For music lovers of all kinds and ages to enjoy, The Music Room is an exciting twelve-episode digital project, created in response to the Covid-19 panemic. It was especially curated in 2020 by Zoë Beyers, one of the UK’s most versatile violinists. Watch all the broadcasts again on our YouTube channel.
The series was funded by Arts Council of England emergency Covid funds and supported by Shropshire Council.
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 Matthew Sharp (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 19th June from 19:30 to 20:30 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.
The series has been funded by Arts Council of England emergency Covid funds and is supported by Shropshire Council.