‘The sounds of Music’

Brian Graham – Towards Music, The Salisbury Museum, The King’s House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN, until 12th May 2018


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Brian Graham Fanfare for the Common Man for Aaron Copland, 2014 Mixed media on board 26cm x 34cm

In this show of some forty works the Dorset-born artist takes us on a journey into history with his ideas of how music-making and dance may have started. These painted reliefs reflect his long-held interest in the worlds of archaeology, anthropology and science and this juxtaposition with their titles which are either taken from notable works or figures in music and dance fire the viewer’s imagination to picture the past. It’s a show where – as the song says – “the melody lingers on”!

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Brian Graham La Mer for Claude Debussy, 2014 Mixed media on board 34cm x 26cm


Music & Flowers in Tenterden

I thought I would share this special evening with you:

Academy of Ancient Music
7:30pm, 23rd May, 2015
St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden, Kent

A Quartet from The Academy of Ancient Music is coming to St Mildred’s Church on Saturday 23rd May at 7:30 to open the Flower Festival that will be abundantly celebrated in St Mildred’s Church and all over Tenterden Town.

The AAM has performed for music lovers on six continents for more than 40 years and has thrilled millions through its extensive catalogue of recordings. It is very exciting to have a quartet from the Academy, led by their leader Pavio Beznosluk, with Rebecca Livermore, Jane Rogers and Andrew Skidmore, playing for us on the opening night of the Flower Festival. They will give us a concert of “irresistible colour and exuberance” to celebrate “The Jewel of the Weald”.

Tickets are £15.00 each and can be bought from friendsofstmildreds@gmail.com and Smiths Florist at £15.00 each.

The Programme:
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String quartet in G minor Op.74 No.3
Allegro – Largo Assai – Menuet Allegretto – Allegro Con Brio

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
String quartet in C major “Dissonance”
Adagio/Allegro – Andante Cantabile – Menuetto Allegro – Allegro Molto


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Quartettsatz in C Minor
Allegro Assai

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String quartet in G major Op.18 No.2
Allegro – Adagio Cantabile – Scherzo Allegro – Allegro Molto, Quasi Presto