Music at Yester

Ravel Sonata for violin and cello
Debussy Cello Sonata
Ravel Piano Trio

Hebrides Ensemble

This morning’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 year’s festival. In the magnificent ballroom the Hebrides Ensemble celebrates Debussy’s 150th Anniversary in the company of two of the finest chamber pieces by his contemporary Ravel. Truly beautiful music in a beautiful place.

“One of the most innovative and thrilling ensembles in Europe”
The Scotsman


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.






Yester House

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.



Yester House

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