The Launch of East Neuk Festival 2017

East Neuk Festival 2017

Today sees the launch of the 2017 East Neuk Festival. We are happy to announce that our chamber ensembles - SCO Wind Solists and SCO Strings - will be performing in venues throughout the beautiful East Neuk of Fife. Our players will also feature in an afternoon of cracking traditional tunes, as part of Mr McFall's Chamber.

SCO Wind Solosts
Thursday 29 June - St Ayle Church, Cellardyke
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Octet D72 (Minuet and Finale)
Serenade No 12 in C minor K388
Suite from the opera 'Axur, re d'Ormus'

SCO Wind Soloists perform a Mozartian masterpiece - the composer's Serenade No 12 in C minor - in the quaint coastal village of Cellardyke.

SCO Strings
Sunday 2 July - The Bowhouse, St Monans
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Programme includes:
Suite Champetre
Norwegian Melody 'In Folk Style'
Souvenir de Florence

Our fantastic Leader Stephanie Gonley directs SCO Strings in a programme that features string music with Scandinavian influences, as well as Tchaikovsky's beautiful chamber work for six strings, 'Souvenir de Florence'.

In the Footsteps of Thomas Kingo 
Sunday 2 July - Anstruther Town Hall
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Featuring Mr McFall's Chamber

SCO players will also feature in this brilliant concert which sees musicians from Norway and Scotland join forces for an afternoon of cracking traditional tunes, reinventions, and the world premiere of Chrisalis by Henning Sommero.

About the East Neuk Festival

East Neuk Festival was the idea of Donald MacDonald CBE (SCO Life President) and his wife, Louise. Having known the area for decades, they knew that its many churches would make great venues for summer music. The first concert in 1999 featured Beethoven’s Septet and Mendelssohn’s Octet, performed by players from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This led to an annual SCO concert series, “Summer Evenings in the East Neuk”, and then, in 2004, Svend Brown joined them to create the East Neuk Festival.