Gateway Arts Concerts

Wednesday 18th January at 7.30 p.m.




Trish Clowes - Saxophones
Chris Montague - Guitar
Ross Stanley - Hammond Organ, Piano
James Maddren - Drums

My Iris is a new project from BASCA award winning composer and saxophonist Trish Clowes. Following collaborations with string quartets and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Clowes now shifts perspective to explore the possibilities of a small ensemble. My Iris features startling melodies, earthy grooves and gnarly lines, creating a sound world both intimate and thrilling. The group also investigate dynamics, textures, exciting interaction and sometimes fiery improvisation. My Iris represents a new chapter in Clowes' career.

 Press quotes: 

'Trish Clowes is a fiercely talented saxophonist' - Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph 


'She is his (Wayne Shorter's) inheritor a continent and an ocean away, and a young woman brimming with the surprise and ever-inventive singularity of her magic.' Chris Searle, The Morning Star 

“Her themes and harmonies are angular and quirky, and she shares Thelonius Monk’s talent for building an overall sense of inevitability out of surprising details. As an improviser she achieves a similar melding of the unexpected and the inexorable” Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine

My Iris promo videos
Part 1

Part 2

Admission/Tickets £10.00 on the door,from the Gateway or Pengwern Books


Thursday 26th January at 2.00 p.m.



Liszt "Vallee d'Obermann"

Debussy -  Preludes from BK's 1 and 2 .

to include "Puerto del Vino", La Cathedral Engloutie", "Brouillards", “Hommage à S. Pickwick", " Bruyeres", "Online" and Feux d'Artifice

Admission £6.00 on the door

Students £2.00  Friends of Gateway Arts £5.00


Children and carers with disabled, free


Thursday 23rd February at 2.00 p.m.

Henry Roy Kennedy - clarinet


Thursday 23rd March at 2.00 p.m.

Anne Tupling, Sarah Fairbanks, John Fairbanks, Richard Lane and Richard Walker


Thursday 6th April at 2.00 p.m.

Young Shrewsbury – Annual Youth Concert


Thursday 27th April at 2.00 p.m

Eden Walker - piano


Thursday 25th May at 2.00 p.m.

Ulrich Heinen-’cello and John Humphreys – piano



Thursday 1st June at 4.30 p.m. - Giulio Potenza

Thursday 8th June at 4.30 p.m -Duncan Honeybourne

Thursday 15th June at 4.30 p.m.  - Robert Markham

Thursday 22nd June at 4.30 p.m.- Emilie Capulet


Thursday 29th June at 4.30 p.m. - Bela Hartmann

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