Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm

Trinity Church
Ayr Road, KA18 1DW
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£22 / £16
Festival Pass – Priority Booking and a 15% discount

Approx running time 115 mins, inc 20 min interval


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Glazunov: Rêverie orientale

James MacMillan: Cumnock Fair

Michael Murray: The Last Fantasy (World Premiere, Festival Commission)

Michael Murray:Shade Psalm (World Premiere, Festival Commission)

Penderecki: Three Miniatures

Grażyna Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 1


The opening concert of the sixth Tryst is given by our artists in residence, Mr McFall’s Chamber. They are joined by Cappella Nova, Scotland’s specialists in unaccompanied vocal music, for the world premiere of two new pieces by Michael Murray, both Cumnock Tryst Festival Commissions. Murray’s guitar concerto was premiered at the Tryst a few years ago and he has been steadily building his workload and reputation since. Fresh from the US premiere of his concerto in the Spring, Michael now turns to choral music with two new hard-hitting and visionary works, exciting new developments from the Cumnock composer.

Mr McFall’s Chamber

Mr McFall’s Chamber

Mr McFall’s Chamber was formed with the aim to create new audiences, new music and new directions in music. Their programme for Cumnock brings exciting 20th century music from Poland as well as a work written twenty years ago specially for Cumnock by the Tryst’s Artistic Director James MacMillan.

Cappella nova

Cappella nova

Renowned for their innovative approach to programming and stylistic plurality, Mr McFall’s Chamber have been described as ‘the jewel in the Scottish musical crown’ (The Scotsman), and lauded as ‘potentially the most important single development on the Scottish music scene for a long time’ (The Herald). The ensemble plays a range of music from tango through jazz and rock to contemporary classical, taking in quite a lot besides. It’s a delight to have them at The Tryst.
— Sir James MacMillan