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April 2018

MUSIC APPRECIATION: RACHMANINOV ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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

"Whoever is not able to invent a melody which can assert itself and last will never be a very great master" (Rachmaninov). Come, be immersed in the emotional directness of this Russian's symphonies, piano concertos, Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE UNKNOWN VERDI OPERAS

April 6th at 18:30 to April 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Of Guiseppe Verdi's 30 magical early works, only about 8 operas make regular repertoire. We will unearth some of these foresaken gems. From 'Oberto' to 'Luisa Miller' there are hidden treasures to delight and surprise! Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

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

For intermediate players (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music range from Renaissance to the present, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 27th at 18:30 to April 29th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (Grade 5 min). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for discrete ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. Ends with a Joint CONCERT & TEA on the Sunday afternoon. NEW TUTORS: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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CONCERT AND TEA: HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 29th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A delightful afternoon of live Harp and Flute music presented in the intimate setting of our atmospheric oak-floored Lecture Room. Led by: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute), who are leading a weekend with harp and flute players. £20 ending with Tea and a Slice Rachel Holt Anna Christensen

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May 2018

COME AND SING PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 18th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Singers of all experience or inexperience! Our very varied repertoire (songs, folk-songs, music-hall songs, etc.) will be built around popular songs from eras of both World Wars. Splendid music, great accompanist. A friendly, non-elitist gathering where anybody is welcome, regardless of your self-impressions about your own voice! You do not even have be in a choir already or ever have been. What unites us is the opportunity to share the songs and music together. If you have never experienced…

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

May 25th at 18:30 to May 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Preformed string quartets or piano groups for some intense music-making. Groups should choose two works for special study, and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BIG BAND ARRANGING

May 29th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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June 2018

BRITISH BMG FEDERATION SUMMER SCHOOL WEEKEND 2018

June 1st at 19:00 to June 3rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Banjo, mandolin or guitar. Tutors: Mauro Squillante: The Baroque concerto grosso; Chris Sands: Classic Finger-style 5-string Banjo; Nigel Gatherer: Folk Band. See link to the BMG website for details.Ending with an informal concert after lunch followed by refreshments at 3:30pm Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Organised by the BMG Federation (www.highamhall.com/bmg)

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED)

June 22nd at 18:30 to June 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. An extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Now ends after lunch on the Monday. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £342 Non-residential: £244

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