Although it’s not far away, rural Fife can sometimes seem like another world, especially when the sounds of the East Neuk Festival are spilling from centuries old country churches in the delightful villages of Crail, Cellardyke and St Monans. Opening this year’s festival is the Belcea Quartet, who have a long established affinity with Scottish audiences. Among the vocal highlights are soprano Katherine Broderick with pianist Malcolm Martineau. As ever, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are the backbone of the five-day event which also features a special film, The Holiday Line, about rail travel in Fife in days gone by. Sadly, trains no longer run to the East Neuk but pack the picnic, get there somehow and enjoy the change of air.
Performing music which shows how composers from three separate traditions (Catholic, Anglican and Russian Orthodox) have interpreted the same text; with music from Gibbons, Pärt and Taverner. Part of Dorchester Festival.
Soprano Katherine Broderick, tenor Robin Tritschler and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform Britten's 'Winter Words and folksong arrangements', and Poulenc's 'Tel jour, telle nuit'. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.
The SCO, Belcea Quartet and the Tallis Scholars all take part in this aptly-named concert, opening with Arvo Pärt's gorgeous 'Cantum in Memoriam Benjamin Britten', followed by Vaughan Williams' 'Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis' and works by Tallis and Strauss. Currently sold out, but returns may be available from Mon…
Soprano Katherine Broderick, tenor Robin Tritschler and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform Britten's 'Folksong arrangements', Schumann's 'Dichterliebe' and Schubert's 'Auf dem Strom, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen'. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.
An open-air promenade concert featuring the world premiere of a specially commissioned work by one of the USA's best composers: Across the Distance by John Luther Adams, featuring multiple horns sounding throughout the woodlands.