Lunchtime concert performance with guitarist Terry Spooner

Terry SpoonerOn Thursday 26th November at 1.00pm, Dorset County Museum is hosting a guitar recital with Terry Spooner, who will be playing an eclectic programme of music including Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Morricone and Granados plus some original pieces and a little jazz.

Terry now lives in Dorset, but has been a professional guitarist and guitar teacher for many years, mostly in and around the London area. His playing incorporates elements of classical, jazz, South American and world music. He has played in such musically diverse venues as The Royal Albert Hall (classical), The Marquee (rock) and Ronnie Scott’s (Jazz). He also plays in the guitar / violin duo Ten String Fever with violinist Jane Miller.

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 and other forthcoming events contact the Museum on on 01305 756827 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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Flamenco Guitarist performs at Museum

Roger Cox Flamenco GuitaristOn Thursday 5th November there will be a special lunchtime concert at Dorset County Museum.

Talented flamenco guitarist Roger Cox will perform a Lecture-Recital at the Museum, combining a discussion of the history and meaning of Flamenco with guitar performances of the music.

There will also be a display of photographs and texts about the history of Flamenco to accompany the event.

Roger has been playing flamenco guitar for 25 years and is always happy to share his love of this dramatic music and the Andalusian tradition that is its lifeblood.

The concert will last approximately one hour and is FREE to attend. Everyone is welcome and to cover costs, a small donation of £3.00 is requested. The concert will take place in the Museum’s Victorian Gallery at 1.00pm on Thursday 5th November 2015.

For further information contact the Museum on on 01305 756827 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

International Guitarist, Mike Jennings to perform at Museum

Mark JenningsDorset County Museum is pleased to announce a forthcoming concert by classical guitarist Mark Jennings. The concert will take place on Thursday 30th July from 1.00pm to 2.00pm in the Museum’s atmospheric Victorian Gallery.

Mark has been playing classical guitar for most of his life, having started lessons from an early age. He attended the London College of Music, studying classical guitar performance with Carlos Bonell. As a student Mark performed in many public international master classes hosted by distinguished artists. Since leaving music college, he has enjoyed performing in many parts of the UK.

Mark has enjoyed a variety of successful musical collaborations with other musicians including the Baroque Players, which he co-founded. More recently he has performed as a guitar duo with Peter Rueffer, founder of The Pro Arte Trio and Music Director of the Dillington International Classical Guitar Festival.

The concert is free of charge, but a £3 donation to Dorset County Museum is encouraged. All proceeds will go towards fund-raising for the Museum’s new Collections Discovery Centre.

Find details of our summer events contact the Museum on 01305 756827 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

International Guitarist to perform at Dorset County Museum

Mark JenningsDorset County Museum is pleased to announce a forthcoming concert by classical guitarist Mark Jennings. The concert will take place on Thursday 10th July at 1.00pm in the Museum’s atmospheric Victorian Gallery.

Mark has been playing classical guitar for most of his life having started lessons from an early age. He attended the London College of Music, studying classical guitar performance with Carlos Bonell. As a student Mark performed in many public international master classes hosted by distinguished artists. Since leaving music college, he has enjoyed performing in many parts of the UK.

Mark recognizes the importance of being alive to other interests and of having ‘broad horizons’. During the 1990s he combined his enthusiasm for performance with studies at Birkbeck College, London where he was gained a degree in History, Philosophy and Politics. After graduation, his interest in philosophy took him to University College London where he was awarded an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Mark has enjoyed a variety of successful musical collaborations with other musicians including the Baroque Players, which he co-founded. More recently he has performed as a guitar duo with Peter Rueffer, founder of The Pro Arte Trio and Music Director of the Dillington International Classical Guitar Festival.

Mark is currently based at Christ’s Hospital in West Sussex. He continues to enjoy teaching and classical guitar performance, and welcomes invitations to give recitals or to take part in shared concerts, including invitations to perform to help raise funds for charity.

Flamenco Guitarist performs at Dorset County Museum

Roger Cox Flamenco GuitaristOn Thursday 10th April there will be a special lunchtime concert at Dorset County Museum.

Talented flamenco guitarist Roger Cox will perform a Lecture-Recital at the Museum, combining a discussion of the history and meaning of Flamenco with guitar performances of the music. There will also be a display of photographs and texts about the history of Flamenco to accompany the event.

Roger has been playing flamenco guitar for 25 years and is always happy to share his love of this dramatic music and the Andalusian tradition that is its lifeblood.

The concert will last approximately one hour and is free to attend. Everyone is welcome and to cover costs, a small donation of £3.00 is requested. The concert will take place in the Museum’s Victorian Gallery at 1.00pm on Thursday 10th April 2014.

For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org