Lunchtime Concert: Classical Music and Folk Song with Classical Folk

Classical Folk © 2017On Thursday 21 September 2017, 1pm to 2pm. Classical Folk will perform exciting and beautiful interpretations of classical and folk, music and song, introducing pieces with interesting or amusing information about the music or the composer.

Classical Folk are Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute), Andrew Wickens (violin) and Peter Golden (guitar).

Andrew studied at the Royal Academy of Music and won a scholarship to the Conservatory of St. Cecilia in Rome. Now semi-retired from the Philharmonia Orchestra, he has been a professional violinist all his life and played all around the world.

Sylvia is an outstanding Sussex folk singer and flautist with a clear, gentle voice.

Peter studied the piano from the age of four, and took up the guitar in his teens. Composing and arranging music for many genres, he is a long-time member of the Performing Rights Society.

You can see, hear, and read about them via their website Classical Folk

The concert takes place in the Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall on Thursday 21 September 2017 at 1.00pm. The performance is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.

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Lunchtime Concert: Flute and Harp Duo

Florence-AstleyOn Thursday 29th October at 1.00pm, Dorset County Museum is hosting a lunchtime concert featuring flute and harp duo Viginia Astley (flute) and Florence Astley (harpist).

Virginia Astley is a songwriter and musician now living in West Dorset. She studied flute and piano at Chethams School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After signing to Warner/Chappell, she produced five albums including the celebrated ‘From Gardens Where We Feel Secure’ and has worked with musicians ranging from Pete Townshend to Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Florence Astley studied the piano and harp at the junior department of the Royal College of Music with Daphne Boden and Emily Jeffrey, before continuing her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and subsequently at Dartington College of Arts. Florence currently performs frequently throughout Dorset.

Virginia and her daughter Florence regularly appear together as a flute and harp duo, and have performed at a wide variety of venues in Somerset and Dorset, including Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Athelhampton House.

Everyone is welcome at this free concert, although to cover costs, a small donation of £3.00 is requested. The concert will take place in the Museum’s Victorian Gallery.

For further information about this event contact the Museum on on 01305 756827 or check the website on or follow us on Facebook and Twitter