Stuart MacRae, Lammermuir Festival Composer in Association, premieres I Am Prometheus at this year’s festival

4 September 2018

On Wednesday 19th September 2018, the Lammermuir Festival sees the premiere of Stuart MacRae’s new work, I am Prometheus, at Pencaitland Parish Church.

The 12-minute work, composed for tenor and septet, will be performed by the Hebrides Ensemble and soloist Joshua Ellicott.

It will be the second of his three festival commissions inspired by the Prometheus myth. The first, entitled Sunrises, was premiered by the Gould Piano Trio at Stenton Parish Church at the 2017 festival, and was lauded for its “single idea of remarkable focus […], most importantly, it grabbed the attention in what was an immediately captivating, sometimes mesmerising work” (Arts Desk). The final piece of the Prometheus series will bring to a close MacRae’s three year residency with the Festival in 2019.

Later this season, MacRae’s newest opera Anthropocene receives its world premiere with Scottish Opera, with performances in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

More information and tickets are available at the Lammermuir Festival website.


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