Enterprise Music Scotland
On the 15th of September, Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) will host National Chamber Music Day 2018 the event which celebrates chamber music throughout Scotland! We’ll be filling the streets with the sound of chamber music by putting on free, impromptu concerts for members of the public across the country.
As 2018 is the Year of Young People, National Chamber Music Day will be packed full of family friendly chamber music concerts as well as opportunities for young people to get involved in creating their own chamber music performances.
We will be branching out further than ever before with performances taking place in venues from the Borders to the Highlands as well as more remote areas including the Islands of Orkney, Skye, Arran and Lewis.
Music for All the Family
Take a musical tour of Europe with Bessy Bass in Edinburgh or visit Brodie Castle to experience the sounds of flute and guitar with the Agnew McAllister Duo . Hop on the ferry to Dunoon to see Trio Vocalise or pop along to Lochee Community Hub to discover the flute and marimba with the Atholl Duo.
No “shhh!” Needed
We’ve teamed up with Scottish libraries too! There will be concerts at libraries in Perth, Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Orkney and Dundee. Prismatic Winds will also be roving around Glasgow libraries, stopping off at Parkhead, Pollokshields, Partick and the famous Mitchell near Charing Cross.
Keeping It Green
We are continuing to spread our National Chamber Music Day 2017 message of environmental sustainability by further involving young people in the discussion. Working in partnership with COAST , Music Arran and Arran Arts & Theatre Trust, violinists Elspeth Luke and Emily Carr – Martin will be taking their sustainable tour to Arran, visiting local schools and communities with a new “green themed” interactive performance written by composer Matilda Brown. You can also join violin & cello duo High Heels and Horse Hair for their Transplanted project, exploring Woodlands Community Garden to create your very own piece of music based on Scotland’s plant life.
As well as participating on the day, we’ve also invited young people to get involved at the very heart of National Chamber Music Day by helping with the programming and organisation of the event. We are excited to be working with young intern Samantha Greenwood, who will be gaining experience in arts management by planning her own National Chamber Music Day concert in partnership with Glasgow Life. Find out more about this soon!
We’re also delighted to share our National Chamber Music Day poster image, designed by young artist Victoria Lopez, the winner of our Year of Young People poster competition .
Remember National Chamber Music Day events are free to attend, just turn up on the day!