Monthly Archives: October 2011

Claire Denis – Bernhardts’ homage – 35 shots


Often described as ‘Rum’ by Mrs B.,  and friends and colleagues alike, Bernhardt decided to have a shot at an homage to French film maker Claire Denis, in this celebration of the new South Manchester tram line. The sound track … Continue reading

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RNCM lunchtime concert – Bewitched


Not normally  a fan of playing at the extremities of the instrument – Bernhardt and the lunchtime concert audience were seduced by an enchanting performance of Vadim Karasikov’s ‘Casus in Terminus’ for sax, cello and piano – given by  William … Continue reading

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Tango 5 at The Martin Harris Centre


Never one to miss a freebie, Bernhardt popped down to the Martin Harris Centre last thursday lunchtime for the free lunchtime concert. Socks were knocked off by Tango 5 featuring Santiago Cimadevilla on bandoleon, playing the music of Astor Piazzolla … Continue reading

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1940’s themed birthday party – the kids make it happen !


Saturday, Bernhardt and the boys, (The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble) had the pleasure of playing for a 1940’s themed  70th birthday party at Maghull Town hall, Merseyside. The lucky gentleman in question had three gorgeous  daughters, who put on the party, … Continue reading

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The Halle & John Lill – Beethovens 5th (piano concerto)


Thursday night, and Bernhardt  treated Mrs. B to the majesty of the Bridgewater hall and the Halle Orchestra, generously  splashing out on  choir seats – ‘ close enough to flick ice cream onto the music’, noted Bernhardt. First up was … Continue reading

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Top UK wedding band at Montgomery Town Hall


On that lovely warm weekend at the start of October The Charleston Charlies / Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble performed an evening of musical delights from the roaring twenties to the swinging sixties, for the good people of Montgomery. The town is … Continue reading

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The Halle – The Rite of Spring at The Bridgewater Hall


Bernhardt and Mrs. B were delighted to be part of a full house for a riviting performance of an excellent  programme – Beethoven’s first symphony, Bartok’s piano concerto and the Rite of Spring.  Thank you Mark Elder and the Halle … Continue reading

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