An imaginative and inspiring Shropshire Music Trust concert by the Hebrides Ensemble – the Gateway, Shrewsbury


The Gateway, Shrewsbury is the venue on Friday 26th April for a concert by the Hebrides Ensemble. With programmes that are diverse, imaginative and inspiring, the Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK. This concert will offer a fascinating glimpse of the young Claude Debussy and Leonard Bernstein at the beginning of their extraordinary careers, Nigel Osborne’s intriguing tale of travel to Burma and Antonin Dvorák’s beautifully nostalgic masterpiece. Members of the ensemble are violinist Zoë Beyers, cellist William Conway and pianist Philip Moore. Their programme of music will comprise Debussy Piano Trio G major; Bernstein Piano Trio, Dvorak Dumky Trio and Nigel Osborne (The Piano Tuner).

Director of Shropshire Music Trust, Kate Hogwood said: “This concert will be introduced by the players with their usual trade-mark relaxed style and accessible approach to their exciting programming. Locally living Zoe Beyers, guest leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is known in Shropshire for her vibrant playing and total commitment to the widest possible audience -and together with her musical colleagues their  events are always a special and appealing atmosphere  for all ages. An Easter-time treat! Tickets are available from The Gateway as well as the usual Box Offices”

Additional information: Co-founded and led by its artistic director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire. The Ensemble’s flexibility is its strength, drawing its performers from a pool of the most outstanding musicians in the UK and beyond, ensuring the exceptional performance standards for which it has become renowned. This is an international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture, a collective which performs regularly at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and is regularly featured in broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. In recent years, the Ensemble has given premieres at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s King’s Place, The Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, and in 2018, made its debut appearance at the BBC Proms. Hebrides Academy supports the next generation of performers, composers, artistic directors and cultural leaders through its mentoring programme and Hebrides Digital allows audiences around the world to be part of every performance the Ensemble gives, using live streaming, Twitter feeds and cutting edge digital technology.

 Tickets online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/smt , by phone from Ticketsource on 0333 666 3366, and also by phone, post and in person from Salop Sheet Music 294 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5TF (01743 365561. Email: [email protected]  All Box Offices include the excellent multi-purchase Savers and group discounts: any remaining tickets will be sold ‘on the door’. See  www.shropshiremusictrust.co.uk for full details”. Mailing List (postal & email) for full details of all the 2018 /2019 Season events: SMT Freepost SY169, Shrewsbury SY5 6BR, Email:[email protected] -or please call (01952) 510375.

  • Published on 7th March 2019

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