The National Galleries of Scotland and the artist Victoria Crowe host a concert celebrating the music of Thea Musgrave in her 90th birthday year and the 90th anniversary of the birth of the composer Ronald Stevenson. This concert takes place at the Portrait Gallery during the showing of the exhibition Beyond Likeness which features Victoria Crowe’s portraits of both Musgrave and Stevenson. In addition to vocal works by these two Scottish composers, the concert includes music by Arvo Pärt, Benjamin Britten and Gerald Finzi to mark the centenary of the First World War in November 2018.
Soloists include countertenor David James, Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass) and soprano Susan Hamilton, accompanied by Jan Waterfield (piano) Gwen Sinclair (harp) and musicians from University of Edinburgh - Georgina Finlayson and Daniel Safford. The academic lead from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is Prof Peter Nelson.