LUNCHBREAK CONCERTS 2018/19

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Aberdeen Citadel, 28 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BG

Concert

27/09/2018 - 02/05/2019
12.45pm-1.30pm

Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums' 2018/19 season of Lunchbreak Concerts

A programme which encompasses an impressive range of talent and musical genres.

During the redevelopment of the Cowdray Hall and Aberdeen Art Gallery, Lunchbreak Concerts are held in Aberdeen Citadel.

Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12.45pm and last 45 minutes.

There are 20-minute introductory talks before some of the concerts, starting at 12 noon.

Lunchbreak Concerts are free of charge, for everyone to enjoy. Donations are very welcome and will help ensure that we can continue to offer, in the words of one concert-goer, this "fantastic feature of the Aberdeen music scene."

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September

Thursday 27 September
ROSS CUMMING (Baritone)
JEREMY COLEMAN (Piano)

Music by Butterworth, Vaughan Williams and Mozart.

October

Thursday 4 October
AMANDA BABINGTON (Baroque violin)
CLAIRE BABINGTON (Baroque cello)
ROGER B WILLIAMS (Harpsichord)

Music by Corelli, Handel and Vivaldi.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 11 October
RICHARD MICHAEL (Jazz piano)
The Honorary Professor of Jazz piano at St Andrews University makes a welcome return after last year's sell-out concert - come early!

Thursday 18 October
JOSEPH LONG (Piano)
Music to mark 100 years since the death of Debussy, to include Estampes Book 1, Two Arabesques and L'isle joyeuse.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 25 October
soundfestival: MATTHEW SCHELLHORN (Piano)
New works from British and Irish composers including the Scottish premieres of Diana Burrell's Pentecost and Linda Buckley's Serein.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

November

Thursday 1 November
soundfestival: GARTH KNOX (Viola)
The Aberdeen-raised viola player performs works by Ligeti, Sciarrino, and Frith as well as two of his own compositions.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 8 November
MUSICIANS FROM THE NORTH EAST OF SCOTLAND MUSIC SCHOOL
This renowned centre of music tuition in Aberdeen city centre serves the whole of the North East of Scotland as well as the Highlands and Islands.

Thursday 15 November
EDINBURGH QUARTET
Haydn: Quartet in f minor Op. 20 no. 5

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 22 November
ABERDEEN CITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Solos, duets and chamber pieces performed by senior pupils from this national specialist music school at Dyce Academy.

Thursday 29 November
ABERDEEN STRATHSPEY AND REEL SOCIETY
Music for St Andrew's Day.

December

Thursday 6 December
BASO: BUCKSBURN ACADEMY STEEL ORCHESTRA
Music with traditional calypso roots and modern arrangements of popular music.

Thursday 13 December
GRANITE CITY CHORUS
Seasonal music from this award-winning local male barbershop choir.

January

Thursday 17 January
HAMLET JAZZ QUARTET
A selection of Jazz standards from the American Songbook alongside a selection of the group's original compositions.

Thursday 24 January
JOANNA NICOLSON (Clarinet)
ROGER B WILLIAMS (Piano)

Works inspired by expressions of devotion across the world and over the centuries, with music by Tommy Fowler, Marko Ruzdjak, Ryan Molloy and Anne-Marie O'Farrell.

Thursday 31 January
ELLON ACADEMY
Young Aberdeenshire musicians present a programme of individual, duet, trio and small ensemble pieces in a variety of musical styles.

February

Thursday 7 February
RICHARD INGHAM (Saxophone)
SIMON SMITH (Piano)

Music by Beamish, Grime, Gotkovsky and Harding.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 14 February
ABERDEEN CITY MUSIC SERVICE
Advanced pupils from schools across the city perform a varied programme of ensemble and solo works.

Thursday 21 February
ROBERT LOVIE (Singer and storyteller)
RAEMOND JAPPY (Fiddle)
MAUREEN RUTHERFORD (Piano)

Music, song and spoken word from the North East of Scotland.

Thursday 28 February
ST MARGARET'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Outstanding soloists from Aberdeen's school for girls.

March

Thursday 7 March
ABERDEEN CITY MUSIC SERVICE
Rising stars from Aberdeen city schools.

Thursday 14 March
MOIRA DOCHERTY (Soprano)
ROGER B WILLIAMS (Piano)

A Celtic Circle composed for Moira Docherty by Roger B Williams, with songs by Reynaldo Hahn and Henri Duparc.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 21 March
JOSEPH LONG (Piano)
Mozart Sonatas.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 28 March
NEWHILLS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE WITH RICHARD COLEMAN (Tenor)
World premiere of Housman Settings by Roger B Williams and On Wenlock Edge by Vaughan Williams.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

April

Thursday 11 April
MARGARET PRESTON (Flute)
ROGER B WILLIAMS (Piano)

One for the Birds, a programme of music by Karg-Elert and Saint-Saens.

Thursday 18 April
STUDENTS FROM NORTH EAST SCOTLAND COLLEGE
NESCol music students make a welcome return to the Lunchbreak programme.

Thursday 25 April
EDINBURGH QUARTET
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op. 18 no. 6.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

May

Thursday 2 May
BIG NOISE TORRY
Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema movement, Big Noise brings professional musicians to communities where children learn to play together in life-changing orchestras. Big Noise Torry was established in 2015.

 

 

Image: La Guitare, Marie Laurencin, 1936 © Fondation Foujita, ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018