• Trombones provide a rousing start to 2019-20 season!
  • Wyvern Theatre, Wednesday September 18th, 1.05 – 2pm

 

We are sure of a rousing start to Swindon Recital Series’ 2019-20 season when we welcome Bute Bones to the Wyvern Theatre.  These are four young trombonists from varied musical backgrounds who formed this quartet last year at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.  Joe provides a local connection as he was born in Marlborough and sang with the Marlborough College Chapel Choir.  He lists his interests as cricket, golf and trombone though isn’t sure of the exact order yet…  Tim, Beth and Peter performed in Bosnia recently and Peter is part of a band called Year of the Dog that has released their debut single after performing ‘Run these streets’ on the Netflix series ‘Sex Education’.   Paul Turner said ‘Bute Bones’ programme will range from classical music through Gershwin, Queen and anything in between and should be a lot of fun!  An excellent choice by Bower & Bailey and we are very grateful for their continued support’

 

Bute Bones appear at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Wednesday September 18thth at 1.05 pm.  Tickets £6, accompanied children (14 and under) free. 

 

 

  • BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist to give recital in Swindon!
  • Arts Centre, Sunday October 20th, 3pm

 Saxophonist Robert Burton was a national finalist in Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2016.  Two years later Robert won the Woodwind Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2018 at the age of eighteen. He went on to secure a place in the Grand Final at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, where he performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, broadcast live on BBC 4 and BBC Radio 3.  A winner of other competitions as well, Rob is in high demand around the UK, including playing at the Cheltenham Festival, Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.  He has even been as far as Caracas in Venezuela where he took part in the European Soloists Festival.  At Swindon’s Arts Centre, accompanied by Swindon Recital Series Founder and pianist Paul Turner, he will present a virtuoso performance demonstrating the huge variety in the saxophone repertoire, ranging from Baroque (Marcello) to Tango (Piazzolla) with compositions by Decruck, Demersseman, Milhaud, Grovlez and Itturalde for good measure.  Rob can be found on Youtube playing Itturalde’s Pequeňa Czarda – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipOLbTDn16I

 

Rob and Paul will appear at the Arts Centre, Swindon, on Sunday October 20th at 3pm.  Tickets £15, seniors £12.50, students £2.50, accompanied children (14 and under) free. 

 

Hailing from a farming family in Cambridgeshire, saxophonist Rob Burton won the Woodwind Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2018 at the age of eighteen. He went on to secure a place in the Grand Final at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, where he performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, broadcast live on BBC 4 and BBC Radio 3.

Recent highlights include performing the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto after winning the Silk Street Sinfonia Young Artists Concerto Competition, and recitals at the Cheltenham Festival and the Charles Wood Festival in Armagh.

Rob studies Classical Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music with Simon Haram and Huw Wiggin. He was a pupil at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon alongside studies with Paul Stevens (saxophone) and Derek Hannigan (clarinet) at Junior Guildhall, where he was a Sax.co.uk Scholarship holder. Rob has also achieved Grade 8 Distinction in Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano and Recorder.

Paul Turner is an Honours graduate and an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music where his many prizes and awards culminated in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize.  An experienced recitalist he has appeared at London’s leading venues and major UK festivals.  He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists.

“For his part, Turner offered…intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise” (Richard Whitehouse – St. Johns Smith Square)

 

About Swindon Recital Series

Swindon Recital Series was founded 26 years ago by Paul Turner.  The Recital Series is committed to providing world-class chamber music in the Swindon area by presenting regular concerts of chamber music given by professional musicians.  The Series takes place between September and April each year at various venues in and around Swindon, including the Wyvern Theatre and the Arts Centre.

  • A beautiful programme for viola and piano
  • Wyvern Theatre, Wednesday November 13th, 1.05pm

 Duo Karadys – Carol Hubel-Allen viola and Paul Turner piano – present a programme of beautiful music celebrating the combination of these two instruments.  Duo Karadys was originally formed in 2010 when Carol joined forces with pianist Alan MacLean, however, in May 2017 Alan moved to Scotland and his place at the piano was taken by Paul, well-known in Swindon as Founder of Swindon Recital Series. The duo combines classical and romantic favourites with neglected works and the programme for this recital ranges from the Classical to the Modern.

The classical period is represented by Franz Schubert whose Arpeggione Sonata reflects the whole gamut of human experience.  Max Bruch was a German Romantic composer whose composition Romance is a delightful work, displaying two conflicting aspects of love.  Paul will play a selection of Lyric Pieces by Edvard Grieg whose use and arrangement of Norwegian folk music in the 19th century helped to develop a Norwegian national identity and Arvo Päart’s Spiegel im Spiegel, written in 1978, is an example of minimal music.  The title literally means ‘mirror(s) in the mirror’, which produces an infinity of images.  According to Paul, ‘The piece is deceptively simple but the level of concentration needed makes this a challenge to play.’

 Carol and Paul will appear at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Wednesday November 13th at 1.05pm.  Tickets £6, accompanied children (14 and under) free. 

Carol Hubel-Allen received her musical training at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she studied with Sidney Griller, Gwynne Edwards and Max Rostal, and was invited to play in master classes with Louis Persinger, Bruno Giuranna, Sandor Vegh, and György Kurtag. 

After a spell with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra she joined the Pfeifer String Quartet in Stuttgart, touring extensively throughout Europe, also giving recitals with piano and appearing as a soloist with orchestras in Switzerland and Germany. During an extended stay in the US, she was invited to become a member of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra and the Chanterelle String Quartet. 

More recently, she joined the Dehler String Quartet of the Staatskapelle, Weimar, and then in 2006 returned to this country where she formed the Duo Karadys and the Bochmann String Trio.

Carol holds a number of awards from the Royal Academy of Music and the Colmar International String Quartet Competition in France and she has made numerous radio and TV recordings and discs.

 

 

 Paul Turner is an Honours graduate and an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music where his many prizes and awards culminated in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize.  An experienced recitalist he has appeared at London’s leading venues and major UK festivals.  He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists.

“For his part, Turner offered…intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise” (Richard Whitehouse – St. Johns Smith Square)