32 HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE & MAX

, Start Time: 19:30, End Time: 21:30 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

The Hebrides Ensemble celebrates its 25th anniversary with a programme that reflects a concert in the first St Magnus Festival given by the Fires of London 40 years ago. This is also a tribute concert to a significant founder of the Festival Peter Maxwell Davies (Max) bringing together his clever re-workings of Renassiance music with his beautiful Piano Trio based around a trip to Fair Isle which sits a little further north between Orkney and Shetland. Thomas Adès’s music comes from his large-scale opera of The Tempest and pays tribute to Shakespeare’s anniversary whilst Messiaen’s early work was a celebratory piece written for his first wife. Adding to our 40 Festival premières is a new work from John Gourlay, an alumnus of the St Magnus Composers’ Course.

Will Conway Cello/Director

Maxwell Davies Kinloche his Fantassie

John Gourlay New Work *World Premiere*

Debussy Syrinx

Maxwell Davies Piano Trio (A voyage to Fair Isle)

Messiaen Theme and Variations for violin and piano

Adès Court Studies from The Tempest

Maxwell Davies Renaissance Scottish Dances

Tickets £25, £20, £10 Concessions £19, £15, £8

Supported by the Scottish Government

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