Free concert to celebrate 25th Anniversary of Paxton House opening to the public

Thursday 25/05/2017

Free concert to celebrate 25th Anniversary of Paxton House opening to the public

On 4th June it will be 25 years to the day that Paxton House opened its doors to the public, and to celebrate Music at Paxton Festival is delighted to present a free concert in conjunction with Live Music Now Scotland and Paxton House.

On Sunday 4th June at 2.30pm, ‘Music at Paxton…Plus with Calum Robertson and Juliette Philogene’ perform a programme of Jean Françaix, George Gershwin and Edward Gregson in the beautiful surroundings of the Paxton House Picture Gallery. Edinburgh's clarinettist Calum Robertson and Mauritius Island born pianist Juliette Philogène met while studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2011 and began performing together in 2016.

Music at Paxton…Plus gives members of the public the opportunity to experience exceptional chamber music in the beautiful surrounds of the Picture Gallery at Paxton House for free. Music at Paxton and Live Music Now Scotland have been working together since 2008 to help take music out into the Scottish Borders community, and give young Scottish artists, at the start of their professional careers, the opportunity to perform at Paxton House.

Sunday 4 June at 2.30pm Calum Robertson, clarinet and Juliette Philogène, piano

Programme to include:
Jean Françaix - Theme and Variations
George Gershwin - Summertime
Edward Gregson - Two Tributes - to Gerald Finzi and Francis Poulenc

Free events – unreserved seating
Reservations via Hub Tickets: www.hubtickets.co.uk and 0131 473 2000

Biographies

Calum Robertson is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, receiving a BMus Honours first class degree and a Masters in Performance, winning the Mary D. Adams Prize for Chamber Music, the Classical Concerto Competition and The Governors’ Woodwind Recital Prize along the way. Currently a freelance clarinettist in Scotland, Calum has also appeared as Guest Principal with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the RSNO.

Juliette Philogène studied under Russian teacher Lilia Poustovoytova, French concert performer Désiré N’Kaoua, and renowned pianist Jonathan Plowright. She has played at the Usher Hall, Wales Millenium Centre and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, amongst other prestigious venues, and made her Wigmore Hall debut in October 2012. Juliette teaches at ESMS in Edinburgh. She was recently awarded an MSc in Music Therapy (distinction) and is currently undertaking music therapy projects with hospices and Cancer Research.

Published: Thursday 25/05/2017

By Visit Northumberland


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