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This week's music in Dorset

By Stour & Avon Magazine  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

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The Sounds of Musicals

FERNDOWN Phoenix Musical Society is preparing for the spring show, The Sound of Musicals, on stage at Ferndown Village Hall next Friday and Saturday 22nd and 23rd February.

Directed by Lee Redwood and Janet Barrow, it includes music from Shrek, Hot Mikado, Billy Elliot, Grease, Oliver, Ghost, Hairspray, Military Wives and more. There are solos, duets and chorus numbers performed by a cast whose ages range from ten to 80.

Performances are at 7.30 on both nights, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30.

For more details, telephone 01202 692036 or visit the website,www.phoenixmusical society.co.uk

The company is also looking for more children to act as Munchkins in the next production, The Wizard of Oz, which will be on stage at the Barrington Theatre in September. For more information, telephone 01202 972656 or email members@phoenixmusicalsociety.co.uk

Isserlis plays Haydn

CELLIST Steven Isserlis joins the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Poole's Lighthouse next Wednesday, 20th February, for a concert conducted by Kirill Karabits.

It starts with Prokofiev's Sinfonietta, and the symphony is Beethoven's 7th.

Isserlis plays Haydn's Cello Concerto in D, composed in 1783 for Antonin Kraft, a cellist in the Esterhazy court orchestra. Thought for many years to have been written by Kraft, an autographed manuscript was found in a Vienna archive decades later, clearing up the vexed question of its authenticity.

The Poole concert starts at 7.30. For more details, visit the website, www.bsolive.com

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