19th June 2014 Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, SEAVAIGERS Catriona, Chris Stout & Scottish Ensemble

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Thursday 19 June 7.30pm

Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Sally Beamish Seavaigers
Various composers  Scottish Variations*
Stout/McKay Sunstone (new material)
*David Horne, Stuart MacRae, Anna Meredith, Alasdair Nicolson, Martin Suckling,
and Alasdair Spratt

Company: Scottish Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Morton
Chris Stout fiddle
Catriona McKay scottish harp
Jonathan Morton violin

“Seavaigers” are travellers; explorers. So the title of Sally Beamish’s brilliant new concerto for folk fiddle and Scottish harp is a wonderful description of this entire concert – which begins with its roots in Bach, but ends with two of the world’s finest folk musicians striking out in a dazzling new direction. New music has never sounded so earthy, so inventive, and so gloriously enjoyable.

Venue: Dora Stoutzker Hall

Tickets: £12, £10 concessions

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© Catriona McKay 2015