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The Brunton

Ladywell Way
Musselburgh, EH21 6AA United Kingdom
0131 665 9900

August 2013

Dunedin Consort @ The Brunton

Friday 2nd August @ 7:30 pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way
Musselburgh, EH21 6AA United Kingdom
£13 – £15

Dunedin appears at the newly refurbished theatre in Musselburgh presenting some well known pieces and other gems by lesser known composers. The programme presents the first performance in modern times in Scotland of Graupner's Cantata Diese Zeit ist ein Spiel der Eitelkeit. An extraordinary piece that explores of the perils of worldliness and the joys of surrendering to Jesus. Its middle movement (video below) represents the climax of the piece where the bassoon and voice intertwine complex figurations

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September 2015

Cantatas, coffee and cake

Sunday 13th September @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way
Musselburgh, EH21 6AA United Kingdom
£30

Gottfried Zimmermann’s Coffee House – a key institution in early 18th Century Leipzig – played a major role in Bach’s life. Here he composed for and directed Friday evening concerts with his Collegium Musicum in an informal, caffeine-stimulated atmosphere of artistic adventure and intellectual enquiry. It was a rich café culture where music, ideas and debate went together. In this major event we explore Bach’s Leipzig through some of the music he composed for and performed at Zimmermann’s and at St…

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November 2015

Bach Violin Concertos at The Brunton

Saturday 21st November @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way
Musselburgh, EH21 6AA United Kingdom

Bach was most famous as an organist and keyboard player, but was also a fine violinist. After a lively overture, the Dunedin Consort presents two of his solo violin concertos, with their wealth of inventive detail, alongside a colourful and joyful concerto for violin and oboe. The programme culminates in one of Bach’s greatest masterpieces - the Double Concerto for two violins, with its famous and sublime slow movement.

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April 2019

Bach and Handel at The Brunton

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way
Musselburgh, EH21 6AA United Kingdom
£18 – £22

An irresistible programme of baroque masterpieces, including Bach's B Minor Flute Suite with its sparkling dances and rich sonorities, and his hauntingly beautiful Cantata 'Ich habe genug'. No composer can lift the spirits like Handel, and his Water Music -- written to be played on a barge on the Thames -- is so full of energy and joy that it will send you tapping your toes into the evening.

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