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Festival Lunchtime Recital - Philomusica of Edinburgh
Festival Lunchtime Recital - Philomusica of Edinburgh

Wed, 09 Aug


St Mary's Cathedral

Festival Lunchtime Recital - Philomusica of Edinburgh

A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by the Philomusica of Edinburgh, conducted by Lawrence Dunn.

Time & Location

09 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45

St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


Free lunchtime recitals every day from 1st to 31st August, except Sundays and 16th. An opportunity to hear emerging and established artists performing in a wide variety of styles, genres, and instruments.  This long-running series is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Fringe.

Philomusica of Edinburgh | conducted by Lawrence Dunn

"LOCAL HEROES" - A programme of music by composers with Edinburgh connections

  • Mark Knopfler - Theme from "Local Hero" - (arranged by Mark Lansom)
  • Neil Butterworth - Summer Music - 1. Prelude, 2. Dance, 3. Pizzicato, 4. Elegy, 5. Postlude
  • Gareth Clemson - Elegy
  • Ishbel Maltman (arranged Michael Garrett) - "A Jazz, Classical and Celtic Suite" - 1. Happy New Year, 2. Snow Sky 3. unshine Dreams, 4. Waterfall, 5. Moonbeams, 6a. For Burns Night, 6b. For my Mother's Birthday, 6c. For Valentines Day
  • Niel Gow (arranged Stephen Maniam) - Niel Gow Lament for the death of his 2nd wife
  • Neil Mackay - Variations on a theme of Gustav Holst

DAVID HUME MBE (1937-1999) founded the orchestra in 1976 primarily to give his pupils, and other young musicians of a high calibre, the opportunity of playing in a small chamber orchestra. Philomusica of Edinburgh has toured throughout Britain, performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year, and has played for many choral societies in Edinburgh and elsewhere, and performed in charity concerts and concerts for children.

The orchestra's director since 1999 has been Lawrence Dunn. He studied with David Hume and joined the orchestra in 1978, performing as a soloist, and for many years as principal second violin.


Violins - Lawrence Dunn (director), Katherine Arnott, Fiona Coutts, Jean Eggar, Andrew Rushworth,

Iain Oliphant, Sheena Jardine, Elaine Rumney, James Young

Violas - Judith Buttars, Bridget Blackmore, Susan Donlevy. Cellos - Natalie Poyser, Vivienne Young.

Double Bass - Margaret Graham

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