Dear Member, Friend or Supporter,
You will not be surprised to know that we have reluctantly concluded that it will not be possible to resume our programme of concerts before the New Year.
Our programme for the season was planned and fixed a very long time ago and it grieves us that we are letting down not only our loyal audience but also those artists – frequently newly launched – upon whom the financial impact of the coronavirus has been enormous for many months. We suspect that very few qualify for any state support.
Normally by this time we would have sent out details of the programme with an invitation to sign up for membership but, since what is on offer is so very uncertain, there is no question of your being asked to subscribe to concerts which may never take place or indeed, to anything else. Moreover, we are well aware that many of you were short-changed at the end of last season. Adjustments will be made in due course.
When that “due course” will permit a return to an approximation of normality remains uncertain. Nevertheless, Curry Rivel Music continues to be committed to its objectives of providing first-class music in the heart of Somerset. We hope to be in touch again before long with better news.
Meanwhile, we hope you remain well and cheerful.
With best wishes
On behalf of the Committee of Curry Rivel Music
With regret, we have had to cancel the concerts which were to have been held on Saturday 25th April and Friday 29th May 2020. The Buffet Supper for the Friends of Curry Rivel Music has also been cancelled.
We hope that when the new season opens in September we shall be back to normal but we shall keep this website updated with any news. Go to Concert Programme 2020-2021 to see what delights await you then.
We look forward to seeing you before too long.
Not long now until the next Curry Rivel Music concert on 14th March. An intrigueing combination of trombone and piano. Our trombonist, Peter Moore, was the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician competition in 2008, and his reputation has continued to grow since then. Well worth an evening of your time! Programme and information from 14/03/20 Peter Moore, Trombone.
The Curry Rivel Music concerts for the next season have been announced, here. Put them in your diary now!
We now have a programe for this Saturday’s guitar concert, and it’s a great selection. A lovely mix of sublime and foot-tapping. If you have been thinking of dragging friends and neighbours along to a Curry Rivel Music concert, this would be a good one to choose. Details from here.
We occasionally let you know of other good concerts in the area, and as this one features our very own Rowan Patterson, we just had to post it.
Strings & Ivories
Crewkerne Concert Series, Crewkerne Methodist Church, South Street, Crewkerne, TA18 8DB, 28th September, 7:30
- Jake Loewendahl (violin)
- Rowan Patterson (violin & viola)
- Olivia Loewendahl (cello)
- Jonathan Delbridge (piano)
An evening of discovery through some of the most beautiful music written for piano and strings, with pieces to include:
- Bach Double Violin Concerto
- Mozart Piano Quartet K.478
- Haydn Gypsy Rondo
Tickets: £10 In advance, £12 on the door
More information from Jonathan Delbridge on 01460 240025
Don’t forget to come along to St Andrew’s church, Currry Rivel, this Saturday at 7 pm, where we have a lovely programme of music for oboe and piano from Katherine Bryer and Irena Radić. There are solo pieces for both instruments as well as the duet, so lots of variety. Programme and details of the musicians can be found in the Concert Pogramme section.
In just a bit over a month’s time, our Curry Rivel musical treats start for another season.
First, on Saturday 14th September, we have a lovely oboe and piano concert for you. Katherine Bryer and Irena Radić will be playing an excellent variety of pieces together and solo, from composers familiar and not-yet-familiar. Programme and details can be found at 14/09/19 Oboe & Piano.
Short descriptions and dates for the rest of the season can be found at Concert Programme 2019-2020. Put all the dates in your diary now; you won’t regret it!
We now have the programme and more details of the next concert; two wonderful pianists playing on one piano. It should be interesting to watch, and they have chosen a lovely and varied selection of pieces. More information at 13/04/19 Four Hands – One Piano.
It’s not long now until the next Curry Rivel Music concert. The Pelleas Ensemble played for us in September 2017, and they were so good that we had to have them back.
You can find the programme and information about them here.