Festive concert at Kilmardinny

Kilmardinny House, bearsden'Photo by Emma Mitchell'9/4/13
Kilmardinny House, bearsden'Photo by Emma Mitchell'9/4/13

Enjoy a great night out at Kilmardinny House when the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Wind and Brass Ensemble make a welcome return.

They will perform festive themed music – perfect for advent – tomorrow (Friday, December 5) at 7.30pm as part of Kilmardinny Music Circle’s series of concerts in Kilmardinny House, Bearsden.

From Bach to Prokofiev, from Tchaikovsky to Dougie Maclean – with foyer music, mulled wine and mince pies, this is an event not to be missed as it’s a great way to get into the festive mood.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Wind and Brass (including Bells Up! Brass Quintet) is an ensemble comprising senior students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the direction of John Logan and Nigel Boddice and Heather Nicoll.

The musicians have already built up considerable experience both as soloists and as orchestral players, working regularly with such organisations as the Royal Scottish National, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Opera and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

The ensemble’s repertoire is wide ranging, spanning five centuries in a variety of styles from original works for brass, to arrangements of popular classics and jazz.

In addition to the ensemble’s work within the Academy, numerous outside engagements have been undertaken, including tours to China, Germany, Denmark, Russia, the Orkney Islands and Faroe Islands.

As well as premiering new works, the ensemble is very visible in the community with performing and coaching young musicians in regional schools.

Members and tickets booked in advance get a free ticket to bring a friend.

Tickets cost £10, memberships cost from £30, available in advance from Milngavie Bookshop, Purple Edge in Bearsden or call 0141 956 1729. You can also visit their website www.kilmardinnymusiccircle.com