Finger pickin’ good!

by | 29 November 2022 | Gainsborough, Music

Gifted guitarist Xuefei Yang played to a packed house at The Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society. Amongst the many stand-out moments, ‘A Moonlit Night on the Spring River’ was an inspired signature piece of Chinese classical repertoire. It is named after a Tang dynasty poem and describes a charming moonlight scene over a waterside village south of the Yangtze River. The evocative sounds conjured a breeze across the eastern mountains, overlapping flower shadows and whirling waves beating at the shore. Such scenes are not usually associated with Scunthorpe and this is what makes the music and featured artists so special. A registered charity, The Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society has been staging world class music concerts since their inception in 1949. The local community is culturally richer for seeing live musicians perform the classical greats from composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.

The next concert in the series features Ensemble Hesperi who will be playing a varied selection of Baroque music including pieces by Corelli and Handel. Wind, string and percussion instruments will shine a spotlight on Scotland when gems from the 18th century will be given the full limelight. Andrew Petch, Shropshire Music Festival, said: “Their ensemble playing is immaculate, every player focused closely on the rest of the group’s work while their carefully selected instruments blended seamlessly together”.

Consider it an early Christmas present to yourself and go along; you will be impressed. It will take place on Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm at Outwood Academy Foxhills, Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ. Tickets cost £18.00 and children / students attend free with an accompanying adult. The theatre is modern but comfortable and you will receive a warm welcome. There will be refreshments and a raffle. For more details visit