The Romantic Cello - Philip Higham

Fri 31 May at 7:30pm Northesk Parish Church Soloists of The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Series

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is without a doubt one of the finest in the world and we are delighted to present a unique and exclusive series of fantastic recitals, given by brilliant soloists from this famous ensemble.

Event Description

Philip Higham, cello
John Cameron, piano

Hans Gal: Cello Sonata op 89 (1952)
Clara Schumann: 3 Romances op 22
Robert Schumann: Violin Sonata no. 2 op 121

SCO principal cellist celebrates a great love story between two marvellous musicians. The great romantic composer Robert Schumann fell in love with the brilliant young pianist Clara Wieck and dedicated much of his music to her. She was a terrific composer in her own right. Hans Gal fled Germany in 1938 and ended up in Edinburgh. His cello sonata is utterly charming.

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue & Accessibility

This event will be held at Northesk Parish Church North Bridge Street, Musselburgh EH21 6AG

  • Seating is unallocated.
  • Interval refreshments are served in the church hall, adjacent to the church.
  • There are 2 steps into the church with a ramp that can be placed over the steps.
  • There are level access toilets inside the church hall, accessed by going out of the church and into the adjoining hall.
  • Spaces for wheelchairs are at the side, front of the church.
  • Accessible parking is across the road, with designated parking bays on Ladywell Way.
  • Gracefield car park is behind The Brunton and there is also a car park on Ladywell Way.


If you have any access needs or will require assistance from our team during your visit, please contact the box office on 0131 653 5245 / .




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