National Chamber Music Day 2016 will take place on Saturday the 17th of September!
This will be the fifth time EMS have held the event which will once again see chamber music ensembles performing free, impromptu concerts in public spaces across the country to celebrate chamber music in Scotland.
• 44 musicians will fill Scottish towns and cities with the sound of chamber music.
• 27 performances will take place in unusual locations from Dumfries toDumfries to Brough, the most northerly village on mainland Britain.
• 26 partner organisations will work with EMS to bring chamber music to the streets of Scotland throughout the day.
You can encounter chamber music ensembles whilst visiting Scottish landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Crathes Castle and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon concert with coffee and cake in cafes across the country, or if you prefer something stronger, catch The Monzani Trio who will be performing in two of Glasgow’s most iconic bars - Babbity Bowsters and The Lismore.
EMS have once again teamed up with Caledonian MacBrayne so look out for Sirocco Winds who will be playing on ferry crossings between Oban and Mull. You will also be able to hear The Scottish Reed Trio at Glasgow Gurdwara and at The Merchants House which will be open for the public to explore as part of Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival. There are plenty more performances to choose from, all in collaboration with organisations from our network of over 70 chamber music promoters.
National Chamber Music Day will be reaching out to a wide range of cultures and communities in Scotland as well as exploring our Scottish cultural traditions in music and language.
At 2pm award winning Gaelic singer and step dancer Joy Dunlop will be joined by the fantastic Brodick String Trio at Dram, Glasgow, in collaboration with An Lòchran, the organisation which develops and promotes the Gaelic arts in Glasgow.
For the final event of the day we have a perfect way to round-off the celebrations with our very own National Chamber Music Day Ceilidh!
We have teamed up with Maryhill Integration Network where their International music and dance groups will be joined by the wonderful Concerto Caledonia presenting their Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band programme featuring classical, folk, Scots song and plenty of dancing! So join us at Maryhill Community Centre at 5.30pm.
Have a look at the events timetable on the right hand sidebar to find a National Chamber Music Day performance near you.
Remember all events are free to attend, just turn up on the day!
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