WELCOME TO WESTBOURNE MUSIC – WEDNESDAYS AT ONE
5th October 2022
Slideshow - Trombone Quartet
The Slideshow trombone quartet are a Glasgow-based ensemble who were founded in 2018, and all members are currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They play a wide genre of music from the 1800s, right through to the modern day. Alongside playing tenor and bass trombone, members of the group also double up on alto trombone, jazz bore trombones and euphonium, which they enjoy incorporating into their programmes.
9th November 2022
A Guitar Grand Tour - Samarat Majumder (Guitar)
Join award-winning guitarist Samarat Majumder as he takes us on a musical tour of Europe. Featuring music by Dowland, Regondi, J.S. Bach, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, this programme will have something for everyone.
CANCELLED - 16th November 2022
FROM A CITY WINDOW - LOUISE KEMENY (soprano), ASHOK GUPTA (piano)
Inspired by conversations with friends old and new during lockdown, Louise and Ashok have curated a programme of song exploring the sounds and cityscapes that we take for granted. Music by Clara Schumann, Strauss, Mahler, Boulanger, Howells and others. There is a pre-concert talk on art that captures city life before this performance.
This is a Learn @ Westbourne date, and a pre-concert talk will take place at 12.30. Tickets free for season ticket holders, or £5.
14th December 2022
GAIA DUO - 'Antibes'
We are delighted to welcome Chamber Music Scotland’s ensemble in residence 2019 - 2021, GAIA duo featuring Katrina Lee (Violin) and Alice Allen (Cello). Ahead of their album launch on the Delphian label in 2023, Westbourne audiences will have a sneak peek of some of this repertoire.
15th February 2023
RCS OPERA SCHOOL
Returning after their phenomenal popularity with audiences over the last four seasons, the Alexander Gibson Opera School will present a varied programme of operatic arias showcasing the best of Scotland’s young singing talent.
22nd February 2023
MORPHEUS - Paul Livingston (viola) & Anna Rastopchina (piano)
Delayed from before the pandemic, Paul and Anna will perform a new reduction of Eddie McGuire’s Viola Concerto, as well as ‘Morpheus’ by Rebecca Clarke.
15th March 2023
DICHTERLIEBE - James Gilchrist (tenor) & Anna Tilbrook (piano)
Award winning duo, James and Anna return to Westbourne. Having performed all three Schubert song cycles over the previous seasons, they move to the other of the great Lied cycles, Dichterliebe by Schumann. Paired here with Vaughan Williams’ epic Songs of Travel, this is a performance not to be missed.
22nd March 2023
JAZZ WEEK - Peter Johnstone Organ Trio
In a welcome return to Westbourne, we are pleased to have the Peter Johnstone Organ trio in the Art Club to perform for our Jazz week. Hearing instruments in ways you wouldn’t expect is part of the Westbourne experience, and this will be no exception.
5th April 2022
MANNENCHOR - Male Voice Quartet
Exploring male voice repertoire, this quartet of tenors and basses made up of graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will explore centuries of music, from some of the earliest drinking songs and catches through to barbershop. A highlight is Britten’s Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard, first performed in a POW camp during the second world war.
19th April 2023
QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME - Ross Montgomery Quartet
Messiaen’s masterpiece Quatuor pour la fin du temps was written whilst he was a prisoner of war, and performed by his fellow prisoners. Based on a passage from the book of Revelations, this score underlines Messiaen’s work with bird song and nature themes, whilst also being distinctly French in harmony.
There will be a pre-concert talk on the piece, free to season ticket holders or £5.
3rd May 2023
NOTES FROM AMERICA - Richard Scholfield (saxophone) & Iain Clarke (piano)
Award winning saxophonist Richard Scholfield performs alongside duo partner Iain Clarke in a carefully curated performance of transcriptions and original music for saxophone. Highlighting music from America, including music by Gershwin and Amy Beech, this concert will have something for every musical taste.
17th May 2023
PIRASTI TRIO - Nicholas Miller (violin), Alison Wells (cello), Jeffrey Sharkey (piano)
Reforming after a hiatus of 15 years, the Pirasti trio consists of some familiar faces to Westbourne audiences performing here at the Art Club. Come and hear some of the most influential educators in Scotland perform in the intimate surroundings of the Art Club.
31st May 2023
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION - Baichuan Hui (piano)
In a fitting programme for a music series based in an Art Gallery, Baichuan Hui will perform Mussorgsky’s virtuosic Pictures at an Exhibition in its original piano solo form.
There will be a pre-concert talk on the history of Glasgow Art Club, available free to season ticket holders and GAC members.
7th June 2023
Rebecca Hill and Charlie Stewart
Rebecca Hill and Charlie Stewart are a harpist and fiddle player who have collaborated previously in numerous settings, deciding to make a duo recording in 2022. The debut album ‘Thawcrook’ draws from their individual musical backgrounds as well as their love of contemporary arrangement, compositions and improvisation. It is also influenced by the thriving Traditional music scene in Glasgow, where they are both currently based.
To reserve tickets for this season's concert series, please visit our Tickets page.
Programme curated by James Slimings and Ankna Arockiam