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After three years of pandemic, we are thrilled to offer such a full and varied programme of concerts for our 2022-23 season.  As well as seven classical recitals, we have irresistible swing from David Newton, sixteen times winner of the British Jazz Award for best pianist.  Some familiar faces make welcome returns: John Bryden includes music by neglected Edinburgh-born composer David Johnson, while Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton celebrate César Franck’s 200th anniversary with a performance of his violin sonata.  We also mark Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary with his beautiful settings of William Blake for tenor and oboe.  Three concerts feature works by Scotland’s most distinguished living composer, Thea Musgrave. Music by three other pioneering women, Germany’s Clara Schumann, America’s Amy Beach and England’s Ruth Gipps, also enrich our programme.  When spring approaches, we will get a flavour of Spain with Moszkowski’s flamboyant pastiches and then the real deal: Fernando Sor played on an authentic C19th guitar.  Finally, one of the most exciting young musicians in the world, Mishka Momen, will provide a spellbinding climax to our season.  

Please download our brochure for full details of this unmissable musical feast.