Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winning Lammermuir Festival returns to East Lothian later this year with a programme of events for distanced audiences.
There are 37 concerts across the two-week festival, with a residency from pianist Jeremy Denk, choral music from Tenebrae, Gesualdo Six, and Marian Consort, plus performances from Dunedin Consort, Roderick Williams, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Chloë Hanslip, Danny Driver, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra,
In addition to selected performances from the festival being made available online, there will also be a series of filmed ‘Secret Places’ performances – made available in November 2021. The series will consist of selected performances from the live festival programme, juxtaposed with new concerts featuring artists performing in secret East Lothian places inaccessible to live concert audiences.
The Lammermuir Festival was founded in 2010 by artistic directors Hugh Macdonald and James Waters. It now presents concerts in September each year in one of Scotland’s East Lothian.
The full line-up for this year’s festival (available via the Lammermuir website) is a rich and varied affair, including Bach, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Monteverdi madrigals, and a Dennis Brain tribute to composer Huw Watkins from the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective.
On the final day one concert especially catches my eye. Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcastee pianist Clare Hammond appears with Richard Uttley paying tribute to the great British inter-war piano duo in Bartlett & Robertson with music by Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninov and Granados.