News from our partners: Shropshire Music Trust’s new season – new artistes and some favourites
News from our partners Shropshire Music Trust
Shropshire Music Trust is returning with a new season, which includes fabulous new artistes and old favourites.
Shropshire Music Trust’s new season offers everything from sacred music and dance by the Monks of Tibet, and Mid-Wales Opera; to a Jazz Planets Showcase, and the New Manchester School presenting Comedy, Tragedy and Squeaky-Door Music.
Returning by popular demand will be Innovation Ensemble, the Carducci String Quartet, Emma Johnson, and the ever-popular Ex Cathedra – with their traditional Christmas Concert, and also a magical Midsummer Night’s concert next June.
Music lovers can enjoy a variety of concerts and events, with performances by acclaimed musicians in some splendid venues across Shropshire.
The season will host an Outreach Programme of workshops in schools and care homes with the season artistes. Shropshire Music Trust also works with Creative Inspiration, Live Music Now and the Shropshire Music Education Hub on projects to promote health and well-being and great experiences for the young, elderly and disadvantaged.
The 2019/2020 new season starts with a Lunchtime Concert at Shrewsbury’s Lion Hotel, when the Flauguissimo Duo- flautist Yu-Wei Hu and theorboist Johan Lofving present a selection of French and English composers from the Baroque period, on Monday 14 October between 1pm and 2 pm.
Kate Hogwood, director of Shropshire Music Trust, said:
“Prepare to be both amazed and transported when the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet, giving an insight into one of the most unique, spiritual and traditional cultures in the world.
“With rich overtone chanting, traditional costumes, ceremonial masks and Tantric instruments including conch-shell trumpets, meditation bells and the powerfully low sounds of the majestic dungchen (long horns), the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet giving an insight into one of the most unique, spiritual and traditional cultures in the world.
The venue is the Maidment Hall Shrewsbury School on Thursday 31 October 2019 at 7.30pm. There’s a pre-concert dance workshop between 6.30pm and 7pm, and the evening will have traditional Tibetan refreshment too.”
We welcome back the Wihan Quartet who will be celebrating their 35th year with a concert at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury on Friday 15 November 2019 at 7.30pm. Described as ‘one of the best quartets in the world today’, they will be performing some well-known classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire, and will focus on their Czech heritage at what promises to be a passionate and yet an emotionally charged concert, sensitively presented.
As a complete contrast, Mid Wales Opera will present Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love & Marriage at SpArc Theatre, Bishop’s Castle on Saturday 23 November at 7.30pm. Opera-lovers can Join Mrs Peachum and her daughter Polly in a rumbustious tragicomic tale of love, loyalty & London gin!
More information will be announced later about New Year events that will feature some high-quality concerts by the very finest musicians. To name a few they will include Ensemble Hesperi (The Pheasant’s Eye: Dancing the Scottish Baroque); Josh Doughty playing the kora with music from ‘West Wales to West Africa’ and Moishe’s Bagel presenting an intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European and Middle Eastern rhythms of world folk music.
The Trust is offering a selection of discounts off tickets with a maximum 30% saving in our Saver Discount Scheme. Great value for money, especially for groups. Full details are on our website at www.shropshiremusictrust.co.uk. Pick up the Season Leaflet, or visit our website and discover the wonderful music available in what promises to be a thrilling season of events.
Shropshire Music Trust received funding from Shropshire Council’s arts development fund.