Artisan - Burns Bright: A programme of music to celebrate the work of Robert Burns
The evening will be performed by Artisan Duo who on this occasion are joined by Traditional Young Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity, and William Stafford, SCO Clarinetist. The programme features works of two British composers; world première 'Painters in my Garden' by Prof. Nigel Osborne, inspired by paintings from the Glasgow Boys of Cockburnpath, and songs by Suzanne Parry and writer Jules Horne. Parry and Horne's Song Cycle, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with the Borders Heritage Festival 2017, also draws inspiration from natural heritage of the Scottish Borders.
About Artisan – Clea Friend and Aisling O’Dea.
Irish-born violinist Aisling O’Dea studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and then the Hans Eisler Hochschule fur Musik, Berlin. A keen chamber musician, Aisling was first a member of the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra prior to her appointment to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with many different chamber ensembles in Germany and the UK, working with multiple collaborative arts. Aisling is actively involved with the SCO education department (SCOConnect).
Cellist Clea Friend studied music in Edinburgh before focusing on cello playing in Eastman School of Music, USA. Since graduating with a MSc in Music in the Community, she has worked on many rewarding projects with children and adults with additional needs. Clea combines a freelance playing career (including SCO, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal National Orchestra of Scotland) with teaching and community projects here and in the Balkans.
For more information on Artisan, please visit their website: www.artisanensemble.com
Please note: tickets are free for children under the age of 14 when accompanied by a ticketed adult – max. 3 children per adult.