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Jan
20
Sat
2018
An Evening with Phillip Dyson
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening with Phillip Dyson @ The Holburne Museum

The charismatic Phillip Dyson returns to the Holburne Museum with another sensational show featuring some of the world’s most popular and best loved piano classics. Works include pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and George Gershwin, as well as anniversary celebrations for Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Scott Joplin, and Fats Waller. This concert will also feature the first performance of Phillip’s latest composition, especially written and influenced by our exhibition, Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception.

International Concert Pianist Phillip Dyson has been described by critics as simply “brilliant”, with a “wonderfully dry, very British sense of humour” and a recent recital in New York City accredited him as nothing less than “magnificent”. A world class pianist and great entertainer performing to sell-out audiences around the world. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and Classic FM, tours throughout the UK and has a great international reputation in Europe and America, gaining enormous popularity in both the classical and light music repertoires. Phillip Dyson is a Decca Classics recording Artist.

Jan
22
Mon
2018
The K.E.S. Holburne Soloist Concert
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The K.E.S. Holburne Soloist Concert @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom

Concert starts at 7pm

Doors open at 6.15pm

Tickets £8

Feb
23
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and exhibitions as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our beautiful exhibition Anthony Fry: A RetrospectiveIn the Garden Café, sample a cocktail or two and chill out to tunes from our resident DJ, Cowboy Beatbop.

The Moving Exhibition Showcase, in partnership with Bath Spa University

Don’t miss performances from the ‘Moving Exhibition’, in which dancers and musicians from Bath Spa University will collaborate to create short original performance works in response to the displays and spaces of the Museum. Performances will occur throughout the building and at regular intervals.

 

Moving Exhibition_Caption 'Laura Penlington, Lucy Everson, Amelia White'

Moving Exhibition_Caption ‘Laura Penlington, Lucy Everson, Amelia White’

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Vive la Différence
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Vive la Différence  @ The Holburne Museum

‘Vive la Différence’, the title of this recital, generally refers to the sexes; but might it not equally be a ‘hurrah’ for the difference between the musical and poetic traditions of Germany, France and Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century?
Join Richard Frewer and David Price as they explore the grandeur of the German Lieder tradition through works by Richard Strauss; the light romantic Gallic quality in Mélodies by Satie, Chabrier, Duparc and Bizet; and the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ in songs by Thomas Hardy and Gerald Finzi. The main work in this recital will be ‘Earth and Air and Rain’, Finzi’s set of ten of Hardy’s poems.
Richard Frewer sings for the joy and challenge of it. Throughout his career as architect and university chair professor, he has maintained a considerable reputation as a concert singer. He has been awarded the Philharmonic Orchestra’s prestigious Martin Scholarship, and taken part in Elisabeth Shwarzkopf’s masterclasses in London and Hanover. David Price was the director of music at Dauntsey’s School and has been conductor of the Trowbridge and Bath Symphony Orchestras and musical director of a number of West Country opera companies. He is a passionate chamber music player and a distinguished freelance coach, accompanist and lecturer.

£15 (Garden Café open for drinks and, Anthony Fry (1927-2016) A Retrospective, open 6 to 7.30pm)

Mar
20
Tue
2018
The Golden Days of My Spring
Mar 20 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
The Golden Days of My Spring @ The Holburne Museum

Maria Danishvar Brown (Soprano)
Vera Kovaleva Lewis (Piano)

Join us as we celebrate Sergei Rachmaninov’s Birthday on the Museum’s own Steinway piano which he used for his British concerts from 1929-38. The songs by Sergei Rachmaninov are loved in Russia but very little known in Western Europe because of their linguistic and technical difficulties. Maria Danishvar Brown and Vera Kovaleva Lewis will perform this special tribute featuring his best songs.
Maria Danishvar Brown, Russian soprano, studied singing with Alexander Petrov in Moscow and at the Music Academy in Kiev. Maria is a pupil of Rosa Mannion and an MA graduate of Bath Spa University. She is an oratorio and opera soloist in Bath, Dorset, Wales and the West Country and enjoys introducing audiences in Britain and Germany to the Russian repertoire.
Vera Kovaleva Lewis is a Russian pianist. Upon graduating from Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, Vera took a different career path, becoming a successful businesswoman and, later on, an executive coach. Fortunately, moving to Bath brought back the passion of her entire life – music – especially Rachmaninov’s piano and vocal masterpieces.

 

 

Apr
12
Thu
2018
Celebrating Frank Brown (1923-2001)
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating Frank Brown (1923-2001) @ The Holburne Museum

Join Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown as The Friends of the Holburne celebrate Frank Brown’s contribution to the Museum in an informal, intimate evening of music and discussion. They will conjure up the 19th-century salon with musical gems, performed on that quintessential salon instrument, the guitar, in duo with the museum’s rare and beautiful Schantz fortepiano. They will introduce and illustrate their respective instruments, and Sam will talk about the guitar’s mystical relative, the lute.

The recital will be followed by a convivial party in the Garden Café. This will be an opportunity to relax, meet the performers and enjoy a drink. Over the past few years, the music has been excellent and the parties that followed have been a great opportunity to meet other Friends of potential Friends!
Since meeting at the Royal College of Music in 2015, Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown have earned a reputation for their dynamic playing and faultless ensemble, performing in venues and festivals across the UK. Performing on virginals, harpsichord, fortepiano, renaissance lute, romantic guitar and classical guitar, the duo arrange and perform a vast repertoire, ranging from 16th century lutenists to the 19th century salon, through Baroque opera and Classical symphonies. Nathaniel Mander has enjoyed an international career as one of the leading performers of his generation. His latest project has been recording a series of harpsichord videos with the award winning film director David Percy. Sam Brown also pursues an international career as a guitarist and lutenist. Sam recorded his first CD, a chamber concerto dedicated to him by Barry Mills, with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017.

£25 (to include a party in the Garden Café afterwards)
The Garden Café and the exhibition Anthony Fry: A Retrospective  will be open from 6 to 7pm.

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Music of the Georgian Theatre
Apr 17 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Music of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum

Join the Florentine Arts Ensemble as they present a programme of music inspired by our temporary exhibition, Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre. This recital will explore the challenges facing the performing artist in 18th Century England. Particularly the public’s attitude toward music and the theatre, and the development of what became accepted as ‘culture’ in society.
Florentine Arts Ensemble is an exciting and highly innovative venture which seeks to break away from the established concept of the ‘concert platform’, towards exploring the relationship between music and the visual arts at some of the U.K’s leading concert venues, art galleries and museums. Challenging the traditional view that these two art forms are separate, the Florentine Arts Ensemble engages the audience through the discussion and performance of related music to enlighten, inform, and inspire.

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Shakespeare’s Birthday
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Shakespeare’s Birthday @ The Holburne Museum

Celebrate William Shakespeare’s Birthday in the elegant surroundings of the Brownsword Picture Gallery. Be entertained by the vocal talents of Operaletta, many of whom enjoy successful solo careers, as they pay their annual visit to the Holburne Museum. They will present a tuneful, interesting and sometimes surprising mixture of solos, duets, trios and ensembles, inspired by the Bard of Avon, which always provide an enjoyable experience for performers and audience alike. They will be accompanied by Geoff Ditcham, and proceedings will be introduced by Peter Redfern.
Seating is limited: as this enjoyable evening is always popular, you are advised to buy your tickets early!

Garden Café open for drinks and, Anthony Fry (1927-2016) A Retrospective, open 6 to 7.30pm

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Holburne Up Late
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and exhibitions as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening.

Come and see work by the designers and makers of the future with the 3 Dimensional Design Student Exhibition ( Bath Spa University-Free). Degree students studying 3 Dimensional Design present new prototype ideas, designed in response to the Holburne Museum’s building, collection and site. This innovative course encourages students to think and design ‘outside the box’. Student designers will rethink the souvenir, and explore how material can resonate with memory, identity and place.