PUBLIC BOOKINGS FOR THIS YEAR’S MINEHEAD & EXMOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 15th JUNE FROM:
The Regal Theatre Minehead. 01643 706430 www.regaltheatre.co.uk
Minehead & Exmoor Music Festival Programme 2020
The programme for this year’s Minehead Music Festival concerts is:
Sunday 28th July at Minehead Methodist Church
Monday 29th July at Regal Theatre, Minehead
Britten Simple Symphony
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor (soloist – Maya Magub)
Mozart Symphony No 41 (Jupiter)
Wednesday 31st July at Regal Theatre, Minehead
Verdi Overture Nabucco
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major Op 61 (soloist – Tamsin Waley-Cohen)
Sibelius Symphony No 5
Thursday 1st August at Avenue Methodist Church, Minehead
Saturday 3rd August at Regal Theatre, Minehead
Bizet Carmen Suite No 1
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (soloist – Gary Ryan)
Saint-Saëns Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah (ë is Alt 0235 – I expect you knew that!))
Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)
All concert tickets for the Minehead Music Festival can be purchased at the Regal Theatre Minehead from Monday 17th June.
01643 706430 www.regaltheatre.co.uk
Minehead and Exmoor Festival Orchestra
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.