19 - 24 August 2012
Inaugurated in 1981, The Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art takes places in mid-August, presenting an astonishing range of high quality events in just a few days, including orchestral concerts, evening and lunchtime recitals, jazz and World music, intimate late evening performances, and an art exhibition. Most of the concerts take place in Burton Bradstock’s exquisite 16th century church.
The Festival’s Musical Director is David Juritz, one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. David Juritz studied at the Royal College of Music where he won the college’s highest award, the Tagore medal. He was leader of the London Mozart players for 20 years and has appeared as a soloist in North and South America, the Far East, Europe, South Africa and Australia. His programming for the Festival combines inspired collaborations with an eclectic range of music to ensure there is truly something to surprise and delight everyone. For ticket availability contact Gill Redford, 01308 897203.
Sunday 19 August
Art Exhibition in the village hall featuring over 60 fine artists from the West Country; paintings, ceramics, and crafts, all for sale from £30 to £300. Open 11am-5pm Sunday, 10am-7pm until Friday. Entrance free. Part of the Burton Bradstock Festival.
Monday 20 August
Jazz evening in the church featuring 6pac. Concert starts at 7.00. Tickets £15 (£12 concessions). Sponsored by Chesterton Humberts.
Late Night Recital in the church featuring David Juritz (violin) and Craig Ogden (guitar), performing sonatas by Scarlatti, De Falla’s Suite Populaire and Stomp by John Corigliano. Concert starts at 9.45pm. Tickets £10 to include soup supper beforehand. Sponsored by Footeprints.
Tuesday 21 August
Lunchtime recital at Norburton Hall. Mezzo-soprano Claire Bradshaw, with pianist Caroline Dowdle, sings Shakespeare in settings by Purcell, Elgar and Quilter. Concert starts 1.30pm. Tickets £12. Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors.
Concert in the church with Paprika playing traditional Balkan Gypsy and classical music. Concert starts 7pm. Tickets £12. Sponsored in memory of Sheila Cullen.
Late Night Recital in the church: Natalia Lomeiko (violin) and Yuri Zhislin (violin/viola) perform duos by Bartok and Ysaye and the sensational Duo Economique by Christian Graaf. Concert starts at 9.45pm. Tickets £10 to include soup supper beforehand. Sponsored by Burton Bradstock Cars.
Wednesday 22 August
Lunchtime organ recital in church: James Scott plays music to celebrate the Jubilee, including pieces by Sir William Walton, Vaughan Williams and Handel. Recital starts at 1.00. Tickets £10. Sponsored in memory of Alex Collins.
Chamber concert in the church, featuring David Juritz and the Festival Players performing Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden string quartet and Andy Scott’s Far Beyond the Stars for guitar and strings. Concert starts at 7.00. Tickets £15 (£12 concessions). Sponsored by the Oldham Foundation.
Late Night Recital in the church. Anna Hashimoto (clarinet), Milos Milivojevic (accordion) and Jonathan Barritt (viola) perform works by Scarlatti, Rebecca Clarke and Graciane Finzi. Concert starts at 9.45pm. Tickets £10 to include soup supper beforehand. Sponsored by Palmers Wine Store
The Glory of English Music, concert in the church featuring the Festival Players playing a programme of English music chosen by and dedicated to the memory of John Surry including Finzi's clarinet concerto, and works by Delius, Purcell and Vaughn Williams.Concert starts at 7pm. Tickets £15 (£12 concessions). Sponsored by a Friend of the Festival.
Late Night Recital in the church. Michael Cox (flute), Alexander Chaushian (cello) and Caroline Dowdle (keyboard) perform music by Bach, Piazzolla and Zgraga. Recital starts at 9.45pm. Tickets £10 to include soup supper beforehand. Sponsored by the Riverside Restaurant.
Friday 24 August
Orchestral concert in the church. The Festival Players perform Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Vivaldi’s La Notte, Gordon Jacob’s Concertino for Clarinet and Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending. Concert starts at 7pm. Tickets £15 (£12 concessions). Sponsored by Alan Williams.
For further information please go to the Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art.
Copy of published programme 2012
We are enormously grateful for the support of the Friends of the Festival, our private sponsors and many local businesses including: Nantes Solicitors, Chesterton Humberts, Palmers Wine Store, Waitrose, The Riverside Restaurant, Burton Bradstock Cars, Footeprints and Clipper teas.
If you would like to be a part of the festival's future please contact Colette Hill.
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