How To Raise The Wind: Chamber Music Scotland

How To Raise The Wind: Chamber Music Scotland

Music in the University
Date: Thursday 23 November 2023
Time: 13:10 - 14:00
Venue: University Concert Hall
Category: Concerts and music, Public lectures, Social events, Academic events, Student events, Alumni events, Open days and visits, Staff workshops and seminars

'How To Raise The Wind'

Sarah-Jane Summers - Fiddle

Juhani Silvola - Guitar


Seonaid Aitken – violin

Katrina Lee – violin

Patsy Reid – viola

Sonia Cromarty – cello

Rikard Toften Holst - double bass


How To Raise The Wind was commissioned by Nordlysfestivalen 2022, The Northern Lights Festival, Tromsø. In this through-composed work for string quintet and the duo, they take inspiration from the fantastic worlds of Highland folk tales. The music is based on the rhythmic drive and melodic focus of traditional music, but is arranged as classical-contemporary chamber music, with the string quintet as the works structural foundation.

Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani will be joined by a string quintet comprised of Norwegian double bassist Rikard Toften Holst, and four Scottish musicians who are mainstays on our network: Seonaid Aitken and Katrina Lee on violin, Patsy Reid on viola, and Alice Allen on cello. How to Raise the Wind will be performed at Celtic Connections 2023, and along with its Scottish tour of our network, the project will be taken to the Oslo Kammermusikkfestival and on a Norwegian/Finnish tour.

University of Glasgow is delighted to host this exciting show, with huge thanks to Chamber Music Scotland who are greatly subsiding this tour, and enabling this show to be performed in the Music in the University professional Thursday Lunchtime Series.

Sarah-Jane & Juhani's project site

Our Thursday Professional Lunchtime Series is held in the University Concert Hall which is situated in the Main Building (Gilbert Scott), just below the Hunterian Museum.
You can access the Concert Hall through three different doors:
-West Quad through the door to the toilets and Hunterian lift
-East Quad entering through the Hunterian Staircase door
-East Quad entering through the external corridor to Hunter Halls
Here is a MAP 

We currently have no requirement for pre-booking your FREE ticket! Just turn up at 12.45pm to ensure your seat. Once the Concert Hall is full to capacity, we will be closing doors. Please note the capacity of the Concert Hall is 128 people. Latecomers will not be admitted.

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