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July 2020

AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 10th at 11:00 to 15:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

11:00 - 15:30 Fri 7 August 2020 (rescheduled and now will be some sort of online broadcast stream -  if we can get the tech working) All are invited to virtually share two 45 minute concerts at 11am and 2pm, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A link will be put up here to the concert which we will attempt to stream (with Laurence's help!). Fingers crossed! (Not the players, though,…

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August 2020

[RESCHEDULED] WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

August 2nd at 16:30 to August 7th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies, Jan Willem Nelleke, Colin Honour and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) We can pick-up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT, IF RESTRICTIONS PERMIT. Residential: £676 Non-residential: £497…

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 24th at 18:30 to August 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 24 Aug - 13:30 Fri 28 Aug 2020 For pre-formed trios, quartets and quintets. Groups work together in the mornings on self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319

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STARTERS’ MINI-ORCHESTRA FOR WOODWIND & STRINGS (C INSTRUMENTS)

August 28th at 18:30 to August 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 28 Aug - 13:30 Sun 30 Aug 2020 Easy-level weekend for instruments in the key of C (i.e. flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings - sorry, no clarinets or saxophones). With relatively straightforward instrumental parts, in terms of key and note range, enjoy making music in our miniorchestra. Little or no experience of playing with others? Not had the instrument out for years? Lack confidence? This is for you! Primarily for Grades 1-4. String players should be capable…

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September 2020

MUSIC FROM EASTERN EUROPE

September 4th at 18:30 to September 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 4 Sep - 13:30 Sun 6 Sep 2020 A look at the music and musicians of the Eastern European bloc: Bohemia, Czech countries, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia etc. Explore their considerable influence on the wider development of music, mainly from the C18th onwards with migrant composers Stamitz, Vanhal, Gassmann et al. C19th nationalism grew in the hands of Smetana, Dvorak, and Liszt, developing in the C20th with Bartok and Kodaly. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE ENGLISH MUSICAL RENAISSANCE

September 13th at 18:30 to September 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 13 Sep - 13:30 Tue 15 Sep 2020 Once described as "a land without music", England found a constant stream of composers, from the late C19th well into the 20th. Shorter orchestral works by Sullivan, Parry, Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Walton and Britten will delight us on our way. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 27 Sep - 13:30 Tue 29 Sep 2020 For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Noncompetitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 (1st of 2 successive courses due to demand)P

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 29th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Thu 1 Oct 2020 *NEW EXTRA COURSE* See 27 Sep, Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 (2nd of 2 successive courses due to demand)

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