Scottish Ensemble: Court & Country

Date(s) - 14/03/2018
7:30 pm


Scottish Ensemble present

Court & Country: With Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona McKay (Scottish harp)

Plus a collaboration of new music from Chris Stout, Catriona McKay and Scottish Ensemble

Written centuries apart, each piece on this programme is united by an irresistible and inescapably human rhythmic drive, whether in Bach’s heavenly streams of endless notes, the unrelenting gusto of Bartók’s army of strings, or the rugged, haunting flicks and twists of Sally Beamish’s treacherous ocean in her concerto for fiddle and Scottish harp.

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with second movement by Sally Beamish
Sally Beamish Seavaigers
J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in E major
Bartók Divertimento

Plus a mini session from Chris Stout (fiddle), Catriona McKay (Scottish harp) and Scottish Ensemble.

Whether dancing in Bach’s court, toiling in Bartók’s fields, or sailing across Beamish’s seas, let us take you on a toe-tapping adventure through rhythm, melody and time.

Promoter : Scottish Ensemble, Project : Autumn & Winter 2017