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Clarinet player Poppy is special guest for sinfonia's opening concert

Bridgnorth Sinfonia has confirmed the date for its first concert of the 2022 season, welcoming solo clarinet player Poppy Beddoe to the stage.

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Poppy Beddoe

In much demand as a soloist and a chamber musician, Poppy performs extensively throughout the UK and Europe.

She graduated in music from King's College London in 2014, followed by a studying a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016.

Poppy is the co-artistic director of the Berkshire Chamber Music Festival and a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department.

She has recently signed a recording contract with Ulysses Arts and released her debut album, Soliloquy, in December last year. She is also looking forward to recording a concerto written for her by Matthew Taylor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She will première the concerto with the Farnham Sinfonia this year. Also this year she will be the Artist in Residence of the Clifton International Music Festival.

Bridgnorth Sinfonia will be performing its first concert of the year on Sunday, March 27, from 3pm at St Mary's Church. The programme of music will consist of Joachim Raff's Sinfonietta for Double Wind Quintet, featuring soloist Poppy, followed by Gerald Finzi's Clarinet Concerto with clarinet and strings and Felix Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony. Tickets are £12 and refreshments are provided.

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