Cockermouth Music Society’s 22nd Season promises to be as interesting and exciting as any in the past with very accomplished musicians performing as soloists or as members of ensembles. Once again, with the support of Orchestras Live we are able to offer an orchestral concert, Manchester Camerata on 25 October 2016.
For more information about our concert dates and how to find us, visit our Facebook page, read on below or contact the Hon Secretary, Mrs Susan Allison by email
We will continue our work to engage more people in classical music through a programme of free ‘Drop in’ recitals, extending free admission to more young people.
Cockermouth Music Society is a successful society and we want to make it even more successful for the benefit of artists and audiences alike.
Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.
Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, £5 Junior - includes tickets at reduced prices.
Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.
Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.
Martinu: 3 Madrigals for violin & viola ‘Duo No 1’ H313
Brahms: trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor Op 114
Dohnanyi: Sextet in C major (clarinet, horn, piano and string trio)
Since Endymion was formed in 1979 from a group of outstanding National Youth Orchestra students, it has built a secure reputation across a broad and often adventurous repertoire and won a strong following among audiences throughout the UK and abroad, touring in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Finland and Mexico. Unusually for chamber groups so well established, Endymion retains most of its original players. These performers now number among the best soloists and chamber musicians in Europe, including Mark van de Wiel, Stephen Stirling, Melinda Maxwell, Michael Dussek and Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE. Performing together for over thirty years, Endymion has been called one of the few chamber groups as much at home with Mozart as with Birtwistle.
Endymion has made a speciality of 20th century music theatre and chamber opera, including collaborations with the Royal Opera House’s Garden Venture, Women’s Playhouse Trust and Opera Factory, with which it undertook a European tour of Dido and Aeneas and Curlew River in 1995.
Endymion has appeared at most of the major British festivals, giving its tenth Proms performance in 2014, and was in residence at Blackheath Concert Halls for several years. In February 2014 Endymion celebrated its 35th Birthday at Kings Place with a weekend of concerts focused on Brahms chamber music for wind and strings, as well as a programme of music for flute, viola and harp. Two of these concerts were part of the “Top 50 Chamber Classics Unwrapped” series, presenting favourite works voted for by readers of BBC Music Magazine. A performance of Steve Reich’s “Desert Music” with the BBC Singers in Milton Court, was repeated at the 2014 BBC Proms to great acclaim.
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