Enterprise Music Scotland are excited to announce that National Chamber Music Day will be taking place on 15th September 2018, celebrating the Year of Young People. We're organising a day packed full of free and impromptu chamber music performances for young people and their friends and families, as well as creating opportunities for young people to organise and perform in their own National Chamber Music Day events.
More information about the day will be released shortly.
On Saturday 16th September Enterprise Music Scotland, the national body for chamber music, saw chamber music ensembles performing free, impromptu concerts in public spaces across the country to celebrate chamber music in Scotland.
This year, National Chamber Music Day went Green exploring themes of environment, conservation and carbon footprint. We worked in partnership with likeminded organisations to bring chamber music to green spaces in Scotland as well as finding environmentally friendly modes of transport for the musicians performing.
• 40 musicians filled Scottish towns and cities with the sound of chamber music.
• 30 performances took place in venues spanning from Peebles to Kirkwall.
• Over 30 partner organisations worked with EMS to promote environmental sustainability and celebrate chamber music.
As well as events on Saturday 16th of September, we decided to do something a little different this year to celebrate National Chamber Music Day by having performances taking place across the whole weekend.
Violin duo Elspeth Luke and Emily Carr-Martin embarked on a four-day tour of the Isle of Mull and its surrounding islands. Elspeth, an experienced endurance runner, pounded the streets of Craigure, Ulva, Salen, Ballygown and Staffa with Emily who cycled alongside carrying their violins ready to stop off for a few concerts along the way.
Find out more about Elspeth and Emily's tour on our Blog.