For over forty years Dunfermline Arts Guild has been providing live chamber music concerts on Sundays in Dunfermline for members and friends. In our 2019–20 season we offered a wide range
of talented performers, interpreting “classical” in the broadest sense. Concert details are still available through this linked page.
Although we announced at the end of last season that special guests The Wallace Collection were to perform at our opening concert on 11 October, all public theatre and music events are currently on hold
due to COVID-19, so you’ll have to watch this space or join our mailing list to
hear about our plans for the 2020–21 season.
One event that is definitely taking place, albeit virtually, is the
fifty-first Annual General Meeting of Dunfermline Arts Guild (Live Music on
Sundays) which will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11 August.
This year due to the coronavirus and social distancing restrictions it will be
held remotely via Zoom. Members will shortly receive an agenda and meeting joining instructions. If you believe you are entitled to attend, but have not received an email by 5 August, please contact our Secretary, Morag Hawkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past three months we have been using this page to
point you in the direction of the on-line concerts promoted by Chamber Music
Scotland (whose funds support our own concerts). These concerts have featured
some of the musicians CMS work closely with, who have been streaming concerts
straight from their living-rooms to ours, and have played a part in CMS’s
objective to support freelance musicians during this period of coronavirus lock-down..
We and CMS hope that you have enjoyed this first series of
concerts. While the 1 July concert was the last before the summer break, CMS hope
to be able to restart the programme a bit later in the year though, ideally, in-person
concerts will be back!
CMS pay the musicians a fee, but also welcome donations in lieu of a concert ticket from those who are able. The link to make donations, which will go directly to the musicians involved, is paypal.me/CMShomeconcerts.
The final concert of this summer series was at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1 July and featured Steven Osborne (2013
Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year) and clarinettist Jean
Johnson (former principal clarinet of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra) performing a
wonderful programme of clarinet sonatas. The link to view the concert is https://youtu.be/9hQbgk1OpDI.
For a limited time you will still be able to tune in to see these wonderful musicians playing:Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op.120 no.1Bernstein Clarinet SonataPoulenc Clarinet Sonata
excuse not to enjoy – and
don’t forget to make a donation if you are able!