Friday 13 July 7.00pm and 9.00pm

Colin Scobie, violin
Robert Plane, clarinet

Philip Higham, cello
Alasdair Beatson, piano

No stranger to Paxton, the exquisite Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson is joined by a supergroup of colleagues for this double bill. The three works in the first concert were written within approximately 100 years of each other – Beethoven’s Variations (1798) reflecting a surge in popularity for Mozart in the years following the composer’s death and Brahms’ poignant Clarinet Trio (1891) reflecting a ‘rebirth’ for the composer who in 1890 had declared his String Quintet to be his final work.

We change mood for second half of this double bill, and move to the 20th Century for Olivier Messiaen’s intensely moving Quartet for the End of Time. This extraordinary work was written while Messiaen was a prisoner of war in Germany during the Second World War and performed by himself and fellow prisoners, outdoors in the rain, in January 1941. This should be an unforgettable experience.

“Artistry incarnate – that was Beatson.” –The Sunday Times


Alasdair Beatson & Friends Double Bill – early concert

Friday 13 July 7.00pm
Approx 60 mins (no interval) – note early start
Picture Gallery

Beethoven ~ 12 Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from Mozart’s Magic Flute Op 66
Schubert ~ Sonata in G minor D408
Brahms ~ Trio in A minor Op 114

Alasdair Beatson & Friends Double Bill – late concert

Friday 13 July 9.00pm
Approx 60 mins (no interval) – note late start
Picture Gallery

Messiaen ~ Quartet for the End of Time

Tickets £18.00 (concessions £9.00)

Ticket Offer
Friday evening concert package (both evening concerts): £30.00 (concessions £15.00)

Buffet Suppers
Available between the two evening concerts: Hayloft Gallery from 8.00pm (please note start time) Tickets £24.00