Friday 4 October, 12 noon

Cumnock Academy
Ayr Road, KA18 1EH
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Festival Pass – Priority Booking and a 15% discount

Approx running time 75 mins, no interval

Composers from Auchinleck Academy

Mr McFall’s Chamber

RCS Dumfries House Hub Strings and Dancers

Led by James MacMillan and Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Fallon: Choreographer

Fergus Hall, Graeme Law, Nora Marazaite, Erin Thomson: RCS Composers

Martin Travers: Writer

Guy Hollands: Director

Martin Docherty: Robert Burns

This concert is the culmination of a fascinating creative project involving Mr McFall’s Chamber, young composers from Auchinleck Academy, dancers and string players, four composers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the wonderful learning team at the Citizens Theatre. From June onwards, composers James MacMillan and Jennifer Martin have been teaching a group from Auchinleck Academy to write their own music for the Tryst’s artists-in-residence, Mr McFall’s Chamber. Each work is inspired by a moment in the life of Robert Burns and Burns himself will be with us at Cumnock Academy, to share his thoughts on the proceedings, played by the dynamic Scottish actor Martin Docherty. There will be new music for dancers, new music created by young string players and more world premieres than ever before! 

Flow Gently? is a huge celebration of creativity in all its forms as the Tryst continues to give a platform for young musicians at all stages of their careers. In our second collaboration with writer Martin Travers and the Citz, this is one of those events you’ll not want to miss!
— Sir James MacMillan