Music can be a wonderful antidote to the winter blues as the Kosmos Ensemble will prove when they bring their colourful and vibrant music to the village hall in West Kilbride on Friday 18 January. The concert will begin at 7.30pm, with doors from 7pm.
Margaret McCrorie, chair of Music in West Kilbride said: ‘We are delighted to be able to welcome such an internationally renowned group to the village. Kosmos prove that the classical tradition is not limited to Europe and that in the right hands many musical traditions can influence and be interpreted in a classical form that many of the composers whose work they perform would applaud.’
‘We love their music and for a long time have been hoping to bring them here as they offer just the mix of classical and other genres that we know our audience enjoys, and which is not available outside of the main cities.’
Our congratulations to guitarist Sasha Savaloni on winning first prize in the Seville International Guitar Competition! Sasha (along with soprano Alison McNeill) was an EMS Residency Artist from 2015-2017.
The Seville Guitar Festival is a unique world event in this music genre. Its peculiarity resides in its ability to integrate other artistic and human facets such as dance, acting, photography, painting, films, which all have their place among the strings of a Festival with participation by some of the main classical, Flamenco or jazz guitar players.
Sasha’s achievement here is hugely impressive and we are delighted that this talented duo will be giving a Music in West Kilbride concert on 22nd March 2019 – we look forward to welcoming them!
Click on the Concerts menu to see the details for our 2018-19 season, including a mix of different styles and genres of music, and some outstanding performers.
We have now completed the planning for next season’s programme, and you can see outline information by clicking on Concerts above. We will add further detail as it becomes available.
In Music in West Kilbride we are committed to promoting the arts in the West Kilbride area. As part of this, we have an active engagement with local schools, and encourage artists who perform with us to similarly engage with the local schools.
You may be interested in the link below, which connects to a petition to help encourage the continuation of free musical instrument tuition in Scottish schools. There are enormous educational benefits to learning a musical instrument, and we would encourage you to support this initiative now.
The link for the online petition is: