An eclectic series of classical compositions – some of which have seldom been played live in the north-east – are to be performed to mark a historical organisation’s 85th anniversary.
The new season of Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts (ACMC) will begin next month, having staged concerts almost annually since its inception in 1933.
Alongside more established and renowned musicians, the charity aims to showcase newer talents and give them the exposure and encouragement needed to compete in the modern music industry.
Last year it was able to book a performance by globally-celebrated young saxophonist Jess Gillam, following a highlight slot during 2018’s Last Night of the Proms.
ACMC’s 85th season of concerts will begin on Monday, October 7 with pianist Sarah Beth Briggs.
The former BBC Young Musician finalist, who has studied music across the world, will perform a number of pieces including what is thought to be the Aberdeen premiere of one of Hans Gal’s piano concertos.
Further acts include Roxburgh Quartet, Trio Orfeo from the Netherlands, Fitzroy String Quartet and the Norwegian Engegard Quartet.
The season will be rounded off by Susan Tomas and Philip Higham, the principal cellist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, in March.
In addition to highlighting younger musicians, the organisation is also offering children free entry when accompanied by an adult, to help spread the word to the next generation.
ACMC honorary secretary Joan MacDonald said: “It’s all very exciting. Every concert we have this season will be bringing something different.
“Some people would say we are still doing the same thing we were back at the start, and in a way that’s true.
“But with chamber music there’s such a big repertoire.
“While we have stalwarts like Mozart and Beethoven – and we try to have a bit of Beethoven most seasons because people just love that – we are always looking for something new as well.”
For information visit aberdeenchambermusic.org