Abbotsford String Orchestra

We would like you to join us for the launch of our city’s new orchestra: the Abbotsford String Orchestra at Canongate Kirk at 7.30pm on Saturday December 4th!

Abbotsford String Orchestra

About Abbotsford String Orchestra

Abbotsford String Orchestra plays Baroque Concerto (world premiere), Woolgathering (world premiere) and Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor K.466 (arr. Lachner)

Following the challenge of the pandemic, this concert looks towards the restoration of our beloved local performing arts scene and presents a creative collective of local musicians and composers under the baton of the New Zealand conductor Dr Derek Williams.

ASO's ambitious collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Matthew Shiel features not one, but two impassioned piano concertos: Mozart Piano Concerto in D minor K.466 (arr. Lachner) and the world première of Alfredo Caponnetto's ‘Baroque Concerto.’

Tonight’s programme also presents the world première of ASO’s exciting new commission: ‘Woolgathering’ by Jake Spence, a lyrical string fantasia whose main theme is touchingly inspired by the musical respelling of ‘Alfredo Caponnetto,’ his long-time friend and fellow composer.

For your safety and comfort, please note that tickets are strictly limited, advance booking is required, and the audience and orchestra will be socially distanced.

Tickets are £14 / £9 (concession) and programmes are £2.

PLEASE NOTE: This concert event will be recorded.

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