We are delighted to announce our forthcoming series of in Glasgow between February and June 2015.
In our brand new early evening concert series at Cottiers Theatre in Glasgow’s West End we will explore “Mendelssohn and his World”, examining the various influences on the composer throughout his life including Haydn, Schumann and Beethoven. These concerts are on Thursday evenings, – 12 February, 2 April and 11 June – they start at 6.30pm and last around an hour. Audiences have the opportunity to enjoy a drink during the music and then engage in discussion with the players after the performance.
The Recital Room in Glasgow City Halls, with its high vaulted ceilings and wooden floors, is the ideal setting for our evening concerts. Here, we are presenting “themed” events, the first of which is on Tuesday 17 March. The First World War 1914-1918 – commemorates the centenary of The Great War by demonstrating the contrasting musical languages of Stravinsky, Elgar and Bartók who were active composers at that time. This will be complemented by visual projections behind the players. Youth, the second programme on Tuesday 26 May shines a spotlight on works written by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Webern at the outset of their careers. This concert will include a new commission from the talented young Scottish composer Tom Harrold, which we eagerly await.