39 - Sally Beamish Afternoon

39 - Sally Beamish Afternoon

25 July 2017 3:00 pm

St Mary's Priory Church, Old Malton

39 - Sally Beamish Afternoon

Sally Beamish Afternoon

sally beamish small wElias Quartet
Catriona Mackay (clàrsach, concert harp)
Sally Beamish (viola and piano)
Jessica Cale (soprano)
Huw Wiggin (saxophone)
Somi Kim  (piano)

Sally Beamish – Reed Stanzas
Sally Beamish – Pavan for lever harp
Maxwell Davies – Farewell to Stromness
Sally Beamish – Fanfares and Fancies on a popular air
Sally Beamish – Seona’s Farewell (World Premiere)
Sally Beamish – Albatross
Sally Beamish – Glanz
Sally Beamish – Awuya
Sally Beamish – The Gift (World Premiere)

Sally Beamish is joined by friends and colleagues for a celebration of her music. Often inspired by stories and landscape, it embraces a wide range of influences, including jazz and Celtic folk music, to create an emotionally vivid and richly coloured world. Reed Stanzas was composed especially for the Elias Quartet and imbued with the traditional music of the Scottish Western Isles, while Albatross draws on a wide range of influences to make an evocative and virtuosic work for saxophone and piano. The composer herself returns to her roots as a viola player to perform a moving solo work in memory of Peter Maxwell Davies, while evocative and folk-flecked works for harp complete the picture of a fascinating composer, including the first performances of two new arrangements.

‘thrilling… lyricism and fire… delicate restraint and furious gusto… music that wore its ambition and complexity     brilliantly lightly, creating a seamless mesh between folk and contemporary classical stylings’ – TheScotsman

‘Reed Stanzas opens with a traditional-style Scots lament… delicate whiffs of nature sounds colour this beautifully evocative work’ – The Scotsman

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