tremendous acoustic rhythm section, all veterans of Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra. Upliftingly funky, reflective and romantic by turns, this sparky set spans spine-tingling, incantatory John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders inspired spiritual jazz, beautiful slow duets between Stabbins’ flute and Rahman’s piano, and languid, late-night mood music. A total joy. 6.30pm Clara Cecilia Band FreeStage (p6) £16 (£15) / £8 Under-18s / £14 Multibuy stonephace.com | zoerahman.com

CANTAMUS CHAMBER CHOIR
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle With a buoyant blend of first-rate, sonorous choir, a Cheryl Enever soprano, Jeanette quartet of high-calibre soloists, Ager mezzo, Paul Badley tenor, Colin and top-line musicians and Campbell bass, Steven Hollas piano, conductor, the drama, pathos Mike Daniels conductor / director and intensity resonate long after the concert’s end. By his own admission Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, composed £15 / £10 Under-18s + Students in the twilight of his life, is neither little, solemn nor particularly cantamuschamberchoir.co.uk liturgical. Instead, this wonderfully indulgent collection of fabulous A Cantamus Chamber Choir promotion melodies is a pure delight from its enticingly mysterious opening chorus to its serene conclusion.

Berkeley Ensemble
Michael Berkeley: New Work Bridge: Divertimenti for wind quartet Ferguson: Octet L. Berkeley: 3 Pieces for solo viola Imogen Holst: String Trio Britten: Sinfonietta, Op 1 (1932) Kate Riley violin, Sophie Mather violin, Dan Shilladay viola, Gemma Wareham cello, Lachlan Radford bass, John Slack clarinet, Andrew Watson bassoon, Paul Cott horn Taking their name from two key British composers of the past century, father and son Lennox and Michael Berkeley, the Berkeley Ensemble is establishing itself as

one of the UK’s most dynamic young chamber groups. Tonight’s programme is a lively mix of splendid music by composers who all knew and worked with Britten. His first composition teacher Frank Bridge is represented by the Divertimenti, while Britten’s Sinfonietta (his first published work, dedicated to Bridge) reveals his mature talent at the age of only 18. £16 (£15) / Free Under-25s (p39) / £14 Multibuy 6.30pm free pre-concert talk berkeleyensemble.co.uk

‘One of the true greats of British music.’

BBC Radio 1 on Larry Stabbins

‘A brilliant pianist performing luminous, engaging music with effortless virtuosity.’
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SUN 17 NOV 3PM CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY SHOW / WORLD / DANCE

FRI 22 NOV 7.30PM NORDIC FOLK / ROOTS

SAT 23 NOV 7.30PM CLASSICAL / PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ORCHESTRAS LIVE Esko Järvelä fiddle, Alina Järvelä fiddle, Tero Hyväluomo fiddle, Tommi Asplund fiddle, Tuomas Logren guitar, Petri Prauda mandolin / cittern / bagpipes, Antti Järvelä double bass FOLKLANDIA FOLK ALBUM OF THE YEAR An unfailingly exciting live band, Frigg – named after the Norse goddess of love and fertility – play hair-raising, heart-burstingly beautiful Finnish traditional tunes, plus fabulous Norwegian detours. Drawing first and foremost on the folk music heritage of their homeland – a significant proportion of their number are from renowned Finnish fiddle-playing families – their fjord and forest-imbued Nordic tunes are peppered with innovative infusions of world music styles from Celtic to Balkan and Americana, making for a truly distinctive, irrepressible and life-affirming sound. £17 (£16) / £8.50 Under-18s / £15 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) frigg.fi
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TASHI LHUNPO MONKS FAMILY CONCERT
The Power Of Compassion Sacred Music and Dance from Tibet
A memorable and visually spectacular performance from the Monks of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery who use colourful masked dances – accompanied by bells, cymbals, horns, chants and songs – to illustrate the sacred world of Tibet. Founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th Century, Tashi Lhunpo is now re-established in exile in South India and is one of the major centres of Buddhist learning, acclaimed for its artistic tradition of masked dances and sacred music. This performance offers a rare opportunity to witness a unique and endangered culture. £17 (£16) / £8.50 Under-18s / £15 Multibuy tashi-lhunpo.org.uk
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FRIGG

Orchestra of the Swan and chamber choir
Shostakovich: Symphony No 14 in G minor, Op 135 Huw Watkins: New Work Britten: Cantata Misericordium, Op 69 David Curtis conductor April Fredrick soprano ‘Everything I have written until now over these long years has been a preparation for this work.’ Setting four major poets of the 20th century – Rilke, Apollinaire, Küchelbecker and Lorca – Shostakovich’s Symphony No 14 is a deeply powerful and personal response to the tragic times through which he lived. It’s dedicated to Benjamin Britten, whose searingly beautiful Cantata Misericordium is an allegory on the losses of war – almost an epilogue to his great War Requiem. An outstanding orchestra whose ‘supreme polish and virtuosity’ has been justly acclaimed by the New York Times, the Orchestra of the Swan’s spirited, compelling accounts of these powerful works catch every shade and dynamic. An unmissable commemorative concert on the weekend of Britten’s 100th birthday. ‘Playing of consummate virtuosity.’ Mail On Sunday £24 (£23) / £12 Under-18s / £22 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) 6.30pm free pre-concert talk orchestraoftheswan.org
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FREE FAMILY WORKSHOPS 11.30am – 1pm learn Tibetan phrases; print prayer flags; create a sand mandala; carve a Tibetan butter sculpture; 1.30pm – 2.30pm learn sacred dancing and prayer hand gestures and see Tibetan debate. Under-11s to be accompanied by parents. Book early as places limited.

‘Blazin’ Fiddles on steroids!’
The Living Tradition

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FRI 29 NOV 7.30PM WORLD

SAT 30 NOV 7.30PM JAZZ and virtuoso on the sublime 21-string West African kora. Rooted in tradition this is a purist African collaboration, an exquisite, trance-like set – of shimmering, meditative instrumentals, elegant and stately blues and gentle Afro-pop melodies – that is remarkable for Sow’s warm, soulful vocals and for the contrasting textures of the dark, leathery hoddu and light silvery kora. £16 (£15) / £8 Under-18s / £14 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39)

SUN 1 DEC 3PM CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY SHOW / CLASSICAL Kind of Blue:

BOOK NOW 01225 860 100 wiltshiremusic.org.uk A hugely enjoyable interactive adventure bringing together irrepressible storyteller Polly Ives and a truly remarkable band of musicians, this show is terrific fun, fast-paced, utterly involving, and full of gentle humour to make you chuckle and feel good. Running time: 60 mins / no interval.

MALICK Pathé SOW / BAO Sissoko
The finest of African exile music from two great Senegalese musicians: singer and exponent of the haunting hoddu desert lute Malick Pathé Sow (for many years a mainstay of Baaba Maal’s band), and Bao Sissoko, Mandinka griot

Terry Seabrook’s Milestones Kind of Blue
Graeme Flowers trumpet, Alan Barnes and Ian Price saxophones, Terry Seabrook piano / leader, Spike Wells drums, Paul Whitten bass Terry Seabrook’s superb sextet celebrates the music of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis – a scintillating reprise of the iconic ‘Kind of Blue’, the best-selling jazz album of all time; Seabrook’s revelatory ‘Sketches of Miles’ suite; and flashbacks to other Davis’ classics. Treading skilfully in the footsteps of some of the legends of modern jazz (Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley), these formidably talented musicians have more than a hint of their predecessors’ magic: sparkling piano; hot and sweet trumpet; rapacious drumming. £17 (£16) / £8.50 Under-18s / £15 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39)

‘A musical moment

many call perfect.’
JazzTimes

‘Thoughtful and considered yet full of jazz potency.’

with MUSICIANS FROM Ensemble 360 and NARRATOR Polly Ives
Great for families and children aged 3+.

Stan and Mabel FAMILY CONCERT

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Based on the book by Jason Chapman And so begins Stan and Mabel’s published by Templar Books. hilarious adventure to follow the flautist to Italy for the ‘Best This is a story of a music-loving Orchestra in the World’ competition. £12 / £8 Under-18s dog called Stan and a music-loving And how, along the way, with an ensemble360.co.uk cat called Mabel. oboe-playing duck, two drumming Whilst the arrival of a ‘pink hairless rabbits and a herd of musical cows, Supported by creature’ (A baby. AAAH!!!) means they become the first (and greatest) that Mabel has been a cuddle-less animal orchestra and take the music cat for a long time, Stan, the dog world by storm. next door, just longs for a walk in the park. Only the beautiful flute music played by the lady downstairs makes them happy in their high-rise homes. But one day the music stops.

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SUN 1 DEC 7.30PM CLASSICAL / presented in association with music in the round

MON 2 DEC 8PM JAZZ

SAT 7 DEC 7.30PM CLASSICAL

SAT 14 DEC 7.30PM CLASSICAL CHORAL

‘Brimming body and soul with passion, vitality and virtuosity.’

ENSEMBLE 360
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667 Trout Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 Charlie Piper: With Stolen Fire Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Benjamin Nabarro violin, Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violin, Judith Busbridge viola, Gemma Rosefield cello, Laurène Durantel double bass, Juliette Bausor flute, Adrian Wilson oboe, Matthew Hunt clarinet, Amy Harman bassoon, Naomi Atherton horn, Tim Horton piano Britten’s Metamorphoses after Ovid is an intense, intimate piece for solo oboe depicting tales of love and transformation, and Ensemble 360’s innovative oboist Adrian Wilson collaborates with film-maker Katie Goodwin to create a visual ‘transformation’ to accompany this work. Transformation is also the theme behind the work of Charlie Piper, who uses archive footage from the British Film Institute to explore the process and art of steel-making. Alongside these recent pieces is Schubert’s ever-popular ‘Trout’ Quintet, much loved by Britten, whose passion for Schubert’s music was lifelong. 6.30pm free pre-concert talk ensemble360.co.uk
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The Independent 

Jazz Factory Showcase
The 15th birthday of one of Wiltshire Music Centre’s longest running and most successful regular workshops is celebrated with brio, an impressive blend of outstanding young jazz talent, eminent and indomitable veterans and the finest of guest performers. From the heat and unruly energy of early jazz to overtly contemporary avant-garde, from raucous hot to reflective cool, from lyrical swing to intimate deep-soul, the wide world of jazz is distilled into this irresistible showcase. Free (booking required) jazzfactory.org.uk
Retiring collection to support Jazz Factory.

Christianne Stotijn Mezzo-soprano / Imogen Cooper piano
Schubert: Der Winterabend, D938; Im Abendrot, D799; An mein Herz, D860 Britten: Winter Words; A Charm of Lullabies Mussorgsky: The Nursery This wonderful Dutch mezzo and her virtuosic collaborator are internationally acclaimed for their riveting, vividly nuanced performances. Setting poems by Thomas Hardy, Winter Words is arguably the greatest of all Britten’s cycles with piano. Originally written for tenor it is here transposed for mezzo-soprano, and is the first performance in this form since Dame Janet Baker received Britten’s blessing to perform the cycle in different keys. Stotijn and Cooper also bring their spellbinding musical chemistry to Britten’s insidious A Charm of Lullabies, Mussorgsky’s witty, uncannily perceptive The Nursery and glorious, autumnal Schubert. £24 (£23) / £12 Under-18s / £22 Multibuy 6.30pm free pre-concert talk christiannestotijn.com imogen-cooper.com

Paragon Singers
A Boy was Born
Purcell: Birthday Masque from The Fairy Queen Britten: A Boy was Born Zelenka: Magnificat in D Bach: Cantata No 30 Freue dich, erlöste Schar Bradford Baroque Band Dr Keith Bennett conductor Faye Newton soprano Three joyful birthday tributes for the festive season: Britten’s early cantata is a vocal tour-de-force, wonderfully evoking Christmas; Purcell’s jubilant birthday masque for King Oberon colourfully depicts the changing seasons; Bach’s Cantata No 30 honouring John the Baptist is one of his most vivacious. £19 (£18) / £8 Under-18s 6.30pm free pre-concert talk paragonsingers.co.uk
A Paragon Singers promotion

£17 (£16) / Free Under-25s (p39) / £15 Multibuy

‘Stotijn is in a class apart; whatever the song, she sings from the heart to the heart.’ The Times

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WED 18 DEC 4.45pm OPERA / LIVE BROADCAST CINEMA Duncan Galloway leader / vocals For over forty years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has had no equal when it comes to delighting audiences world-wide with its mix of authentic early swing and hot soiree dance music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. With bags of charm and a liberal dose of laugh-out-loud ‘British humour’ there is cheek as well as chic here. ‘Superb… they swing like crazy.’ Uncut With superb arrangements, immaculate playing from an elegant line-up, and an intoxicating collection of yuletide big band favourites, this is the very essence of a breezy bygone Christmas celebration. A cracking, joyful night of music. £20 (£19) / £10 Under-18s / £18 Multibuy pasadena-roof-orchestra.com

SAT 11 JAN 2014 11AM – 10PM / SUN 12 JAN 2014 11AM – 4PM ACOUSTIC / FOLK / JAZZ / ROCK / ROOTS / WORLD

Pasadena Roof Orchestra Christmas Stomp!

Wagner’S PARSIFAL
The Royal Opera Chorus The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Cast includes: Simon O’Neill, René Pape, Gerald Finley, Willard White, Angela Denoke

ROYAL OPERA LIVE
With its distinctive staging and outstanding orchestra and singers, the dramatic power of the production fully matches Wagner’s astonishing music, with its unique glow and an orchestral radiance that bathes the senses. Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time: c. 5 hours 30 minutes / including two intervals. £15 / £3 Under-18s SERIES DISCOUNT: 3FOR2 (p5) roh.org.uk ‘[In Parsifal] Wagner scores the soundtrack to heaven.’ The Telegraph

BRADFORD ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
2 WONDERFUL Days + 40 BRILLIANT bands = 1 Unmissable Event A triumphant return for Bradford on Avon’s iconic music festival, two days and four stages celebrating the breadth and diversity of Bradford’s music scene with shimmering performances by the very finest of local talent. With a thrilling range of musicians of all ages performing folk, jazz, blues, world, indie, rock and classical music, plus choirs, kids’ shows, open mic stage, jam session, children’s activities, workshops, folk-dancing and wassailing, local product showcases, specially brewed festival real ales, mulled wine and fabulous hot food, this is a ‘dawn-of-a-new-year’ celebration like no other to warm the winter nights. Full line-up to be confirmed.

Weekend Pass: £18 (£16 adv.) / £11 Under-18s Day Tickets: Sat: £14 (£12 adv.) / £8 Under-18s Sun: £10 (£8 adv.) / £6 Under-18s Free Under-11s (with adult ticket holder)
Proceeds in support of Wiltshire Young Carers and Wiltshire Music Centre charitable trust.

Want to get involved as a volunteer? Email: volunteers@wiltshiremusic.org.uk with BRMF in the subject line.

Antonio Pappano conductor Stephen Langridge stage director A young man ignorant of everything, including his own name, arrives at the Kingdom of the Holy Grail. Is he the ‘pure fool, enlightened by compassion’, who, it has been prophesied, will purify the kingdom? The Royal Opera House’s muchanticipated, and inventive, new production of Wagner’s final opera brings the Parsifal of his imagination vividly to life.

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SUN 19 JAN 2014 3PM CLASSICAL Described by the Washington Post as ‘one of the world’s leading ensembles of violin, cello and piano’, the Vienna Piano Trio bring their celebrated ‘silken sound’ to the Music Centre for a performance of two of the mightiest trios ever written. Sandwiched between Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the giants of 19th Century German music, is a key work by Hans Werner Henze, a German giant of our own time. Henze’s trio is both dramatic and passionate, the perfect complement to the work of his illustrious forebears. £17 (£16) / Free Under-25s (p39) / £15 Multibuy 6.30pm free pre-concert talk viennapianotrio.com

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Vienna Piano Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 Ghost Hans Werner Henze: Kammersonate for Piano Trio (1948) Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49 Bogdan Božovic ´ violin Matthias Gredler cello Stefan Mendl piano

Peter Kirk TENOR / Steven Hollas PIANO Schubert’S WINTERREISE
Franz Schubert: Winterreise The young lyric tenor Peter Kirk is already making a big name for himself, both in the concert hall and on the opera stage. Acclaimed for his dramatic interpretations, Peter brings his expressive skills to Schubert’s late, great song cycle Winterreisse (A Winter’s Journey), in which a wanderer traverses a cold, desolate landscape of loss and loneliness. It contains some of the most moving music Schubert ever wrote. An afternoon of powerful musical emotions not to be missed. Running time: 75 minutes / no interval £16 (£15) / £8 Under-18s / £14 Multibuy / Family TKTS (p39) 4.30pm free post-concert talk
Supported by Wiltshire Music Centre’s Young Artist Fund

sPecial events
AGES 0 – 16 YRS

Join us during the summer holidays for a feast of hands-on, creative and fun experiences for children and young people. There are magical activities for all ages, and the festival is the perfect opportunity to introduce babies and toddlers to the arts and live music for the first time. Workshops include: Musical In A Week!; Street Dance; 3D Animation Film Making; The Musical Tree House Music And Dance Sessions; Junk Band! Scrap Instrument Making; Where The Wild Things Are Puppet Making; Festival Tots! Storytelling Sessions; Festival Art! Workshops; African Drumming; and 10 Things To Do With A Didgeridoo. “Fabulous. I liked everything.” Attendee (aged 6), Summer Fun 2012 “A really brilliant summer programme for all ages.” Mum to two attendees (aged 5 and 11), Summer Fun 2012 Complete beginners welcome: no experience needed, just bags of enthusiasm! Summer Fun leaflet available.

WED 9 OCT 7PM – 9PM

WINE TASTING WITH JAZZ
Bath based wine merchant Great Western Wine brings a great range of distinctive, specially selected wines to the Wiltshire Music Centre for a unique wine tasting experience. With award-winning wines to savour, opportunities to buy at discounted rates and the most enthralling live jazz, this is a sophisticated and sociable sensory experience to enjoy with friends, colleagues or partner. £12
All proceeds to the Wiltshire Music Centre charitable trust.

SUMMER FUN CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 2013
Wiltshire Music Centre’s vibrant three week festival of summer holiday arts activities for children and young people.

MON 29 JUL – FRI 16 AUG

FRI 1 NOV 7.30PM

CLIC Sargent’s youth music programme. Following a week-long musical workshop, talented young singers, musicians and composers who have been diagnosed with cancer showcase arresting original music inspired by and performed alongside some of history’s greatest works, including piano music by Messiaen and Rachmaninov. £14 / £5 Students / £1 Under-18s (with adult ticket) 6:30pm free pre-concert talk clicsargent.org.uk
A CLIC Sargent promotion supported by the Classic FM Foundation CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help children and young people cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC / CLIC SARGENT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Will Kunhardt, Adam Kornas conductors Cordelia Williams piano Neil Valentine CLIC Sargent Workshop Facilitator Students from the Royal College of Music join BBC Young Musician Piano Winner Cordelia Williams for a truly inspirational evening of classical and contemporary music as part of

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CLASSICAL

WILTSHIRE & SWINDON YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Works include: Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43 Borodin: Symphony No 2 in B minor Shostakovich: Preludes for Piano Timothy Redmond conductor Alexandra Dariescu piano The dazzlingly virtuosic Rumanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu joins WSYO for one of Rachmaninov’s most captivating works, the Paganini Rhapsody. Borodin’s iconic Second Symphony is full of stirring Russian melodies, in part distilled from his opera compositions for Prince Igor and Mlada. Alexandra Dariescu: ‘Magnificently projected playing… enormously impressive.’ BBC Music Magazine £14 / £13 WSYO members / £9 Under-18s + Students / £40 Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 Under-18s / Students) alexandradariescu.com
A Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra promotion Supported by

YOUNG MUSICIANS
WED 20 NOV 7.30PM ST LAURENCE SCHOOL A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! A showcase celebration of the most memorable music and great film themes from your favourite movies. £5 (£3.50) SUN 8 DEC 1PM NORTH WILTSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL £6 (£3) SUN 8 DEC 7.30PM / TUE 10 DEC 7.30PM WEST WILTSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL £6 (£3) NWYM and WWYM booking opens Mon 11 Nov 2013.
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REGULAR ACTIVITIES AT WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE
In addition to hosting the leading accredited providers of music exams worldwide, both classical and rock – Trinity and Rockschool – and the Workers Educational Association’s occasional series of lectures, debates and discussions, the Centre is delighted to host a mix of regular activities. If you are interested in registering or receiving further information on any of the activities listed please call the Centre on 01225 860 100. Similarly, please contact us if you would like to bring your own group or activity to the Centre.

Jazz Factory An evening session for musicians and singers of all abilities to experiment with jazz styles, guided by professional tutors. Café Bar open during the break for socialising. jazzfactory.org.uk

THURSDAYS
Steel Pans Steel drum sessions for St Laurence School pupils and Wiltshire Young Musicians. wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk Wiltshire Young Musicians After school rehearsals for primary and secondary school children with opportunities to play in junior to advanced bands. wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk BRADFORD ON SONG An evening, non-auditioned choir, singing a range of music from different traditions, countries and eras. singers.comuv.com

TUESDAYS
Soundwell Music Therapy A morning of group and individual sessions to promote better adult mental health, relieve stress and aid recovery. soundwell.org.uk Wiltshire Young Musicians After school rehearsals for primary and secondary school children with opportunities to play in junior to advanced orchestras. wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk Yoga with Pete Savin Two evening sessions of yoga with a Sivananda School trained teacher. voxbox An evening, non-auditioned choir, singing for fun and the thrill of harmony! Café Bar open during the break for socialising. singingwithattitude.com

WORKING ACROSS WILTSHIRE AND THE SOUTH WEST
An independent charity, Wiltshire Music Centre is nationally recognised for its outstanding education and community work. Each year, thousands of people of all ages engage in the inspiring new music experiences it offers. A core partner in the formation of Wiltshire Music Connect, the county’s Music Education Hub, the Centre also works with partners to develop musical inclusion in Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The number of children participating in the Centre’s music education projects across the county continues to grow: over 25,000 have taken part to date. The Centre is very grateful to all who support this valuable work – see pages 2 and 36. The Centre’s biennial Special Schools and Small Schools Festivals, run in partnership with Wiltshire Music Service, celebrate creative song-writing with sessions facilitated by highly skilled musicians in over 30 schools across the county and Swindon. The highly successful, monthly Zone Club provides stimulating opportunities for learning disabled young people aged 16+, and adults, to create music, dance and film with outstanding artists. The Centre works in partnership with sister projects in Salisbury and Somerset to make this provision as sustainable as possible.

Our partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s South West Residency and Wiltshire Music Service continues to strengthen. We are currently working with the Chippenham primary schools that took part in the nationwide OAE Anthem for a Child project in 2012 and have continued with a musical evolution project this year. Primary Live brought inspiring performances by professional musicians into 14 primary schools across the county in 2012. In addition over 50 young people who had recently started playing string instruments took part in a special master-class given by acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti here at the Centre. Through other partnerships, the Centre works to develop projects with Black and minority ethnic communities across Wiltshire. Plans to build on this work include collaborating directly with partners in these communities, further extending the inclusivity of the Centre’s work. In 2012, we were delighted to be partners in local and county wide celebrations to mark the Olympic Torch Relay through Wiltshire and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the county which involved music making by Wiltshire Young Musicians and Wiltshire & Swindon Youth Orchestra. In 2013 our community partnership continues with support for a production of Benjamin Britten’s Noyes Fludde in Bradford on Avon. South West Music School, a virtual school for exceptionally gifted and talented young musicians across the region, was launched six years ago through a region-wide partnership. Now a thriving independent charity in its own right, SWMS and Wiltshire Music Centre continue to work in close partnership. Visit: swms.org.uk to find out more, get involved or support this project. For further information on all the Centre’s Creative Learning Projects please visit wiltshiremusic.org.uk or contact 01225 860 110 / info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk

FRIDAYS
THE MUSICAL TREE HOUSE See Mondays. Recorded Music Society A monthly evening meeting to enjoy recorded classical music and speakers. Tea and coffee in the break. thefrms.co.uk

MONDAYS
THE MUSICAL TREE HOUSE Energetic, award-winning Under-5s music, dance and drumming classes. themusicaltreehouse.com Singing For The Brain A morning of singing run by Alzheimer’s Support for those with dementia and their carers. alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk

SATURDAYS
Zone Club A monthly music, dance and film-making workshop for adults 16+ with learning disabilities. Led by highly skilled artists in their field.

WEDNESDAYS
West Wiltshire Young Singers An after school choir for primary school children. wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk

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support us
Wiltshire Music Centre is one of the best concert halls in the region, hosting world-class musicians. The purpose-built auditorium has a fantastic acoustic. This jewel in the South West’s crown also nurtures emerging professional and amateur musicians. It is a testament to local people power and all of those who helped raise money for the Centre; determined to have an independent venue, dedicated to the best music, right on their doorstep.

SPONSOR A SEAT GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME

For £250 dedicate a seat to an individual, group or business.

We would love it if you could leave something in your Will to make a personal and lasting impact on our ability to continue our work for future generations. No matter how big or small your gift, it will make a difference.

All friends get Priority Booking for our two concert seasons every year. This As a registered charity, we rely on means they have two weeks before donations from supporters and tickets go on general sale to secure friends to support the concerts and our outreach work. This year any new the best seats for our sell-out donations are matched £ for £ by the concerts. Join as a Good Friend, Arts Council, so make your gift worth starting at £30 a year. Or combine this with a donation by becoming a even more to us by donating now. Special Friend at £120 a year.

Become A Friend

BECOME A MUSIC ANGEL

Choose a specific concert to support by yourself or with friends. Make it a special gift for an anniversary or a special birthday.

For more information visit our website at wiltshiremusic.org.uk or contact 01225 860 110. ‘Best hall in the South West!’ Sue Sheppard, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment ‘I love playing at the Wiltshire Music Centre. If you love music then support this great venue.’ Imogen Cooper CBE

SUPPORT OUR YOUNG ARTIST FUND in memory of

Joan Main, our Founder Chair. Make a gift to support a concert by up and coming artists.

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Jonathan Cross; Dr Derek Dominey; Jocelyn & Harriet Feilding; Chris & Juliet Grainger; Anonymous Special Anonymous Donor; Mr & Mrs R Friend; Mrs Olive Harman; Mr Ron Ashley; Bradford on Avon Arts Hurst; Dr Angus Jack; Brian & Mo Association; Brig. & Mrs J Badley; The Marquess of Bath; The Duke of Kelly; Robert & Gina Manning; Mr Godfrey Marks; Miss Sheila Beaufort; Malcolm Binney; McCormack; Mr Tony Millett; John Anonymous Donor; Mr & Mrs J Carvell; Mrs Ricky Coppel; Cllr Terry & Vicky Landell-Mills; Anonymous Special Friend; Mr & Mrs R Pearce; Chivers; Mr & Mrs R Coleman; Mrs Pamela Drewett; Anonymous Donor; Anonymous Special Friend; Mrs Janet Repton; Anonymous Special Friend; Mrs M Earnshaw; Mrs P Fairlie; Malcolm & Lucilla Shirley; Anonymous Jocelyn & Harriet Feilding; Mr Andrew Fletcher; Anonymous Donor; Special Friend; Mrs Mary Whittle A Gambles; Ms Evelyn Glennie OBE; SUPPORTERS Anonymous Donor; Mrs Olive Ammco Trust; Angus Allnatt Harman; Mr & Mrs Harris; Mr Alan Charitable Trust; Blagrave Trust; Hinds; Mrs Elizabeth Holyoake; BLB Solicitors; Bradford on Avon Mr Antony Hopkins; Mr W Humble; Area Board; Bradford on Avon Town Lady Kate Hunloke; Mr Ron Hurst; Council; Calne Town Council; Mr & Mrs N Hutchings; Dr Caroline Chippenham Area Board; Jackson; Countess Jellicoe; Caroline Chippenham Borough Lands; Kay; Mrs Mavis King MBE; Mrs Chippenham Town Council; CHK Kittow; John & Vicky Landell-Mills; Charities Limited; Colonel W The Marquess of Lothian; Lady Jean Llewellen-Palmer Charitable Trust; Maitland; Anonymous Donor; Muriel Community Foundation for Wiltshire Marshall; Brian & Patricia Martin; and Swindon; Devizes Town Council; Mr Hamish McPhie; Mr James Eleanor Barton Trust; Ellis Whittam; Monckton; Anonymous Donor; Mrs Equitable Charitable Trust; Fitton Hilary Nimmo; Mr H Orr-Ewing; Mrs Trust; Hinrichsen Foundation; Jack Diana Pring; Mr & Mrs D Randolph; Lane Charitable Trust; Joyce Fletcher Mrs Janet Repton; Mr Phillip Scott; Charitable Trust; Keevil Parish Mrs Daphne Squire; Mr P Taylor; Council; Medlock Charitable Trust; Dr Manfred teNeues; Anonymous MFPA Trust; Odin Charitable Trust; Donor; Dr Graham & Dr Bridget Pixiella Trust; Radcliffe Charitable Wakefield; Miss Irene Ward; Mr Trust; Ray Harris Charitable Trust; D Whitehead; Miss Mary Wynne Rix-Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation; Roper Family Charitable MUSICAL AND Trust; Sobell Foundation; Somer Special Friends 2000; Westbury Town Council Bridget Baker; Mrs Priscilla Bishop; Anonymous Special Friend; Emma &

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VOLUNTEER WITH US
Wiltshire Music Centre is supported by over 100 Volunteer Stewards who play a vital role in its smooth operation, ensuring audiences a great experience through a welcoming, caring, professional and safe service.

Hire us
Wiltshire Music Centre Bradford on Avon is not only a world class music venue, but also plays host to a wide variety of corporate and private events from conferences to awards ceremonies, product launches to parties. Located seven miles from Bath, its 300-seat purpose-built auditorium offers unrestricted views from all seats, a state-of-the-art variable acoustic, premium PA, DCIcompliant digital cinema and in-house technical support. Nine further spaces of different sizes are available which can accommodate groups of up to 60 people for band rehearsals, meetings, workshops, breakout sessions and teaching. And as a registered charity, all the income generated goes directly towards supporting the Centre’s innovative artistic and education programmes. For further information and equipment specifications please contact 01225 860 110 / info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk

“The other volunteers, and the staff, are a joy to work with. It is like a family and it is so nice to be part of.”
Volunteer Steward The Centre is currently recruiting reliable, committed and friendly people wishing to join our team of Volunteer Stewards. For further information or an informal chat, please contact 01225 860 110 / volunteers@wiltshiremusic.org.uk.

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VISIT US
EAT AND DRINK
The Café Bar offers an informal setting to relax with friends and enjoy pre-performance or interval drinks (which can be ordered in advance), with an enticing selection of specially chosen wines, locally-brewed beers, ciders, spirits, soft drinks, teas, coffee, ice creams and bar snacks. Free WiFi internet access available. SUPPER PLATTERS Made to order by the awardwinning Fat Fowl Restaurant Bradford on Avon, our fantastic range of seasonal, locally-sourced charcuterie, seafood and vegetarian supper platters are available to enjoy before each concert (£13 each). Please pre-order at the Box Office 01225 860 100 at least 24 hours ahead of your concert.

MUSIC’S BETTER SHARED GROUPS GET MORE
It can be much more fun coming to see a concert when you’re with lots of other like-minded people. Whether a night out with family and friends, a work social outing, a class from school or a society coach trip, the Centre’s experienced and friendly team will look after you, making your visit to us extra special. For further information on the special benefits and discounts for groups of 10+, please contact the Box Office 01225 860 100. ‘Thank you for the lovely welcome. It really was a fabulous concert. Our group were absolutely delighted. The staff were extremely helpful and super friendly! Very, very many thanks.’ U3A Concert Club

Booking Information
How to Book 
y phone B 01225 860 100 Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm; and to interval end (approx. 8.30pm) on concert evenings. Sat – Sun from 2pm to interval end on concert afternoons / evenings. In person  Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm; and to interval end (approx. 8.30pm) on concert evenings. Sat – Sun from 2pm to interval end on concert afternoons / evenings. Online  Secure and easy online booking (24 hours a day): wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Discounts

Only one discount may be applied to each ticket. A concession of £1 is offered on specified concerts to those of pensionable age, student card holders and those registered disabled. One complimentary carer’s ticket is available to those registered disabled and requiring assistance to attend.

ticket for a paired event. For example, should you buy a ticket for Martin Carthy / Dave Swarbrick (Sat 21 Sep, p8), this entitles you to buy a ticket for Frigg (p24) for £8.50 (normal ticket price £17).

Auditorium Seating Plan
All 300 seats in our purpose-built concert hall have unrestricted views of the stage. The auditorium was designed for excellent sound quality.
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A voluntary donation of £1 per transaction is added to contribute towards the future of the Wiltshire Music Centre. Tickets can be posted to you for £1 to cover postage.

Booking opens

We offer a resale service for sold-out events only at an administration fee Groups of 10 or more receive of £1 per ticket. Return your tickets one free ticket. If you are interested no later than 5 hours before the in booking tickets for a group, please performance. If resold, we can offer contact the Box Office 01225 860 100 you a credit against a future concert. for help with organising your visit. We regret that we are unable to Multibuy discount: get a £2 discount refund tickets. per ticket on an equivalent number of tickets when booking for three or more gift vouchers Give your loved ones the gift of different specified concerts at the music. An ideal present for music same time. lovers, Gift Vouchers can be used Under-18s are eligible for half price to buy tickets for any concert at the tickets on specified concerts. Centre, to buy a Friends’ Bring Your Kid For A Quid (Family Membership or to make a donation. TKTS): a family ticket is offered on Available in any denomination and specified concerts to broaden your with a two year expiry date, they can childrens’ musical experiences. Up to be redeemed in person at the Box two Under-18s pay just £1 each Office or over the phone. when their tickets are bought with one Concert and CAFÉ BAR full-price ticket to the same concert. Free Under-25s Tickets: we are delighted to offer free tickets to Under-25 year olds (inclusive) on selected classical concerts, thanks to our collaboration with the acclaimed CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust (cavatina.net). Please quote CAVATINA when booking a ticket (01225 860 100). Buy This, Try This: buy tickets for specified concerts and save 50% per

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Priority Booking opens Mon 24 Jun 2013 10am General Booking opens Mon 8 Jul 2013 10am Two weeks of Priority Booking are available to all Friends of Wiltshire Music Centre. Memberships start at £30 a year and can be bought at any time from the Box Office on 01225 860 100 (pay by card or request a standing order form).

opening times

The Centre and its fully licensed bar is open to audience members 30 minutes before each concert. Please allow 15 minutes to collect tickets and to order interval drinks.

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In exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes to the planned programme. We avoid this wherever possible but regret that we have to reserve the right to do so. Wiltshire Music Centre Trust Ltd Registered Office: Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ Administration: 01225 860 110 Executive Director: Clare Jack Artistic Director: Keith Nimmo Registered Charity Number 1026160 VAT Number 682070050

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