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National Chamber Music Day 2017

Enterprise Music Scotland, the national body for chamber music, invites you to join them for National
Chamber Music Day 2017. Saturday 16th of September will see chamber music ensembles performing free, impromptu concerts in public spaces across the country to celebrate chamber music in Scotland.

National Chamber Music Day goes green

This year, National Chamber Music Day is going Green to explore themes of environment, conservation and carbon footprint. We’ll be working in partnership with like-minded organisations to bring chamber music to green spaces in Scotland as well as finding environmentally friendly modes of transport for the musicians performing.

• 40 musicians will fill Scottish towns and cities with the sound of chamber music.

• 30 performances will take place in venues spanning from Peebles to Kirkwall.

• Over 30 partner organisations will work with Enterprise Music Scotland to promote environmental sustainability and celebrate chamber music.

Discover Plant Life in Scotland:
Learn more about the wild flowers at Glen Tanar, Aboyne and Barnluasgan, Mid Argyll by taking a tour with Plantlife Scotland. And what better way to end an afternoon’s walk than taking in the stunning scenery whilst enjoying an outdoor chamber music concert from the McOpera Trombone Quartet or the Campbell Duo.

Garden Music:
You’ll also be able to enjoy chamber music surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers with concerts taking place in community gardens and parks across the country. Visit The Croft on Glasgow’s South Side where South Seeds will be celebrating NCMD with a BBQ and a performance from the Agnew McAllister Duo or have a wander around Kelvingrove Park where you’ll find the Maxwell Quartet performing on the famous bandstand which will be open to the public as part of Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival.

Trainers, Trailers and Pedal Power:
As well as events on Saturday 16th of September, this year will see some National Chamber Music Day
performances taking place across the whole weekend. Keep an eye out for Jon Hodkin also known as Inner Tuba who will be touring Orkney on a tricycle with his tuba in tow.

Violin duo Elspeth Luke and Emily Carr-Martin will also be embarking on a four-day tour of the Isle of Mull and its surrounding islands. Elspeth, an experienced endurance runner, will be pounding the streets of Craigure, Ulva, Salen, Gruline and Staffa with Emily who will be cycling alongside carrying their violins ready to stop off for a few concerts along the way.

All National Chamber Music Day Events are free to attend, just turn up on the day!


16th September 2017
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All over Scotland


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