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A special coda to the Muriel Spark centenary with the first performance in Scotland of David Matthews’ setting of Muriel Spark poems, White Flame. This will be framed by a hallmark Nash Ensemble selection from some of the best-loved works in the chamber repertory.

Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor K478
David Matthews: ‘White Flame’ – a setting of Muriel Spark poems for mezzo-soprano, piano and string quartet
Brahms: Two songs Op 91 for voice, viola & piano
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Op 44

Victoria Simmonds: mezzo-soprano

Preceded at 6.30pm by a talk by composer David Matthews and Alan Taylor, past Chairman of The Muriel Spark Society, on the work commissioned by the Society to celebrate her writings.

Presented by New Town Concerts Society in association with The Muriel Spark Society and with financial assistance from the Muriel Spark Foundation.

“Is there a better-equipped, more polished, stylish or characterful chamber music group than the Nash Ensemble anywhere on the planet”

(The Herald)
 

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