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What’s on this season

Date: Friday 4th February, 2022, 7.30pm
Location: NB: Change of venue to St Alkmund's Church, Shrewsbury
"Vienna to Moscow" series – concert 3

Schubert: String Quartet No.10 (D.87) in E♭, Op.125 No.1 “Household” [Haushaltung]

Beethoven: String quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 "Serioso"

Shostakovich: String Quartet No.9 in E♭, Op.117


Matthew Denton, violin
Michelle Fleming, violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin, viola
Emma Denton, cello

The Carducci Quartet complete their series of concerts exploring both the chamber music of 18th and 19th century Vienna and the brilliance of Shostakovich's writing.

Schubert's 10th quartet is a youthful work, written when the composer was just 16.

Beethoven's Op.95 – which he himself named “Quartet Serioso” – is a standalone work and the last of what could be described as his 'middle' period.

In Shostakovich's quartet number nine, you might be surprised to hear a quote of the 'gallop' theme from Rossini's "William Tell" Overture in the third movement!

An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Founded in 1997, the ensemble has won numerous international competitions, including Concert Artists Guild International Competition USA 2007 and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition 2004.

Why not arrive a bit earlier at the Lion Hotel and enjoy a relaxing pre-concert drink?

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25 and under: £9.50

Date: Friday 25th February, 2022, 7.30pm
Location: The Maidment Building, Shrewsbury School
Trish Clowes (saxophone) and Ross Stanley (piano)

This saxophone and piano duo bring us an eclectic mix of arrangements, original compositions and improvisations on themes from Vivaldi to Ellington and beyond.

Trish Clowes: “an improviser to be reckoned with” (Downbeat Magazine).
Ross Stanley: a musician in high demand, playing in a wide range of ensembles and styles.

Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Trish Clowes is currently an Associate Artist at Wigmore Hall.

Ross Stanley is a pianist and organist, and plays piano/hammond in Trish's band, My Iris

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£8 for 25s and under

Date: Friday, 11th March, 2022, 7.30pm
Location: Prestfelde Theatre, Prestfelde School
Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of world folk with the excitement and soul of improvisation.

An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances.

Phil Alexander | piano, accordion
Greg Lawson | violin, mandolin
Pete Garnett | accordion
Mario Caribé | bass, cavaquinho
Guy Nicolson | percussion

A lucky accident of an Edinburgh-based Chilean tango singer and four like-minded musicians, with a shared love of klezmer, jazz and latin music soon saw them onstage at Henry’s Cellar Bar and from there very quickly regularly touring the UK, Ireland, and the Czech Republic, notching up sellout gigs at the Jazz Cafe, Sage Gateshead, St George’s Bristol, Edinburgh Queen’s Hall and many more… Along the way, they’ve managed to record four CDs, earning a Songlines Top of the World and a place in the Sunday Telegraph Top 10 World Albums. In 2015, they composed and performed an original score to the Soviet silent film classic Salt for Svanetia and have now recorded it for their new CD.

Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer and all with a classical as well as folk background, their portfolio includes a PhD in ethnomusicology, training in Indian classical and Latin American music, rock, theatre music and many other skills. The band will draw you in, turn you inside out, and leave you smiling – all in the space of one tune. Expect some brand new pieces along with plenty of favourites.

“Exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate, this brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the “class” into “unclassifiable.” The Scotsman

“True originals” Guardian


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25 and under: £8

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