Studied composition with John Maxwell Geddes at St Andrew?s College of Education and with Edward Harper and Nigel Osborne at Edinburgh University. Head of Music at Balfron High School and organist at St Andrew?s Church, Bearsden. Compositions include Griminish Point and Conveyance (orchestral), Pattern of Life and The Fastest Man on Earth (choral), Unseen Vision (chamber), Strata Shift and Night Liftoff (electro-acoustic) and various settings of liturgical texts. Saltire Sinfonietta, an orchestral work in three movements, was commissioned and premiered by the Bearsden and Milngavie Youth Orchestra. Musical interests include 20th century music, jazz and music by Scottish composers.
Adrian Finnerty is a music teacher, composer, pianist, organist and examiner who lives and works just outside Glasgow. He is Principal Teacher (Learning and Teaching) of Creative Arts at Balfron High School, with responsibility for Music, Art and Design, and Drama, and has been responsible for co-ordinating and delivering a variety of staff development activities, workshops and in-service courses for teachers. He is also Organist and Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Church, Bearsden, and teaches piano, theory and electronic keyboard.
Performing experience includes: playing piano and accompanying for concerts, festivals and examinations; playing the organ regularly for church services, including weddings and other special occasions; and conducting amateur choirs, orchestras and musical theatre groups. As a composer his work covers quite a wide spectrum, including; piano solo, choral, orchestral and electro-acoustic. He studied composition with John Maxwell Geddes at St. Andrew’s College of Education in Glasgow, and with Edward Harper and Nigel Osborne at the University of Edinburgh.
Compositions include; Griminish Point, Conveyance and Saltire Sinfonietta (orchestral), Pattern of Life, The Fastest Man On Earth and Balulalow (choral), Fanfare Academica and Unseen Vision (chamber), Strata Shift and Night Lift-off (electro-acoustic), Rawley’s Patch and High-Rise Halloween (musicals), Contretemps, Kaprun and Tarbert (piano) and various settings of liturgical texts.
Qualifications include; BA(Hons) and MA in Education from the Open University; MMus in Composition, Jazz and 20th Century Music from the University of Edinburgh, DipTMus (Diploma in the Teaching of Music) from St. Andrew?s College of Education, DipABRSM (Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) in piano teaching, and the ALCM (Associate Diploma of the London College of Music) in piano performing. He is also a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the European Piano Teachers’ Association, and the Guild of Church Musicians.
Currently working on a Doctorate in Education at the University of Strathclyde, Adrian Finnerty’s responsibilities and research interests include Learning and Teaching, Creativity and Co-operative Learning. Articles and reviews have been contributed to the Musical Times, the British Journal of Music Education, Music Journal, and local newspapers.
Musical interests include: Music in Education; 20th Century Music; Piano Pedagogy, Repertoire and Technique; Jazz; Organ and Choral Music, Nationalism in Music; Music by Scottish Composers; Composing, Arranging and Conducting.
Ensemble Alba in aid of Help Refugees
Marcus Blunt: “Aspects of Saturn”
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 cellos
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.5
Piazzola (arr John Lenehan): “Oblivion arr Violin,Accordian and Strings
Telemann: Viola Concerto in G major
Haydn (arr Salomon) : Symphony no.104 “The London”
Conductor: Derrick Morgan
With an invited String Ensemble from Scotland and beyond.
Cellos:? Kirsten Jenson & Alex McQuiston
Harpsichord: Katharine Durran
Violin: Iona McDonald
Flute: Lynee Bulmer
Accordion: David McDonald
Viola: Christine Anderson
Tickets ?15, Under 26s ?7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 under 26s) ?40.00.
Tickets are available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk?or directly from The Midsteeple Box Office 01387 253383
Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for solo clarinet by Rory Boyle.
Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for Solo Clarinet by Rory Boyle.
Anush Hovhannisyan Soprano
Timothy Dean Piano
Liszt Three Sonnets of Petrarch, S.270
Tchaikovsky Six Romances, Op.6
Berg Seven Early Songs Rossini Regata Veneziana
Award-winning soprano and alumna of the Royal Conservatoire, Anush Hovhannisyan makes a welcome return to kick off our Fridays at One concert series alongside Timothy Dean.
The Edinburgh Quartet (musicians in residence at the Cumnock Tryst 2018) perform the world premiere of Rory Boyle’s String Quartet No.2 (Quartetto da Requiem).
Greg Lawson Violin
Mario Carib? Bass
Phil Alexander Piano
Pete Garnett Accordion
Guy Nicholson Percussion
Moishe’s Bagel are an ensemble of like-minded musicians with a love of klezmer, jazz and Latin music. They have performed across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic, including sold-out gigs at St George’s Bristol and Queen’s Hall Edinburgh. This concert will include material from their recently commissioned silent film score, Salt for Svanetia.
Haydn ?String Quartet op 20 no 5 in F minor
Rory Boyle ?String Quartet No 2 (Quartetto da Requiem)WORLD PREMIERE
Dvo??k?String Quartet op 105 in A flat
The concert opens with one of Haydn?s early works in the medium from 1772. He became known as ?the father of the string quartet? and this, one of his Sun Quartets, points to his flowering genius. This is followed by a brand new work receiving its world premiere from a wonderful composer based in Ayrshire, Rory Boyle. The recital culminates in a performance of Dvo??k?s last string quartet from 1896. This had gestated while he was in America and brings something of that New World magic to his chamber music.
Words: Rachel Jury ? Music: Andrew Cruickshank
’20 Seward Street’ is an unconvential fusion of opera, jazz and musical hall performed in Glaswegian vernacular by an international cast. Set in 1960 the show explores the issues of migration by following the fates of one family as they prepare to migrate from Tradeston to start a new life in Castlemilk.