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2023-24 Season

Welcome to our 2023-24 season where we have invited friends old and new to perform and share in our 75th Anniversary celebrations.

The concert schedule is shown below. Past concerts are shown at the bottom of the table where you are invited to read the reviews.

4th December 2023 7.30pm
A4 Brass

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“technical virtuosity in abundance” Brass Band World
A4 Brass Quartet is a multi-award-winning chamber ensemble (including the Tunnell Trust Award) and is at the forefront of British brass chamber music. With their distinctive and lyrical playing they bring a new and energetic interpretation of chamber works. Their performance will include J.Strauss II Die Fledermaus Overture, J.S.Bach Little Fugue in G Minor, and various fun and seasonal pieces.
“High-flying tenor Liam Bonthrone has all the notes for Count Almaviva and can get around the coloratura with the best of them.” The Stage, 2022
Liam makes a welcome return to his home city where he performed with Jambouree and Chansons. He won First Prize in the 2022 Clonter Opera Prize, and recently made his role debut’ as Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), with Nevill Holt Opera. Accompanied by award winning British-Polish-German pianist Benjamin Mead, Liam will sing the Schumann Liederkreis Op 39 and Britten settings of the poems of Perth’s William Soutar interspersed with works by Purcell, Butterworth and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
24th February 2024 7.30pm
The Stroud/Zhang Duo

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“It doesn’t get fresher than this” Fringe Review
This young and exciting duo, recent winners of a Tunnell Trust award, will be performing MacMillan ‘Kiss on Wood’, Mozart Violin Sonata no 27 in G major, Grieg Violin Sonata no.3 in C minor, Strauss Violin Sonata in Eb major and Ravel Tzigane.
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Visiting us as part of their Scottish Tour, the wind players from Scottish Opera will be performing wind band music from Mozart Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, Carpenter Ein Musikalische Snookerspiel, Dove ‘Figures in the Garden’, Gipps Wind Octet Op 65 and Suckling ‘The Medicinal Herb Garden’.
24th March 2024 3.00pm
Resol String Quartet

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We are delighted to welcome back the Resol String Quartet, winners of the 2021 CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition, who will perform a programme to include: Mozart String Quartet No 19 in C Minor, Puccini Crisantemi and Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F Major.
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Catriona Morison & Malcolm Martineau
Edinburgh-born mezzo soprano Catriona Morison won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2017 and has gone on to become one of the world’s most celebrated singers admired for the warmth and radiancy of her voice. Malcolm Martineau is pianist of choice for countless respected vocalists worldwide and will accompany Catriona in a recital to include: Mahler Five Songs, Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été (excerpts), Ye Banks and Braes arr Claire Liddel and Burns’ songs arranged by Britten.
2nd October 2023 7.30pm
Philip Higham & Alasdair Beatson

“highly sensitive playing of rare insight” Classic FM Magazine
Philip is familiar to audiences as principal cellist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and is a passionate chamber musician. His performance with Perth born Alasdair, now both an acclaimed soloist and the regular chamber pianist for the celebrated Nash Ensemble, included Bach Sonata in G BWV 1027, Beethoven Sonata in F Op5, MacMillan Cello Sonata No.2 and Poulenc Cello Sonata PF 143.
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