Classical treat in store as BBC violinist comes to Falkirk

Laura Samuel of the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Laura Samuel of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Music lovers in Falkirk are in for a wonderful fortnight of great classical music.

The celebrated violinist, Laura Samuel, who is leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, is giving a recital of violin and piano duos with pianist Lynda Cochrane.

Laura is no stranger to Falkirk as she has played here a number of times with cellist, Alasdair Tait, when they were members of the world famous Belcea String Quartet.

Laura plays on a Stradivarius violin - the renowned instruments made by the Stradivari family during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Laura’s recital is in Falkirk Town Hall on Friday, October 18 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets, priced £9 (£2 students) are available from the Steeple Box Office (01324) 506850 or at the door on the evening.

The programme includes music by Mozart, Stravinski, Prokofiev and Fauré.

At lunchtime on the same day, Gordon Cree, will perform the monthly lunchtime organ recital in the Faw Kirk (Falkirk Old Parish Church). Admission to the organ recitals are free and last 30 minutes, providing relaxation in the midst of a busy day. Snack lunches and refreshments are available in the adjoining St. Modan’s Church.

The feast of music continues with more “Music in The Faw Kirk” on Wednesday, October 23.

The Sanctuary of the church will provide a wonderful acoustic and setting for a performance by the stunning State Youth Choir of the Rhein – Wesphalia. Bach, Mendelssohn and folk songs feature in this evening concert which begins at 7.30 p.m.

There will be a retiring collection on behalf of the Phase 3 renovation and Christian Aid.

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