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National Chamber Music Day 2019: Free concerts across Scotland

Published: 13 Sep 2019

Three people stand in front of a bookcase, two are holding stringed instruments and one is holding a book

Join Enterprise Music Scotland on Saturday the 14th of September for National Chamber Music Day 2019!

They will be celebrating chamber music throughout the country with 30 events including collaborations, workshops and free concerts, all featuring some of their finest chamber musicians.

Look out for concerts in public spaces involving the National Mining Museum, Glenfinnan Station, The Scottish Poetry Library, An Tobar and more.

They're excited to be working with over 20 partnership organisations including Live Music Now Scotland, National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, Barrowland Ballet, Sistema Scotland, Hospitalfield and The Cumnock Tryst.

There will be music for residents, friends and families in Care Homes from Moffat to Mull and they’ll be including a new intergenerational element to the day, bringing together people of all ages to explore chamber music.

Young musicians from Sistema Scotland in Aberdeen will be visiting residents of Torry Nursing Home for an interactive music session with The Avanti Duo.

In Dumfries, music lovers of all ages can join in the fun with a workshop on improvisation from the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra. Wee ones can also attend a GIO Babies session, created especially for early years.

Along with their 40th anniversary, The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland will be celebrating NCMD with their very own wind quintet concert featuring current NYOS members and alumni including RSNO Associate Principal Oboe, Peter Dykes.

They are also launching an exciting cross-arts collaboration between Barrowland Ballet’s intergenerational company, The Wolf Pack and the Broen Ensemble. This new team will spend NCMD working together, exploring traditional chamber music works, improvisation and movement.

Be sure to catch their new Ensemble in Residence GAIA who will be travelling from the bottom to the top of Scotland with their “Lost and Found” tour. The duo will unveil the unheard voices of female Scottish composers discovered within archives of the National Library of Scotland, sharing the stories behind these 18th century works of art with audiences from Gretna to Brough Bay.

For a full listing of #NCMD2019 events, visit Enterprise Music Scotland National Chamber Music Day

Remember, National Chamber Music Day events are free* to attend!

About Enterprise Music Scotland: Supported by Creative Scotland, Enterprise Music Scotland are the National body for chamber music; leading, developing and connecting the chamber music sector.

*Excluding Hospitalfield and Music Inverurie Masterclass with Christine Arant

(Image Credit - Andy Buchanan 2019)