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Tickets: £20.00

25 & under: FREE

18 & under: FREE

Saturday 14th March, 7.30pm - 25s and under FREE

Emma Johnson and Friends | With Special Guest John Suchet

United Reformed Church, Shrewsbury                  

Experience Vienna in its exciting heyday with classic music of the era played by celebrity clarinettist Emma Johnson and her friends, highlighted by fascinating insights from writer and radio personality John Suchet. The music is interspersed with readings about key historical moments as well as fascinating biographical details of the composers.


Vienna in the 19th century was an extraordinary city, a hotbed of musical creativity that nurtured world-renowned composers, but hidden under the apparently harmless mania for wine, women and song were germinating the seeds of social discontent that would trigger the First World War.

Tales from Vienna: The Music and the Magic


Special Guest: John Suchet


The Carducci Quartet and

Chris West double bass

Emma Johnson clarinet

Peter Francombe french horn

Philip Gibbon bassoon

Emma Halnan flute

Paul Clarvis percussion

"Such an enjoyment of music-making with technically superb, charismatic playing, and – the audience’s delight is audible.... Emma Johnson’s Strauss numbers are as frothy as a glass of bubbly!” Gramophone


“In his book The Last Waltz: John Suchet skilfully portrays this gripping story, capturing the family dramas, the tensions, triumphs and disasters, all set against the turbulent backdrop of Austria in the 19th century, from revolution to regicide” Classic FM

Emma J and John Suchet


Beethoven Septet Op20

Schubert Adagio (from the Octet)

Brahms Hungarian Dances 3 and 1

Strauss Radetzky March

Strauss II Frühlingsstimmen Waltz,

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Kaiser-Walzer

Léhar Merry Widow Waltz etc.

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‘Pirates and Princesses’

2.00–3.00pm  |  A Have-a-go Family Concert - United Reformed Church, Shrewsbury

with the Carducci String Quartet – suitable for children aged 5–11 years

Join us for a dynamic, inspiring interactive performance, introducing the sound world of the string quartet. Come dressed as your favourite Pirate or Princess and be prepared to join in – with a chance to try an instrument.

(Do bring your own if you play one).


Anyone who has seen the Carducci’s acclaimed education work will know you are in for a thrill!


Tickets: £6.00

25 & under: £3.00

18 & under: £1.00

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