A quartet of award-winning harpists, 4 Girls 4 Harps, will be delighting audiences as part of the Church Stretton Arts Festival on Tuesday 1 August at Church Stretton School. The harpists, Harriet Adie, Keziah Thomas, Eleanor Turner and Elizabeth Scorah, thrive on presenting new works, and their own idiomatic transcriptions show off the full scope of a quartet of concert harps playing together. This year, a BBC video of their performance of Shostakovich’s famous Waltz No 2 has gone viral with over 3.5 million views across the world to date. The group are now considered the leading harp ensemble in Europe. The concert starts at 7.30pm. For details, visit http://www.strettonfestival.org.uk.
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