What's on in 2018
Ravel Sonata for violin and cello
Debussy Cello Sonata
Ravel Piano Trio
This morningâ€™s concert offers a very rare opportunity to see the interior of this magical Adam mansion nestling at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills.
French music is threaded through this yearâ€™s festival. In the magnificent ballroom the Hebrides Ensemble celebrates Debussyâ€™s 150th Anniversary in the company of two of the finest chamber pieces by his contemporary Ravel. Truly beautiful music in a beautiful place.
â€œOne of the most innovative and thrilling ensembles in Europeâ€
Monday the 17th of September is a local holiday.
Running Time 1 hours 30 minutes
This event is sold out. Lots of tickets left for other events.
Situated on an ancient estate on the edge of Gifford, this great house was begun at the end of the 17th Century by James Smith and Alexander McGill. In the early 18th Century the owner, The 4th Marquis of Tweedale, engaged William Adam to continue the work and when he died his more famous son Robert Adam made major alterations in the classical Palladian style. As well as modifying the exterior he designed the magnificent saloon or ballroom, the house’s most glorious feature and widely regarded as one of the great rooms of Scotland. From 1972, Yester was for many years the home of the composer Gian Carlo Menotti.