On Monday 26th November, WMC launched its Spring Summer 2019 programme, with a glittering line-up to welcome in the New Year.
Opening the classical season, new Young Quartet in Residence, the Marmen Quartet, give their WMC debut, together with Doric String Quartet cellist and mentor, John Myerscough (25 Jan). Classical music enthusiasts can also look forward to performances by virtuoso violinist Chloë Hanslip (16 Mar), renowned chamber orchestra London Mozart Players (11 May) and leading international string quartet, the Brodsky Quartet (31 May). Following a sell-out performance in 2017, the Alumni of the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (26 Apr) return with an evening of incomparable a capella, including favourite works by Tavener, Holst and Vaughan-Williams.
Jazz lovers can look forward to performances by new Artists in Residence, sensational jazz pianist Derek Paravicini (9 Feb), who gave his WMC debut in November as part of national disability arts festival, #FastForwardFestival, and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale (24 May), who will perform alongside jazz pianists Gwilym Simcock and Jason Rebello in an all-star triple-header. Plus, jazz singer and BBC radio 2 broadcaster, Clare Teal (9 Mar) returns with a brand-new show, full of sparkling material from the Great American Songbook.
Folk fans can delight in toe-tapping performances from fiery Scottish group Breabach (8 Feb) and The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (6 Mar), as well as an intimate performance from Bellowhead violinist Sam Sweeney (10 May).
“It’s a pleasure to be able to present such a rich and diverse artistic programme for Spring Summer 2019 (see below), with global musical influences and world class artists from across the musical spectrum. We’re also very proud to be working with a number of Resident Artists in 2019 and continue to provide opportunities for talented young musicians, including performances by the West of England Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra alongside visiting guest artists, as well as a wide range of performances by younger artists at the start of their professional careers.”
James Slater, Artistic Director at Wiltshire Music Centre
There are also brilliant family days out to be had throughout the Spring Summer season, with the return of WMC’s free My Science Fair (3 Mar), the Big Family Music Day (22 Jun) and a range of family shows suitable for children aged 3+.
The iconic Bradford Roots festival (18-20 Jan) will present over 40 eclectic local acts encompassing folk, blues, jazz, pop and rock, family-friendly workshops and the ever-popular wassail.
With a host of interactive workshops, intimate ‘Live in the Bar’ gigs, lectures and opera and ballet screenings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Wiltshire Music Centre this Spring Summer season.
General Booking now open!