Music at Aboyne aims to bring regular live music performances to Aboyne and the wider Deeside area. So far, it has brought a number of young (and not so young) musicians to play live in Aboyne Community Theatre, the Victory Hall, Aboyne and in Finzean. They come in twos and threes and fours – playing a variety of music from all periods. Some play accessible classical music, some jazz, some Scottish traditional. We have even had a tribute band – Simon and Garfunkel by Bookends, the tremendous Abbamania, Jersey Notes and Irish favourites, Legends of American Country – which provided much delight and look forward to welcoming more.
THE FREDDIE & QUEEN EXPERIENCE
Saturday 9th September, 7.30pm
Deeside Community Centre Theatre, Aboyne
ALICE NEARY & DAVID ADAMS
Tuesday 12th September, 7.30pm
Finzean Village Hall
On the evening of Tuesday 12th September, cellist Alice Neary and violinist David Adams will play an interesting program in Finzean Hall:
Bach Suite no 1 in G major for solo cello
Fokkens Pier Music for violin and cello (Duo written for David and Alice in 2021)
Kodaly Duo for violin and cello
Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and cello
Alice enjoys a varied performing career as a chamber musician, soloist and as principal cellist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Festival performances include BBC Proms chamber series, Marlboro (USA), Bath International, Santa Fe (USA) and Lofoten. She teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was awarded a Fellowship in 2015. Alice plays a cello by Alessandro Gagliano of 1710.
David is the Concertmaster of the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, co-Artistic Director of the Penarth Chamber Music Festival and teaches at RWCMD. In his role at WNO, he performs concertos with the orchestra and directs concerts from the violin. He has appeared as guest leader with most of the major orchestras in the UK most recently English National Opera, Royal Opera House and the Halle Orchestra.
Alice and David jointly founded the Penarth Chamber Music Festival in 2014.