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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Bernhardts Ave Verum Corpus


It’s sunday night – a very necessary trip to the Catholic church on Oxford Rd. to expiate and expunge Bernhardts’ many and multiple sins. But how refreshing and replenishing is the choirs performance of Mozarts ‘Ave Verum Corpus’,  and a … Continue reading

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X Factor Twist – Jade Richards ?


The whole nation awaits  tonights revelation – about Jade Richards ?  – what will the X Factor twist entail? If ONLY it could be something truly wonderful – like for xample  Soriah – the American Tuvan throat singer seen here … Continue reading

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Mongolian Throat Singer at The Martin Harris Centre


The free thursday lunchtime concert season at The Martin Harris Centre is a source of delight, refreshment and education for the young Bernhardt. The new season started solidly with the Danel string quartet playing Haydn and Dvorak. A new universe … Continue reading

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