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Cerne Abbas Music Festival 2016

September 1, 2016 - September 4, 2016

£5 - £18

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The twenty-sixth Cerne Abbas Music Festival takes place from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September. Chamber music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods will be played by the Gaudier Ensemble, an internationally acclaimed group of leading musicians who come together every year to play in the wonderful acoustic of St. Mary’s Church.

If you have never experienced a chamber concert before, why not come to our Coffee Concert at 11.30 am on Saturday, 3rd September? This is a fresh venture for the Festival and it promises to be an entertaining, informal and fast-paced event! Coffee will be available before the concert at several venues within easy walking distance of St Mary’s Church: Abbots, The Giant Inn, the Royal Oak and the New Inn will all be offering coffee from 10.00am onwards.

There are now only a very few tickets available for some of the evening concerts, but full details can be found on the Festival website or alternatively telephone The Festival Office on 07527 528673. We are also offering cheaper tickets (£5 each) at some concerts to students and school-age children, so please do encourage anyone you know to come along.

CONCERT PROGRAMME 2016
Rehearsals are open to the public

TICKETS GO ON GENERAL SALE FROM 18TH JULY 2016

Thursday September 1st
7.30 pm Evening Concert
Handel Sonata in G major, Op. 5, No. 4 HWV 399
Purcell Fantasia Z 731 for Three Violins and Continuo
Bach Harpsichord Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
Vivaldi The Four Seasons for Solo Violin, Strings
and Continuo

A concert of music by four of the most inventive and individual
composers of the time. With Marieke Blankestijn and Margaret
Cole in solo roles, and featuring lesser-known works by Handel and
Purcell, this should appeal to all Baroque enthusiasts.

Friday September 2nd
4.30 pm Festival Talk and performance: ‘Unpicking the Classical’
The renowned broadcaster and musicologist Robert Philip will introduce the programmes containing music from the Classical era. The event will include The Gaudier Ensemble playing part of the Haydn Piano Trio in E minor.
Friday September 2nd
7.30 pm Evening Concert
Haydn Trio in C major, Hoboken XV:27, for Piano,
Violin and Cello
Romberg Quintet in Eb major for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 57
Brahms Quintet No. 1 in F major for Strings, Op. 88
A concert spanning nearly 100 years, from the early Classical to the Romantic. Haydn’s wonderful C major Piano Trio shows him at the height of his powers: witty, inventive and tuneful. Andreas Romberg was a contemporary of Mozart and his exceptionally beautiful quintet deserves to be heard more often. In Brahms’s glorious and uplifting Quintet, he harks back to his classical forbears in structure and instrumentation.

Saturday September 3rd
11.30 am Coffee Concert
This is a fresh venture for the Festival and it promises to be an entertaining, informal and fast-paced event! Coffee will be available before the concert at several venues within easy walking distance of St Mary’s Church: Abbots, The Giant Inn, the Royal Oak and the New Inn will all be offering coffee from 10.00am onwards.

(suitable both for adults and for children from eight years old)
This scintillating concert features a varied and entertaining potpourri of works from all genres of classical music and will include movements from:
Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Piazzolla Oblivion
Hummel Clarinet Quartet
Billy Mayerl Piano pieces
Schubert The Trout Quintet

Saturday September 3rd
7.30 pm Evening Concert
Haydn Trio in E minor, Hoboken XV:12 for Piano,
Violin and Cello
Hummel Quartet in Eb for Clarinet and Strings
Schumann Quintet in Eb for Piano and Strings, Op. 44
Another work showing the genius of Haydn is followed by the lesser-known but highly respected composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel. His Clarinet Quartet is tuneful, entertaining and virtuosic in equal measure. One of his finest chamber works, Schumann’s Piano Quintet is a piece full of explosive yet noble Romantic conviction.
Sunday September 4th
3.00 pm Afternoon Concert (please note early start)
M. Haydn Divertimento in Eb major for Viola, Cello and
Double Bass
Mozart Concerto in Eb for Piano and Strings, K 449
Schubert Quintet in A major, The Trout, for Piano
and Strings, D667
Joseph Haydn’s younger brother Michael gave us this wonderfully inventive Divertimento for an unusually mellow combination of instruments. Mozart’s ever-popular piano concerto and Schubert’s extraordinary Quintet The Trout should make for an uplifting finale to the Festival.

Sunday September 4th
3.00 pm Afternoon Concert (please note early start)
M. Haydn Divertimento in Eb major for Viola, Cello and
Double Bass
Mozart Concerto in Eb for Piano and Strings, K 449
Schubert Quintet in A major, The Trout, for Piano
and Strings, D667
Joseph Haydn’s younger brother Michael gave us this wonderfully inventive Divertimento for an unusually mellow combination of instruments. Mozart’s ever-popular piano concerto and Schubert’s extraordinary Quintet The Trout should make for an uplifting finale to the Festival.

Details

Start:
September 1, 2016
End:
September 4, 2016
Cost:
£5 - £18
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Website:
http://www.cerneabbasmusicfestival.co.uk/

Organizer

Bob Foulser

Venue

St Mary’s Church
Abbey Street
Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JQ United Kingdom
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