Music and Film – Mussorgsky, Chagall & Kandinsky

Venue 1, The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 18 Sept 7.45pm

Mikhail Rudy

Duration approx. 2 hours

Melodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) from Orfeo ed Eurydice (arr. Sgambati)
Fantasia in D minor, K397
Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde arr. Liszt
Étude pour les quartes
Étude pour les huit doigts
Oiseaux Tristes
La Semaine Grasse from Petrushka (1921)
Pictures at an Exhibition

£5 tickets available in £20 price area for children and students in full time education


In 1928 Wassily Kandinsky presented a Total Art performance based upon Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in which he combined music, painting and staging. In this fascinating concert Uzbekistan-born French pianist Mikhail Rudy recreates Kandinsky’s theatrical vision, playing Mussorgsky’s great score with an animated film using Kandinsky’s stunning images.

Before that Chagall, the sound of colours — an animated film created and produced by Mikhail Rudy using sketches by Marc Chagall to music by Gluck, Mozart, Wagner and Debussy.

This is Mikhail Rudy's most recent fabulous project whereby art and music enter into a dialogue led with his everlasting maestria and depth.'

Le Figaro

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for The Brunton, Musselburgh below.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

The Brunton Hall, as it was originally known, was designed by Rowand Anderson, Kininmonth and Paul and opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in 1971.

It is named after John D Brunton, who left a bequest of £700,000 to the people of Musselburgh on his death in 1951, specifying that it must be used to build a public hall for the community.

As well as the concert hall (Venue One, in which this year's Lammermuir Festival event is being held), the building also contains a 296-seat theatre.

The large stained glass windows, depicting themes from the sea, were designed by Glasgow-based artist Deborah Campbell and commissioned by the Brunton Theatre Trust.

The Brunton, Musselburgh


The Brunton, Musselburgh
EH21 6AA

Getting there by bus

There are regular bus services through Musselburgh with a stop outside the venue.
Travel time from the centre of Edinburgh is about 30 minutes.
Lothian Buses: 15, 26, 30, 40, 44 (0131 555 6363)
First Bus: 108 (0871 200 2233)
East Lothian Buses: 113 (0131 555 6363)
Eve Coaches: 129 (01368 865 500)

Getting there by train

Musselburgh station is about 15 minutes walk away or you can catch the No. 30 bus from the station.

Getting there by car

Musselburgh is just off Edinburgh City Bypass, not far from Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Asda.



Free car park at rear of venue plus on street parking including 6 Disabled Parking bays 20m from the entrance plus 2 more in car park.



Induction Loop:

There are accessible toilets on the ground floor in the main foyer and off the upstairs bar of Venue 1.

Wheelchair Access:

Ramps at Ladywell Way and North High Street entrances. Box Office has a lowered counter. Lift access to concert hall. Hall has flat area at front for wheelchairs.

Please advise our box office staff when booking tickets of any specific assistance you require and if you would like to use the loop system.

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