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01/03/15 events

In the Gallery
2:00 PM


06/03/15 events

Bolly Comedy Club
8:00 PM


08/03/15 events

In the Gallery
2:00 PM


14/03/15 events


15/03/15 events

In the Gallery
2:00 PM


21/03/15 events


28/03/15 events


29/03/15 events

In the Gallery
2:00 PM

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March 2015
100th Anniversary
100th Anniversary

A Celebration Night of Entertainment and fun!


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Bollington Chamber Concerts

Bollington Chamber Concerts

With superb musical interpretations and an unparalleled listening environment, Bollington Chamber Concerts offer the perfect introduction to the most rewarding repertoires.

We are very privileged in Bollington to see many young string quartets and other ensembles at the start of their promising careers. They astonish us with virtuosity and insight that belies their tender years. But we also listen to wonderful, established ensembles with international reputations. We have been (slightly 'tongue-in-cheek') referred to as "The Wigmore Hall of the North"

Many people consider chamber music to be a difficult genre, and in many ways it is. It requires huge concentration from both performers and listeners, and the string quartet is generally regarded as the hardest genre for both. A further feature of the Bollington Concerts is that they almost always contain a modern or unfamiliar work. But far from being off-putting, these are often a hit with a receptive and open minded audience.

Performers love their visits to Bollington. They are warmly welcomed and their performances are received with discernment and delight. They often have a few informal and enlightening words to say about the music, and they rave about the warmth of the acoustic and the audience. Eager to return, the only mitigation against this is that all too quickly, they become very successful and too expensive. Luckily, a new generation of equally talented young musicians are always waiting to step into their shoes.

Those of you who have never been to a chamber concert or who think this music may not be for you, give it a try. You won’t find a more friendly welcome or a better standard of performance anywhere, and you may find yourself revelling in this amazing genre of music. And for you first-timers, we offer a £5 'taster' ticket.

To find out more about the Bollington chamber concerts, please browse the Bollington Arts Centre Events listing.


Special pricing for multiple bookings

£60.00 for five concerts ( a saving of £15, the price of a single ticket- 5 tickets for the price of four!)
£52.00 for four concerts

Concessionary price, students and claimants of means-tested benefits

£35.00 for five concerts
£28.00 for four concerts

For more information please telephone 01625 576402 or 01625 574435 or email


2014-15 Season Bollington Arts Centre at 8p.m.


Saturday September 20th 2014 The Cavaleri Quartet - Mozart ,Shostakovich, Smetana.


Saturday November 22nd 2014 Trio Eblana with Anna Menzies, cello - a very attractive programme of rarely-heard works - Book Now!


Saturday January 24th 2015 - Laura van der Heijden, cello with Tom Poster, piano -  Laura was Young Musician of the Year 2012 - Beethoven, Schubert, Fitkin, Poulenc - Book Now!


Saturday February 21st 2015 -The Dante Quartet - Haydn, Bartok, Debussy - Book Now!


Saturday March 21st. 2015 - The Wu Quartet - Mendelssohn, Janacek, Beethoven - Book Now!




Another New Season 2014/15

Our subscription ticket holders will be receiving the new brochure outlining next season’s programme soon and we hope it will appeal to you and tempt you to join us again for some interesting ensembles and music.

We begin in September with a quartet called the Cavaleri a well-established group who are at the moment unknown to us and who were recommended to me by Sally Richardson who I got in touch with in the hope of engaging the Barbirolli Quartet.  The Barbirollis played magnificently one February while a blizzard raged and became firm favourites in Bollington. Unfortunately they have disbanded and Sally recommended the Cavaleri. You might say if you were cynic “She would recommend them wouldn’t she if she represents them?” Well she would but she’d also lose a lot of trust and business if she was untruthful about their ability so I said it would be good to have them here. I shall hear them before they come – though it’s too late to change my mind – and I’m certain I’ll hear another quartet to rival any we’ve had so far. Their programme includes quartets by Mozart, Shostakovich and Smetana (no 1 “From My Life”) which I’m particularly looking forward to hearing again.
The String Trio, Eblana make a return visit in November. You may remember them bringing a superb oboist when they visited us earlier; this time they are here with a cellist, Anna Maxwell, so that they can play a quartet scored for two cellos, violin and viola by Arensky, a Russian composer who studied with Rimsky – Korsakov and who wrote operas, symphonies, and chamber music. It will be fun to hear him for the first time (as I will be), but he died in 1906 so I’m sure there won’t be anything very frightening in his writing. There are also more familiar sounds from Beethoven and Dohnanyi, less so from Honegger and Lutoslawski. A concert full of surprises and perhaps taking your ears on a voyage of discovery.
We rarely promote a concert in January but for this season we made an exception. The 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Laura van der Heijden a wonderfully gifted and mature cellist is coming to play sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert and Poulenc. She will be accompanied by Tom Poster, a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility who regularly accompanies artists like Guy Johnston, Jennifer Pike and Alison Balsom. He also plays piano quintets joining the Badke, Brodsky, Navarra and Sacconi quartets amongst others
Tom won the keyboard section of the BBC Young Musician in 2000 so has a lot of experience of the competition and its importance for young musicians.
February 21st ‘s concert will be given by a long – established string quartet, the Dante who we are delighted to welcome to Bollington for the first time. They will play a Haydn quartet (op 33 no3), Bartok’s first quartet and a great favourite, the only quartet by Debussy  - quite a mixture.
Exactly a month later, the delightful Wu quartet is visiting us for the second time and have chosen a programme which will appeal to everyone. Mendelssohn’s Quartet in A minor, Janacek’s no1 (the Kreutzer) and Beethoven’s op 74 in E flat (the Harp) will send us away wanting more and by that time we will have planned the 2015/16 season which I hope will have you renewing your subscription for another diet of lovely music.



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