A View from the Tower: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ
From 24-26 October 2014, Arts in Residence in association with The Dvořák Society is presenting a weekend event devoted to the life and music of Martinů, a fascinating composer who remains under-appreciated.
During the course of his extraordinary life Martinů produced a stream of compositions from opera to symphonies, concertos, chamber music, solo keyboard music, choral music and songs, which incorporated many of the chief stylistic developments of the time, such as impressionism, jazz, neoclassicism, and (Czech) nationalism and folksong. The weekend will explore aspects of this rich legacy, while discussing many of his greatest works, with illustrations on excellent hi-fi equipment including DVD with large screen.
The event will be held at the Grange Hotel, Oborne, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4LA. Starting at 5.00pm on Friday 24th October and concluding with afternoon tea on Sunday 26th. It is aimed at the general music lover and technical knowledge of music is not necessary. All you need to be is someone with an interest in music who enjoys listening to it and sharing it with others.
Arts in Residence Director, Terry Barfoot, will be presenter at the event. Terry writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras, festivals and record companies. He lectures at Oxford University and venues throughout the country, and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
The full programme and other details are on the Arts in Residence web site > www.artsinresidence.co.uk.