The Kelvin Ensemble is coming to Arran on Saturday 2nd June.
The Kelvin Ensemble is a student-run symphony orchestra based at the University of Glasgow and conducted by the very talented John Grant. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as an ensemble where they performed a truly outstanding Russian themed concert including Tchaikovsky’s epic 1812 Overture and Glazunov’s Symphony no.5 in Bute Hall at Glasgow University. A video of the 1812 performance by the Kelvin Ensemble is available to watch on YouTube using the link below. Every year at the end of each term they perform a fantastic concert open to the public. However, last year they decided to form an additional, smaller Chamber Orchestra made up from members from the full ensemble – and after a successful tour of the Highlands with the Chamber Orchestra last Summer they are very excited to be touring once again! They have a wonderful programme lined up:
- Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony No.4
- Haydn’s ‘Clock’ Symphony No.101
- Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll
Rehearsals will begin in Glasgow and then the orchestra will travel to their concert venues in the Lake District, Isle of Arran and then back home for their final concert in Glasgow. Kendal Parish Church will host their first concert on Thursday 31st May; their second will be at Arran High School in Lamlash on Saturday 2nd June and their final performance will be in the memorial chapel at Glasgow University on 3rd June. All doors open at 7pm for concert starts at 7.30 and tickets are available at the door. They are priced at £10 for adults and just £5 for concessions and students. They are very excited to be performing in these lovely places and hope you can make it along!
For more information about the Kelvin Ensemble’s upcoming concerts or about the orchestra in general please visit the website.
To watch their 1812 overture performance please follow this link to Youtube.