Perth Festival of the Arts – Auld Alliance

St John's Kirk of Perth , St John's Place, Perth, PH1 5SZ

Our debut Perth Festival of the Arts performance with a programme celebrating the ‘Auld Alliance’ in music.

For our first ever appearance at the Perth Festival of the Arts, we present a programme celebrating the bonds between ‘Auld’ friends, Scotland and France. Featuring music composed for the distinctive ensemble of harp, winds and strings, the lustrous sounds of Debussy, Ravel, Françaix and Messiaen are complemented perfectly by the Caledonian-infused timbres of Cresswell, Beamish and Weir.

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Judith WeirThe Bagpipers String Trio

Jean Françaix – ‘Adagio’ from the Clarinet Quintet

Lyell CresswellVariations on a Theme by Charles Ives

Claude Debussy – Danse sacrée et danse profane


Sally BeamishBetween Earth and Sea

Olivier Messiaen – ‘Abime des oiseaux’ from Quartet for the End of Time

Maurice Ravel – Introduction and Allegro

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