RA artists perform in Lammermuir Festival’s 2020 online edition

4 September 2020

We are delighted that RA artists and friends of Lammermuir Festival Joshua Ellicott, the Navarra String Quartet, Sean Shibe, Mhairi Lawson and Stuart Stratford will be part of this year’s 2020 online edition this September.

The concerts will be available to stream live through the Lammermuir Festival website for two weeks, and four performances will be presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3.

Joshua Ellicott returns to Lammermuir Festival for a recital with Anna Tilbrook on Wednesday 9th September at 1pm. A delightful programme of German and English songs, featuring works by Schumann, Vaughan-Williams and Quilter, also available live on BBC Radio 3.

The Navarra Quartet give two concerts at this year’s festival. The first, of Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major with Philip Higham, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 1pm on Thursday 10th September: more information here. The second concert, with pianist Tom Poster, will include works by Britten and Mozart: more information here. The quartet, who have performed numerous times at Lammermuir Festival, recently celebrated the release of their latest album on Orchid Classics, Love and Death.

Sean Shibe returns to Lammermuir Festival on the 12th September, and performs a varied programme for acoustic and electric guitars from Holy Trinity Church in Haddington. Last year, he gave a sold out coffee concert with flautist Adam Walker at the Lammermuir Festival's 10th anniversary edition. Over lockdown, Sean released a chart-topping recording of Bach lute suites arranged for guitar on Delphian Records.

Mhairi Lawson sings with the Dunedin Consort, a regular collaboration, on Thursday 17th September at 8pm. An evening of British baroque repertoire focusing on Purcell and his contemporaries such as James Oswald and Christopher Simpson. Find out more about the delightful programme here.

Stuart Stratford conducts Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared on 20th September at 7.30pm, in a concert performance streamed live from Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Starring tenor Nicky Spence and with an ensemble of musicians from the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, this is a continuation of Scottish Opera’s Opera in Concert Series, presented here in partnership with Lammermuir Festival.

You can watch the Lammermuir Festival promotional video here. Information on how to book tickets is available from here.

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