Sally Beamish - Press
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Sally Beamish and Branford Marsalis: a blast of sax in the glens|
9 Jan 2009 - Hilary Whitney - Daily Telegraph [ news ]
She was an acclaimed classical composer living in rural Scotland; he was the hip king of saxophone from Louisiana.
15 Mar 2008 - Michael Tumelty - Herald [ comment ]
Here's a yarn about an unusual incident in classical music.
SCO, City Hall, Glasgow ****|
21 Jan 2008 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ news ]
SHE said Baroque; she meant Baroque; and Sally Beamish's new Chamber Concerto, premiered on Friday by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet with the SCO conducted by Garry Walker, did derive its structure, exuberance and sheer vitality from the music of the Baroque period, particularly from Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
Taking the sax Bach to the future|
16 Jan 2008 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ news ]
WINDS OF CHANGE: Sally Beamish had a flash of inspiration while working on her commission for the Rascher Saxophone Quartet.
Powerhouse of creativity in a Stirlingshire garden|
2 Oct 2006 - KENNETH WALTON - Scotsman [ news ]
NORMALLY I wouldn't dwell on a woman's age, but throughout this year, it's been difficult to ignore the fact that Sally Beamish is 50.
Pulling Strings To The Sound of Battle|
1 Oct 2006 - SARAH JONES - Scotsman [ news ]
IT MAY be Sally Beamish's 50th birthday this year, but her recent spate of world premieres is "quite normal", she says, for a composer who only went full-time in the 1990s after an early career as a viola player.
Hallé Beamish Premiere, Cheltenham Music Festival, City ****|
6 Jul 2006 - Lynne Walker - Independent [ review ]
Martyn Brabbins clearly has a soft spot for Scotland and its culture.
Cheltenham Festival: The Singing, Cheltenham Town Hall|
4 Jul 2006 - LYNNE WALKER - Herald [ review ]
THERE is no singing as such in Sally Beamish's substantial new accordion concerto, The Singing, which premiered at the opening concert of the Cheltenham Festival.
3 Jul 2006 - Tom Service - Guardian [ review ]
This year's Cheltenham music festival is tinged with tartan, in a celebration of Scottish culture from ceilidh bands to chamber orchestras, from James MacMillan to Edward McGuire.
A talent for crossing boundaries|
27 Jun 2006 - Andrew Clark - Financial Times [ feature ]
It is hard to know whether I have caught Sally Beamish on a creative cusp, or whether this is how life always is at her home in the Scottish village of Gartmore.
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