Dorset Museum Music Society

Ruisi Quartet

27 March 2024, 7:30pm

Celebrated for their deeply engaging performances of early repertoire alongside championing progressive new music, the critically acclaimed Ruisi Quartet has established a reputation as a charismatic and expressive young ensemble.

Major works by two of the great masters of string quartet writing alongside fascinating explorations of choral repertoire reimagined for strings.


  • MONTEVERDI arr Scodanibbio Madrigals Old and New
  • HAYDN String Quartet Op 76 No
  • BRUCKNER Two Motets
  • BRAHMS String Quartet Op 51 No 2 in A minor

“Compelling spontaneity, breathtaking clarity, gloriously poetic and expressive”

– The Strad Magazine, 2023

CIO 1187277

The Dorset Museum Music Society are fortunate in being able to make use of the Victorian Hall of the Dorset Museum, a unique environment that continues to draw enthusiastic praise from our visiting artists

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Dorset Museum Music Society

24 April 2024, 7:30pm

Yuanfan Yang, Pianist

Pianist and composer Yuanfan Yang, born in Edinburgh, is a First-Class Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. He has won numerous prizes at international piano competitions and has performed with prestigious orchestras worldwide. Yuanfan is also an accomplished composer, winning awards for his compositions. His debut album "Watercolour" received critical acclaim.

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Dorset Museum Music Society

22 May 2024, 7:30pm

Horn Trio

Ben Goldscheider, French Horn Callum Smart, Violin Richard Utterly, Piano

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Dorset Museum Music Society

26 June 2024, 7:30pm

The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen

A range of Baroque music brought vividly to life by a leading authentic early music group.

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Dorset Museum Music Society

24 July 2024, 7:30pm

Korros Ensemble

The Korros Ensemble, made up of flute, clarinet, and harp players, has been playing together since they formed in 2001 during their time at the Royal Academy of Music. They aim to bring a fresh twist to chamber music by putting their own spin on classic pieces. Their performances are full of energy and style, creating a rich and captivating musical experience.

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Special Exhibition

2 December 2023 - 21 April 2024

Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within

Experience the inner world of famous sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) in a major new exhibition exploring her artistic and personal life in Dorset. Showcasing over 80  sculptures, drawings and prints, this exhibition will explore her artistic process, personal life, and the influences that shaped her work.

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Community Exhibition

2 December 2023 - 21 April 2024

Awakened by Frink

Awakened by Frink is a community exhibition of artwork by members of the Deaf community created during a series of workshops at Dorset Museum and Art Gallery.

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Temporary Display

3 February - 30 May 2024

John Brown in Dorchester: Rebuilding a Life after slavery

Discover the little-known story of John Brown, in this new showcase display outside the Collections Discovery Centre.

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18 April 2024, 10:00am- 10:30am

Storytime at the Museum

Come and join us for fun-filled Storytime where you can listen to some amazing tales in our Community Space at the Museum.

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18 April 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Traditions and Transitions: The Story of the Chettle Grave Group | Sophia Adams

A locally made wine strainer, an old mirror and a blue glass jar perhaps from Cologne. These are just three of the eight artefacts found in 2003, buried together on land within Chettle Park, Dorset.

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