Lammermuir Festival 5 - 16 September 2024
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'An indispensable part of Scotland's music culture.'
The Times *****

What’s on in September 2024

The 2024 Lammermuir Festival

Our 15th festival is a landmark worth celebrating and, thanks to the tremendous support provided by our many donors and funders, we are thrilled to be able to mark it in the way we know best – by inviting some of the world’s finest musicians to perform great music in our beautiful, historic county.

We are honoured that the incomparable Véronique Gens has agreed to sing for us, and we look forward to Britten’s delightful ‘Albert Herring’ in a concert staging by Scottish Opera. We are thrilled to welcome Concerto Copenhagen, one of the finest baroque orchestras in the world, as Ensemble in Residence. The brilliant young Van Baerle Trio from Holland play all of Beethoven’s piano trios through our weekday morning Coffee Concerts. The brand new Valo String Quartet are partnered with the extraordinary Jeremy Denk who also contributes two more typically striking programmes, including an amazing Charles Ives event with violinist Maria Wloszczowska and a band!

Our devotion to JS Bach is undimmed, with Fretwork playing The Art of Fugue and Roman Rabinovich the ‘Goldberg Variations’. Our friends the Maxwell Quartet are back, along with Dunedin ConsortRoyal Northern Sinfonia, Gesualdo SixTenebraeHebrides Ensemble, and many others. It should be quite a party in September – we hope to see you then!

Hugh Macdonald & James Waters
Artistic Directors

 

What the press say

‘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’

The Guardian ****

‘It is part of the festival’s appeal that it takes audiences to locations that are beautiful in and of themselves, and it exposes them to great music that seems to fit each place like a glove.’

Seen and Heard International

Lammermuir Festival . . . A communal warmth, friendship and exceptional quality of music-making

Vox Carnyx

Lammermuir is all about place, about local identity, about the highest quality on an intimate scale.

Roderick Williams, Singer

Festivals like these, outside of suburbia, have a very special place in music-lovers hearts, and act as beacons of pride for their communities. To be able to hear world-class musicians in such beautiful settings as East Lothian provides is a wonderful thing.

Steven Osborne, Patron

‘Locations and music in perfect harmony’

The Scotsman

2024 Festival Partners

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