Antje Weithaas with
Mahan Esfahani

Prestongrange Church, Prestonpans

Sun 10 Sept 4pm

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins approx

Sonata in B minor Wq 76
Fugue in G minor BWV 1026
Sonata in F minor BWV 1018
Sonata in C minor Wq 78
Sonatina (1946)



Photo credit: Giorgia Bertazzi

German-born Antje Weithaas’s compelling musical intelligence and technical mastery has made her one of Europe’s leading violinists with a wide-ranging repertoire from Bach to Ligeti. She and Mahan Esfahani are both charismatic performers with a shared passion for exploration. In this programme, as well as JS Bach we encounter the often audacious, hyper expressive world of his son Emanuel and end with American composer Walter Piston’s jazz inflected, neoclassical Sonatina

Antje Weithaas is one of the great violinists of our time.

Fono Forum

Seating Plan

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Prestongrange Parish Church, Prestonpans

There was a church in Prestonpans from the 12th Century, but it was destroyed in 1544 when English troops laid waste to this part of the Scottish LowIands in Henry VIII’s ‘Rough Wooing’. Prestongrange was one of the first churches to be built in Scotland after the Reformation of 1560.

It was erected in 1596 on land given by Lord Hamilton of Preston and at the expense of its first minister, the redoubtable John Davidson. He was an outspoken follower of John Knox and fierce proponent of the reformed faith who decried bishops, denounced those in the Church who took seats in Parliament and boldly criticised King James VI. He was briefly imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle in 1601 and then banned from leaving his parish for life.

During the Jacobite Rising a later minister, William Carlyle, wrote a report of the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745, having witnessed it from the church tower. The church was extensively restored in 1774 and again in 1891. Only the clock tower and some surrounding masonry remains from the original 1596 building; the outline of the original west gable end can still be seen inside the roof.

Prestongrange Parish Church, Prestonpans


Prestongrange Parish Church, Prestonpans
EH32 9DX

Getting there by bus

Prestonpans is well served by buses

Getting there by train

Prestonpans has a railway station serving the town of Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the North Berwick Line, 9.75 miles east of Edinburgh Waverley. It serves the town of Cockenzie and Port Seton, 1.37 miles away

Getting there by car

Coast road B1348 and top road B1361, both run parallel to the A1



Free on street car parking


Tarmac sloped path; wheelchair ramp into grounds

Induction Loop:

1 unisex toilet (wheelchair accessible but down 4 small steps)

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