McEwen Bequest Concert: Sequoia

McEwen Bequest Concert: Sequoia

Music in the University
Date: Thursday 30 May 2024
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: University Memorial Chapel
Category: Concerts and music

The 2023-2024 McEwen Bequest Concert will present a performance from Sequioa titled To the vanished Molendinar, and will feature music, poetry and images uncovering Glasgow’s lost river.

In the 6th Century St Mungo founded a church on the banks of the flourishing Molendinar Burn, leading to the birth of Glasgow as a human settlement. From its early use in religious rites to providing fresh water and powering mills, the Molendinar was the life blood of Glasgow as it burgeoned into the city we know today. But this expansion came at a cost, forcing the burn underground into little more than a trickling culvert, where layer upon layer of development hides its past from today’s city-dwellers.

Combining new and old music, words and images, To the vanished Molendinar considers the historic and symbolic significance of this forgotten waterway and looks to its future. The performance is curated by award-winning string duo Sequoia, and includes the world premiere of Aileen Sweeney’s 2024 McEwan commission. 

Alice Rickards violin
Sonia Cromarty cello

This event if free to attend, and no booking is required.

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