Well here we are! Welcome to the Lammermuir Festival Autumn Special.
All through the last few months we have been determined to present some live performances in September for you our audience. Thanks to the wonderful support of our Friends, Benefactors and other supporters we are absolutely delighted to be able to offer 12 streamed performances including 4 in partnership with BBC Radio 3 enabling you to see and hear our artists from your own homes.
The programme, which will be broadcast from Haddington’s beautiful Holy Trinity Church, has a typical Lammermuir blend of old friends and fresh new faces. Artists in residence Sean Shibe, Philip Higham and Roman Rabinovich return as do the Navarra String Quartet, Joshua Ellicott, and Tom Poster with festival debuts for brilliant violinist Chloë Hanslip and virtuoso trumpeter Matilda Lloyd. And we present visits by the Dunedin Consort, members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as well as a performance from Scottish Opera of Diary of One who Disappeared, live from Glasgow with tenor of the moment Nicky Spence.
We really hope that you will come with us on this year’s unconventional and rather special journey with some truly fabulous performers.
Hugh Macdonald & James Waters
‘This festival’s subheading is beautiful music, beautiful places. It fulfils its promise’
‘There’s a quiet class about the whole thing that generates a special kind of listening: for all the dark arts of conjuring festival ambience, Lammermuir tends to simply programme right and let the music do the talking’
‘Music treats in surprising places. Hard to ask for more than that I’d say. I urge you to check it out’
Seen and Heard International
‘A remarkable experience – The Lammermuir Festival, founded only in 2010, is going from strength to strength under artistic directors Hugh Macdonald and James Waters.’
Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society best UK classical music festival 2017
‘The Lammermuir Festival is one of the UK’s youngest classical music festivals, but it has already carved out for itself a pretty special niche in the hearts of the audiences who are in on the secrets of its quality and its very special atmosphere’
Seen & Heard International