LUNCHBREAK CONCERTS 2015/16

Other

Various Venues

Concert

24/09/2015 - 19/05/2016
Various times - see below

The new season of Lunchbreaks presents an exciting programme featuring international, national and local artists, both professional and non-professional musicians.

Our repertoire ranges from medieval plainchant to cutting-edge modernism, and music in between these outer edges and we give many opportunities to young musicians who are studying in Aberdeen.

CONCERT INFORMATION
Lunchbreak Concerts are held in the Aberdeen Citadel and begin at 12.45pm, unless otherwise stated. Please see individual entries for any special arrangements. Some of the concerts are preceded by short introductory talks which take place from 12-12.20pm.

Concerts are free but we welcome donations. All donations go directly towards supporting the performances and ensuring the continuation of the Lunchbreak programme.

Click here to download the Lunchbreak Concert Programme 2015/16
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Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 24 September 12.45-1.45pm
DANISH QUARTET
Music by Beethoven and Nielsen

In association with BBC

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 1 October 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK
Roger B. Williams

12.45-1.30pm
AMANDA BABINGTON (BAROQUE VIOLIN) CLAIRE BABINGTON (CELLO) WITH ROGER WILLIAMS (HARPSICHORD)
Music by Corelli, Handel and Vivaldi

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 8 October 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK
Roger B. Williams

12.45-1.30pm
EDINBURGH QUARTET
Tom Harrold: Silent Shores
Sibelius: Voces Intimae

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 15 October 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK
Joseph Long

12.45-1.30pm
JOSEPH LONG (PIANO)
Grieg: Lyric Pieces Opp.12, 28 and 43

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 22 October 12.45-1.30pm
CAMILLI QUARTET
Dvorak: American Quartet

 

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen
Saturday 24 October 1-2pm
ENSEMBLE THING: YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE (WP)
The performance is a result of a collaboration by Scottish composers Sonia Allori, Colin Broom, John De Simone, Drew Hammond, Francis Macdonald and Oliver Searle.

soundconversation following the concert
In association with Sound Festival

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 29 October 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK

12.45-1.30pm
ATHENAEUM WINDS
Oliver Searle: Pilgrim of Curiosity
Work inspired by the hundreds of religious buildings visited during the composer's extensive travels.

In association with Sound Festival

 

King's College Chapel, Aberdeen
Saturday 31 October 1-1.45pm
IAN PACE (PIANO)
Brian Ferneyhough: Quirl (UKP)
Helmut Lachenmann: Serynade
Brice Pauset: Étude

In association with Sound Festivaland the University of Aberdeen

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 5 November 12.45-1.30pm
BEETHOVEN PLUS 2: KRYSIA OSOSTOWICZ (VIOLIN) AND DANIEL TONG (PIANO)
Matthew Taylor: Tarantella Furiosa
Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 9 in A major, op. 47 'Kreutzer'

In association with Sound Festival

 

Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Saturday 7 November 9.30-11am
PROMENADE CONCERT
Join us for rowies and refreshments before making your way through the Maritime Museum to discover three short new music performances by Robert Irvine (Cello), Matthew Whiteside (Electronics) and Emma Lloyd (Viola D'Amore), Joanna Nicolson (Clarinet) and Peter McRae (Dance/Movement). All ages welcome in this relaxed and informal discovery of a variety of new music.

In association with Sound Festival

 

St Andrew's Cathedral
Saturday 7 November 12-1pm
BEETHOVEN PLUS 4: KRYSIA OSOSTOWICZ (VIOLIN) AND DANIEL TONG (PIANO)
Jeremy Thurlow: Champagne Plus
Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 8 in G Major, op. 30, no. 3
Kurt Schwertsik: On the Way to Heiligenstadt
Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 6 in A major, op. 30, no. 1

In association with Sound Festival and St Andrew's Cathedral

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 12 November 12.45-1.30pm
JESSICA COLEMAN (VIOLIN) AND MARIA IMMACULATA SETIADI (PIANO)
Brahms: Sonata 3 and music by Sir James MacMillan

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 19 November 12.45-1.30pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM THE NORTH EAST OF SCOTLAND MUSIC SCHOOL

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 26 November 12.45-1.30pm
ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA TRIO
Haydn: Trio in f sharp minor
Shostakovich: Trio no. 2

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 3 December 12.45-1.30pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM ABERDEEN CITY MUSIC SCHOOL

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 10 December 12.45-1.30pm
CAROLS FOR ALL
DREW TULLOCH (PIANO) and ROGER B. WILlIAMS (DIRECTOR)

 

St Mary's Episcopal Church
Thursday 17 December 12.45-1.30pm CAROLS FOR ALL
DREW TULLOCH (PIANO) and ROGER B. WILIAMS (DIRECTOR)

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Saturday 9 January 1-2pm
FRANK ROBB AND FRIENDS
Singer, songwriter Frank Robb is joined by Yvonne Morton (Vocals), Bob Knight (Guitar and Vocals), Alan Walker (Guitar), Sandy Leggat (Fiddle) and Spider MacKenzie (Harmonica) for a programme of acoustic music, featuring folk, blues and original songs.

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 14 January 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK
Roger B. Williams

12.45-1.30pm
EDINBURGH QUARTET
Beethoven: Quartet in f minor Op.95 Schubert: Quartettsatz

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 21 January 12.45-1.30pm
SUSAN TOMES (PIANO)
Haydn: Sonata in E flat
Debussy: Images Set 1
Billy Mayerl: Music from the Savoy Hotel in 1920s

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 28 January 12.45-1.30pm
PAUL TIERNEY (BARITONE) AND ROGER WILLIAMS (PIANO)
Music by Schubert, Schumann and Fauré

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 4 February 12.45-1.30pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM ST MARGARET'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Saturday 6 February 1-2pm
NIALL BROWN AND ISABEL TRüB
Grieg: Cello sonata, Bach: Suite no. 5

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 11 February 12.45-1.30pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM ABERDEEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 18 February 12.45-1.30pm
SOLOS AND ENSEMBLES FROM CULTS ACADEMY

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 25 February 12.45-1.30pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM ROBERT GORDON'S COLLEGE

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 3 March 12.45-1.30pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM ALBYN SCHOOL

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 10 March 12.45-1.30pm
THE OGSTON PRIZE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Featuring joint winners Ellen Smith (Percussion) and Alison Ewan (Scots Fiddle)

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 17 March 12.45-1.30pm
MARGARET PRESTON (FLUTE) AND ROGER WILLIAMS (PIANO)
Dutilleux: Sonatine and music by Fauré

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 24 March 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK
Roger Williams

12.45-1.30pm
MOIRA DOCHERTY (SOPRANO) AND ROGER B. WILLIAMS (PIANO)
Music with Celtic Connections, Beethoven, Haydn, Britten, J Reith and to include the first performance of a new work, Celtic Circle,
by Roger B.Williams.

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 14 April 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK
Roger Williams

12.45-1.30pm
EDINBURGH QUARTET
Samuel Barber: Adagio
Britten: Quartet no. 1

 

St Andrew's Cathedral
Thursday 21 April 12.45-1.30pm
PLAINCHANT AND ORGAN
Aberdeen Schola sing a selection of medieval Plainchant with Organ pieces interspersed, directed by Roger B. Williams.

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 28 April 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK
Joseph Long

12.45-1.30pm
JOSEPH LONG (PIANO)
Mozart: Fantasy and Sonata in c minor K.475 and 457

 

St Andrew's Cathedral
Thursday 5 May 12.45-1.30pm
JEREMY WEST (CORNETT) AND ROGER B. WILLIAMS (ORGAN)
From the golden age of the Cornett, music by Fontana, Bassano and others.

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 12 May 12.45-1.30pm
ERIN TINNEY (VOICE) AND DREW TULLOCH (PIANO)
Handel, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Britten

 

Aberdeen Citadel
Thursday 19 May 12-12.20pm
CONCERT TALK

12.45-1.30pm
BIG NOISE TORRY
Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema movement, Big Noise brings top class professional musicians to communities where they teach children to play together in life-changing orchestras. Aberdeen's Torry has been home to a Big Noise orchestra since summer 2015. This concert is a wonderful opportunity to experience the high quality musicianship of the team behind this exciting work.