Monthly Archives: February 2015

Excellent concerts right on our doorstep

Do try and get to some of Maidstone Symphony Orchestra’s fine concerts http://www.mso.org.uk if you’re not yet familiar with them. Conducted by Brian Wright for many years, the orchestra is over 100 years old. We’ve been subscription ticket holders for … Continue reading

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Four go playing …

  Four members of Ashford Sinfonia met today to try out some Mozart and Haydn quartets. We were grateful to be able to meet at Susan Elkin’s home, and enjoyed a light lunch in the midst of heavy (musical) work. … Continue reading

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Folkestone Symphony Poster

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Stories from the Orchestra Pit

Prince Igor – act 1: a vehicle for an amazing début. I was playing in the Birmingham Philharmonic – then and now one of the country’s leading amateur orchestras. Just up the road was the Midland Music Makers – also … Continue reading

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Rehearsal venue

Annette and I visited St Francis Church this morning and met Fr Anthony. The church is delightful inside, has plenty of parking and also on street parking if needed. There are toilets and heating, and he will let Annette have … Continue reading

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Sacconi Festival Flyer

SACCONI CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – INTIMATE VOICES  – 15TH – 17TH MAY 2015 – FOLKESTONE Box Office Now Open!:  01303 760750 / www.quarterhouse.co.uk Sacconi_Festival_Flyer_2015

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Do Check Benslow Out

In October, I attended a four day residential string quartet course at Benslow Music Trust http://www.benslowmusic.org at Hitchin in Hertfordshire. Warmly encouraged by my sister, Carole Collins-Biggs, who has been a Benslow regular for some time I was a bit … Continue reading

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