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January 2019

THE GOLDEN AGE OF VENETIAN MUSIC 1550-1750

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Venice, European political power since the Middle Ages, took a while to flower musically. The Gabrielli's in the late 16th Century heralded a golden age of Venetian life: great church services in San Marco Basilica, flamboyant political and social ceremonies, the first commercial opera houses, and music played in the city orphanages. Discover Montiverde, Cavalli, Vivaldi etc. across one of music's most splendid periods. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKDAY)

Sunday January 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Jan. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 A WEEKEND version precedes - attend both, save £25

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RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HISTORY AND ITS MUSIC 1850-1917

Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* The history of late Imperial Russia and its plural, progressive culture viewed through the lens of its classical composers, including 'The Five', Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, amongst others. NOTE: This IS a three night course (starts on the Tuesday, ends on the Friday), not a two night as accidentally printed in the brochure. Apologies for the error, which (of course) was spotted after the brochure went to print! Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the…

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE GOLDEN CENTURY OF ITALIAN OPERA

Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Rossini's Barber of Seville makes a winning start, followed by the Bel Canto favourites, Bellini's Norma and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Verdi's A Masked Ball keeps things relatively light-hearted as does Puccini's La Boheme, until the denouement. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SINGING FOR THE TONE DEAF (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

Thursday January 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Coinciding with Burns Night (25th), enjoy a timely theme to some of our music and food - Tartan optional! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £284 Non-residential: £226

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February 2019

STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday February 10, 2019 at 16:30 to Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A country house - ideal for chamber music. Preformed strings or piano groups can join us for 2 days of intense music making. Groups should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Students may have a warm-up session from 5-6pm on the arrival day. Limited spaces but also see 10 Mar. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: WAGNER’S ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

Sunday February 17, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A complete survey of Wagner's concert music from the Rienzi Overture to Parsifal's Good Friday music via Ring favourites like Ride of the Valkyries, Magic Fire Music and Siegfried's Rhine Journey. All graphically introduced but with no singing! Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

Sunday February 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday February 28, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as Tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces with, this year, a special opportunity to attend a secret Alan Barnes cellar gig (in Hexham*)! (The Great) Alan Barnes (Bedfordshire  www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £335 (admission to cellar gig not included) *The 'secret' evening gig planned for Tue 26 Feb 2019 is an idea we…

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March 2019

RECORDER PLAYING: NEXT STEPS

Friday March 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday March 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Do not be scared to make mistakes ... have fun ... make music. The standard is roughly Grade 1-3, but this is a chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality in a gentle way with like-minded people under professional guidance. Enjoy! Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday March 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday March 7, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 All applications to be made initially through Laurence Perkins to ascertain ensemble line-up. See his page for links to his website and…

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