June 15th & 16th 2018
at the Gateway Education & Arts Centre in Shrewsbury

[To view/download the Emulsion VI programme for the weekend, click here]

[To view/download ‘Emulsification’ for Saturday night, click here]

Emulsion VI was headlined by pianist & Steinway artist Robert Mitchell, who performed a solo set on Friday 15th… and the Emulsion Sinfonietta performed on Saturday 16th, premiering two new pieces written by Robert and Nikki Iles (who also guested with the Sinfonietta) alongside existing repertoire. Huge thanks to our Emulsion Kickstarter backers for making these commissions happen (read Trish’s open letter of thanks here). There were also two excellent workshops for local audiences in March and April, and it was a joy for the Emulsion team to work with such lovely and open-minded people.

This editions’s Sinfonietta included:

Mandhira de Saram – violin; Trish Clowes – saxophones; Percy Pursglove (Friday)/Freddie Gavita (Saturday) – trumpet; Chris Montague – guitar; Melinda Maxwell – oboe/cor anglais; Max Welford – clarinets; Tom Harrison – saxophone; Louise McMonagle – cello;  Calum Gourlay – bass; Catriona McDermid – bassoon; Ross Stanley -piano/Hammond organ; James Maddren – drums


FRIDAY, 7pm:
Miniatures – duo performances from Melinda Maxwell & Percy Pursglove, Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley, Tom Harrison & Robert Mitchell, James Maddren & Chris Montague – repertoire includes free improvisations & an adaptation of a Marcel Dupre organ work
EMULSIFY – an interactive performance with Emulsion players open to audience members, participating in specially written material by Trish Clowes

Miniatures – solo performances from Mandhira de Saram & Louise McMonagle; duos from Catriona McDermid & Louise McMonagle, Trish Clowes & Nikki Iles
Alongside existing Sinfonietta material (Horrocks-Hopayian, Clowes, Ballamy, Cutler), repertoire includes ‘Elegy (for the unknown leader)’ by Robert Mitchell & ‘Awakening’ Nikki Iles (both 2018 Emulsion commissions), free improvisations, Les Gouts Reunis by Francois Couperin & Sol-itude by Noriko Baba


Admission £10 each night – on the door or advance tickets available from the Gateway’s reception, Pengwern Books, or the Music Hall

Full address of venue: The Gateway Education & Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB

Location of the Gateway