Concert Diary


Wednesday, 4th January

Concert Flyer

Young Performers' Platform 2006

7.00pm at Amey Hall, Abingdon School, Abingdon, Oxon.

Entrance is free. Donations to the Exuberant Trust.

This is our first showcase for young musicians, a dancer and a jeweller. The performers are all talented young people who have received grants from the Exuberant Trust over the last few years and who are willing to help us in return by providing a concert for our supporters. This promises to be an exiting event with a high standard of performance - do come and celebrate with us!

Saturday, 11th February

Concert Flyer

Afghan Traditional and Popular Music

Veronica Doubleday and John Baily

7.00pm, St. Margaret's Institute, Polstead Road, Oxford.

Tickets on the door: £10.00/£8.00 (concessions) in aid of the Exuberant Trust.

Veronica Doubleday and John Baily are Ethno-musicologists who studied in Afghanistan during the 1970s. They are now highly respected as performers and are well known in Afghanistan and in Afghan diaspra communities. In recent years they have returned to Afghanistan, studying the re-emergence of music in urban communities.

John is a virtuoso player of two types of lute, the rubab and dutar. Veronica sings and plays a drum like a large tambourine, played only by women. They will introduce and sing/play music preserved from the Taliban attempt to destroy music and performance across the country. Their repertoire includes love songs from the city of Herat.

Sunday, 4th June

Concert Flyer

Music at The Limes

Pavlova Wind Quintet & The Apollo Quartet

Drinks from noon, picnics from 1.00pm; The Pavlova Wind Quintet from 2.00pm; tea from 4.00pm; The Apollo Quartet from 7.00pm and latecomers from 8.00pm.

All welcome. Please bring your own picnic and something to share with Michael’s sweet tooth. As usual, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee, fruit salad and ice cream will be provided. There will be a collection for the Exuberant Trust, supporting creative young people in Oxfordshire, in memory of Jennifer and Sebastian.

Monday, 5th June

Concert Flyer

Sounds Underground

The wind players of the Kreisler Ensemble

1.30 – 5.30pm Wind quintet workshops; 6.00pm Performance.

Both events are free of charge and open to the general public.

The workshops and performance comprise the second stage of the Oxide Radio FM/Sounds Underground Composition Competition, aimed at all Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University students, to encourage the composition of new pieces for a wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn).

Five composers have now been shortlisted (Bruno Bower, Nirmali Fenn, Mark Gotham, Malcolm Atkins and Alexander Campkin) and their new works will be 'workshopped' by the Kreisler wind players with assistance from Robert Saxton and Marios Papadopoulos, followed by an informal performance. The winning compostition will be performed by the Kreisler Ensemble as part of a Sound Underground concert in the Warehouse, London on 1st July 2006

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