Looking ahead to Beaminster Festival 2019……
Somehow we seem to be blessed with happy coincidences with our Festival.
Last year the concert about Frida Khalo became a hot topic because the Frida Khalo exhibition at the V&A Museum was hugely popular. Morgan Szymanski and Lizzie Ball developed the show they did here and performed it at the closing event at the V&A.
This year we have the 12 ensemble playing at the President’s concert on Sunday 30th June at 7.30 in St Mary’s Church
This is a young unconducted string orchestra who play with both precision and passion and give really exciting performances. They will play Grieg’s Holberg Suite; Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.
I have just heard on Radio 3’s in Tune (Wednesday 17th April) that the 12 ensemble are making their debut Proms appearance on August 13th. The performance they are giving is called a Late Night Mix Tape – a collection of shorter well-known classical pieces. They will include the Mendelssohn Octet but apart from that it’s a bit of a mystery tour for the audience!
Our Late Night Concert on Friday 29th June is also a ‘Mix Tape’ performed by Marmet String Quartet and Ferio Saxophone Quartet, and yes, they will also be playing a movement from the Mendelssohn Octet.
How’s that for coincidence!
Watch this space for further details of an immensely exciting programme!
Lois Pearson, Artistic Director
Phone: 01308 862943