Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry is the venue on Thursday 2nd May at 7.30pm for a welcome return by clarinettist Emma Johnson and the European Union Chamber Orchestra., as part of the Shropshire Music Season in association with the Oswestry Recital Series.  There will be a Pre-Talk at 7pm when members of the audience can meet Emma Johnson.

Director of Shropshire Music Trust, Kate Hogwood said: “Sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler and the national Orchestras Live Scheme, this is a welcome return to Oswestry by the EUCO with ‘Britain’s favourite clarinettist’ (The Times) Emma Johnson, playing one of Mozart’s greatest concertos alongside Warlock’s joyful Capriol Suite based on 16th century French dances, and Haydn’s most exciting and dramatic ‘Trauer’ symphony. EUCO is directed by charismatic German violinist, Hans-Peter Hofmann.

Emma, since winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year at the age of seventeen has gone on to become one of the UK’s most popular classical artists, having sold over half a million albums worldwide including several classical chart-topping successes and many awards, and is known for the diverse range of her repertoire, a wide range of other musical activities, and regular radio and TV appearances. She was awarded an MBE in 1996.

EUCO, Europe’s leading cultural ambassador is familiar worldwide in an astonishing range of places playing with many distinguished soloists – including in Shrewsbury last season in a memorable performance with the eminent trumpet virtuoso, Crispian Steele Perkins”.

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: sales@salopsheetmusic.co.uk  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:info@shropshiremusictrust.co.uk -or please call (01952) 510375.