Events at Cedars Hall
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Sunday 7th May
to Saturday 15th July 2017
Wells Cathedral School
Cedars Hall Summer 2017 Programme (pdf 3959kb)
Cedars Hall is a state-of-the-art performance, teaching and learning centre built within the ancient footprint of Wells Cathedral School has an exciting programme of events for Summer 2017. Download and read the full programme attached or visit their website
7 May 2017 at: 2:00PM An Afternoon of Romantic Song
With Raphaela Papadakis and Roger Vignoles
The Somewhere Over the Rainbow lyricist Yip Harburg summed it up perfectly: “Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”
7 May 2017 At: 8:00PM Wells Cathedral School Young Composers' Showcase
Our final Young Composers' Showcase concert of the school year, featuring exciting new works by the school's talented young composers, presented and performed by the students.
12 May 2017 At: 7:00PM Piano Masters 4: Mitsuko Uchida
Mozart - Piano Sonata in C, Schumann - Kreisleriana and Fantasie. Legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida brings unrivalled insight to music through her lifelong quest for truth and beauty expressed in sound.
18 May 2017 At: 7:00PM Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra.
Acclaimed as a cross between Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin, comedian, composer and former Wells Cathedral School flautist Vikki Stone presents her debut orchestral work.
27 and 28 May 2017 Wells Comedy Festival – see separate listing
29 May 2017 At: 7:00PM Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas 2/5
With Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano)
Krysia Osostowicz and Daniel Tong have invited ten eminent composers to write short companion pieces, responding to one of Beethoven’s violin sonatas.
3 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM Red Sky July
With support from Safehaus and Ylamar. “Touching lyrics and beautiful melodies” – BBC Radio 2
8 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM Piano Master 5: Yevgeny Sudbin
“...potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century”- Daily Telegraph
Playing Scarlatti is a core part of every Russian pianist’s training, and Yevgeny Sudbin’s new CD of the sonatas garnered rave reviews for its intense mixture of purity and colour.
18 Jun 2017 At: 8:00PM Masterpieces for String Quartet
With the Alberni Quartet. Haydn - String Quartet, op.76 no.2 (Fifths); Beethoven - String Quartet, op.59 no.3 (Rasumovsky)
28 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM Wells Cathedral School Showcase
The Specialist Music Scheme at Wells Cathedral School provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians from all over the world.. In this showcase, they will present an eclectic selection of their best performances over the past year, including a new work for brass ensemble by Paul Denegri, virtuoso pieces for flute and marimba as well as Schubert’s magical String Quintet.
30 Jun 2017 At: 7:00PM Wells Cathedral School Showcase
The professional singers and players of tomorrow present another exciting programme of music that they have been working on during the year.. This includes excerpts from Rossini's beautiful Petite Messe Solennelle by Choralia, violin music by Bruch and a concerto for seven trumpets.
1 Jul 2017 At: 7:00PM Wells Cathedral School Celebration: Brass and Percussion Gala
"Music still moves me, excites me, fascinates me." - Paul Denegri. Thirty years after Paul joined us as head of department, we are celebrating our outstanding brass and percussion provision with a thrilling gala concert.
2 Jul 2017 At: 3:30PM Wells Cathedral School Piano Gala
Wells' young pianists are regular prize winners in national and international competitions, and the department has a particularly distinguished record in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.
7 Jul 2017 At: 7:30PM Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra
With Paul Daniel (conductor) and Gwyneth Nelmes (soloist)
Ravel - La Valse; Prokofiev - Violin Concerto no.2; Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.5
12 Jul 2017 at: 7:00pm Strawberry Concert 1: Leveret
“You won’t find English folk music played better than this.” - BBC Radio 2
The English instrumental folk tradition is a mine of treasures, which Leveret explores with great musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.
14 Jul 2017 at: 7:00pm Strawberry Concert 2: Handels' Water Music 300th Anniversary
With the Bristol Ensemble and Louise Innes (mezzo soprano). Bristol's crack professional chamber orchestra may feel like a well-kept secret to audiences on this side of the Mendips.
15 Jul 2017 at: 7:00pm
Strawberry Concert 3: An Evening with Claire Martin and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra
“She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet.” - Jazz Times USA. To worldwide critical acclaim, singer and broadcaster Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the British jazz scene, winning the British Jazz Awards seven times. She joins our acclaimed resident big band, the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra, for an evening of swinging standards.
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