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Sunday 18 June 2017
Concert   -  MUSIC ON THE EDGE

Spring season 2017
Severnside Composers Alliance and Hawkwood present

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW
An afternoon and evening of music in this beautiful and peaceful Costwold location overlooking the Severn Vale
featuring Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
and Geoffrey Poole (piano)
playing music by Severnside composers.

"Eclectic virtuoso of the violin Madeleine Mitchell, has inspired living composers to a staggering degree."
(BBC Radio 3)

2.00pm Practical Composers Workshops
Bring a musical instrument if you want to take part
Plus discussions focussing on the spiritual dimension in music and the role of the unconscious in musical creativity.
Contributors include Geoffrey Poole, David Greenhorne, Clement Jewitt, Jolyon Laycock and Trevor Jones.

6.00pm Concert: Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
Geoffrey Poole (piano)
Programme includes: Trevor Jones "At Ganina Yama"
David Greenhorne "Guan Yin"
Clement Jewitt "Canto"
Jolyon Laycock "The Persistence of Memory"
Geoffrey Poole I Ching pieces for solo piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata no.10 in G op 96 (1812)

Weather permitting you are invited to picnic in the gardens during the break between workshops and concert.
Beethoven’s sublime G major classic has a special place in the working relationship of Madeleine Mitchell and Geoffrey Poole. It is the work that first brought them together as a performing duo. Hawkwood’s beautiful Cotswold location with its fine 250 year-old sycamore is the setting for this concert of music by Severnside composers whose work draws inspiration from a variety of spiritual sources. Trevor Jones "At Ganina Yama" uses Russian Orthodox plainchants. David Greenhorne draws on the writings of the Buddhist teacher Guan Yin, venerated as the personification of compassion. Geoffrey Poole’s piano miniatures are inspired by texts from the ancient Chinese “Book of Changes”. Jolyon Laycock’s “Persistence of Memory” is named after Salvador Dali’s famous Surrealist painting. Clement Jewitt’s music tends towards the condition of silence.

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