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Coronavirus: News from our partners – The Music Room – an exciting new digital project by Shropshire Music Trust

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News from our partners Shropshire Music Trust

Shropshire Music Trust is delighted to announce a six-month project for music lovers of all kinds and ages to enjoy, specially curated by Zoë Beyers, one of the UK’s most versatile violinists. The series has been funded by Arts Council of England emergency coronavirus funds, and is supported by Shropshire Council.

Zoe Beyers

Zoe Beyers

Director of Shropshire Music Trust, Kate Hogwood said:

“ These ‘conversations about music’ featuring eminent composers, performers and conductors is a series of twelve programmes about the music of today and tomorrow specially created for Shropshire Music Trust, with participants talking with Zoe about their lives in music.

“Some of the artists taking part are distinguished composers Judith Weir CBE and Nigel Osborne MBE who is also involved in music therapy, polymath Martin Sharpe (cellist, opera singer and actor!), Catherine Arlidge MBE of The Stringcredibles -violinist, presenter and educator, and young international conductor Ben Gernon who hails from Newport, Shropshire, amongst many others.

“It promises to be an exciting and entertaining series, with the premiere episode on Friday 19 June 2020 providing some fascinating insights, beguiling stories and new perspectives from the English Symphony Orchestra’s principal conductor Kenneth Woods, who is also an acclaimed cellist and writer. Kenneth will be hosting the post-event Q&A session straight afterwards. Full details and the taster trailer video are on www.shropshiremusictrust.co.uk

Zoe Beyers

Zoe Beyers

The series takes place fortnightly between 7.30pm and 8.30pm, from 19 June to 27 November 2020, on YouTube and Vimeo. There will be a Q&A on Zoom after each one, and anyone would like to take part in this should please email info@shropshiremusictrust for the meeting invitation.

Full details at www.shropshiremusictrust.co.uk or email: info@shropshiremusictrust.co.uk .

Shropshire Music Trust is an independent organization supported by Arts Council England, business sponsors, private trusts & foundations and a Supporters Scheme -including a large body of volunteers.

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