Swindon Recital Series 2023-24
Professional Live Chamber Music
Music for All
We promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of chamber music.
Professional musicians, ensembles, and repertoire combine to create an annual themed series that is enjoyable, enriching and educational.
Welcome to the Swindon Recital Series 2023-24.
Once again I find myself introducing a programme full of wonderful music and stunning world-class performers, all with a passion for performing live chamber music. We welcome some SRS favourites, as well as some new members of the family, in a season to luxuriate in the distinct colours and textures imagined by French composers.
We have a record number of celebrated female composers this season, including Cécile Chaminade, Lili Boulanger, Henriette Renié, Fernande Decruck, Germaine Tailleferre, Louise Farrenc and Paule Maurice. There’s an emphasis on ensemble playing, with Enigma14 and the Bochmann Trio, but plenty of room for instruments that have a particular affinity with French music such as the violin, clarinet, and of course, harp. In particular, as a very suitable climax to our season, the saxophone – born and bred in France and a fabulous exponent of French style.
Please consider becoming a ‘Friend’ of the Swindon Recital Series to help ensure we have a long-term future and to play an active part in our forward planning. Details are on the website, or speak to our Front of House staff.
I hope you enjoy the carefully curated selection on offer and look forward to seeing you at our events. Please don’t forget to spread the word!