Home   News   Article

Two north-east orchestras to tango in Summer Dances

By Kyle Ritchie

Register for free to read more of the latest local news. It's easy and will only take a moment.

Click here to sign up to our free newsletters!

There will be a rare opportunity to see a spectacular summer concert of dance inspired music.

It will be performed at St Machar’s Cathedral on Saturday, June 22 and Inverurie Town Hall on Sunday, June 23.

The concert will feature Inverurie Orchestra and Learig Orchestra. The two groups have joined forces for this occasion to present two unique ‘Summer Dances’ concerts with more than 80 players on stage.

The concert will feature Inverurie Orchestra.
The concert will feature Inverurie Orchestra.

The concerts will include Brahms’s exciting Hungarian Dances numbers five and six, and Tchaikovsky’s gloriously melodic Swan Lake Suite.

The concerts will culminate in a world premiere of a tango-inspired viola concerto, written especially for the occasion by Pete Stollery.

Pete is a well-known composer and an emeritus professor at the University of Aberdeen. The concerto will feature professional viola soloist Nicola Boag.

The orchestra will be conducted by Chris Gray and led by Elaine Macrae and Aden Mazur.

Supported by the David and June Gordon Memorial Trust and the Hugh Fraser Foundation this is a not-to-be-missed occasion. Both concerts will start at 7.30pm.

For the concert in St Machar’s, tickets will be available on the door only.

For the Inverurie Town Hall performance tickets are available from orchestra members, www.ticketsource.co.uk and from Novello Gifts, West High Street, Inverurie.

The concerts are supporting Scottish Acton for Mental Heath.

In the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area there are more than eight amateur orchestras of varying types and sizes, including Inverurie Orchestra, based in the town, and Learig orchestra, based in Aberdeen.

Both orchestras are currently conducted by Chris Gray and bringing the two groups together provides an opportunity for the musicians to experience playing in a large and dynamic group. This process has been facilitated by the financial support from funders.

Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More