Music On Sundays: Alison Mcneill & Sasha Savaloni

Music On Sundays: Alison Mcneill & Sasha Savaloni

Alison McNeill (voice) and Sasha Savaloni (guitar)

Newly commissioned work from composer Stuart MacRae on the theme of ‘pilgrimage’.

Enterprise Music Scotland have commissioned composer Stuart MacRae to create new chamber music for Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

The work will take influence from Persian Poetry. Stuart says,

“Many of my previous instrumental works have been concerned with types of journeys; from actual physical journeys and locations to a sense of motion in the music and, on a more metaphorical level, the emotional journey the listener is taken on in the course of a piece. I have become increasingly involved in writing music for voice in recent years, and this project for Alison McNeill and Sasha Savaloni on the subject of pilgrimage will allow me to bring these two strands of my work together.”

Scottish soprano Alison McNeill and Iranian-Scottish guitarist Sasha Savaloni are the recipients of Enterprise Music Scotland’s 2015-2017 Artists in Residence Award. Both Masters graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, they made their debut in 2011 at the Big Guitar Weekend Festival gaining a mention in the Classical Guitar Magazine and have since established themselves as the foremost voice & guitar duo in Scotland. They have performed recitals in Spain and throughout Scotland, at prestigious events such as Clasicos en Verano Chamber Music Series in Madrid, Westbourne Music Series, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Big Guitar Weekend Festival and were recorded and interviewed for the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland ‘Classics Unwrapped’ series.

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Artists Website: www.mcneillsavaloniduo.co.uk

www.daguild.co.uk

Sun 8th Oct 2017

19:30

£10.00 + £1 Reservation Fee

2 hours

Carnegie Hall

01383 602302