Celebrate the Christmas season in style this December with classic festive pieces by Debussy, Liszt, Tchaikovsky alongside Howard Blake's uplifting film music from the award-winning animation film 'The Snowman.'
This special candlelit concert experience includes a complimentary hot chocolate and mince pie to enhance the festive experience.
Don't miss out! - please book tickets on eventbrite.
The Snow is Dancing
The Little Shepherd
Footprints in the Snow
from Preludes and Children's Corner
Howard Blake -
Film music from the animated film 'The Snowman'
including 'Walking in the Air'
(arranged for piano)
(Hot Chocolate and Mince Pies will be served)
Old Christmas Song
O Holy Night
The Shepherds at the Manger
March of the three Holy Kings
Lighting the Tree
from the Christmas Tree Suite
Troika (Sleigh Ride) and Christmas
from The Seasons Op.37a
Tonight's Pianist: Matthew Shiel
Matthew Shiel is a concert pianist and conductor based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the recipient of a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated with first class honours and several academic and performance prizes including: J.S. Bach Competition Prize for Piano, Harpsichord and Organ, Mary and Raymond Thomson Organ Scholarship, and Agnes Millar Prize for Outstanding Harmony and Counterpoint.
He has performed piano solo and duet recitals at venues such as St Giles' Cathedral (Edinburgh), Sage Gateshead (Newcastle) and Unitarernes Hus (Copenhagen, DK) and has been invited to be a guest speaker to the Wagner Society of Scotland and the University of Middlesex. He has performed several concertos with the Abbotsford String Orchestra, Little Biggar Orchestra and the Àirigh Orchestra. He was also entrusted to give the world première of Dr Alfredo Caponnetto's Baroque Concerto (PhD, University of Edinburgh), which the composer kindly dedicated to him.
He is conductor of the Àirigh Orchestra and the Scottish Meditation Orchestra and teaches piano at the University of Edinburgh.
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