Zoë Beyers to play Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

One of the UK’s most versatile violinists has agreed to perform with Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra in March.

Zoe Beyers

South-African born Zoë Beyers, who now lives in Shrewsbury, performs as soloist, chamber musician, director and orchestral leader across the world.

She recently recorded and filmed Vaughan Williams’ the Lark Ascending with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for Sky Arts.

She will be performing Sibelius’ violin concerto with the Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) on March 28 at Shrewsbury College (SCAT).

The concerto, written in 1904, was Sibelius’ only concerto and is widely considered one of the greatest and most challenging works in the violin repertoire.

Zoë said: “I’m very excited to play the Sibelius Concerto with the SSO. No other concerto for the violin manages to combine traditional folk fiddle music with technical virtuosity quite as successfully as this one – but the fireworks never get in the way of the music. It’s more of a symphony for violin and orchestra, full of colour and emotion.”

The SSO’s concert also includes the Overture in the Italian Style by Schubert, as well as Dvorak’s glorious Seventh Symphony.

Tickets cost £15 (£2 students) from Theatre Severn Box Office or on the door. The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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