A STELLAR line-up of musicians and singers have been booked for the Wiltshire Music Centre’s autumn and winter season in Bradford on Avon.

The season opens on Friday, September 22 with a sold-out performance by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Victor Aviat conducts Beethoven’s Eroica symphony and English violinist Chloe Hanslip is the soloist in Brahms’ violin concerto.

Also featuring in the opening weekend are electronics duo Addictive TV, presenting their latest project, ‘Orchestra of Samples’, on Saturday, September 23, and folk superstars Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle on Sunday, September 24.

The performance by Addictive TV is a fusion of live performance on-stage and films of improvised recordings by more than 200 musicians from around the world projected onto a big screen.

They have created a digital ‘supergroup’ of international artists who have never met but play together on the big screen. Their album, ‘Orchestra of Samples’, is now out on !K7/OSi.

Joining Addictive TV on their musical journey without borders are jazz trombonist Dennis Rollins and Bristol-based percussionist Matthew Thorpe.

There will be two workshops in the afternoon from 4pm – one a session on sampling audio and video, and another on live mixing of audio and video.

On Friday, October 27, the Centre hosts American songstress Stacey Kent as part of her international tour of the UK. The Grammy-nominated artist brings with her a four-piece band to perform Bossa Nova classics, French chansons and American standards.

Also featuring in October are the National Youth Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, October 14, and Hope & Social on Sunday, October 15. The latter are a Yorkshire band hot off the festival circuit, whose self-affirmed mission is ‘to change the world by making noise’ and ‘dancing like they mean it’.

Other events include Dr Dee’s Daughter and the Philosopher’s Stone, a puppet theatre by Rust & Stardust and recorder quartet Palisander, on Sunday, October 1; violinist Matthew Trusler and pianist Ashley Wass providing live soundtracks to Charlie Chaplin’s silent comic masterpieces on Friday, October 20; and contemporary theatre artist Max Calaf Seve performing Anyday, a show about a man, his trampoline and his avian friend, on Saturday, October 28.

Finally, jazz and classical pianist Gwilym Simcock launches the Centre’s 20th anniversary celebrations on Saturday, December 9. He will be joined by a string quartet to re-imagine works by Ravel, Debussy and Dutilleux, exploring the boundaries between notated and improvised music.