Salon Concerts at Broadford

Salon Concerts at Broadford in 2021 brochure is ready to download.

Series brochure 2021

Picnic concerts in the shade of the Ash Tree

I presented a series of free summer concerts every Sunday morning in January 2021 with the musicians from the above series. This year I will not be serving food due to Covid-19 considerations. The Checklist for Picnic concert covid Guidelines can be downloaded and is relevant for the later concert series as well.

The programmes can be downloaded here as I upload them.

PLEASE NOTE the 3rd and 4th concerts have been postponed to 31 October (concert 4) and 22 March 2022 (concert 3)

Programme 3 Jjan

10 January concert

January 17 programme

24 January programme

The 2021 series is a re-scheduling of the 2020 series which had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 There are four Sunday afternoon Concerts on 16 May, 27 June, 25 July and 22 August all at 4.00pm in the afternoon. As usual I have some truly marvelous musicians all playing baroque music on original instruments of copies of original instruments.
Meredith Beardmore on flute with Lucy Price on cello
Hamish Gould countertenor performing Vivaldi and Handel cantatas
Lucinda Moon on violin performing 17th century northern Germanic music
Andrew Angus on oboe performing Telemann and Benda
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Salon Concerts at Broadford seeks to promote chamber music in regional areas.

“Salons … informal gatherings where people … incubate social and cultural change” “…held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants…”


Arbour and view to the house

 At it’s home in Broadford in a spacious mud brick home on 12 hectares of natural bushland, it provides a setting of intimacy and a sense of occasion for local residents. With ample free parking and a beautiful secluded garden setting, the venue is perfectly suited to classical music performances. Farther afield it provides the same professional musicians and beautiful programmes. Peter Hagen’s collection of keyboard instruments feature two world class harpsichords and a C7 Yamaha grand piano. The Colmar Ruckers harpsichord copy made by Jean-Michel Chablot features in most of the baroque concerts particularly the solo recitals performed by Peter Hagen and a single manual harpsichord by Klinkhamer in Amsterdam is the perfect accompaniment for early baroque and other concerts requiring a penetrating yet warm clear sound. A clavichord forms a further part of this fine collection of instruments.

Originally a salon was a place to gather people of like minds to share ideas, arts and culture, philosophies and news in a social setting. It was in this manner for example that Schubert aired many of his compositions. The French word “salon” meaning large room has been used since the late 17th century, in particular by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris for their annual exhibitions, although other earlier examples of people sharing their passion for all that is noble, beautiful and high minded are many.

Below are some of the last few year’s concert series brochures.
Concerts in 2011 and early 2012 Chamber Music in Mitchell Shire1
Concerts in 2012 and 2013 Broadford Salon series
2013 2014 SalonSeries
2014 2015 concert series colour brochure
2016 did not get a series brochure! sorry. We did have three lovely concerts though.
2017 Concert Series

Andrew Angus on baroque oboe and me playing Telemann’s 6th aria from his sixth Partia for oboe and basso continuo.

Part of a Platti flute sonata with Meredith Beardmore on Flute and Lucy Price on Cello. Peter Hagen on harpsichord.