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Wiltshire Music Centre
Wiltshire Music Centre is a purpose-built, 300-seat concert hall hosting more than 90 concerts a year featuring world-class classical, folk, jazz and world music artists. Renowned for “the finest acoustic outside London“ (Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3) the Centre attracts internationally-renowned musicians including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Radu Lupu, violinist Nicola Benedetti and famed guitarist John Williams; jazz legends Courtney Pine, Clare Teal, Stacey Kent and Jacqui Dankworth; stars of the folk music scene such as Kathryn Tickell, Lau, Flook and Julie Fowlis; and world music´s greatest ambassadors, from Black Umfolosi to El Tanbura.
The Centre also programmes a series of family music shows and storytelling performances - “That was the best day of my whole life!“ (Finn, aged 6) - given by award-winning musicians and performers with a love of both entertaining and teaching: from Roald Dahl´s ´Little Red Riding Hood´ and Giles Andreae´s ´Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants´ to Satoshi Kitamura´s ´Igor, the Bird Who Couldn´t Sing´. In addition to regular activities held at the Centre, including Jazz Factory workshops, choral singing sessions and music therapy groups, the Centre is the home to a variety of countywide orchestras and ensembles and runs an exemplary education and community programme across Wiltshire and beyond.
Phone: 01225 860100
Address: Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon
Postcode: BA15 1DZ
Area/Nearest station: Bradford on Avon
Twitter name: @wiltshiremusic
Facebook name: www.facebook.com/WiltshireMusicCentre/