POSTPONED: Music in Art - Sophie Matthews

Date: 28 Mar 2020
Time: 19:30 - 20:30
Location:
The Merchant's House
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Price: Standard fee: £15.00, Friends of MH fee: £12.00
Description:

Due to Coronavirus we regret this event has been postponed. Please check back here for updates.

Music in Art - presented by Sophie Matthews


About the presentation
Sophie Matthews explores the links between the visual and the aural in this one-hour presentation. Drawing on the works of great painters including Brueghel, Hogarth and Rigaud, Sophie presents a feast of images featuring historical woodwind instruments in their original social context interspersed with live performances of historical music using authentic instruments. 

About Sophie
Sophie began playing flute at the age of ten but is now more well-known for her prowess on the English border bagpipes and has become one of the foremost players of the instrument in the UK. She also plays a variety of early woodwind instruments such as shawm, rauschpfeife and recorder. She’s also one of a handful of British players of the baroque musette, an 18th century French bagpipe similar to the Northumbrian smallpipes.

Sophie is also recognised as a superb interpreter of narrative song with a clear, pure and unaffected soprano voice. When not touring with GreenMatthews, Sophie also makes instruments (she made her own baroque oboe) and works with respected luthier Tony Millyard on his flutes. She’s previously worked with The Oxford Waits as well as the respected early music collective Piva. Sophie is self-taught on all of her instruments.

Doors open 6:45pm. Cash bar. Talk 7:30pm to 8:30pm    Tickets £15  (£12 for Friends of The Merchant's House)

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