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Published: Wednesday 30th August 2017

Classical Music at The Brunton

With support from Creative Scotland The Brunton’s classical music programme continues delight audiences.

SUSAN TOMES brings the first in a three part Lecture and Recital series to The Brunton on Saturday 7 October.

Susan Tomes is not just a terrific pianist but also a great guide to how music works. In this first concert, she analyses and explains what makes Schumann’s Kinderszenen so special before performing them. The programme is completed by another Schumann masterpiece Kreisleriana, a very dramatic work and considered to be one of Schumann's finest compositions. In 1839, soon after publishing it, Schumann called it in a letter "my favourite work".


Schumann: Kinderszenen (scenes from Children)

Schumann: Kreisleriana

ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA return on Saturday 18 November with Bradley Creswick directing on violin.

A brilliant orchestra, one of the best loved of all violin concertos and one of Bach’s finest pieces. It is hard to think of a better way of spending a Saturday evening. Bradley Creswick is a superb violinist and ideally suited to the ravishing romantic swing of Bruch’s violin concerto and the evening is rounded off by Mendelssohn’s utterly charming first symphony completed when the composer was unbelievably only 15, a prodigy in the Mozart class!


Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F

Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor

Mendelssohn: Symphony no.1

LUNCHTIME CLASSICAL CONCERTS at The Brunton, provide the opportunity to meet up with friends for a light lunch at noon, before enjoying a relaxing hour of piano music at 1pm.

Pianist Jean Selim Abdelmoula, plays Schubert’s last and arguably best piano sonata and some atmospheric Janacek on Tuesday 12 September.

Jan Waterfield delights with a harpsichord recital on Tuesday 17 October – ranging from the renaissance sparkle of William Byrd to the mastery and serenity of Bach. Jan Waterfield has played at the Lammermuir Festival and with the Gabrieli Consort, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Dunedin Consort.

The Maxwell String Quartet make a welcome return to the lunchtime series on Tuesday 14 November with a late Haydn quartet and Britten’s second quartet with its resonance of his beloved Purcell. The Maxwells have recently set up their own festival as well as playing in international competitions.

All tickets are available on 0131 665 2240 or online at