Shropshire Music Trust’s new season will provide the county’s music lovers the opportunity to relax and enjoy some superlative concerts by the very best of the world’s musicians in some splendid venues. The new Season’s programme of events includes artistes ranging from the nostalgic Salop Band with ‘Tea at the Palm Court’ and the renowned European Union Chamber Orchestra to clarinettist Matthew Scott, and sparkling vocalists Papagena. The Carducci String Quartet, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Project Jam Sandwich and Hanover Band all return by popular demand, and there is a special Tribute Concert – Dvorak at Twilight, in memory of the late Peter Cropper.
Director of Shropshire Music Trust, Kate Hogwood said: “The new season will offer some high-quality concerts by the very finest musicians. There are some favourite pieces of music and some secrets to be discovered in a truly stunning programme. Why not splash out on a Saver Offer, which provides discounts of up to 30%, and also offers special offers for Group Organisations! Full details are on our website at www.shropshiremusictrust.co.uk
The Season opens on Saturday 17th October with an opportunity to ‘Cross over to the dark side of the classical era’ in an exciting and brooding exploration of minor-mode works by the Academy of Ancient music (with Pavlo Besnosiuk director and violinist), at Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry. Then it’s the turn of the Peatbog Faeries from the Isle of Skye to bring their inventive and unique approach, imbued with a true Scottish flavour whilst bringing Celtic Dance music into the 21st century. They will be incorporating many influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more with bagpipes, fiddle, whistles, guitars, keyboard, drums and brass to delight the audience at the Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School on 25th October.
November events will include the Salop Band; who on 1st November at the Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury will be recreating the Palm Court Tea Dances of the 1930’s to the 1950’s at Birmingham’s Grand Hotel. Their 3pm afternoon concert will be broadcast over internet radio and into local hospitals and care homes to bring this music to life and to provide some special memories of a remarkable era. As a complete contrast consummate chamber musician Richard Jenkinson- cellist with the Dante Quartet, will present an illustrated talk and recital in a Lunchtime Concert at the same venue on Monday 9th. The month’s events conclude with the outstanding continental group L’Arcadia and soprano Ulrike Hofbauer presenting ‘Flaming Rose, Earth’s Adornment’ and music by Handel and his musical friends and colleagues at the Maidment Hall, Shrewsbury on 12th.
‘Christmas by Candlelight’ – the traditional Shropshire Music Trust’s popular seasonal offering will delight lovers of the year’s celebrations when the legendary Ex Cathedra present what is now an annual treat at St. Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1st December. The New Year offers a superb range of events including pianist Freddy Kempf, a family show with Travelling by Tuba, Piers Adams with the ‘Wild Men of the Baroque’ and a ‘Rembetiko’ Greek Carnival – with more details to follow. Shropshire Music Trust has been dedicated to providing music for nearly 35 years- and I would like to thank our friends and supporters for making this a real success story”.
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Mailing List (postal & email) for details of all the 2015/16 Season events: SMT Freepost SY169, Shrewsbury SY5 6BR, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or please call (01952) 510375. Full details are available from www.shropshiremusictrust.co.uk