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Will’s Story

How does a musician choose which instrument to play? Will Conway, Hebrides Ensemble’s Artistic Director, reveals why he took up playing the cello. In the 25th anniversary year of Hebrides Ensemble, Will talks about the reasons why he formed the chamber group and we hear him playing to an audience in Pollok Community Centre in […]
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Impressions of the Sea – Ravel, Piano Trio

Ravel’s Piano Trio was performed with Sally Beamish’s reworking of Debussy’s La Mer and Takemitsu’s Between Tides during Hebrides Ensemble’s ‘Impressions of the Sea’ concert tour. This concert was live streamed from Perth Concert Hall on Monday 7 March, 2016, and was watched by audiences in the UK, Europe, the USA, New Zealand and Mexico. […]
Video

Impressions of the Sea – Takemitsu, Between Tides

Takemitsu’s Between Tides was performed with Sally Beamish’s reworking of Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s Piano Trio during Hebrides Ensemble’s ‘Impressions of the Sea’ concert tour. This concert was live streamed from Perth Concert Hall on Monday 7 March, 2016, and was watched by audiences in the UK, Europe, Africa, the USA and South America. […]
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Impressions of the Sea – Debussy, arr. Beamish, La Mer

Sally Beamish’s reworking of Debussy’s La Mer was the centrepiece of Hebrides Ensemble’s ‘Impressions of the Sea’ concert tour. This concert was live streamed from Perth Concert Hall on Monday 7 March, 2016, and was watched by audiences in the UK, Europe, Africa, the USA and South America. We’ve made this performance available on demand […]
Podcast

Lucy Shelton

Soprano Lucy Shelton talks about Schoenberg's masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire, sharing her thoughts on this masterwork one hundred years after the premiere in 1912 and what it is like performing it in advance of her appearance with Hebrides Ensemble on 31st May in the Fruitmarket, Glasgow.
Podcast

Messiaen’s famous Quartet for the End of Time

Jessica Duchen, author and musician, talks about Messiaen’s famous Quartet for the End of Time and discusses the context in which it was written – A Prisoner of War Camp in 1940 – and the powerful emotions the work invokes.

CD Recordings

CD Recording

The Last Island: Chamber Music by Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies’s later music powerfully evokes the isolated majesty of his Orkney island home, yet it also bears witness to his talent for friendship – to his associations, both personal and musical, with friends and supporters in Scotland and further afield.
CD Recording

James MacMillan: Since it was the day of Preparation …

The first disc in a new recording partnership between Hebrides Ensemble and Delphian Records presents Sir James MacMillan’s extraordinary setting – by turns intimate and dramatic – of the Resurrection story as told in St John’s Gospel.
CD Recording

John Bevan Baker: Songs of Courtship

Songs of Courtship were set to music by Bevan Baker in 1992 for the Black Isle Singers. The poems, written by Mao Shih in the 7th century BC, were translated from the Ancient Chinese in 1946 by Arthur Waley. John loved them and maintained that they had ‘a simple directness which could have been written Yesterday'.

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