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February 2016

Schuberts Final Years

Fri 19 Feb 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 21 Feb 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£320.00

This course will examine the last flowering of Schubert's remarkable music in the final few years of his short life. It will look closely at such works as the song-cycle Die Winterreise, the 'Great' C major symphony, the last string quartet, the String Quintet in C and the final piano sonatas. The course will also compare Schubert's development with that of his contemporaries including the last works of Beethoven and those of Spohr, Weber and many others. It will examine…

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Berlioz & The Trojans

Sat 27 Feb 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

We will explore Berlioz’s greatest work, the epic grand opera Les Troyens (the Trojans) which was based on Virgil’s Aeneid, a work which stirred the composer’s soul deeply. The opera portrays the capture of Troy by the Greeks and the subsequent arrival of the Trojan survivors in Carthage. The ensuing tragic romance between Dido, the Queen of Carthage, and the Trojan prince, Aeneas, is one of the most searing of all love stories.

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March 2016

Sibelius: The Man and The Music

Fri 4 Mar 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 6 Mar 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£304.00

Sibelius is one of the giants of music. In particular his seven symphonies are recognised among the towering achievements of western man, but they and other masterpieces were only created out of enormous struggle. Using both musical and visual illustrations we will explore the relationship between the man and the music as his remarkable career evolved, while also noting his developing musical personality.

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1685 – A Great Year for Music

Fri 18 Mar 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 20 Mar 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£326.00

The three greatest figures in the world of baroque music were all born in the same year. Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti grew up in very different environments, and only the latter two ever met. So it is fascinating to explore how their careers developed in parallel, but on very different lines. Harpsichordists Steven Devine and Colin Booth are naturally immersed for much of their lives in the music produced by these three great geniuses. This weekend course gives them and…

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Musical Impressionism – From Dawn Till Dusk

Fri 18 Mar 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 20 Mar 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£304.00

During this weekend we will try to get inside the ‘feel’ as well as the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the Impressionism label in search of what it means in music. It’s not as easy to pin down as is the Impressionist Painting Movement. Debussy initially scoffed at the tag, but what did he and Ravel owe to Monet and Pissarro as well as to composers of the earlier Romantic Movement? How did Franz Liszt’s revolutionary ideas pave the way for…

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The Johann Strauss Family – A Tour of Britain

Wed 30 Mar 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

The Strauss (Waltz King) family were so numerous that it is sometimes impossible to be certain which one wrote which tunes. Father Johann was sufficiently astute to tour England with his orchestra cashing in on Queen Victoria's coronation celebrations. They gave concerts in a different location every night (except s) from August to November. We not only know the name of every city but even the hotel in which they stayed. Brahms was a great admirer of his son, Johann…

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April 2016

Music for the cinema: the neglected art

Fri 1 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 3 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

What exactly does music do for films when we wouldn't expect it in the theatre? Why is it no longer the force it once was? From the closing years of the silent era to close on a hundred years of 'the talkies', we trace and analyse the role of music 'in the film cast' with the aid of many film excerpts and some brilliant music scores. Included are those for Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Vertigo, King…

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An Ordinary Czech Musician: The Musical & Personal Friendship of Antonin Dvorák with Johannes Brahms

Mon 4 Apr 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 7 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£456.00

‘An Ordinary Czech Musician’ - that is how Antonín Dvorák described himself, an attitude reflected in the awe in which he held his older contemporary Johannes Brahms. The two composers eventually became good friends, and in this course we shall consider how their mutual respect manifested itself in their many masterpieces in all genres of music. There will be plentiful examples on CD and DVD; no specialist knowledge is required.

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The golden age of Elizabethan music and culture

Fri 22 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 24 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

The Elizabethan period was a true 'golden age' in music, where great composers like Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons and Dowland worked in a cultural environment that cherished their talents. They were surrounded by a host of other excellent musicians, and together created works for voices, viols, lutes and keyboard that are still heard and appreciated today.

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May 2016

Beethoven and the Archduke Rudolph

Fri 6 May 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 8 May 2016 @ 15:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£315.00

Beethoven’s wide-ranging list of compositions offers endless opportunities for discovery. Our weekend will feature a variety of music written for or dedicated to his favourite patron, the Archduke Rudolph, including concertos, chamber music, piano sonatas and the great Missa Solemnis. There will be visual and musical illustrations, as well as a performance of the celebrated Archduke Trio by one of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles, the Gould Piano Trio, for which tickets are included. This course is run in association with…

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The American musical: Broadway to Hollywood

Fri 6 May 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 8 May 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

Come and explore the history, development and genre of the American musical, from the iconic Showboat, to the Broadway and Hollywood smash hit film musicals by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, George and Ira Gershwin, Kander and Ebb, and Sondheim, through DVD and CD recordings, group and solo singing if desired.

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June 2016

THE FOUR SEASONS in Music and Painting

Fri 3 Jun 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 5 Jun 2016 @ 15:00
Abingworth Hall Hotel, Storrington Rd
Storrington, West Sussex RH20 3EF United Kingdom
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£289

Our weekend will explore the inspiration painters and composers have drawn from the seasons of the year. The featured artists will include Botticelli, Breughel the Elder, Monet, Turner and Friedrich, while there will be music by Vivaldi, Haydn, Delius, Tchaikovsky and others. Abingworth Hall occupies a country estate that dates back some seven centuries and stands beside its own lake in seven acres of parkland within the tranquil Weald. The hotel is well appointed with more than twenty en suite bedrooms. Terry Barfoot writes widely…

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The masterpieces of French opéra comique

Fri 24 Jun 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 26 Jun 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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£260.00

Beginning in the popular entertainments of the early 18th-century summer and winter fairs of Paris, the opéra comique soon developed into a recognisable form of operatic entertainment: a play with music reflecting the lives and ambitions of ordinary people. Soon this type of opera acquired its own theatre, and rapidly became a focal point in French culture, and a riposte to the grandeur and tragedy of grand opera.

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July 2016

Mozart In Vienna – Trouble & Triumph

Mon 4 Jul 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 7 Jul 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£461.00

Mozart arrived in Vienna having walked out of Salzburg and with the disapproval of his father, which turned out to be a risk both professionally and personally. Yet during the years 1781-1791 he composed some of his most innovative and inspired music. His three da Ponte operas as well as the Magic Flute appeared, as did his last five symphonies, his six quartets dedicated to Haydn and his last string quintets. Most of his piano concerti date from the Viennese…

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Art of the Healing Voice

Thu 7 Jul 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 10 Jul 2016 @ 14:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£275

Explore the voice's ability to heal and express your innermost being through toning, chant and singing.

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Massenet’s Cendrillon [Festi’Val de Musique Valois] (Cinderella)

Sat 9 Jul 2016 @ 18:00 - Sat 23 Jul 2016 @ 10:00
Le Val Le Val, Provence 83143 France
£1545

Combine your love of singing with a holiday in Provence this July. Come and join our chorus for Massenet's beautiful opera Cendrillon

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Madrigals and Motets

Sun 10 Jul 2016 @ 16:00 - Wed 13 Jul 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£235

Sing some of the most exquisite examples of vocal music chamber music ever written.

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Elgar: The Enigma

Tue 12 Jul 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

Entirely self-taught as a composer, though with youthful aspirations to a career as a violin virtuoso, Elgar was always sensitive about his lack of education, in common with some other composers. It led to strange, sometimes boorish behaviour on occasions, and the Enigma Variations may indeed have been a retreat into the comfortable world of his 'friends pictured within' as the dedication tells us. This day will be an examination of his extraordinary achievement together with hark-backs to earlier years…

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Create a Singing Bowl

Fri 15 Jul 2016 @ 16:00 - Tue 19 Jul 2016 @ 14:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£450

Learn the techniques of forging to create your own singing bowl.

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By George’ – The Whirlwind Musical Life of George Gershwin

Mon 18 Jul 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 21 Jul 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£456.00

Raised on the overcrowded Lower East Side of New York, young George Gershwin had a life on the streets as roller-skating champion and often skipped school for secret piano lessons from an aunt. Working his way into ‘Tin Pan Alley’ as a song plugger, he had his own first hit at the age of 21 with the song Swanee. He went on to write hundreds of songs for stage and film as well as orchestral pieces and his magnum opus…

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Create a Singing Bell

Thu 21 Jul 2016 @ 16:00 - Fri 22 Jul 2016 @ 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£110

Forge your own singing bell with a master craftsman.

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August 2016

The Music of Tudor England

Mon 8 Aug 2016 @ 9:00 - Tue 9 Aug 2016 @ 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£100.00

Think of the Tudors and one thinks of the Reformation, that devastating upheaval. For musicians it proved hard to cope, as the rapturous elaborations of earlier times had to give way to simple purity. But Secular music also evolved, and became more personal and revealing. John Taverner and Thomas Tallis will take centre stage in this course, since their live stories are so emblematic: but others won’t be forgotten – not least John Dowland with his exquisite songs, and the…

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The Music of Spain

Mon 8 Aug 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

Although it is true that Spain did not contribute much to the classical or symphonic tradition of European music there are nevertheless great riches to discover. Its choral polyphony is arguably the greatest ever written and the music of Granados, Albeniz and Manuel de Falla presents a whole new sound world that is Spain in essence. A heady mix of Moorish, Gypsy and European sentiment. And then there is the unique style of Zarzuela, Rodrigo’s romanticism and the evocative music…

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Gustav Holst – The Man & His Music

Wed 10 Aug 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

Despite the huge success of ‘The Planets’, Gustav Holst has always been hard to pin down. His fascinating life story is full of abrupt changes of direction, multiple influences and a vast breadth of inspiration. English folk music, oriental mysticism, the doctrines of William Morris – it’s all there, expressed in terms of glittering orchestration, warm melody, even touches of mesmerising modernism. ‘The Planets’ is only the tip of the iceberg.

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The Genius of Handel

Thu 11 Aug 2016 @ 9:00 - Fri 12 Aug 2016 @ 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£100.00

There is a lot more to Handel than his justly celebrated oratorio Messiah or The Water Music. This short course will examine his life, time and achievement. Lavishly illustrated with images, music and anecdotes, we will explore the whole range of his output and demonstrate his complete mastery and genius. Importantly, we will see that life as a jobbing composer was not as secure or assured as we might assume from his present-day reputation. The business of music-making in Georgian…

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Verdi and the Force of Density

Wed 31 Aug 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

The hammer blows of cruel fate drive the plot of this dramatic tale, one of Verdi’s longest, richest and most incident-packed operas. We explore the tragedy befalling Leonora and the men in her life - her lover Alvaro, and her vengeance-obsessed brother, Carlo. But mostly we focus on Verdi’s superb score with its plethora of magnificent arias, duets and ensembles, the culmination of his wonderful middle period. All-comers welcome.

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September 2016

Flutes Inspired 4 day course – Elisabeth Hobbs

Mon 5 Sep 2016 @ 9:30 - Thu 8 Sep 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£450

Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is on helping you to make real progress in your flute-playing journey. This 4-day course includes flute choir, chamber music, technique classes, also included is an individual lesson. There will also be yoga and Feldenkrais sessions to deal with tension in your playing and the opportunity to work on issues around performance anxiety. For more information please visit: www.flutesinspired.co.uk Course…

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Flutes Inspired

Mon 5 Sep 2016 @ 9:30 - Thu 8 Sep 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£335

An encouraging environment with flute choir, technique classes, an individual lesson, yoga and Feldenkrais to improve your skills.

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Harmony Singing

Fri 23 Sep 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 25 Sep 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£195

Sing Helen's original material as well as enjoying improvisation.

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Music & Revolution

Fri 23 Sep 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 25 Sep 2016 @ 15:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£322.00

During this weekend we shall explore the work of four great composers whose careers, and the very different paths they took, illustrate clearly the impact of the huge changes that came about in Russia in the early twentieth century. They are: Serge Rachmaninov, who fled his homeland just before the Revolution in 1917; Igor Stravinsky, who left as a young man to achieve greatness first in Europe, then the USA; Sergey Prokofiev, who left in the 1920s, but later returned;…

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October 2016

The Naked Voice: A Pathless Way

Sat 1 Oct 2016 @ 16:00 - Tue 4 Oct 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£285

A range of vocal practices that reveal the contemplative and creative use of the voice.

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Exploring English Music

Tue 11 Oct 2016 @ 17:00 - Thu 13 Oct 2016 @ 15:15
Dumbleton Hall Hotel, Dumbleton
Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 7TS United Kingdom
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£289

We will explore the varied repertoire of English music, featuring compositions by celebrated figures such as Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Bliss, Finzi, and Bax. There will be full programme notes and music examples on excellent hi-fi equipment, as well as a live recital by one of Britain’s leading pianists. The Dumbleton Hall Hotel is a splendid and traditional 19th century manor house set in 19 acres of private gardens and woodland with a private lake. The hotel has stunning views of the Vale of Evesham and…

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MENDELSSOHN

Fri 21 Oct 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 23 Oct 2016 @ 15:00
Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lodge
Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 2TU United Kingdom
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£289

With his unique blend of classical poise and romantic feeling, Mendelssohn was one of the great composers of the 19th century. His music has a special appeal and personality, and we shall explore some of his best loved works, as well as some wonderful music that is less well known. The music will be played on excellent hi-fi equipment, and the weekend will conclude with a performance of one of his greatest works by one of Britain’s leading string quartets. Dating from the early 19th…

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Saxophone & Clarinet: The Best of Both Worlds

Fri 28 Oct 2016 @ 9:00 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£198.00

Saxophone & Clarinet: The Best of Both Worlds

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November 2016

GUSTAV MAHLER: Two Great Symphonies

Wed 2 Nov 2016 @ 17:00 - Thu 3 Nov 2016 @ 15:00
The Winchester Royal Hotel, St Peter's Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8BS United Kingdom
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£289

In his symphonies Mahler was concerned to explore the essential issues at the heart of man’s existence: the conflict of the life-force and the death-force. In this ambitious pursuit his Third and Sixth symphonies employ vivid imagery with magnificent orchestral assurance. To complement the symphonies we will also consider aspects of Mahler’s extraordinary life and career. The music examples will be provided on excellent hi-fi equipment, including DVD with large screen. The Winchester Royal Hotel is a characterful building that has recently been refurbished with all…

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American History – A World Empire Part 3

Fri 11 Nov 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 13 Nov 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£198.00

American History - A World Empire Part 3

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THE SYMPHONY IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Fri 18 Nov 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 20 Nov 2016 @ 15:00
The Wroxton House Hotel, Silver Street, Wroxton
Banbury, OX15 6QB United Kingdom
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£289

This weekend, the second of two such events, will explore aspects of the rich legacy of symphonies from the 18th century until around 1900. Various great symphonies will be featured, and our music examples using CD and DVD will be played on excellent hi-fi equipment. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Wroxton House Hotel is set in the beautiful thatched village of Wroxton. Dating in parts from 1649 and beautifully appointed, it is an idyllic retreat only 4 miles from Banbury, on the edge of the Cotswolds.…

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It Takes Two: Famous Singing Duo’s

Thu 24 Nov 2016 @ 11:45 - 21:45
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£23.95

It Takes Two: Famous Singing Duo's

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OTL: Old Time Music Hall

Fri 25 Nov 2016 @ 9:00 - 14:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£14.95

OTL: Old Time Music Hall

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Recorder Weekend

Fri 25 Nov 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 27 Nov 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£180

An exciting oppiortunity with solo or consort masterclasses, ensemble works and recorder techniques.

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January 2017

Guitar for beginners and improvers

Fri 6 Jan 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 8 Jan 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£185

Improve your guitar playing skills in an encouraging and supportive weekend course

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Sound Healing Retreat

Fri 6 Jan 2017 @ 16:00 - Tue 10 Jan 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£485

This workshop immerses you in 4 full days of deep-heart sounds, experience and exercises to awaken that warmth that makes winter a joy

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Guitar Masterclass with Craig Ogden

Fri 6 Jan 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 8 Jan 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£185

A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation.

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Guitar Concert with Craig Ogden

Fri 6 Jan 2017 @ 20:00 - 21:30
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£8

An opportunity to see Craig Ogden perform a guitar concert at Hawkwood

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JANÁČEK

Sat 7 Jan 2017 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Vicars’ Hall Chichester, United Kingdom + Google Map
£20

A one-day course in Chichester with Terry Barfoot and Gwyn Parry-Jones on Saturday 7 January 2017 exploring aspects of Janáček’s remarkable life

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Piano Forum

Sun 8 Jan 2017 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£75

An informal workshop day with one of Britain’s leading classical pianists, open to all piano enthusiasts.

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SIBELIUS: Master of the Orchestra

Tue 10 Jan 2017 @ 17:00 - Thu 12 Jan 2017 @ 15:15
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel, 30 W Hill Rd, West Cliff
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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£289

A weekend with Terry Barfoot to explore the music of Jean Sibelius, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, including a concert by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Feddeck

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Hollywood Musicals

Fri 13 Jan 2017 @ 19:00 - Sun 15 Jan 2017 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£198.00

Hollywood Musicals

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The Art in Listening

Sun 29 Jan 2017 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£70

Rhythm, percussion, improvisation

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The Naked Voice: A Way of Love

Sun 29 Jan 2017 @ 16:00 - Wed 1 Feb 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£310

Enjoy this retreat with Chloe Goodchild and explore energy movement, sound medicine and vocal practices

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February 2017

Shakespeare in Music

Fri 3 Feb 2017 @ 9:00 - Sun 5 Feb 2017 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£14.95

Shakespeare in Music

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Nationalism in Music

Fri 3 Feb 2017 @ 15:00 - Sun 5 Feb 2017 @ 17:00
The Georgian House Hotel Haslemere, GU27 2JY + Google Map
£289

A weekend to explore this rich repertoire, featuring many characteristic national idioms and of course a wide variety of wonderful music - at The Georgian House Hotel, Haslemere

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Antico e Moderno

Fri 3 Feb 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 5 Feb 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£185

This weekend will focus on the first truly major milestone in its history, the Primo Libro of Jacques Arcadelt

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Viol Consorts

Fri 24 Feb 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 26 Feb 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£185

This weekend is run by two well-known, experienced players and can include opportunities to play from facsimiles.

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March 2017

Shakespeare in Music

Thu 2 Mar 2017 @ 9:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£14.95

Shakespeare in Music

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A Weekend of String Players

Fri 3 Mar 2017 @ 9:15 - Sun 5 Mar 2017 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£14.95

A Weekend of String Players

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Russia in Revolution

Fri 3 Mar 2017 @ 15:00 - Sun 5 Mar 2017 @ 17:00
The Powder Mills Hotel, Powdermill Lane
Battle, East Sussex TN33 0SP United Kingdom
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The historical, musical and artistic developments surrounding the Russian Revolution, with illustrations including CD and DVD with large screen.

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The Life & Times of Handel

Wed 29 Mar 2017 @ 12:00 - Fri 31 Mar 2017 @ 12:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204

The Life & Times of Handel

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Aurora Wind Ensemble

Fri 31 Mar 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 2 Apr 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£260

For the eighteenth successive year, the Aurora Ensemble returns to Hawkwood to run their popular Wind Chamber Music Course.

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April 2017

Flutes Inspired

Mon 3 Apr 2017 @ 16:00 - Thu 6 Apr 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£360

This intensive course includes flute choir, chamber music, and technique classes as well as yoga and Feldenkrais sessions.

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The Music of William Walton

Tue 11 Apr 2017 @ 15:00 - Thu 13 Apr 2017 @ 17:00
The Grange Hotel, Oborne
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LA United Kingdom
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£289

Explore the life and music of one of the greatest among English composers, Sir William Walton with Terry Barfoot and Andrew Burn.

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Introduction to Sounding Bowls

Sun 30 Apr 2017 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£75

This workshop for Sounding Bowl owners (and prospective ones) takes you through all you need to know to care for and play your Sounding Bowl.

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May 2017

Faust and the Devil

Tue 2 May 2017 @ 17:00 - Thu 4 May 2017 @ 17:00
Bartley Lodge Hotel Cadnam, Hampshire SO40 2NR United Kingdom + Google Map
£289

The legend of Dr Faustus has fascinated writers and musicians since the sixteenth century. Faustus, intelligent, restless, self-deluding, has inspired the most intense and tender of compositions, and shocking scenes in drama and fiction. We will explore Renaissance, Romantic and twentieth-century approaches to this disturbing and resonant tale. Bartley Lodge is a splendid Grade II listed country house hotel set in the heart of the New Forest, in eight acres of grounds. The facilities are well appointed and versatile, including…

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The shock of the new: Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring

Fri 12 May 2017 @ 15:00 - Sun 14 May 2017 @ 17:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
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£289

A weekend to explore all these aspects of this extraordinary masterpiece. The weekend will conclude with a live performance of Stravinsky’s piano duet version, by Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips, Britain’s leading piano duo, for which tickets are included.

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June 2017

Music of the People

Tue 6 Jun 2017 @ 17:00 - Thu 8 Jun 2017 @ 15:15
Highgate House, Grooms Lane
Northampton, NN6 8NN United Kingdom
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£289

The folk music inheritance has inspired composers across many national traditions, sometimes in arrangements designed to preserve music that might have been lost in the new industrial age, and sometimes as the basis for major works in the concert hall. We will explore aspects of this rich legacy, with illustrations on excellent hi-fi equipment. Originally a coaching inn, Highgate House is a country house hotel set amongst rolling countryside in the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Creaton, just seven miles from Northampton town centre. Terry…

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen in Budapest

Wed 14 Jun 2017 @ 8:00 - Mon 19 Jun 2017 @ 17:00
Hotel Zenit Palace 1052 Hungary + Google Map
£1345.00

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen in Budapest at the Bartók Béla National Concert Hall with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer

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Monteverdi Madrigals

Fri 30 Jun 2017 @ 16:00 - Sun 2 Jul 2017 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£180

In this Monteverdi year, come and spend a weekend singing and learning about his music from a world-class specialist in his music.

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The Classical Symphony

Fri 30 Jun 2017 @ 17:00 - Sun 2 Jul 2017 @ 15:15
Sheafhayne Manor, Lane Past Panshayne Farm
Yarcombe, East Devon EX14 9AE United Kingdom
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£289

The Viennese Classical Style lies at the very heart of the symphonic literature, and is dominated by the work of four great composers: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. We will explore aspects of this rich repertoire, including how the style developed from its beginnings through to its maturity. Sheafhayne Manor is a Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house, commanding wonderful views across the East Devon countryside. Originally a medieval hall, it later became the hunting lodge of Sir Francis Drake. The house has recently been extensively…

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