Swindon Recital Series 2023-24

Professional Live Chamber Music

Music for All

Swindon Recital Series provides high quality professionally performed chamber music at affordable and inclusive ticket prices.

Outreach

We promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of chamber music.

Artistic Direction

Professional musicians, ensembles, and repertoire combine to create an annual themed series that is enjoyable, enriching and educational.

Paul Turner – piano/narrator

Wednesday 21st February 2024 Wyvern Theatre @ 1:05 pm Paul has put together a magical programme dedicated to children of all ages! Debussy...

Joy Farrall – clarinet

Paul Turner - piano Wednesday 1st November 2023 Wyvern Theatre @ 1:05 pm Joy’s beautiful programme includes two of the great French works...

Megan Humphries – harp

Wednesday 27th September 2023 Wyvern Theatre @ 1:05 pm Megan Humphries is an emerging young harpist who has performed across the United...

Miranda Dale – violin

Paul Turner - piano Sunday 10th September 2023 Arts Centre @ 3.00pm Our opening concert introduces us to a broad base of styles and...

Sarah Markham – saxophone

Paul Turner - piano Saturday 6th April 2024 Arts Centre 7:30 pm Step into the world of Paris in the 1930s… “Imagine a street in...

Enigma14

Sunday 10th December 2023 Arts Centre @ 3:00 pm Lisa Nelsen - flute Julian Metzger - cello Paul Turner - piano It’s a pleasure to welcome...

Bochmann Trio

Wednesday 17th January 2024 Wyvern Theatre @ 1:05 pm Michael Bochmann - violin Carol Hubel-Allen - viola Nicola Tait Baxter - cello with...

‘French Impressions’

Paul Turner

‘French Impressions’

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!

Paul Turner
Founder and Artistic Director of the Swindon Recital Series

25th Anniversary Recitals

25th Anniversary Recital MORE ensemble encore: Paul Turner plays Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy.

25th Anniversary Recital MORE ensemble: Sir Beelzebub from Walton’s Façade.