Launching in September with the phenomenal Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Wiltshire Music Centre’s Autumn Winter season is set to be a dazzling and diverse line-up of music.
It brings the return of classical favourites Doric String Quartet, Cordelia Williams alongside violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, and a magical theatrical community production for all the family by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
For fans of jazz, enjoy an evening celebrating Thelonious Monk’s legendary Orchestra at Town Hall album with NYJO and Tony Kofi, and virtuosity from powerhouse and founding member of the legendary Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance. Jazz legend Courtney Pine also returns to WMC with introspective new material.
Folk highlights include champion of Irish song Cara Dillon, the return of Kathryn Tickell & The Darkness who will be bringing a taste of wild Northumbria to WMC, local favourites Emily Portman and Rob Harbron, and Calan who continue to redefine Welsh traditional music.
For those who are looking for an evening of dancing, Guinean multi-instrumentalist N’famady Kouyaté is guaranteed to get you moving with his blend of jazz, pop and funk, whilst Swinging at the Cotton Club return to take audiences back in time to New York City’s most vibrant nightclub of the 1920s, performing the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Also, enjoy a performance from Xuefei Yang and Maria Vega as they bring the heat with an evening of Flamenco music and dance.
There’s plenty of fun for families too, including There’s a Tiger in the Garden, a charming theatrical adaptation of Lizzy Stewart’s prize-winning book, Why Beethoven Threw The Stew performed by Leonore Piano Trio, and as part of a series of screenings from Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet, a relaxed screening of festive favourite The Nutcracker.
WMC Digital continues to offer high-quality livestreams of world-class artists, so you can enjoy incredible performances from your very own home, including a lunchtime livestream from upcoming pianist Victor Lim, and performances from favourites such as Cordelia Williams and The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.
Also returning are the young musicians of the West of England Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra, performing exciting and challenging repertoire with their brilliant energy. Auditions to join the orchestras and information about other opportunities to take part in WMC ensembles and projects can be found on Wiltshire Music Centre’s website and social media. There’s lots to get involved with this season!
Full season programme available at wiltshiremusic.org.uk
General booking is open now.
Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford on Avon