Festival for all Tastes August 11 to 19

Sarah Beth Briggs joining the line up at Burton Bradstock festival

THE 2018 Bradstock Festival, from 11th to 19th August is a delightful programme of classical, jazz, folk and world music performed by some of Europe’s finest young performers

There are 11 musical events, from lunchtime concerts to late night recitals with supper, performed by the virtuoso festival players and singers, led by festival director, violinist David Juritz, and including Craig Ogden, Milos Milivojevic, Claire Bradshaw, Yuri Zhislin, Eluned Pierce, Adrian Bradbury, David Gordon and Anna Hashimoto.

Monday’s evening concert is by multi-instrumental Irish contemporary folk quartet Ranagri, at St Mary’s Church,  followed by a late night recital with David Juritz, guitarist Craig Ogden and accordionist Miloš Milivojevic in Happy 350th François Couperin, the first of three concerts celebrating the great French master.

Tuesday begins with a lunchtime concert at 12.30pm by pianist Sarah Beth Briggs, winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg, with David Juritz and cellist Adrian Bradbury. In the evening there is innovative and improvisational jazz from 6Pac, followed at 9.45pm by Adrian Bradbury playing Bach’s Cello Suite No 5 joined by Milos Milivojevic for Five Views of the Gulag State by Victor Vlasov.

Wednesday’s chamber concert is a guitar trio by de Fossa, a Mozart sonata, Faure’s C minor piano quartet, and Vaclav Trojan’s music for the film, The Emperor and the Nightingale. The Atéa Wind Quintet give the late night recital of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin and excerpts from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

On Thursday lunchtime, Alena Walentin, flute, Yuri Zhislin, viola and Eluned Pierce, harp, play trios by Debussy, Ibert and Leclair. In the evening, From Berlin to Bernstein is a programme of songs from the Berlin nightclubs to New York via the streets of London and the foothills of the Alps, performed by Claire Bradshaw and Damian Thantrey with the Festival Players. The late-night Couperin tributes continue with pianist David Gordon and friends playing his mesmeric Les Baricades Mistérieuses, plus Gordon’s own Mysterious Barracudas.

The gala finale on Friday includes two masterpieces to celebrate Debussy’s centenary, a virtuoso accordion concerto by Galliano, and works by Mozart, Richard Strauss,\Bach and more.

For more information visit www.burtonbradstockfestival.com