What's on this 2023-24 season

Sunday, 14th April 2024, 4.00 pm
St Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury
A close-up of Zoë Beyers playing her violin. Her eyes are closed in concentration.
Zoë Beyers returns, this time as leader of and soloist with the string players from the English Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

From its beginnings as the English String Orchestra in 1980, the ESO soon earned an international reputation for performances of English music, made over fifty recordings and began touring regularly in Europe.

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The Worcestershire-based ESO, the International Orchestra of Elgar Country, is an ensemble which in recent years has become synonymous with artistic excellence, innovative and visionary programming, distinctive commissioning, ground-breaking recording, a welcoming and immersive concert experience, transformative youth programmes and service to the community.

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Sunday, 5th May, 2024, 3.00 pm
Maidment Auditorium, Shrewsbury School
Elisabeth viewed in profile, seated at and playing the piano. Photo by Peter Barritt
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist (2018-20)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3 "The Hunt"
Prokofiev: 10 Pieces, Op. 12 (selection)
Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

Elisabeth Brauss, who records frequently for BBC Radio 3, gives recitals twice a year at the Wigmore, has played at the Proms and regularly plays with The Hallé under Sir Mark Elder.

Listen to Elisabeth playing Scarlatti, on BBC Radio 3's Breakfast programme on 9th April, on BBC Sounds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001xwc2 at around 2:39:00.

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The pianist Elisabeth Brauß has been praised by Gramophone Magazine for “the maturity and sophistication of her thoughtful interpretations” which “would be the pride of any pianist twice her age”. Born in Hannover in 1995, Elisabeth is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting and versatile musicians of her generation.

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‘It is rare to encounter this degree of instrumental mastery wed to musical depth and sensitivity in one so young.’ Gramophone

 

 

 

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Friday, 24th May, 2024, 7.30pm
Blackburn Theatre, Prestfelde School
The five members of the quintet, holding their instruments and standing in a row on a stage with their backs to the concert hall seating
Miloš Milivojević - accordion, David Juritz - violin, Craig Ogden - guitar, David Gordon - piano and Richard Pryce - bass

The London Tango Quintet brings together five outstanding musicians to play the music of Piazzolla, Troilo and other giants of Argentinian tango, as well as music from the Baroque to the contemporary.

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David Juritz, the London Tango Quintet’s director, has brought together this exceptional tango quintet. “Craig, Miloš and I have known each other for years. Their diaries are pretty hectic but, a few times a year, we get together to play tango. It’s fantastic fun, even wild at times, but that’s not to say it isn’t challenging as well. To do it justice you have to approach it just as you would any other great music – with a sense of style and your total commitment, but also leaving enough freedom to experiment. When it happens you feel like you’ve been set free. It’s just exhilarating.”

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