19th October 2019 at 7.30pm

St Michael's Parish Church

Musicians from the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Presented by Flora Munro

Tickets: Full £14, U26 £6 

Music by Brahms and Reinecke, plus Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale”  with an animated film.

McOpera (Music Co-OPERA-tive Scotland) comprises musicians from the orchestra of Scottish opera. They present a wide range of concerts for small and large ensembles, weddings, corporate events concerts for children. It was formed in 2012 to provide a diverse and exciting range of performances in Scotland. Their scope extends from small groups of instrumentalists to full opera productions and the performance of new works.


Reinecke:     Trio in B flat for clarinet, horn and piano (1st movement)

Brahms:     Trio for violin, horn and piano Op 40

Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale – Violin, clarinet and piano with animated film. This item also includes Stravinsky’s associated music “3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet”

The Soldier’s Tale Trio is a short instrumental suite written by Stravinsky for violin, clarinet and piano using material taken from his larger septet version of the same title. In this updated version, the suite is presented with live-edited animated film commissioned from artist Derek Gray and Edinburgh-based film maker Roddy Simpson. It is presented by Flora Munro

Written in the aftermath of World War 1, It tells the timeless parable about a fiddle-playing soldier returning home who makes a bargain with the devil, trading his violin for untold wealth. All is well until he realises that it is not material worth which is important in life - instead it is values such as family, music and love.

McOpera Ensemble:

Katie Hull - violin

Joe Pacewicz - clarinet

Hebba Benyaghla - piano

Sue Baxendale - horn

Presented by Flora Munro 

Live edited by Roddy Simpson