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Somerset Bass Weekend 20/10/17 – 22/10/17

May 04, 2017

Somerset Bass Weekend 20/10/17 – 22/10/17


There is something for everyone at the Somerset Bass Weekend in October – participator or spectator! A great opportunity to hear two great international bassists in concert.

Friday 20 October 2017 GALA CONCERT – Taunton School at 7:30pm: A one-hour concert and reception featuring music by Simon Garcia, David Hayes, Manuel de Falla, Bernard Salles, Teppo Hauta-aho and more…

Saturday 21 October 2017 DOUBLE BASS WORKSHOP – Wells & Mendip Museum (Wells, Somerset). A one-day workshop is open to double bassists of all ages and most abilities. It will include technique sessions, a massed bass orchestra, new music, orchestral repertoire, jazz styles, masterclass and informal performance opportunities.

Saturday 21 October 2017 CONCERT  – Wells & Mendip Museum (Wells, Somerset) at 7:30pm: A one-hour concert features an exciting and enjoyable program of music from around the world. The concert is followed by wine and snacks.

Sunday 22 October 2017 DOUBLE BASS WORKSHOP – Village Hall, Templecombe: A workshop for bassists of all ages and most abilities will be held in Templecombe and will include a warm-up and technique session, bass ensembles, open lesson, performance opportunities, ensembles and new music. The workshop will end with a concert at 3.00pm featuring some of the works studied during the day.

Sunday 22 October 2017 FINAL CONCERT at 3pm – Village Hall, Templecombe: The final concert of the Somerset Bass weekend will feature a range of ensemble repertoire, particularly by Spanish bassist-composer Simon Garcia who is a featured composer during the weekend, alongside works by leading double bass composers from throughout the world. Something to suit all tastes.

For more information: Tel: 01963 370051  E-mail: double  Web:

Caswells Strings are not directly involved in this great event and cannot be held responsible for any information which has been posted on here in good faith. Information is correct at the time of posting but please check and confirm on the above contact details for latest information. We wish the organizers everything of the best and a very successful Bass-weekend.



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