Sounding Brass

Sounding Brass

15 September 2014, 15:00
The Power House at Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

Music for brass including works by Gabrieli, Dowland, Britten, Harvey and Birtwistle

Red Note Ensemble

The site of Prestongrange’s museum has a fascinating industrial history going back to the 16th Century including glass, pottery and brick manufacture as well as mining. The impressive, high-roofed Power House is perfect for this exciting programme of music for brass. The Red Note Ensemble contrast sonorous pieces from the Renaissance with the amazing, spatial effects of contemporary music by composers such as Harvey and Birtwistle. The overwhelming, surround-sound beauty of Jonathan Harvey’s Ricercare played by trumpet virtuoso Mark O’Keeffe makes a fitting climax to a very special event.

“O’Keeffe’s playing was undemonstratively sensational. A stupendous performance”
The Herald

Access Information

  • Accessible to wheelchair users (note there is a steep path to the venue)
  • Car park is close to the venue
  • Toilets are available at the café/visitor centre, a 5+ minute walk to the venue

Tickets are about to be released for this event.

You will be able to book through The Hub from 11am on Thursday 28 May.