Season 2022/3

WELCOME TO WESTBOURNE MUSIC – WEDNESDAYS AT ONE
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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. 

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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.

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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 a new work ‘Morpheus’ by Rebecca Clarke. There will be a pre-concert talk on the mythology of Morpheus before this performance, free for season ticket holders or £5.

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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. Paired here with Vaughan Williams’ epic Songs of Travel, this is a performance not to be missed.

A pre-concert talk describing The Wanderer as a character is free for season ticket holders, or £5.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

BACK TO FRONT - Glasgow Percussion Collective

Westbourne are extremely excited to welcome the legend that is Steve Forman and many familiar faces to the fore. Made up of professional percussionists you’ll recognise from major Scottish orchestras, this chamber group shows the beauty and versatility of tuned percussion. Certainly a performance not to be missed.

To reserve tickets for this season's concert series, please visit our Tickets page.

Programme curated by James Slimings.

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