Classic Music Live!


Ela Was and Peter Alexander

The Muczynski Trio and Annual General Meeting

25th August 2017 at 7.30 pm at The Studio, Falkirk Town Hall

Ben Eames: Pianist
Amanda Currie - Clarinettist
Rachel Wilson: Cellist

Nino Rota (1911-1979) Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano 197
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) Fantasy Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Op. 26 – 1969

The Muczynski Trio was formed in 2016 and comprises Amanda Currie (Clarinet), Rachel Wilson (Cello) and Ben Eames (Piano). Currently their repertoire consists primarily of 20th century compositions of which many are perhaps lesser known works for this ensemble. This concert will be the Muczynski Trio’s debut performance.

La Boheme

La Boheme - Opera Bohemia

15th September 2017 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Town Hall

Performed by Opera Bohemia with violin and piano accompaniment.

Sung in Italian with English Subtitles.

In January 2010, Douglas Nairne and Alistair Digges decided that they would create a production of Puccini’s La Bohème to be performed in their home towns and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After the overwhelming success of their initial performances, they decided to take La Bohème further and toured around Scotland. The experience the young cast and audiences shared was very special and following feedback from audience members around the country expressing their enthusiasm and desire to see more productions, Opera Bohemia was formed.

Ryan Corbett and William Fielding

Ryan Corbett and William Fielding

13th October 2017 at 12.00 noon Faw Kirk

Ryan Corbett: Accordian
William Fielding: Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in E minor “Cathedral”, BWV 533
Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764): Les Cyclopes
Viacheslav Semyonov (1946): Don Rhapsody
Václav Trojan (1907-1983): Fairy Tales, for Accordion and Orchestra (William Fielding: Piano)

Ryan Corbett is a 17 year old accordionist studying at the Junior Conservatoire of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh.

William Fielding, 17, developed his early musical talents at Blackburn Cathedral, where he sang as a chorister and was also taught the organ by the director of music, Samuel Hudson.

He accepted a place to study at St Mary’s Music School aged 15 where he is now in his second year. He studies piano with Helena Buckmayer and organ with Duncan Ferguson.

O Duo - Percussion Duo

O Duo - Percussion Duo

20th October 2017 at 7.30 pm at the Falkirk Town Hall

Oliver Cox & Owen Gunnell

O Duo: Bongo Fury
Granados: Spanish Dance no 1
J.S. Bach: Two Preludes
Chopin: Two Etudes
Paul Desmond: Take 5
Monti: Csárdás
O DUO: Searching
Steve Reich: Clapping Music
A. Soler: Sonata no. 84
Philip Glass: Mad Rush to the pub
Miki: Marimba Spiritual

Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘brimming with style and panache’, along with international performances, in recent years they have won a Special Commissioning Award from the Borletti Buitoni Trust and been appointed Artistic Directors of the Children’s Classic Concerts series in Scotland revealing their passion for commissioning new repertoire and dedication to education work.

The Naked Violin - Tasmin Little

The Naked Violin

10th November 2017 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Town Hall

Tasmin Little

Telemann: Allegro
Albeniz: Leyenda arr. Jennings/Little
J.S. Bach: Chaconne from D minor partita
J.S.Bach: Loure, Gavotte and Gigue from E major partita
Ysaÿe: Ballade
Roxanna Panufnik: Hora Bessarabia

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre and Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and the Suntory Hall.

Her multiaward winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, master classes, workshops and community outreach work.

Concert sponsored by
Scotts, Funeral Directors, Falkirk
Insurance Advisory Services

Rose Room with Seonaid Aitken

Rose Room with Seonaid Aitken

19th January 2018 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Town Hall

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists, Rose Room, have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz Genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great, Django Reinhardt,and Stephane Grappelli, their ‘vigorous and vivacious’ performances go down a storm with any audience as they serve up their 1930s ‘Hot Club’ standards, Gypsy Jazz favourites and selfpenned originals with vituousity, verve and panache recreating the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris.

Concert sponsored by
Scotts, Funeral Directors, Falkirk

The Hermes Experiment

Winners of The TUNNELL Trust for Young Musicians, 2016

The Hermes Experiment

9th February 2018 at 7.30pm the Falkirk Town Hall

Debussy: Mandoline (arr. Werner) and Fantoche (arr. Schofield)
Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives no. 1, 7, 8 and 16, op. 22 (arr. Schofield)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness (TBC)
Leonard Bernstein: I Hate Music! (arr. Millwood)

The Hermes Experiment is an ensemble of four young professional musicians passionate about contemporary and experimental music, inspired to create something innovative and unique. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. So far, the ensemble has commissioned 36 composers at various stages of their careers.

Concert sponsored by
The TUNNELL Trust for Young Musicians

Phil Gault & Claire Haslin

Phil Gault & Claire Haslin

23rd February 2018 at 12 noon Faw Kirk

Phil and Claire have been working together since April 2003. Their duo was formed after Claire was overheard arguing with a tenor that baritones were far superior and Phil realised that she would make the perfect accompanist. They are happily married, and have a daughter who will no doubt make an appearance turning pages at some point… They perform throughout the UK and Europe.

Castalion String Quartet

Castalion String Quartet

23rd March 2018 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Town Hall

Sini Simonen: Violin
Daniel Roberts: Violin
Charlotte Bonneton: Viola
Christopher Graves: Cello

Haydn: String Quartet one of the op 76
Britten: String Quartet No 2 in C, Op 36 (1945)
Schubert: String Quartet No 13 in A minor D.804 – Rosamunde

Formed in 2011 the Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. Over the last three years they have won top prizes at major international competitions including 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff International Quartet, 1st Prize and three special awards at the 2015 Lyon International Competition, and in 2013 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Kammermusik Hannover Next Generation Competition.

YCAT Artists.