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Alex McCartney

Alex McCartney Lute  ‘The Flodden Flag’  The original family seat of the Home family was Wedderburn Castle, and the Flodden Flag that can be seen at Paxton House was used to wrap the bodies of the Sir David Home, 3rd Baron of Wedderburn, and his son George after the Scottish defeat at Flodden in 1513. The family experienced turbulent times in the 15th and 16th centuries – every first son died either in battle or as a prisoner of the English from 1413 to 1576 – but Scottish lutenist Alex McCartney presents a beautiful programme of airs and dances by composers such as John Dowland, Anthony Holborne and Philip van Wilder that evokes happier times.“A consummate lutenist.” BBC Radio 3 In Tune Artist info: alexmccartney.co.uk

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Boogie Beat: Babies and Children Sessions

Join Tracy for a lively and active class full of singing, dancing, classical fairy tales and stories which you can enjoy with your little ones, then explore the wonderful Paxton House riverside setting, trails and play areas. Fun music sessions for babies & young children (6 months to 6 years). On purchasing your ticket, please indicate how many children will be attending. Child tickets are limited to a maximum of two per grown-up. If you would like to bring more children with you, please contact Music at Paxton directly on 07719 702265 before booking your tickets.

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Brook Street Band

The Grand Tour: Patrick Home of Paxton’s travels in Germany and Italy JS Bach Trio Sonata BWV 1038 in G; Trio Sonata from ‘The Musical Offering’ BWV 1079 Geminiani Cello Sonata in A minor Handel Violin Sonata in G Frederick the Great Flute Sonata in C minor Telemann Intrada: Trio Sonata in D The Brook Street Band presents a lively and entertaining ‘travelogue’ that takes us to Europe’s most distinguished courts and fashionable cities. The itinerary follows in the footsteps of Patrick Home, the commissioner of Paxton House: student years in Leipzig, first love at the court of Frederick the Great, and numerous Grand Tours to artists studios and Roman ruins throughout Italy.The programme includes music by Frederick the Great, who was to play a crucial part in Patrick’s life, and an exuberant Sonata from Handel’s early years that brings a strong Italian flavour to the proceedings.“…a lovely combination of virtuosity and vibrancy…” Planet Hugill Artist info: brookstreetband.co.uk

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Concerto Caledonia

Aaron McGregor & Gabi Maas Baroque violin | Lucia Capellaro Baroque cello | David McGuinness Fortepiano/Director Corelli Trio Sonata Op. 1 No. 4   William McGibbon Trio Sonata No. 5, in imitation of Corelli   Robert Mackintosh ‘Solo’ Sonata     Geminiani The Broom of Cowdenknows; Bonny Christy     J. G. Christoph Schetky The Indian Queen: a favourite Strathspey Nathaniel Gow The Cries of Edinburgh (medley) ‘Music for a Border Celebration’Just over 200 years ago the Union Chain Bridge connecting England and Scotland across the River Tweed opened just below Paxton House. As we look forward to the re-opening of the Bridge, Concerto Caledonia’s programme celebrates the original historic feat of engineering with Scottish and Italian music that was the height of fashion in 1820."…a good jamming session among friends… on period instruments" The HeraldIn partnership with Friends of The Union Chain Bridge Artist info: concal.org

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Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally

Eddie Seaman Pipes & Whistles Luc McNally Voice & Guitar Eddie and Luc hail from Glasgow’s vibrant traditional music scene. The backbone of their material is a delightful combination of Scottish and Northumbrian traditional music.In association with Live Music Now Scotland Artist info: eddieseaman.com

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Elizabeth Watts & Sholto Kynoch

Elizabeth Watts Soprano Sholto Kynoch Piano Richard Straus Das Rosenband; Wir beide wollen springen; Morgen; Malven; Schlechtes Wetter; Cäcilie; Auf stillen Waldespfad Op. 9 No. 1 (piano solo) Rachmaninov Lilacs; Fragment from Musset; Son; Zdes Horosho; Ya zdhu tebya; Oni otvetchali; Kakoye schastye Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op. 65 No. 6 (piano solo) Britten Sweet Polly Oliver; O waly waly; Brisk Young Widow; Early one morning; Oliver Cromwell With a voice described by International Record Review as “one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation”, Elizabeth Watts is “now established as one of Britain’s leading sopranos” (The Guardian). A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Elizabeth makes frequent appearances at the Royal Opera House, the BBC Proms, and in recital at Wigmore Hall and the Aldeburgh Festival. Her wide-ranging programme for Paxton with pianist Sholto Kynoch, director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, features a group of lush and romantic songs by Strauss and a selection of Britten’s inimitable folksong arrangements.“…refreshing and unfailingly engaging performances.” Gramophone Magazine Artist info: elizabethwattssoprano.com | sholtokynoch.com

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Elizabeth Watts Soprano Sholto Kynoch Piano Richard Straus Das Rosenband; Wir beide wollen springen; Morgen; Malven; Schlechtes Wetter; Cäcilie; Auf stillen Waldespfad Op. 9 No. 1 (piano solo) Rachmaninov Lilacs; Fragment from Musset; Son; Zdes Horosho; Ya zdhu tebya; Oni otvetchali; Kakoye schastye Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op. 65 No. 6 (piano solo) Britten Sweet Polly Oliver; O waly waly; Brisk Young Widow; Early one morning; Oliver Cromwell With a voice described by International Record Review as “one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation”, Elizabeth Watts is “now established as one of Britain’s leading sopranos” (The Guardian). A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Elizabeth makes frequent appearances at the Royal Opera House, the BBC Proms, and in recital at Wigmore Hall and the Aldeburgh Festival. Her wide-ranging programme for Paxton with pianist Sholto Kynoch, director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, features a group of lush and romantic songs by Strauss and a selection of Britten’s inimitable folksong arrangements.“…refreshing and unfailingly engaging performances.” Gramophone Magazine Artist info: elizabethwattssoprano.com | sholtokynoch.com

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Family Concert

Lisete da Silva Bull Baroque Flute/Recorder | Rachel Harris Baroque violin | Tatty Theo Baroque cello | Carolyn Gibley Harpsichord‘Mr Handel’s Pleasure Gardens’Welcome to 18th century England and Scotland! The Band present a lively programme of dance music featuring fireworks, water, animals and a whole lot more!“…a High Quality event for both young and old, aficionado or beginner.” Seen & Heard International Artist info: brookstreetband.co.uk

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Gould Piano Trio

Lucy Gould Violin | Richard Lester Cello | Benjamin Frith Piano Beethoven Piano Trio in G, Op. 1 No. 2 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 One of the finest Piano Trios performing worldwide today, the Gould bring a wonderful combination of pieces to Paxton. Beethoven wrote his Opus 1 set of piano trios in 1795, shortly after he moved to Vienna, and these engaging and genial works were enthusiastically received, earning the composer a healthy sum from sales of the music. Mendelssohn’s late 2nd piano trio not only retains the freshness of his youth but also captures his fascination with the music of both Bach and Beethoven.“…a musical fire that ignites from the first bar.” Washington Post Artist info: gouldpianotrio.com

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Gould Piano Trio - Online

Lucy Gould Violin | Richard Lester Cello | Benjamin Frith Piano Beethoven Piano Trio in G, Op. 1 No. 2 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 One of the finest Piano Trios performing worldwide today, the Gould bring a wonderful combination of pieces to Paxton. Beethoven wrote his Opus 1 set of piano trios in 1795, shortly after he moved to Vienna, and these engaging and genial works were enthusiastically received, earning the composer a healthy sum from sales of the music. Mendelssohn’s late 2nd piano trio not only retains the freshness of his youth but also captures his fascination with the music of both Bach and Beethoven.“…a musical fire that ignites from the first bar.” Washington Post Artist info: gouldpianotrio.com

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Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper Piano Ravel SonatineJeux d’eau Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor, D.845 Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic piano music, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Following the performance of his A minor Sonata (D.845), Schubert wrote that “several people assured me that under my fingers the keys began to sing. If this is since, it makes me very happy since I cannot stand the wretched hacking which is typical of even excellent pianists, as it pleases neither the ear not the heart!” Paxton House’s beautiful position on the on the banks of the River Tweed is a gloriously apt setting for Ravel’s Jeux d’eau, an early piece inspired by cascading water and brooks.“…there can scarcely be any musician alive who is more truly loved.” New York Review of Books Artist info: imogen-cooper.com

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James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook

James Gilchrist Tenor Anna Tilbrook Piano Schubert Winterreise, D.911 Schubert described Winterreise (‘Winter Journey’) to a friend as “a cycle of terrifying songs that please me more than all the rest, and in time they will please you too.” Wilhelm Müller’s poems depict a solitary individual amid nature at its cruellest and coldest as the singer descends towards personal desolation. It is a bleak vision, and yet James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook are renowned for finding warmth and piercing beauty even in this extraordinary dark story.James Gilchrist is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading tenors. He is especially celebrated for establishing a deep rapport with audiences in his spell-binding recitals.“…remarkable virtuosity on the part of both performers.” International Records Review Artist info: jamesgilchrist.co.uk | annatilbrook.co.uk

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Masterclass with James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook

James Gilchrist Tenor Anna Tilbrook Piano James and Anna offer insights to young professional singers and advanced students on interpretation and technique, with extra tips for all on vocal health informed by James’ background in the medical profession. The session will conclude with James and Anna performing Beethoven’s ground-breaking song-cycle ‘An die ferne Geliebte’ (To the distant beloved). Artist info: jamesgilchrist.co.uk | annatilbrook.co.uk

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Music at Paxton… Plus: New Antonine Brass

Lloyd Griffin & Mark Ross James Trumpet | Hayley Tonner French horn | Lewis Bettles Trombone | Danielle Price TubaNew Antonine Brass is a dynamic and engaging brass quintet dedicated to sharing a variety of musical genres – classical, contemporary, jazz, Scottish traditional and pop, and their own arrangements. This recital will include a wide range of pieces including glorious Baroque music from Venice and excerpts from Bernstein’s West Side Story.Music at Paxton Plus concerts are free to attend, and we look forward to welcoming you to Paxton. We would like to invite you to make a donation to support our work bringing music to people of all ages across the Scottish Border communities and investing in the artists of tomorrow through our Learning & Participation activities. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so at the checkout. Thank you in advance.In association with Live Music Now Scotland and Paxton House

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Music at Paxton… Plus: TWOgether Duo

Huixin Hu Violin Alena Bulatetskaya Accordion This exciting duo performs a wide variety of styles, from their own transcriptions of Baroque music to contemporary chamber compositions. The concert features music by Bach, Manuel de Falla, Russian and Chinese Folk and famous tangos by Astor Piazzolla.Music at Paxton Plus concerts are free to attend, and we look forward to welcoming you to Paxton. We would like to invite you to make a donation to support our work bringing music to people of all ages across the Scottish Border communities and investing in the artists of tomorrow through our Learning & Participation activities. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so at the checkout. Thank you in advance.In association with Live Music Now Scotland and Paxton House

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Sally Simpson & Catriona Hawksworth

Sally Simpson Fiddle Catriona Hawksworth Keyboard This dynamic young duo presents a wonderful blend of Scottish music and their own new compositions influenced by folk traditions in Scandinavia and beyond. In association with Live Music Now Scotland Artist info: sallyandcatriona.bandcamp.com/album

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Steven Osborne

Steven Osborne Piano Debussy Deux Arabesques; Rêverie; Nocturne; Ballade slave; Danse Bohémienne; Mazurka; La plus que lent; Valse romantique; Suite bergamasque Multi award-winning Scottish pianist Steven Osborne continues to delight audiences around the world, earning ecstatic reviews for his combination of rare technical brilliance and supreme musical insight. His programme features two of Claude Debussy’s most enduring and popular collections, the Deux Arabesques and the Suite bergamasque, which includes the beautiful Clair de lune, together with an engaging trio of rarely-heard early works and a quartet of enchanting dance movements.“Steven Osborne is one of the outstanding keyboard talents of our time… he has Debussy’s entire sound-world in his grasp.” The Financial Times Artist info: stevenosborne.com

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The Maxwell Quartet

Colin Scobie & George Smith Violin | Elliott Perks Viola | Duncan Strachan Cello Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74 No. 3 ‘Rider’ Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op. 74 ‘Harp’ Haydn’s Op. 74 quartets were composed in 1793, shortly after he had returned to Vienna from London, and the set of six are characterised by striking variations in dynamics and increasing virtuosity. Beethoven’s wonderful Op.74 quartet, which owes its nickname to a harp-like musical figure in the opening movement, finds the composer in his most relaxed mood.“…remarkable joy and energy [from] these Scottish musicians, ideal interpreters of Haydn’s mischievous jokes, sudden mood swings and lyrical ingenuity.” The Times Artist info: maxwellstringquartet.com

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The Maxwell Quartet & Imogen Cooper

Colin Scobie & George Smith Violin | Elliott Perks Viola | Duncan Strachan CelloImogen Cooper Piano Roukens Visions at Sea (for string quartet) Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81 We are delighted to present an exciting ‘first’ as Imogen Cooper and the Maxwell Quartet combine to perform Antonin Dvořák’s grand Piano Quintet in A. Written in 1887 while the composer was on holiday in the Bohemian countryside and featuring one of the composer’s most irresistible folk-style tunes, the piece was an immediate popular success at its first performance. Joey Roukens’s Visions at Sea (2011) is an evocative and haunting “dream sea voyage” with “all kinds of ‘visions’ of the Dutch maritime past.” Fragments from sea shanties are quoted with echoes of other 17th century sounds, notably music by Sweelinck.“…brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” The Herald on The Maxwell Quartet Artist info: imogen-cooper.com | maxwellstringquartet.com

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The Maxwell Quartet & Imogen Cooper - Online

Colin Scobie & George Smith Violin | Elliott Perks Viola | Duncan Strachan CelloImogen Cooper Piano Roukens Visions at Sea (for string quartet) Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81 We are delighted to present an exciting ‘first’ as Imogen Cooper and the Maxwell Quartet combine to perform Antonin Dvořák’s grand Piano Quintet in A. Written in 1887 while the composer was on holiday in the Bohemian countryside and featuring one of the composer’s most irresistible folk-style tunes, the piece was an immediate popular success at its first performance. Joey Roukens’s Visions at Sea (2011) is an evocative and haunting “dream sea voyage” with “all kinds of ‘visions’ of the Dutch maritime past.” Fragments from sea shanties are quoted with echoes of other 17th century sounds, notably music by Sweelinck.“…brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” The Herald on The Maxwell Quartet Artist info: imogen-cooper.com | maxwellstringquartet.com

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The Maxwell Quartet - Online

Colin Scobie & George Smith Violin | Elliott Perks Viola | Duncan Strachan Cello Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74 No. 3 ‘Rider’ Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op. 74 ‘Harp’ Haydn’s Op. 74 quartets were composed in 1793, shortly after he had returned to Vienna from London, and the set of six are characterised by striking variations in dynamics and increasing virtuosity. Beethoven’s wonderful Op.74 quartet, which owes its nickname to a harp-like musical figure in the opening movement, finds the composer in his most relaxed mood.“…remarkable joy and energy [from] these Scottish musicians, ideal interpreters of Haydn’s mischievous jokes, sudden mood swings and lyrical ingenuity.” The Times Artist info: maxwellstringquartet.com

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