Coffee Concert III – Beethoven Piano Trios I

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Mon 9 Sept 11am

Concert duration: 1 hour from 11.30am

Price includes the concert, coffee and a cake


Piano Trio in
E flat major Op 1 No 1
Piano Trio in
C minor Op 1 No 3


Free ticket for any school student attending with a full price ticket holder 18+

Half price ticket for students aged 16+ in full time education

Coffee Concert III - Beethoven Piano Trios I at Lammermuir Festival

Taking their name from Van Baerle Straat, the address of Amsterdam’s famous Concertgebouw, this Dutch piano trio has emerged in recent years as one of the world’s finest. Acclaimed for the virtuosity and unanimity of their playing their residency at this year’s Lammermuir Festival brings a complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano trios to our popular morning Coffee Concerts – great music superbly performed.

Beethoven’s Opus 1 trios are not his first compositions, but the first he deemed important enough to merit an opus number. He wrote them to announce himself in Vienna and worked hard to ‘get them right’ for their first performance. The spirit of Mozart is still very much alive in Op 1 No 1, but No 3, in Beethoven’s favourite key of C minor is an altogether bigger, more challenging conception that Haydn warned might confuse the Viennese audience!

'Joyous, playful performances, utterly refreshing.'

Gramophone

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.

 

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Address

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington
EH41 3EX

Getting there by bus

Buses passing through Haddington
EAST COAST BUSES: X6, X7, 106
PRENTICE: 108, 109, 101, 111, 122
EVE COACHES: 121
Please check bus timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

The nearest train station is at Drem.

Getting there by car

Haddington is in the centre of East Lothian just off the A1. There is free on street car parking in the town.

Accessibility

Parking:

There is free on street car parking in the town.

We can offer 3 spaces inside the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.

Terrain:

Gravel path with flat access into venue.

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
One toilet, not adapted.

Wheelchair Access:

Almost flat access via front door. Small lip to entrance.

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