Live Music Now is a charitable organisation, founded in 1977 by the late Yehudi Menuhin:
? To bring the joy and inspiration of live music to people in our communities who have limited access and
? To support the professional development of outstanding young musicians at the outset of their careers
Live Music Now works with disadvantaged groups who have little or no opportunity to experience the transforming power of music in their lives. The people that they work with and perform for are older people, in failing health, often socially isolated and with dementia; children and adults with learning, physical and communication difficulties; pre-school children and disaffected young offenders within the justice system who need to turn their lives around.
The highly talented young professional musicians have all been specially auditioned and are selected not only for their outstanding musical skills but also for their exceptional abilities to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds. They come from a wide range of musical genres – classical, traditional, jazz, world, rock and pop, and are all trained and mentored by Live Music Now to fulfil their potential in sharing their passion for live music?with their diverse audiences. This is a unique opportunity giving invaluable experience and support to musicians on the brink of their professional careers and Live Music Now are proud to see many of their alumni on the international concert stages of the world! Links with sister organisations in Europe, led by Live Music Now Scotland, extend their audiences and professional development role internationally.
With 35 years of experience, Live Music Now has built up a deep understanding of how interactive performances in familiar environments can stimulate and invigorate a wide range of audiences. The benefits are far-reaching and long lasting, whether social, emotional or educational; learning new skills and how to participate; and leading to improved well-being, mental and physical health.
Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for solo clarinet by Rory Boyle.
Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for Solo Clarinet by Rory Boyle.
Anush Hovhannisyan Soprano
Timothy Dean Piano
Liszt Three Sonnets of Petrarch, S.270
Tchaikovsky Six Romances, Op.6
Berg Seven Early Songs Rossini Regata Veneziana
Award-winning soprano and alumna of the Royal Conservatoire, Anush Hovhannisyan makes a welcome return to kick off our Fridays at One concert series alongside Timothy Dean.
The Edinburgh Quartet (musicians in residence at the Cumnock Tryst 2018) perform the world premiere of Rory Boyle’s String Quartet No.2 (Quartetto da Requiem).
Greg Lawson Violin
Mario Carib? Bass
Phil Alexander Piano
Pete Garnett Accordion
Guy Nicholson Percussion
Moishe’s Bagel are an ensemble of like-minded musicians with a love of klezmer, jazz and Latin music. They have performed across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic, including sold-out gigs at St George’s Bristol and Queen’s Hall Edinburgh. This concert will include material from their recently commissioned silent film score, Salt for Svanetia.
Haydn ?String Quartet op 20 no 5 in F minor
Rory Boyle ?String Quartet No 2 (Quartetto da Requiem)WORLD PREMIERE
Dvo??k?String Quartet op 105 in A flat
The concert opens with one of Haydn?s early works in the medium from 1772. He became known as ?the father of the string quartet? and this, one of his Sun Quartets, points to his flowering genius. This is followed by a brand new work receiving its world premiere from a wonderful composer based in Ayrshire, Rory Boyle. The recital culminates in a performance of Dvo??k?s last string quartet from 1896. This had gestated while he was in America and brings something of that New World magic to his chamber music.
Words: Rachel Jury ? Music: Andrew Cruickshank
’20 Seward Street’ is an unconvential fusion of opera, jazz and musical hall performed in Glaswegian vernacular by an international cast. Set in 1960 the show explores the issues of migration by following the fates of one family as they prepare to migrate from Tradeston to start a new life in Castlemilk.