Schubert’s Octet is one of the best loved of all pieces of chamber music. Cast on a grand scale in six movements it is also a work of the most sublime genius – in turn profound and playful, virtuosic and lyrical. Howells’s Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and strings was composed just after the Great War and is one of his finest works, infused, like the music of Schubert, with songful melody.

This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast at a later date.

‘The ensemble beautifully articulated each and every phrase in this impeccable performance.’

Scotland on Sunday

‘One of the most innovative and thrilling ensembles in Europe.’ The Guardian

Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet
Schubert: Octet in F major

16 September 2017 @ 7.45pm Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton Book now

Tickets: £7.50 – £20

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An evocative and intimate reimagining of Schubert and Schumann’s best-loved songs, Restless Love shuns beautiful, melodic singing and, instead, embraces the raw, guttural emotions of love, anger and loss. Arranged and orchestrated by renowned Dutch composer and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw, this powerful work is performed by Hebrides Ensemble in a setting reminiscent of the Weimar cabaret scene. A darkly captivating and entertaining production.

Reinbert de Leeuw: Im wunderschönen Monat Mai

20 November 2017 @ 7.45pm Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Book now

22 November 2017 @ 7.45pm The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Book now

Tickets: £5 – £15