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The Lindow Ensemble Live in Wilmslow
June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
On Saturday 11 June at 7pm, The Lindow Ensemble will give a string performance at Wilmslow United Reformed Church. The programme will include works by Britten, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, along with a new commission by an RNCM student composer, Philip Rousiamanis.Tickets are free, with a retiring collection, and can be reserved at www.lindowensemble.co.uk
This concert celebrates the two hundredth anniversary of Mendelssohn’s youthful Violin Concerto alongside Tchaikovsky’s exciting and sun-filled Souvenir de Florence. Opening the concert is Britten’s Simple Symphony, a reworking of eight small pieces the composer wrote as a child.
One of the aims of the ensemble is to support young players and composers in their transition from conservatoire to professional career. It does this by giving them high quality performance opportunities, alongside inspirational players who have many years of professional experience to share. For this concert, the ensemble play a work by RNCM student composer Philip Rousiamanis, warp obsess remember. Rousiamanis is a composer of instrumental and electronic music, a songwriter and a violinist/performer.
The Lindow Ensemble is a new kind of string ensemble, giving passionate, deeply felt performances of string music, familiar and new. The members are full-time professionals, senior students at the RNCM and amateur players of the highest standard. The ensemble’s director, Steven Wilkie, is a violinist with a national reputation and is a senior tutor in violin at the RNCM. The Lindow Ensemble is a charity, and its objectives are to advance the arts and culture for the benefit of the public in Greater Manchester and Cheshire, and to advance education for the benefit of current students and recent alumni of institutions of higher musical education.