Mark Simpson plays John Adams

Theatre, Loretto School, Musselburgh

Wed 19 Sept 7.30pm

Red Note Ensemble and Red Note Academy

First concert approx. 1 hour 30 mins

Nur Musik
Shaker Loops
Straw Dogs
Gnarly Buttons


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Robin Mitchell

Artist in residence Mark Simpson teams up with Red Note Ensemble in a showcase for his stunning talent as both composer and performer. This exciting programme finishes with John Adams’s Gnarly Buttons, a virtuosic clarinet concerto shot through with influences from hymns to bluegrass and jazz. Before that we hear two of Mark’s own works and Adams’s minimalist classic Shaker Loops.

9.30pm – 10.15pm
You are invited to stay on for a free concert by Red Note Academy soloists from Helsinki, Glasgow, Oslo, Paris and Dublin.

'Soloist Mark Simpson, a Radio 3 Young Generation artist and - like Adams - both a clarinettist and a composer, was thoughtful and virtuosic.'

The Guardian

Theatre, Loretto School, Musselburgh

Theatre, Loretto School, Musselburgh


Theatre, Loretto School, Musselburgh
EH21 7RE

Getting there by bus

Musselburgh is well served by buses: X26, N30, N26, X24, 45, 44, 30, 26 pass through the centre of the town, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue.

Getting there by train

Musselburgh train station is at the south west side of town, and the school at the north east end, 1.6 miles apart.

Getting there by car

There is on free street car parking on the A199 and Millhill which wrap around the school site. The entrance to the (north) campus is on the A199 / Millhill corner. Parking is not available inside the school grounds apart from blue badge holders. Allow time to get from your car into the school campus and to the venue. There will be signs to the theatre.



A199 between St Peter’s Church and racecourse corner

Millhill (subject to yellow-lined areas and to occasional additional restrictions)

Female toilets in Foyer. Male toilets in Lobby. Accessible toilet + additional male/female toilets in adjacent Music School

Wheelchair Access:

Ramped access to front of auditorium
Wheelchair access from the front of Schoolhouse (100m) or entry for vehicle by special arrangement through back gates directly to ramped access
Accessible toilet + additional male/female toilets in adjacent Music School

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