Classic Music Live!

EVENTS!

Single tickets for any of the concerts may be purchased through www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org on their booking number 01324 506850 or at the door on the night. Payment may be made over the phone by credit card or at the venue on the day of the concert.

The Miller Violin Duo

The Miller Violin Duo and Annual General Meeting

23th August 2019 at 7.30 pm at The Studio, Falkirk Town Hall

This will be a 60 minute recital followed by refreshments and AGM.
There is no charge for this event.

Alison and Danny Miller both studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Alison has a busy solo career, as well as performing freelance work with the Orchestras of Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera. In 2017, she toured the UK and Italy with “Raucous Rossini”. Danny also works regularly with the Scottish Opera Orchestra. In 2017 he released a CD “Remembrances: Music of the First World War” . Their programme includes duos by, among others, Telemann, Bartok and Pagannini, as well as some arrangements of Burns songs.

The Merry Widow by Lehar with Opera Bohemia

The Merry Widow by Lehar with Opera Bohemia

13th September 2019 at 7.30 pm in Falkirk Town Hall

The Merry Widow by Lehar with Opera Bohemia

Opera Bohemia return to Falkirk, this time with a performance of Léhar’s popular opera “The Merry Widow”. The story is set in romantic Paris where suitors compete for the hand of wealthy widow Hannah. The cast of Catriona Clark, Douglas Nairne, Marie Claire Breen and Andrew McTaggart are accompanied by Andrew Brown on the Piano and Dániel Mészöly playing violin.

Sirocco Winds

Sirocco Winds

11th October 2019 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Town Hall

Their programme takes us on a journey from Winter to Spring:-
WINTER
Peteris Vasks – Music for a Deceased Friend
Arvo Pärt - Quintettino Nielsen – Quintet
----------INTERVAL-----------
SPRING
Ibert – Trois Pieces Breves
Milhaud – La cheminee du roi Rene
Francaix – Quintet No. 1

Sirocco Winds are a group of 5 musicians who are based in Glasgow, but come from all over the UK. They have played live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland, and been invited to perform at the emerging artists series in the Usher Hall. The players are:- Michael Barr - French Horn, Clara Lafuente García - oboe, Gillian Horn – Bassoon, Matthew Howells - Flute, Calum Robertson - Clarinet.

Dopey Monkey

Dopey Monkey - Euphonium and Tuba

25th October 2019 at 12 noon Falkirk Trinity Church.


Danielle Price on Tuba and Martin Lee Thomson on Euphonium form an ensemble of great personality. Their programme includes music from their new album “Mulled”. They made their international debut performing at the Gravissimo brass festival in Portugal.

Dopey Monkey
Guiseppe Guarrera

Guiseppe Guarrera - Piano

8th November 2019 at 7.30pm at the Falkirk Town Hall

Programme:-
BACH/BUSONI: Chaconne in D minor
SCRIABIN: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone, Op.9
SCRIABIN: 8 Etudes, Op.42
—— INTERVAL ——
RAVEL: 3 Pieces from Miroirs
PROKOFIEV: Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83

Guiseppe was born in Sicily. He won 2nd Prize at the Montréal International Competition in 2017, along with five other awards. He has played in concert halls all over Europe, and has been booked to play at the Wigmore Hall.

Fitzroy String Quartet

Fitzroy String Quartet

17th January 2020 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Town Hall

Programme
Boccherini Op 2 no 4
Benedict Mason String Quartet No 1
Schubert String Quartet ‘Death and the Maiden’

The Fitzroy Quartet formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2014. They were winners of the Beethoven Prize at the 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition. They have won many other prizes.

This concert is part of their tour of Scotland as a result winning the Tunnel Trust award of 2019—2020.

Fiona Robertson

Fiona Robertson - Violin

7th February 2020 at 12 noon at Falkirk Trinity Church

Programme
Bach Partita No. 3
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Violin "Es ist so schönes Wetter draußen"
(“It’s such beautiful weather outside”)
Ysayë Violin Sonata No. 3 Op. 27 ‘Ballade’
Sciarrino Caprice for solo violin No. 2 'Andante'

Scottish violinist Fiona Robertson is now based in the Netherlands. She regularly performs with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Camus Trio and the Belinfante Quartet. Fiona has a special interest in contemporary music and was the winner of the inaugural Contemporary Music Competition at the Royal College of Music.

Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

21st February 2020 at 7.30pm Falkirk Town Hall

This trio brings together 3 of Scotland’s finest Jazz musicians who play a wonderful mix of rags, blues and stomps from the golden age of jazz.
John Burgess (Clarinet) has played all over the world and played on around one hundred recordings. Ross Milligan (Guitar and banjo) has played with bands ranging from The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Horse, Ute Lemper, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra as well as composing music for films. Andy Sharkey (String bass) is a familiar face on the Scottish jazz scene. Andy has performed with many Scottish artists. In 2007, he toured the U.K. and U.S. with West End hit musical "The Rat Pack”.

Gala Piano Concert

Gala Piano Concert - I Love a Piano

13th March 2020 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Trinity Church

Featuring Seonaid Aitken, Cheryl Forbes,Gordon Cree and Roy Percy.
This is a special concert to celebrate the arrival of our new piano. This was purchased with the generous donations of our supporters.
We have a great line up. Mezzo-Soprano Cheryl Forbes and her husband Gordon Cree are well know locally, as is singer and violinist Seonaid Aitken. They are ably backed by Roy Percy on Bass.

The concert is free for donors to the piano fund – if you have donated and not received your invitation, please get in touch using the contact form, or phone Christine Tait on 01324 713746.
Tickets will also be available at the door priced £14 (£12 concessions).

Scozzesi

Scozzesi - Four singers and Piano

27th March 2020 at 7.30 pm Falkirk Town Hall

In the current climate it is with huge regret that we need to cancel this concert. We will keep you updated here with more information when we can. Thank you for your support.