Berwick Music Series 2022
September 22 @ 1:00 pm - October 24 @ 6:00 pm£39.00 - £50.00
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us in September and October for a celebration of music for solo stringed instruments. This year, we focus on three stringed instruments: violin, viola and cello, and three great performers: Darragh Morgan (violin), Fiona Winning (viola) and Anton Lukoszevieze (cello). The core of BMS 2022 will be four concerts in the Watchtower Gallery. The repertoire will be a mix of Baroque and contemporary music, with the special feature that much of the contemporary music to be performed is influenced by or is a commentary upon the Baroque style.
You can buy a Series Pass, which gives entrance to all ten events. We are keeping the price of a Series Pass very low (£39) to encourage people who might not normally attend concerts or lectures to take advantage of our full programme. However, running the Series is an expensive exercise, and you can contribute a bit more by buying a Patron Series Pass instead (£50). To secure either Pass, please click the red ‘Tickets’ button. You can also learn more about and book tickets for individual events.
As well as the core solo performances, other activities include lectures on Baroque art and culture, and the Baroque musical style and its influence on later generations of composers; a celebratory community concert; schools activities focused on strings, and featuring an installation based on Alvin Lucier’s ‘Music on a Long Thin Wire’; and the culmination of an international competition for composers, with winning pieces being performed in the concerts. Full programme.
The works to be performed in the concerts include the greats of the high Baroque, JS Bach and GP Telemann, as well as the lesser-known Italian Baroque composer, Joseph Dall’Abaco. These will be performed alongside works by composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including several works by living composers from the north-east of England.
The concerts will be performed in the wonderful Watchtower Gallery, with its spacious acoustic properties and art of Ian Stephenson. We are especially grateful to Kate Stephenson for making this space available.