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September 2019

VERDI’S RIGOLETTO, IL TROVATORE AND LA TRAVIATA

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Following what he described as his "galley years", Verdi produced from 1850-53 a trio of operas, universally popular, then as now. Peopled by memorable characters such as Sparafucile, Azucena, Violetta, driven forward by direct and heart-warming melodies. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

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. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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October 2019

STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

October 11th at 18:30 to October 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Experienced Strings are invited to join us and play three Vivaldi string concertos, Tchaikovsky Elegy and the wonderful, folk inspired, Divertimento by Bartók. Professional violinist Louise Latham will be conducting the course. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 16th at 18:30 to October 20th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

There will be a free informal concert with participants on Sunday 11:15am Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Mandy Burvill Residential: £540 Non-residential: £411 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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WIND SERENADES: DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 16th at 18:30 to October 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades There will be a free informal concert with participants on Sunday 11:15am Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Mandy Burvill Residential: £540 Non-residential: £411 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT

October 20th at 11:15 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An end of course Concert given by players completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE A free PIANO concert will take place on 17 March

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: AUTUMN LANDSCAPES IN MUSIC

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

*NEW* A delightful weekend looking at how Autumn has been depicted in music. Includes orchestral, piano and vocal music by Grieg, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mozart and a small selection of popular songs. Some music will be supplemented by paintings. Sheer joy, even if you are only reaquainting yourself with the classical genre. NEW TUTOR: Chris Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/chris-rodwell) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Ian France, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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JAZZ IMPROVISATION AND ARRANGING WITH MARK BASSEY

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

For musicians interested in developing appropriate skills to be able to play, arrange or both. Also a chance to hear your music played by others. Nurture your swing in a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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November 2019

THE CHORAL CLASSICS: BRAHMS, VERDI AND ELGAR

November 5th at 18:30 to November 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Three composers from the Romantic era, better-known for works in other fields, were inspired by religious texts to produce outstanding choral works: Brahms and Verdi – Requiems and Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius. Hear impassioned solos, colourful orchestrations and choruses. Soul-stirring and sublime! Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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A WEEKEND WITH THE HARP

November 15th at 18:30 to November 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn secrets of the Welsh harp tradition from the master himself! Robin will look at authentic traditional melodies and arranging in the Welsh style, the typical method of Theme and Variations, and traditional Welsh dance music on the harp. Teaching primarily by ear, but notation provided afterwards. You are welcome to record the class. Intermediate/ Advanced level. Guest Tutors: Charlotte Petersen and Robin Huw Bowen Organised by Gill Salter-Smith for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

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