NEW TOWN CONCERTS SOCIETY
AUTUMN CONCERTS 2021
We are glad to announce the return of New Town Concerts to a refurbished Queen's Hall with the first two live concerts we have been able to present for more than 18 months.
The Amatis Piano Trio were BBC Young Generation Artists for 2016-8 and Risng Stars of the European Concert Halls Organisation from 2018 to 2020 and have emerged as one of the leading trios of the new generation via sensational debuts at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Proms in the last season before lockdown. Their programme on 22nd November includes one of the landmarks of the repertoire, Brahms's B major Trio.
Because of the longer term uncertainties of the Covid situation we are presenting these two concerts as a separate autumn duo to allow for some flexibility in the familiar routines of live concert-going and booking arrangements. In common with other concert promoters, both concerts will be slightly shorter with no interval, and seating will be 1 metre physically distanced. Details for this and booking arrangements are set out on the 2021-2022 Season and Booking pages of this website.
Looking ahead to 2022, we have three further concerts planned between January and March. The first of these on 24th January has a Norwegian flavour and will be given by the Engegård Quartet with Hardanger fiddler Nils Økland. The second on 21st February will feature the Consone Quartet (current BBC New Generation Artists), and on 28th March the oustanding Armida Quartet will be joined by former members of the renowned Belcea and Artemis Quartets for an evening of string sextets. Although these will of course be subject to the ongoing fluctuations of the Covid situation over the winter, we thought we should share these plans with you now so that you can pencil the dates in your diaries.
Meanwhile we look forward to welcoming live audiences back to chamber music at The Queen's Hall on 11th October.
Free tickets for 8 - 25 year-olds!
New Town Concerts Society is delighted to announce membership of CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust which exists to encourage more young people to attend chamber music concerts. CAVATINA operates a Ticket Scheme under which young people can obtain free tickets for certain chamber music concerts. Up to 50 free tickets will be available free of charge for all New Town Concerts (except the piano recitals) for any young person aged 8 to 25 inclusive. Please encourage young people you know to discover the delights of chamber music. Tickets available via the Queen's Hall box office either in person or by phone (0131 668 2019).
New Town Concerts gratefully acknowledge financial support from Chamber Music Scotland, through funding provided by Creative Scotland
We also gratefully acknowledge funding from Dunard Fund and Penpoint Charitable Trust and from individual donors
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