15 Dec 23

Bite-sized classical music treats at lunchtime

Concert goers are invited to treat themselves to a relaxing light lunch before unwinding with a delightful hour of live music in the beautifully atmospheric Northesk Church.

The Brunton’s temporary music venue, Northesk Parish Church in Musselburgh, is proving popular with audiences and musicians alike. With a lovely acoustic and an intimate atmosphere, this venue is handily just across the road from The Brunton.

On Tuesday 20 February, audiences are invited to experience The Virtuoso Violin with Emma Baird and Anna Michels accompanies on piano – herself a previous performer in the Bite-Sized Concerts series.
Emma Baird is one of the most exciting Scottish violinists of today and her programmed demonstrates her talent and skill.
Ysaÿe was known as ‘The King of the Violin’ to his contemporaries and wrote numerous works to show off his spectacular musicianship. Chausson’s Poème is one of the most gorgeous of all violin solos and the programme opens with one of the very greatest baroque masterpieces. 

Fabulous guitarist Tim Beattie returns on Tuesday 19 March with Guitar Masterpieces, a fantastic mixture of music and styles. Piazzolla’s music is all based on his native Argentina’s beloved Tango. Bach’s music is often full of dance rhythms and the programme’s huge variety is completed by Benjamin Britten’s haunting take on a theme by the renaissance genius and lutenist John Dowland.

As spring arrives, there is a treat in store with Beautiful Baroque, a delightful concert with Huw Daniel, violin and Jan Waterfield, harpsichord, on Tuesday 23 April.
Bach’s music for violin and harpsichord is full of the energy and drive which characterise his finest music. Two of his Sonatas are framed by the past and the future represented by a sonata from his great predecessor Arcangelo Corelli and one by his eldest son William Friedmann. 
Performed by two brilliant baroque specialists this concert will really fizz.



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