Wiltshire Music Centre continues to build on success

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Building on the success of its 20th anniversary year, Wiltshire Music Centre launches its final season for 2019, featuring an incredibly diverse array of talent. “We are extremely proud to be able to present such a rich and diverse programme of concerts here at WMC, and hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy in our autumn season.” said Artistic Director, James Slater.

The classical programme commences with Marta Gardolińska conducting theBournemouth Symphony Orchestra, (20 Sept), and I Fagiolini, combining vocal music, art and science celebrating Leonardo da Vinci, in the 500th anniversary year of his death (28 Sep). Later in the year audiences will be treated to the Doric String Quartetcombining with the Marmen Quartet for a performance of Shostakovich’s virtuosic Two Pieces for Octet (23 Nov). As if that were not enough, the resident Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (30 Nov) and the much-loved Tasmin Little (7 Dec) close out the year.

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Jazz and world music a cionados are notforgotten with the ‘full-on brilliance’ (The Guardian) of The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars(27 Sep), and a new percussion festival#Worldbeats co-curated by Brazilian percussionist and Artist in ResidenceAdriano Adewale (19/20 Oct), who will perform with Carlos Malta, and Huw Warren(19 Oct). This will be followed by the widely anticipated return of trombonist Dennis Rollins, with his new ensemble Funky- Funk! (1 Nov).

There will be a powerful performance from the Kakatsitsi Drummers from Ghana (9 Nov), fusing ceremonial music of the Bwiti tribes with African grooves, and an entrancing visit from the Drepung Kongpo Khangtsen Monks of Tibet (29 Nov). Folk-lovers can revel in the endless inventiveness of globe-trotting Irish folk iconsDervish (21 Sep), Texas-based Hot Club of Cowtown, (8 Nov) and Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening (16 Nov).

To view the full season programme, visit www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk

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