As part of Hebrides Academy, our education programme, we’ll be working with student ensembles from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at this year’s Aberdeen International Youth Festival. After several days of coaching with our Artistic Director, Will Conway, and violinist, James Clark, the ensembles will play works by Tan Dun and Kurtág, alongside performances by Will and James. 

Programme includes:

Tan Dun: 8 Colours 

Kurtág: 12 Microludes for string quartet

3 August 2017 @ 3.00pm Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen Book now

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Schubert’s Octet is one of the best loved of all pieces of chamber music. Cast on a grand scale in six movements it is also a work of the most sublime genius – in turn profound and playful, virtuosic and lyrical. Howells’s Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and strings was composed just after the Great War and is one of his finest works, infused, like the music of Schubert, with songful melody.

This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast at a later date.

‘The ensemble beautifully articulated each and every phrase in this impeccable performance.’

Scotland on Sunday

‘One of the most innovative and thrilling ensembles in Europe.’

The Guardian

Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet
Schubert: Octet in F major

16 September 2017 @ 7.45pm Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton Book now

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