2018 Programme


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Minehead & Exmoor Music Festival Programme 2018

The programme for this year’s Minehead Music Festival concerts is:

Sunday 22nd July at Minehead Methodist Church
7.00pm   Young Artists Concert: Rosalie & Redmond Sanders – singers

Monday 23rd July at Regal Theatre, Minehead 

Mozart.    Symphony No 35 (Haffner)

Paul Patterson.   Concerto for Double Bass & Strings.  Soloist – Leon Bosch

Mendelssohn.   Symphony No 3 (Scottish)

Wednesday 25th July at Regal Theatre, Minehead

Rossini.  Overture to The Barber of Seville

Bruch. Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor.  Soloist – Maya Magub

Brahms.   Symphony No 3

Thursday 26th July at Avenue Methodist Church, Minehead
Chamber concert

Farkas – Five Antique Hungarian Dances

Ligeti – Six Bagatelles

Dvorak – Serenade for Wind Instruments in D minor


Saturday 28th July at Regal Theatre, Minehead

Mozart.   Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

Dvorak.   Cello Concerto.  Soloist – Laura van der Heijden

Shostakovich.   Symphony No 5

All concert tickets for the Minehead Music Festival can be purchased at the Regal Theatre Minehead from Friday 8th June.
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 Minehead and Exmoor Festival Orchestra

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The orchestra which plays a pivotal role in each year to the Minehead Music Festival was originally founded by Tim Reynish in 1963. It has been running in its present form for thirty years under our Artistic Director, Richard Dickins. A core of the performers have been coming for all of that time. Others have joined more recently and every season sees some joining for the first time.

The players are drawn from all over the country but most come from the London area where many of them perform with well established orchestras and chamber groups: past leaders have included Maya Magub from the London Mozart Players and Gonzalo Acosta, associate leader at English National Opera. One or two performers do live locally but the reason we look further afield is to find instrumentalists who will maintain and, where possible, improve on the well established high standards our audiences have come to expect. The fixing of players is done by the orchestra’s section leaders and this ensures high quality and helps the players gel as soon as they arrive and play well together.

With Richard Dickins’ help we are able to enjoy performances by well established international soloists as well as up and coming stars.

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