2016 MINEHEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th July 2016
The Minehead Music Festival is 53 years old this year. Each year it has provided a full symphony orchestra with internationally renowned soloists producing four concerts in a week in West Somerset.
All concerts feature the Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Dickins, who, as Director of Music at Imperial College, London and principal conductor at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, is able to ensure the appearance of well established soloists as well as up and coming stars.
The Festival has been described as “Music performed at a level of excellence always amazing to those who hear it, especially for the first time.” “… a most exciting and stimulating experience.”
The PROPOSED programme for this year’s Minehead Music Festival concerts include:
Sunday 24th July at Minehead Methodist Church
6pm Festival Praise
7.15pm Young Artists Concert: Ella Leonard – oboe & Charlotte Penny – singer
Monday 25th July at Regal Theatre, Minehead and Tuesday 26th July at Dulverton Church
Orchestral concert featuring soloist Gary Ryan (Guitar) – Rodrigo Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, Elgar Serenade, Barber Adagio, Tchaikovsky Serenade
Wednesday 27th July at Minehead Methodist Church
Chamber concert: Festival Chamber Ensemble – Mozart Serenade in C minor K388 &
Thursday 28th July at Regal Theatre, Minehead
Orchestral concert featuring soloist Laura van der Heijden (cello) – Kabalevsky Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Saint-Saens Danse Macabre, Sibelius Symphony No 2
Saturday 30th July at Regal Theatre, Minehead
Orchestral concert featuring soloistPhilippe Graffin (violin) – Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture, Gershwin American in Paris, Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Suite No 2
All concert tickets for the Minehead Music Festival can be purchased at the Regal Theatre Minehead from June 27th
01643 706430 www.regaltheatre.co.uk
See Programme page for full details of all the concerts.