Mellow cellos at Paxton

THE first weekend of this year's Music at Paxton festival (July 16-25) is a feast for cello lovers.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th July 2010, 10:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th July 2010, 10:26 am

On Saturday, July 17, at 7.30pm Ursula Smith (former principal cello with Scottish Chamber Orchestra; cellist with Zehetmair Quartet) performs a one off programme of works by Janacek, Beethoven, Debussy and Barber with her duo partner, Catalan pianist Jordi Bitlloch.

The following day, the prize-winning young cellist, Bartholomew Lafollette performs Bach's cello suites nos 5 and 6 at 5pm.

The intimacy and acoustic of the Picture Gallery promises to make this a very special event.

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This is followed at 7.30pm by a recital by the renowned Doric String Quartet, of quartets by Haydn and Janacek, before being joined by Bartholomew for Schubert's masterpiece, the String Quintet in C. Just a few tickets remain for this concert.

Another point of interest to cellists – the Gould Piano Trio, opening the festival on Friday, July 16, will feature cellist

Martin Storey, one of the trio's founder members and recently appointed as principal cellist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets from Hub Tickets: www.hubtickets.co.uk or telephone 0131 473 2000.