A warm welcome to our exciting 2019-20 season
The Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts continue to go from strength to strength. Some of our recent concerts have attracted record audiences, and have maintained our tradition of presenting some of the best young and more established artists in imaginative and colourful programmes. This year we have begun a ground-breaking collaboration with South Dorset’s new community radio station, KeeP106 FM.
Our series receives no funding. Our income, generated from ticket sales, covers all our costs associated with the concerts, including venue hire. We keep our ticket prices low,and maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Many regular concert-goers make their day out in Weymouth a feature of their month.
We bring music of the highest professional quality to people in South Dorset, with an emphasis on young artists and the opportunity to present unusual works and neglected composers alongside well-known favourites.
The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth falls in 2020, and I have reflected this in my programming for the next two seasons. The latter part of this season features a Beethoven 250 strand, with performances of a violin sonata, a piano trio and the last three of the great German composer’s 32 piano sonatas.
An excellent young soprano, Bethany Cox, opens the series with a programme reflecting Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, and we look forward to return visits from two old friends whose previous recitals here were acclaimed : violinist Christopher Horner and clarinettist Neil Aston. And we welcome one of the South West’s leading young pianists, Nina Savicevic, for an exciting solo recital.
My own piano trio makes two appearances playing beloved cornerstones of the chamber repertoire: Beethoven’s ‘Archduke Trio’ in March 2020, and Ravel’s sumptuous Piano Trio to close the season in June 2020.
Please put the dates in your diary now, and tell your friends about us!
With your support we are now looking towards our 20th anniversary in 2022 – please help us to get there!
We look forward to seeing you at a concert
Duncan Honeybourne, Founder & Artistic Director