The Post War Printmakers: November 25th – December 3rd

Following the success of ‘John Piper at Elmslie House‘ earlier this year, in November we are delighted to once again be collaborating with Dr Richard Turkington to bring you a collection of Post-War Prints – including these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentish-Village-with-Oast-Houses                                   Mine

Robert Tavener                                                                      Heinz Fleischer

 

 

The exhibition will be opening on Saturday 25th November from 3.00pm – 7.30pm, following a lunchtime recital from the Arioso Wind Quartet.

Opening times will then be: Weekends: 10.30 – 4.30pm on Sunday 26th November, Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December and afternoons only (2.30pm – 5.00pm) throughout the week with late opening on Friday 1st December until 8pm.

The exhibition may be opened at other times by arrangement.

For for further information, or to be added to the Guest List for the Private View due to take place on Friday 24th November from 6-8pm, please contact Dr Richard Turkington on 07714 106386 or e-mail him on richard@fiftiesart.com.

Works of John Piper and many more artists are available at www.fiftiesart.com

Blue Magpie Designer-Maker Craft Market at Elmslie House – October 21st & 22nd

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October,

10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Entry

Now in our third year of holding Designer-Maker Craft Markets, the growing popularity of the markets with both makers and buyers alike has this year prompted a decision to open up on both Saturdays and Sundays – the first market of the autumn being held over the weekend of October 21st/22nd and a later market is also planned for the weekend of November 18th/19th.

October once again brings together a diverse mix of both local and national makers representing the different disciplines of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, art, glass and paper art – and will feature, amongst others, these beautiful and striking flowers by Stourbridge-based Paper Rococo.

So come and discover a fabulous line-up of around 20 Designer-Makers and stay to enjoy a cuppa and a piece of  home-made cake!

Please note – MORE information about the makers exhibiting at the October and November markets will be posted on the website over the next week or so – and there are more exciting developments to come as Blue Magpie is due to launch it’s own website, with a makers directory and an on-line application process for makers to be able to register interest in taking part in future markets. Check back in soon – or if you can’t wait, we will be posting maker profiles onto the Elmslie House Facebook page over the next few weeks before the market takes place.

Many thanks!

Anna

 

Creative Synergy – Free Exhibition, Saturday 30th September – Sunday 8th October

Creative Synergy – A collaborative Multimedia Exhibition

The collaborative works of artist Dora Williams and composer Liz Johnson explore themes of migration and displacement, through art, film and music, with Credo performed by Adam Römer (viola) on the opening night:

The exhibition opens on Saturday 30th September (Open 10.00 – 4.00pm) and continues until Sunday 8th October – see below for opening times:

Closed Mondays.

Open Weekdays 2.30 – 5.30pm &

Weekends 10.00 – 4.00pm

Renowned Gypsy Jazz and Blues Guitarist Remi Harris

We are thrilled to be welcoming Remi Harris to Elmslie House on Saturday 23rd September. (To buy tickets please scroll down to the bottom of the page).

“incredible guitarist… I’m absolutely blown away by his talent” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

“Absolutely brilliant”
Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music

Following last year’s performances at the legendary Montreal Jazz Festival, playing alongside Jamie Cullum at the BBC Proms and gaining critical acclaim for his second album, 2017 has already seen the Remi Harris Trio headline the Django Festival in Oslo, Norway and perform at one of London’s finest Jazz Clubs Pizza Express, Soho. Acoustic Guitar Magazine selected Remi, as one of the five “Acoustic Acts of 2017″.

Concert goers can expect a night of virtuoso guitar based Gypsy Swing, infused with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Funk and World Music, with repertoire from Django Reinhardt, Peter Green, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Charlie Parker to name a few. Legendary jazz guitarist Martin Taylor MBE recently commented “Remi is one of the most exciting young guitarists in the Gypsy Jazz world”.

Remi’s latest album “In On The 2” has already received rave reviews from national publications. “Far from being a slavish acolyte of Django’s holy order, his choice of repertoire and diverse influences bring something genuinely fresh to the genre…” Guitarist Magazine Presents Acoustic

“2016 was a big year for us and I’m really looking forward to carrying the momentum through 2017 with our tour dates” – Remi Harris

With over 150 dates in the diary for 2017, Remi’s growing fan base will have lots of opportunity to see him perform across the country. For dates and event information check out www.remiharris.com

“an incredible display of melodic improvisation”
Guitarist Magazine

“remarkable, genre-defying take on gypsy jazz guitar…”
Total Guitar Magazine

“…his choice of repertoire and diverse influences bring something genuinely fresh to the genre…” Guitarist Magazine Presents Acoustic

“The standard of playing is stunning” Guitar Techniques Magazine

“Ridiculous is about the only adjective that seems to fit Remi Harris’ stupendous acoustic playing” Acoustic Magazine

Remi’s website www.remiharris.com

Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6V0dpRXyFjccF-QHIQdlWw

Twitter https://twitter.com/remi_harris

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/remiharrisguitarist/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/remi_harris/

Soundcloud Playlist https://soundcloud.com/remi-harris/sets/remi-harris-guitarist

Tickets are available here (below, via Pay-pal) or if you are passing the house, we always have tickets here too, so do please call in!

Alternatively tickets for all music performances are available via Malvern TIC and Carnival Records, both on Church Street, Great Malvern and also online and direct to your mobile phones via Eventbrite.

Get your tickets early and qualify for the Advance price of £10.00 – or wait and buy on the door on the night for a round £12.00.

NB – for tickets bought via Pay-pal, to save on postage costs, we keep all tickets here to be collected on the door on the night. The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Usual running times are that the doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. There is usually an interval after 45mins so that the performance will finish around 10.00pm.

Tickets available on the door for £12.00.


Remi Harris tickets



Voices of 1919 – celebrating National Poetry Day, Thursday 28th September, 7.30pm

On National Poetry Day, join us for readings from the recently published anthology Voices of 1919 The Great War (1914-1918) is over on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm.

In the Spring of 1919 the village of Oakby awaits the return of survivors.

Each household has its own story.

Through the words of 20 contemporary poets, we hear the voices of the villagers struggling to recall their past, to understand the present and to imagine a future.

Voices of 1919– an anthology

The Armistice, signed on 11th November 1918, signalled the end of The Great War, but most involved in the fighting would not be returning for months. This poetry is not about the trenches and battles but is, in the main, the thoughts of those who didn’t go to war – the ‘war to end all wars’– those who fought their own private battles, from their own village – their own homes. Voices of 1919 captures a time 6 months after Armistice, in the imagined village of Oakby, in ‘middle England’.

The full anthology covers 52 addresses, from Acleaf Manor and its estates, to the poorest dwellings you would expect to find in a small, rural village. The book contains 190 named individuals (including those unfortunates who would not be coming back) and 81 poems.

The performance, on National Poetry Day, 28th September (7.00 – 7.30), is a selection of 20 addresses, the poems read by distinguished local actors.

Each of the 20 poets’ work is represented. With 16 of the 20 contributors being women much of the content is seen from a woman’s perspective – not, perhaps, the norm when dealing with this terrible conflict.

Please note that this is an event which is part of the magnificent Autumn in Malvern Festival and NOT an Elmslie House event per se – so tickets are not available from us, but rather from the Malvern Theatre Box Office or via the booking form on the Autumn in Malvern Festival Brochure only, and are priced at £8.00.

https://www.facebook.com/events/177788019424935

http://www.malvernfestival.co.uk

Creative Synergy – Credo by Liz Johnson, Friday 29th September, 7.30pm

When Dora Williams invited composer Liz Johnson to three collaborative creative sessions early in 2017 neither anticipated the outcomes that emerged.

Liz’s award-winning Colwall Requiem for Aleppo became the central focus of the collaboration, with Dora creating new artworks inspired by Liz’s music. Now Liz has responded by composing a new work for solo viola Credo in which music from the Requiem is reworked and added to, inspired by Dora’s series of abstract paintings.

The violist Adam Römer, who performed at the premiere of the Requiem, has been working closely with Liz and Dora to create a major new work for solo viola.

The performance will include discussions with Dora, Liz and Adam about the creation of the piece and the whole Creative Synergy project, and there will be opportunities for the audience to ask questions of the performer, composer and artist as part of the evening.

 

 

To reserve your seat for the evening recital please call Anna on 07789 470780

Tickets £10 on the door including a free interval drink

Ensemble Ébano – Nocture and Respose, Saturday 30th September

On Saturday 30th September at 7.30pm we are pleased to bring you – Nocturne and Repose with the Ensemble Ébano:
Flute – Nicola Shorland
French horn – Hannah Caldecott
Piano – Tim Sidford
An evening of music for flute, french horn and piano to lull you into the season of magical dusks and twinkling lights. As the season changes join us for music by Leopold Mozart, David Uber, Katherine Hoover and Rudolf Tillmetz.
Tickets: £10 adults, family discounts available.
Ensemble Ébano aims to entertain and engage audiences, it was formed in 2003 by three students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Ensemble Ébano is a dynamic group of musicians who have experience across the chamber music spectrum.
The ensemble embraces new music and has a number of commissions to their name. It is exciting to work with living composers and to find new harmonies and melodies to express emotion. They are excited to find parallels and contrasts between contemporary music and enduring classics in their performances.
Their programmes take their audience on a journey and working with singers and actors they find stories to tell. The Ensemble also aim to reach audiences of all ages and welcomes everyone to their concerts. They hope to inspire the next generation of musicians.
As a trio, their recital platforms include St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Wigmore Hall and they
have provided entertainment for His Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
Trying times call for music to nourish the soul.

John Denton and The Midnight Band – plus special guest. Saturday 28th October

JOHN DENTON’S MIDNIGHT BAND – Saturday 28th October.

John Denton is acknowledged by many as having one of the best soul-tinged, rock and blues voices in the region. Before moving to Malvern, he gigged extensively around the home-counties, south Midlands and east Anglia, both as a solo performer and in bands, including his own JD Blues Band. Between 1996 and 2000, he sang and played guitar with highly-rated Birmingham band, 7:17 Blues, playing extensively in venues in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

John has been writing original material for many years and his album, ‘Jupiter and the Crescent Moon’ was released in 2012.

John Denton’s Midnight Band is the vehicle for his songwriting but he also features material by the likes of Billie Holliday, Mose Allison, Lowell George (Little Feat) and Fagen & Becker (Steely Dan).

The band is John (vocals & guitar), Colin Warren (bass), Alan Davies (guitar), Matt Dulson (drums) and Robin Powell (keyboards).

(Search John Denton’s Midnight Band on YouTube for live performances).

John, Colin, Alan and Robin also perform, with others, as The Fezz, a homage to Steely Dan, and as John Denton’s Blues Raiders which, unsurprisingly, features largely blues-based material. His other musical ventures include his ‘left-field’ collaboration with Colwall’s finest poet and Spooky Men’s Chorale member, Adrian Mealing, under the banner of The Very Grimm Brothers.

Oh, and there may be special guests during the evening!

Tickets are available here (below, via Pay-pal) or if you are passing the house, we always have tickets here too, so do please call in!

Alternatively tickets for all music performances are available via Malvern TIC and Carnival Records, both on Church Street, Great Malvern and also online and direct to your mobile phones via Eventbrite.

Get your tickets early and qualify for the Advance price of £10.00 – or wait and buy on the door on the night for a round £12.00.

NB – for tickets bought via Pay-pal, to save on postage costs, we keep all tickets here to be collected on the door on the night. The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

Usual running times are that the doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. There is usually an interval after 45mins so that the performance will finish around 10.00pm.

Tickets available on the door for £12.00.


John Denton tickets



Cellissimo – A Quartet of Cellos, Friday 3rd November

Following their sell-out Debut at Music at Stow, Elmslie House is to host a hotly awaited sequel by the all-girl, all-cello ensemble Cellissimo, appearing here on Friday 3rd November.

Cellissimo are Lois Mattson, Kate Cowell, Ellen Scargill and Joanne Jefferis, four professionally trained cellists who play a wide range of orchestral and chamber music repertoire, but wanted to add a little more spice to their regular playing, by exploring this very special combination of instruments, as the four-cello ensemble produces the most wonderful lush textures across a beautifully wide and thrilling melodic range.

Their concert will explore a rich seam of wonderful music arranged for this beautiful instrument, with something for just about everyone  –  from Bach to Beatles.

 

 

 

 

 

Rehearsals have been fun  –  please watch the video below:

 

Come journey on the Chattanooga Choo Choo as you’ve never heard it before, meet the Beatles’ Michele dressed in brand new colours, and journey down to the Spiritual Deep River, via a tango from Piazzolla and the formidable Bach Chaconne.

Tickets are available here (below, via Pay-pal) or if you are passing the house, we always have tickets here too, so do please call in!

Alternatively tickets for all music performances are available via Malvern TIC and Carnival Records, both on Church Street, Great Malvern and also online and direct to your mobile phones via Eventbrite.

Tickets for this concert are all priced at £12.00.

NB – for tickets bought via Pay-pal, to save on postage costs, we keep all tickets here to be collected on the door on the night. The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

This performance will start at 7.30pm, so doors will open from 7.00pm.

Tickets will be available on the door, also for £12.00.


Cellissimo tickets



Worcestershire Saxophone Quartet – Saturday 11th November

Elmslie House is delighted to welcome back local musician Louisa Davidson, this time as part of the Worcestershire Saxophone Quartet:

 

The Worcestershire Saxophone [WSE] Quartet are all qualified, accomplished, experienced musicians with music degrees.

The WSE Quartet is an offshoot of the WSE full ensemble and perform separate recitals and tonight is one of those occasions.

We play the traditional Saxophone Quartet repertoire along with exploring more contemporary style pieces often written by saxophonists themselves.

 

THE PLAYERS

Soprano Saxophone – Louisa Davidson
Alto Saxophone – Clare Peters
Tenor Saxophone – Kate Moroni
Baritone Saxophone – Sue Sneath

Musical Director – a profile

Louisa Davidson has enjoyed 25+ years’ experience and success as an accomplished musician and tutor of clarinet and saxophone. She studied clarinet with the internationally renowned David Campbell at the London College of Music and has worked with leading saxophonists Nigel Wood, Gerard McCrystal and Chris Gumbley.As a Tutor Louisa has successfully taught within Schools and Colleges in Mid Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire-and continues with her private tuition for students of all ages.–As a musician, Louisa specialises as a soloist and chamber/ensemble player. She has performed as a clarinettist in the Proteus Chamber Group and soloist in many music festivals in Wales and the Midlands, including recent performances as a member of the National Saxophone Ensemble and Choir of Great Britain. She is currently musical director of the Worcestershire Saxophone Ensemble and is also clarinettist in the recently formed Boehm Clarinet and Piano Duo with pianist Tim Sidford.

http://worcestershiresaxophone.blogspot.co.uk

For their programme at Elmslie they will be performing classically written Quartet pieces with traditional Folk Dance themes’ from Hungarian Dances,Tangos,Romanian Dances and a Celtic Suite.

Tickets are available here (below, via Pay-pal) or if you are passing the house, we always have tickets here too, so do please call in!

Alternatively tickets for all music performances are available via Malvern TIC and Carnival Records, both on Church Street, Great Malvern and also online and direct to your mobile phones via Eventbrite.

Get your tickets early and qualify for the Advance price of £8.00 – or wait and buy on the door on the night for a round £10.00.

NB – for tickets bought via Pay-pal, to save on postage costs, we keep all tickets here to be collected on the door on the night. The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).

This performance will begin at 7.30pm, so doors will be open from 7.00pm.

Tickets available on the door for £10.00.


Worcestershire Sax Quartet tickets