Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Katherine Broderick visit East Neuk Festival

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This article is from 2010.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Katherine Broderick visit East Neuk Festival

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.

Various venues, Fife, Wed 30 Jun– Sun 4 Jul.

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This article is from 2010.

Tallis Scholars

The internationally acclaimed Tallis Scholars are among the leading exponents of Renaissance music in the world.

Dorchester Abbey

Sat 6 May

£18–£28 / 01865 305305

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.

Ceilidh

Dance to the tune of East Neuk ceilidh band Scotch in a Box, favourites of the Festival Theatre.

Belcea String Quartet and London Winds

The opening concert of this year's East Neuk Festival includes Brahms' 'Quartet No 2 in A minor' and Schubert's 'Octet in F'.

SCO Winds: Gran' Partita

Michael Collins is director and clarinettist in this performance of Mozart's 'Serenade for Thirteen Wind Instruments ('Gran' Partita')'. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.

Britten's Folksongs I

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'.

Belcea Quartet

Chamber works by Haydn, Szymanowski and Mozart. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.

Schubert and Britten

The Elias String Quartet performs quartets by Schubert and Britten. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.

Colossus

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…

Purcell and Britten

The Elias String Quartet performs Britten's 'Divertimenti' and 'Quartet No 2', and Purcell's 'Fantasies'. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.

Britten's Folksongs II

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'.

Diabelli Variations

Alexander Romanovsky performs Beethoven's brilliant 'Diabelli Variations'. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.

Renaud Garcia-Fons: Revoir Paris

A heady combination of jazz, flamenco, classical, moorish and Latin music with highly-acclaimed bassist Renaud Garcia Fons, here giving a musical tribute to the city of Paris.

Mozart and Britten

The Elias String Quartet performs chamber works by Mozart and Britten. 'Part of the East Neuk Festival'.

East Neuk Festival Finale

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.

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