Events At The Castle at Taunton

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The Endellion String Quartet

24 Oct 2014 – 26 Oct 2014

The Endellion String Quartet

Schubert & Haydn

24–26 October 2014 (MB 183)

2 nights • 4 concerts

Andrew Watkinson violin, Ralph de Souza violin, Garfield Jackson viola, David Waterman cello.

Pre-concert talks: Prof. Geoffrey Norris

 

The Programme

Friday 24 October 2014, 6.00pm

Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm

Beethoven, String Quartet No.6 in B flat, Op.18 No.6; Schubert, String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D804 ‘Rosamunde’; Mendelssohn, String Quartet in D, Op.44 No.1



Saturday 25 October 2014, 11.00am

Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Haydn, String Quartet in D, Op.76 No.5; Schubert, String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 ‘Death & the Maiden’ 

 



Saturday 25 October 2014, 6.00pm

Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm

Haydn, String Quartet in D minor, Op.103; Janáček, String Quartet No.1, ‘Kreutzer’; Schubert, String Quartet No.15 in G, D887

 



Sunday 26 October 2014, 11.00am

Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Schubert, ‘Quartettsatz’, D703; Haydn, String Quartet in E-flat, Op.64 No.6; Smetana, String Quartet No.1 in E minor, ‘From My Life’

 



Tickets to individual concerts: £24 for mornings, £25 for evenings. Please contact the Castle Hotel to book these, on 01823 328303.

Ticket Prices

  • Morning Concert   24.00
  • Evening Concert   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Saturday 25 Oct 2014 10:30 am 13
Saturday 25 Oct 2014 5:30 pm 7
Sunday 26 Oct 2014 10:30 am 21

Tea with Mr Turner

30 Oct 2014

Tea with Mr Turner

Castle Art Talk on the work of J.M.W Turner by Trish Jones

30th October 2014 at 2.00pm

This autumn season, all eyes will be on the most celebrated landscape painter of the nineteenth century.  Mike Leigh’s much anticipated biopic, ‘Mr Turner’, will be on screens nationwide.  Tate Britain is opening a major exhibition showing Turner’s late, great paintings from their collection.

 J.M.W Turner was part of the great moment of change in British society in the first half of the nineteenth century towards modernity and technological innovation. 

A classically trained academician, Turner became, in his later years, an extraordinary force of nature.  His light filled landscapes even today look amazingly airy and free in their execution. 

Light was his glorious medium and his revolutionary brushstrokes predated Impressionism by many years.  His methods were fast and furious and his work not always well received by the public or the fellow members of the Royal Academy.

However, even rival Constable was forced to admit in prophetic words 'Turner has some golden visions, but still they are art, and one could live and die with such pictures.' 

Talk only: £15

Talk with Afternoon Tea: £25

Patricia Jones has a first class honours degree in Humanities and an MA in Art History. She offers insights and a route to informed looking that will, as Picasso proposed, truly "wash the dust from your soul".

Patricia’s talks draw from her wealth of experience in the education sector and deep knowledge of the subject. She has a relaxed and engaging style of delivery that aims to facilitate discovery, discussion and new ways of thinking about the place and value of art in society.


Ticket Prices

  • Talk only   15.00
  • Talk with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 30 Oct 2014 2:00 pm 30 Talk only   15.00
Talk with Afternoon Tea   25.00

BRAZZ Autumn Comedy Nights

11 Sep 2014 – 6 Nov 2014

BRAZZ Autumn Comedy Nights

Don't miss out on our Autumn Comedy Nights in BRAZZ!

Thursday, 6 November 

  • Compere/MC – Stephen Carlin
  • Larry Dean
  • Richard Lindesay
  • Tim O'Connor

Headliner: Nick Revell

Starting out as a writer for topical shows like Weekending and The News Huddlines on BBC Radio and Not the Nine O’Clock News on BBC TV in the late 70s, Nick Revell began performing as a stand-up at the Comedy Store in 1980.

Over the next twelve years he worked extensively on the expanding alternative comedy circuit and made many visits to the Edinburgh Fringe, including Brave New Comedy in 1984 (with Arnold Brown, Norman Lovett and Paul Merton) and was nominated for the Perrier Award for his solo show in 1987.

Dinner will be served from 6.00pm - 7.30pm and the show begins at 8.30pm.

MENU

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Fishcake with Leeks and Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken Caesar Salad

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Buffalo Mozzarella and Tarragon 

Pan fried Brixham Cod with Creamed Leeks, Spinach and New Potatoes 

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Cauliflower Cheese, Runner Beans and Roasting Juices  

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Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sorbet

Milk Chocolate Mousse with Confit Orange Sorbet

Selection of Local Cheeses with Castle Orchard Chutney, Grapes and Crackers


General Admission is standing room only & does not guarantee seating or a view of the stage.  All acts are subject to change.

Ticket Prices

  • Ticket with 2-Course Dinner & Wine from 6.00pm - 7.30pm   39.00
  • Ticket, burger & chips with bottle of beer or glass of wine   22.00
  • General Admittance - standing room only in bar area   15.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 6 Nov 2014 8:30 pm 48 Ticket with 2-Course Dinner & Wine from 6.00pm - 7.30pm   39.00
Ticket, burger & chips with bottle of beer or glass of wine   22.00
General Admittance - standing room only in bar area   15.00

David Mitchell

11 Nov 2014

David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks - Taunton Literary Festival 2014

Tuesday, 11th November at 11.30am

One drowsy summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...

Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this is the kaleidoscopic new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.

The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly’s life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland’s Atlantic coast as Europe’s oil supply dries up.

Ticket Prices

  • Talk with 2-course lunch & wine   39.00
  • Talk only   10.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Tuesday 11 Nov 2014 11:30 am 65 Talk with 2-course lunch & wine   39.00
Talk only   10.00

Ladies' Indulgence Evening

11 Nov 2014

Ladies' Indulgence Evening

Tuesday 11th November 7 – 9pm

A fun and decadent evening for the ladies. 

  • Live Music
  • Cookery, Beauty & Floristry Demonstrations
  • Mini Spa Treatments
  • Craft, Gifts, Fashion Stalls and Much More

Tickets just £10, include a welcome drink with canapés. 

Quality raffle for St Margaret’s Hospice

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   10.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Tuesday 11 Nov 2014 7:00 pm 84 General Admittance   10.00

Jonathan Miller

12 Nov 2014

Jonathan Miller

60 Years of Writing - Taunton Literary Festival 2014

Wednesday, 12th November at 11.30am

Actor, doctor, TV presenter, film director, opera director, sculptor - Sir Jonathan Miller’s careers cover a vast range. He is also a gifted and insightful writer, but his writings have been scattered across a series of books and articles over the last sixty years. This selection gives an idea of the depth and variety of his preoccupations, from mesmerism to neurology, film and theatre to art history and technique, parody to reportage. Each extract has an introduction by Miller, setting it in the context of his interests in the arts and sciences.
 
With wit and perception, Miller casts light on many aspects of the world which we take for granted, and illuminates them with original insights. His writings incorporate ideas and techniques which have made Miller a unique presence on the cultural scene, gathered together here for the first time in one collection.                        

Ticket Prices

  • Talk with 2-course lunch & wine   39.00
  • Talk only   10.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Wednesday 12 Nov 2014 11:30 am SOLD OUT

Paint the Soul

13 Nov 2014

Paint the Soul

Talks about Art by Maggie Giraud, Art Historian and Curator
Thursday, 13th November 2014

Paint the soul, never mind the arms and legs...’ is a quotation from Browning’s poem about Fra Fillipo Lippi, where his prior is admonishing the wayward painter monk who has more than an eye for the ladies.  

An overview of the development of portraiture is given from the medieval to the modern period, with examples from Holbein to Freud.  The changing role of the portrait is explored with the impact of the advent of photography, where creating ‘the arms and legs’ ceases to be a challenge. The talk explores how we can look at portraits now.

11am – Coffee and talk only £15.
 
Tickets can be purchased online or telephone box office between 10.30am - 4.30pm Monday – Friday on 01823 328303.

Ticket Prices

  • Ticket Only   15.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 13 Nov 2014 11:00 am 43 Ticket Only   15.00

Comte Lafon Dinner

13 Nov 2014

Comte Lafon Dinner

13 November at 6.30pm

Join us for an exclusive Castle Bow wine event.  We are proud to announce that our special guest speakers for the evening will be Stéphane Thibodaux and  Dominique Lafon, Managing Director of Comtes Lafon, Burgandy.

The Comtes Lafon estate is an established part of Burgundian history. Its origins can be traced back to the south-west of France, and more specifically to the Tarn and Garonne. The vineyard is run by Dominique Lafon, who is regarded as one of the finest winemakers in the world.

The evening will commence at 6.30pm.  You will have a rare opportunity to chat with an internationally revered winemaker and taste some of the finest French wines available today - all accompanied by a selection of French food prepared specially by Chef Liam Finnegan.

This is a wine evening not to be missed!

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets with all food & wine incl.   125.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 13 Nov 2014 6:30 pm SOLD OUT

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

22 Nov 2014

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio - Taunton Literary Festival 2014

Saturday, 22nd November at 11.30am

The story of Gabriele D’Annunzio, poet, daredevil – and Fascist. In September 1919 Gabriele D’Annunzio, successful poet and occasional politician, declared himself Commandante of the city of Fiume in modern day Croatia. His intention – to establish a utopia based on his fascist and artistic ideals. It was the dramatic pinnacle to an outrageous career.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett charts the controversial life of D’Annunzio, the debauched artist who became a national hero. Through his ideological journey, culminating in the failure of the Fiume endeavour, we witness the political turbulence of early 20th century Europe and the emergence of fascism. Winner of the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction and the 2013 Costa Award Biography of the Year.

Ticket Prices

  • Talk with 2-course lunch & wine   39.00
  • Talk only   10.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Saturday 22 Nov 2014 11:30 am 68 Talk with 2-course lunch & wine   39.00
Talk only   10.00

Business Networking

24 Sep 2014 – 26 Nov 2014

Business Networking

Includes light breakfast, coffee and networking

For further information, contact Kevin Smith on 07545 699249 or email kevin.smith1@santander.co.uk

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission   12.50
  • General Admittance - BBQ   15.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Wednesday 26 Nov 2014 8:15 am 25 General Admission   12.50

Exeter Cathedral Choir

5 Dec 2014

Exeter Cathedral Choir

5th December at 7pm

Start the Christmas season with our annual Exeter Cathedral Choir Dinner! 

Arrival from 7pm for mulled wine & carols in our grand hall followed by a festive 3-course dinner and entertainment from the Gentlemen of Exeter Cathedral Choir between the courses.

This is a very popular event with limited seating.  

Book today to avoid disappointment!

Ticket Prices

  • Carols, mulled wine, 3-course dinner & entertainment   69.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 5 Dec 2014 7:00 pm 50 Carols, mulled wine, 3-course dinner & entertainment   69.00

Christmas Party Nights

19 Dec 2014 – 20 Dec 2014

Christmas Party Nights

Friday, 19th December & Saturday, 20th December from 7pm

Join us on one of our two party nights this Christmas!  

You'll enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, a 3-course dinner and then you can dance the night away at our private disco.  


Ticket Prices

  • Glass of Fizz, Dinner & Disco   40.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 19 Dec 2014 7:00 pm 33 Glass of Fizz, Dinner & Disco   40.00
Saturday 20 Dec 2014 7:00 pm 34 Glass of Fizz, Dinner & Disco   40.00

Gala New Year's Eve

31 Dec 2014

Gala New Year's Eve

31st December from 8pm

If you are seeking a glamorous new year's eve, then you simply cannot miss The Castle's grand occasion!

Our black-tie dinner and disco is the place to be to ring in the new year.

Start the evening with a champagne & canapé reception at 8pm, followed by a lavish dinner.  Then ring in the new year in true Castle style with some help from our DJ.

Ticket Prices

  • Gala New Year's Eve Party   99.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 8:00 pm 37 Gala New Year's Eve Party   99.00

Looking Hard at Edgar Degas

15 Jan 2015

Looking Hard at Edgar Degas

15th January 2015 at 2pm

Looking Hard at Edgar Degas 1834-1917  is an examination of the approach of this most private of artists to his subject, through his paintings of figures.

Degas is far more than a painter of ballet dancers or merely an ‘impressionist’.  In fact his concentration on the figure places him firmly in the classical tradition.  However, he seems to lie in wait for his subjects, catching them unawares in their private worlds.  These apparently natural or casual images are hard won, and as he himself said ‘No art was ever less spontaneous than mine.’

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   15.00
  • Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 15 Jan 2015 2:00 pm 70 General Admittance   15.00
Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Redesign Your Life

6 Feb 2015 – 17 Apr 2015

Redesign Your Life

A series of three linked talks to help you redesign your life and find a deeper sense of happiness and balance. Led by Becky Wright, an eminent psychotherapist, counsellor and coach,  the talks are interactive, encouraging co-creation and new connections with the audience. 

"The elusive concept of work-life balance does not exist.  Balance is not the goal, nor the pathway to happiness. I like the word integration much better. It's about work and family, but also taking care of yourself and finding your own way that enables you to rethink, restore, create, grow and achieve without burnout, without decimating your health and without neglecting your personal life. 

"The process of getting to know yourself more fully is an exciting journey because the resulting awareness helps to make sense of this crazy, beautiful and intriguing life."

Friday, 6th February at 10.30am - Knowing Yourself and Detoxing Your Mind

Our minds are cluttered; we spend all our time going through a checklist of things to do. How about taking time out to learn to use your mind more efficiently - it is our most powerful asset, both in the work place and at home.

This interactive talk will offer practical exercises for both detoxing the mind and starting to develop the mindful awareness central to getting to know yourself better, and making a start on the life redesign process.

Friday, 6th March at 10.30am - Love and Developing Self-confidence

Self-esteem and self confidence is a term used in psychology to reflect a person's overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self.  When you learn and understand more about love and relationships you can change the way you function, and increase your self confidence and self esteem. This in turn will affect relationships with partners, friends and work colleagues.

In this interactive talk we will explore these aspects more closely and look at ways to improve self confidence and create more balanced relationships.

Friday, 17th April at 10.30am - Developing Real Happiness

Resilience is the ability to withstand or recover from difficult situations. It includes our capacity to make the best of things, cope with stress and rise to the occasion. We can also become more skilful at noticing when things start to go off-course, giving ourselves the chance to rectify problems at an early stage.

This interactive talk offers skills and strategies that help our resilience grow. It will draw together earlier themes of mindful awareness, love and confidence as part of building and sustaining your personal resilience and help you grow and create a more sustainable life design for the future.

Becky Wright holds an MSC in counselling and is a full senior member of BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the Association for Coaching. 

She has a high profile within her industry; as well as being a regular presenter at conferences, and has been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Woman of Achievement Awards, is a co-winner of the Innovation in Training Award (Pavilion Publishing) and Fellowship Winner with the Winston Churchill Trust. She has published her own research and been featured in Cosmopolitan and Psychology magazines. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

Ticket Prices

  • Talk & coffee   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 6 Feb 2015 10:30 am 30 Talk & coffee   25.00
Friday 6 Mar 2015 10:30 am 30 Talk & coffee   25.00
Friday 17 Apr 2015 10:30 am 30 Talk & coffee   25.00

Ten Treasures of the Uffizi

12 Feb 2015

Ten Treasures of the Uffizi

from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci

12th February 2015 at 2pm

Ten Italian masterpieces from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci, prizes of the bewilderingly large collections of the Uffizi in Florence are selected for special attention.

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   15.00
  • Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 12 Feb 2015 2:00 pm 70 General Admittance   15.00
Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

The Leonore Piano Trio

20 Feb 2015 – 22 Feb 2015

The Leonore Piano Trio

20–22 February 2015

Benjamin Nabarro violin
Gemma Rosefield cello
Tim Horton piano

Pre-concert talks by Richard Wigmore

Before forming The Leonore Piano Trio, its members were each already internationally acclaimed artists in their own right. Their performances under the umbrella of ‘Ensemble 360’ were then met with such enthusiastic responses that they decided to form a piano trio permanently. They have toured, coached and recorded together – their latest disc (of Arensky Trios) receiving excellent reviews.

Their programme consists entirely of music by Beethoven, with six concerts over three days. Most of his major piano trio works are incorporated, including the ‘Archduke’ and ‘Ghost’ and the complete Op.1 set. They also perform a good selection of his sonatas for violin or cello and piano.

Musical insight is provided by Richard Wigmore in the form of short pre-concert talks. Richard is a lecturer, writer on music, and broadcaster. He writes for BBC Music Magazine, The Telegraph and Gramophone.

The Programme

Concert 1
Friday 20 February 2015, 4.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 3.45pm

Beethoven, Cello Sonata in A, Op.69; Piano Trio in E flat, Op.1 No.1.

Concert 2
Friday 20 February 2015, 6.45pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in F, Op.24 ‘Spring’; Piano Trio in G, Op.1 No.2.

Concert 3
Saturday 21 February 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.45am

Beethoven, Cello Sonata in F, Op.5 No.1; Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1 No.3.

Concert 4
Saturday 21 February 2015, 4.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 3.45pm

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in C minor, Op.30 No.2 ‘Eroica’; Piano Trio in D, Op.70 No.1 ‘Ghost’.

Concert 5
Saturday 21 February 2015, 6.45pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm Beethoven, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2; Piano Trio in E flat, Op.70 No.2.

Concert 6
Sunday 22 February 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.45am.

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in A, Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’; Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 ‘Archduke’. Only the final concert has an interval – all other concerts are c. 1 hour in length and will run straight through.

Ticket Prices

  • Lenore Concert 6   24.00
  • Lenore Concerts 1-5   20.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 20 Feb 2015 4:00 pm 50
Friday 20 Feb 2015 6:45 pm 39
Saturday 21 Feb 2015 11:00 am 37
Saturday 21 Feb 2015 4:00 pm 41
Saturday 21 Feb 2015 6:45 pm 38
Sunday 22 Feb 2015 11:00 am 38

Painters of Perfection

12 Mar 2015

Painters of Perfection

Fra Angelico and piero della Francesca

Painters of the fifteenth century Italian Renaissance

12th March 2015 at 2pm

Fra Angelico (c1387 – 1455) and Piero della Francesca (1410-92) are two painters of the early Italian Renaissance whose work, though dissimilar in many ways, exudes a serene almost transcendental confidence which can only be described as ‘beauty’.  They are consummate masters.

The major works of each artist will be described in the context of the time in which they lived.      

Ticket Prices

  • General Admittance   15.00
  • Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 12 Mar 2015 2:00 pm 70 General Admittance   15.00
Ticket with Afternoon Tea   25.00

A Weekend of Mozart

13 Mar 2015 – 15 Mar 2015

A Weekend of Mozart

13–15 March 2015

The London Bridge Ensemble:
Daniel Tong piano
Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
Kate Gould cello
Michael Gurevich guest viola

Alasdair Beatson piano

Mary Bevan soprano

Pre-concert talks by Richard Wigmore

‘The miracle that God let be born in Salzburg’, to quote Mozart’s father, is today enshrined as the most popular of all classical composers: the most played, the most mythologised, the most commercially exploited. His genius is rightly hailed as universal, protean. Yet even in an age when Mozart has never had it so good, there are masterpieces that seldom appear on concert programmes.

Our celebration of Mozart’s chamber music and song seeks to counter this, balancing the familiar – the two piano quartets, and the tragic A minor Sonata – with comparative rarities like the E flat String Trio, K.563, whose profundity belies its billing as a ‘Divertimento’. Mary Bevan’s programme of Mozart’s songs may surprise those who think that German Lieder began with Schubert – to contrast with this, she also performs a number of opera arias. And if you are unfamiliar with Mozart’s music for piano duet – still among his best-kept secrets – Daniel Tong’s and Alasdair Beatson’s performances of two magnificent 4-hand works could well come as a revelation.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Kate Gould, and Daniel Tong form The London Bridge Ensemble, one of the UK’s most exciting and brilliant chamber groups. They have performed at major concert venues throughout the UK and recorded to critical acclaim. They are regularly joined by additional string players to perform larger works – for this weekend, Michael Gurevich joins them as guest viola.

Daniel Tong is principal pianist for the weekend, performing in all four concerts. He has also played a large part in assembling the programme. Daniel’s musical life is spent performing as a soloist and chamber musician, directing two chamber music festivals (including his own, in the Wye Valley) and occasionally writing. He has appeared at many of the foremost British venues, and at Aldeburgh, Cheltenham and Edinburgh festivals to name but a few, and is frequently heard on BBC radio.

Pianist Alasdair Beatson is a highly regarded chamber and orchestral musician. In July 2014 he gives his sixth Wigmore Hall recital and other engagements include performances with Pieter Wispelwey, Adrian Brendel and Pekka Kuusisto. He has appeared at Aldeburgh, Bath Mozartfest, Delft and Oxford Chamber Music festivals amongst others and has a regular association with the Scottish Ensemble.

Soprano Mary Bevan trained at the Royal Academy of Music, where she won the prestigious Richard Lewis award. She recently made her Royal Opera House début as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, and is currently a Harewood Artist at English National Opera. Also a dedicated recitalist, Mary has appeared at the Oxford Lieder Festival and at Wigmore Hall.

The concept and programme for this weekend is devised by Richard Wigmore – lecturer, writer on music, and broadcaster – who will also give illuminating pre-concert talks. He writes for BBC Music Magazine, The Telegraph and Gramophone.

The Programme

Concert 1: piano duet & solo
Friday 13 March 2015, 6.15pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.45pm

Daniel Tong & Alasdair Beatson
Fantasia in F minor for a Musical
Clock, K.608; Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor, K.310 (solo piano, performed by Alasdair Beatson); Piano Sonata for Four Hands in F, K.497.

Concert 2: piano & strings
Saturday 14 March 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

The London Bridge Ensemble
Duet for Violin & Viola in B flat, K.424; Violin Sonata No.21 in E minor, K.304; Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493.

Concert 3: piano & strings
Saturday 14 March 2015, 6.15pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.45pm

The London Bridge Ensemble
Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478; String Divertimento in E flat, K.563.

Concert 4: soprano & piano
Sunday 15 March 2015, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Mary Bevan & Daniel Tong
Abendempfindung’ K.523, ‘Das Veilchen’ K.476, ‘Als Luise die Briefe’ K.520, ‘Der Zauberer’ K.472, ‘An Chloe’ K.524, ‘Lied der Trennung’ K.519, ‘Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling’ K.596, ‘Oiseaux, si tous les ans’ K.307, ‘Dans un bois solitaire’ K.308; arias by Mozart (exact selection to be confirmed).

Ticket Prices

  • Morning Concerts   24.00
  • Evening Concerts   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 13 Mar 2015 6:15 pm 54
Saturday 14 Mar 2015 11:00 am 48
Saturday 14 Mar 2015 6:15 pm 42
Sunday 15 Mar 2015 11:00 am 51

Easter at the Castle 2015

3 Apr 2015 – 6 Apr 2015

Easter at the Castle 2015

The Mandelring Quartet & Quartetto di Cremona

Mendelssohn’s Octet & more

3–6 April 2015 (MB 274)

3 nights • 5 concerts

The Mandelring Quartet

Sebastian Schmidt violin, Nanette Schmidt violin, Roland Glassl viola; Bernhard Schmidt cello.

Quartetto di Cremona

Cristiano Gualco violin, Paolo Andreoli violin, Simone Gramaglia viola, Giovanni Scaglione cello.


The Programme

Friday 3 April 2015, 6.00pm

The Mandelring Quartet

Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.1 in E-flat, Op.12; Mozart, String Quartet No.17 in B-flat, K.458 ‘The Hunt’; Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.44 No.1



Saturday 4 April 2015, 11.00am

The Mandelring Quartet

Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13; Haydn, String Quartet in D, Op.64 No.5, ‘The Lark’; Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No.2


 

Saturday 4 April 2015, 6.00pm

The Mandelring Quartet

Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80; Haydn, String Quartet in D, Op.71 No.2; Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.5 in E-flat, Op.44 No.3


 

Sunday 5 April 2015 (Easter Day), 11.00am

The Mandelring Quartet & Quartetto di Cremona

Webern, Langsamersatz; Beethoven, Große Fuge Op.133; Mendelssohn, String Octet in

E-flat, Op.20. The first two programme items are performed by Quartetto di Cremona.



Monday 6 April 2015, 11.00am

Quartetto di Cremona

Beethoven, String Quartet in C, Op.59 No.3, ‘Razumovsky’; Beethoven, String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132


Ticket Prices

  • Morning Concerts   24.00
  • Evening Concerts   25.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Friday 3 Apr 2015 6:00 pm 54
Saturday 4 Apr 2015 11:00 am 51
Saturday 4 Apr 2015 6:00 pm 54
Sunday 5 Apr 2015 11:00 am 40
Monday 6 Apr 2015 11:00 am 50

A Book of Your Own

25 Jun 2015

A Book of Your Own

Workshop from 10am - 4pm on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Designing a Book of Your Own is an exciting innovative workshop, where you create a unique book ‘Just for You’ and all your creative endeavours.

As a starting point we will use a high quality hardback spiral bound book blank. Whether your passion is journaling, sketching, altered art, keeping an illustrated diary, poetry, creative writing or you are looking for a place to record information on your favourite subject. The choice is yours!

You will learn painting and craft techniques for creating decorative background papers in beautiful colours. How to use imagery and collage on the page and create special texture effects for surfaces. Learn how to enhance and add interest to your journal with embellishments, pockets and text.

The focus of the day will be the joy of creating decorative journals and freeing the imagination in a relaxed, enjoyable, encouraging and supportive atmosphere.

Individual guidance will be given on developing your chosen theme with tips on how to create rich content.

On completion of the workshop you have your very own, beautifully personalised book to take home, add to and treasure.

Ticket Prices

  • Workshop & light buffet lunch   49.00

Performances

Date Time Available Tickets Purchase Online
Thursday 25 Jun 2015 10:00 am 50 Workshop & light buffet lunch   49.00