Virtual Events

Exclusive Online Events for Benefactor Members

In order to supplement our reduced programme for 2020-21 and to keep in touch during these challenging times we are pleased to be offering our Benefactor Members a series of monthly ‘virtual events’. These are in the form of written articles, audio recordings and short films, accessible on our blog. In addition, we plan to share exclusive information about future concerts and performing artists.


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Virtual Events Calendar 2020-21

July 2020
Trustees’ Treasures
– The TMC Committee share their favourite pieces.

Musical Highlights: Performing with the best – TMC Committee Member, Peter Gane, shares musical highlights of his time playing with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Totally Tonbridge 1: Top of the Orchestra – In a specially recorded video for TMC, local musician Juliette Bausor (Principal Flute, London Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Debussy’s Syrinx for solo flute.

Totally Tonbridge 2: Living in Lockdown, Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 14, no. 2 – In three short videos spread over the month, Pat Gane performs and shares her insights into this delightful early work in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year.

Totally Tonbridge 3: String Special – Professional chamber musician and soloist Tristan Gurney (violin), who lives in Tonbridge, performs especially for TMC Benefactors.

Totally Tonbridge 4: Winter Favourites – Local talented young musician Alex Trigg performs his favourite organ music.

January 2021
Totally Tonbridge 5: New Year Special
– Local young cellist. conductor and composer, Thomas Nettle, shares one of his own compositions Rerum Lacrimae Sunt, performed by himself and his family. Joanna Marsh – Alto Flute, Terry Nettle – Violin, Isabelle Nettle – Viola , Thomas Nettle – Cello

Totally Tonbridge 6: The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, A Vision For Our TimesPat Gane talks with Sarah Alexander OBE, Chief Executive and Musical Director of the NYO, who lives in Speldhurst, about the future for young musicians.

Totally Tonbridge 7: Solo Piano SpecialPaddock Wood resident, Daniel Grimwood presents his beautiful arrangement of the Larghetto from Henselt’s Piano Concerto in F minor, Op.16

Totally Tonbridge 8: A Musician’s ViewProfessional singer, ‘fixer’ and teacher, David Clegg, who lives in Tonbridge, tells of the joys and woes of 2020 and how he sees the way ahead.

Totally Tonbridge 9: Challenging Change? Setting the Scene for musical life after lockdown. Pat Gane flags up some topical and hard-won insights that she hopes will encourage debate and involvement into that fashionable concept of a ‘Roadmap’ to point the way for the future health of classical music in the UK.

Totally Tonbridge 10: Brass Tacks! Blowing The Trumpet For The Brass QuintetAn entertaining and moving exploration of the brass quintet by TMC committee member Peter Gane to accompany our live Onyx Brass bonanza this month