Musical Events Ahead at Sands End

The Elia Do Mar Trio followed by the Summer Twilight Festival

The Salisbury Hot Club

August 21, 2023

There is a series of classical and jazz musical events taken place at the Sands End Arts and Community Centre (SEACC) over the next few weeks.

On Wednesday 30 August at 5pm the Elia Do Mar Trio will be performing as SEACC continues to showcase emerging musical talent.

Led by Elia Martins Alexandre, the trio will play a number of original compositions, alongside some familiar favourites.

Having discovered jazz listening to his father’s record collection, Elia started as a self-taught musician and is now a student at the London Youth Conservatoire. He’s inspired by the great jazz pianists of the past, including Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Herbie Hancock, Emmet Cohen, Bud Powell and Wynton Kelly.

The event is free to all the community, so come down and hear a potential star of the future.

Following their show earlier this year, Sherry Music is returning for what will be an even bigger event – the Summer Twilight Music Festival.

Taking place across the weekend of the 1 – 3 September, the festival will showcase a range of events and activities for all the family to enjoy. All events are free unless otherwise stated.

2:30pm Friday 1 September: Masterclass with Mark Messenger (Head of Strings, Royal College of Music)
Three talented young violinists, and a group of young chamber musicians, will be given the opportunity to present their performance, then receive feedback and coaching from Mark Messenger.

7pm Friday 1 September: Twilight Chamber Music Concert
Chamber music – sometimes called “the music of friends” – requires a small number of performers with one player for each part (unlike an orchestra), small enough to play in a lounge or salon. The repertoire will range from baroque to movies, from Bach to Mission Impossible, and feature piano, strings and woodwind, performed by youngsters coached by professional musicians.

7pm Saturday 2 September: Twilight Jazz Music Night with the Salisbury Hot Club
(£5 per ticket)
Gypsy Jazz – sometimes called “Hot-Club” – originated in France, with the two-fingered guitar of Django Reinhardt and the swing violin of Stephane Grapelli. The Salisbury Hot Club is a band of young professional musicians from the Guildhall who will take you for a swing through the joyous clubland of Paris between the wars.

10am Sunday 3 September: Community Music Workshop
Get a taste of what it’s like to be a professional musician and learn more about the music and the history. Talk to musicians, see them close-up… Never held a violin? Try it for yourself!

3pm Sunday 3 September: Final concert – “The World of Music”

The culmination of the Twilight Music Festival will be the final concert performance, featuring Music from Around the World. There will be children’s chamber groups and strings orchestra, joined by professional musicians and playing pieces from Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China,

Visit the Sands End arts centre website for details.


Value Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More

This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.

Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.

We've always done that and won't be changing, in fact we'd like to do more.

However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.

We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.

A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.

One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.

If you do support us in this way we'd be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.

For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you'd like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.