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#Pianodrome Live Guest: Hebrides Ensemble (Hebrides Ensemble)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2019

A memorable, informal hour of world class music in a unique venue made from recycled pianos. The famous ensemble was represented this time by a piano trio performing three pieces: excerpts from Nigel Osbourne’s opera ‘The Piano Tuner’, with dumkas from Janáček and Dvořák on either side. The emotional Dvořák was showstopping, and “bravo!” for their intriguing excerpts from living composer and humanitarian Osborne’s ‘The Piano Tuner’. The musical storytelling was vivid; the strings added peril to the exotic journey of a Victorian piano tuner in the jungle, and children were invited to identify animals from their musical motifs in the work beforehand. A junior audience member declared loudly, “That was good!” – doesn’t happen often at classical concerts!

Pianodrome at The Pitt, run ended.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]