Bromsgrove Concerts promotes high-quality chamber music concerts.

All our concerts are held on Friday evenings at 8pm in Artrix, the arts centre in Bromsgrove.

The 2010-2011 season is our 48th and includes, as usual, a wide variety of chamber music, ranging from the early to the contemporary.

A subscription to Bromsgrove Concerts offers very good value for money. A full price subscription costs just £78 and includes all 8 concerts - under £10 per concert. Concessions are available which make a subscription even more of a bargain (see ticket prices).


Dates for the 2010-2011 Season

2010
8 October Rivoli Quartet
29 October Timothy Orpen clarinet, Gemma Rosefield cello
and Simon Lepper piano
19 November Leon McCawley piano
3 December London Harpsichord Ensemble
 
2011
14 January Brodowski Quartet with Terry Barfoot presenter
4 February Royal Quartet
25 February Boult Quartet with Chen Chen piano
25 March Atrium Quartet

Full details of 2010-2011 season   ·   Concert diary   ·   Ticket prices


Funding

Funding problems in 2007-2008 and subsequent seasons have meant a sharp decrease in our reserves. This makes it more difficult to plan ahead. We continue to seek additional sources of funding.

We are grateful to the Elmley Foundation for the funding which they have provided to support our programmes.

Full list of acknowledgments


Commissioning New Works

Bromsgrove Concerts has a well established record of commissioning new works.

In the 2007-2008 season we were planning to commission a new piece for piano from Morgan Hayes which would have been given its first performance by Stephen Gutman in his concert on 14th March 2008. Unfortunately we had to abandon this commission due to lack of funding.

However, in the 2008-2009 season, thanks to funding from Arts Council England, we were able to commission Morgan to write a new work for string quartet called Dances on a Ground, which was performed by the Smith Quartet on 27 February 2009.

Rolf Hind's The Eye of Fire, which was commissioned by Bromsgrove Concerts for Rolf and the Duke Quartet to play at our Bartok Weekend in 2004, was broadcast on Radio 3's Hear and Now programme on 3rd February 2007. This was a recording made at the Wigmore Hall on 5th December 2006.

The 2006-2007 season's commission, Ed Bennett's For Marcel Dzama, has been recorded by the Fidelio Trio, who gave the first performance at their concert in Bromsgrove on 13th April 2007. It was released on the Fidelio Trio's CD Bulb: Irish Piano Trios on the NMC label on 4th February 2008. Also on the CD are two other works which the Fidelio Trio played at their Bromsgrove concert: Donnacha Dennehy's Bulb and Deidre Gribbin's How to Make the Water Sound. Full details can be found on the NMC website.

Philip Cashian's Caprichos, which was commissioned by Bromsgrove Concerts in 2003, was broadcast on Radio 3's Hear and Now programme on 3rd November 2007.


Bromsgrove Concerts and Artrix

Artrix, the arts centre in Bromsgrove, has been open since 2005 and we are using it for all our concerts.

This photograph of Artrix was taken on 13th April 2007 - click on it for a larger version.




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