May 2022

Music in Art

Welcome to The Arts Society Welwyn Garden
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:30
The Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West Welwyn Garden City AL8 6BX
Online Event

So many of our historical references for musical instruments can be found in art.

Sophie Matthews our lecturer explores the instruments in selected works and then gives live demonstrations on the instruments depicted. A real window into the past and a treat for music lovers.

Music and different instruments also play a strong role within symbolism in art.

Our banner shows a detail form "A Concert"  by Lorenzo Costa  1488-90  NG


Miss Sophie Matthews

Sophie is a musician well-known for her prowess on the English border bagpipes and has become one of the foremost players of the instrument in the UK. She also plays a variety of early woodwind instruments such as shawm, rauschpfeife, crumhorm and recorder. She’s also one of a handful of British players of the baroque musette, an 18th century French bagpipe similar to the Northumbrian smallpipes.

When not touring with GreenMatthews, Sophie also makes instruments (she made her own baroque oboe) and works with respected luthier Tony Millyard on his flutes. Sophie is self-taught on all of her instruments.