On Saturday 22nd March 2008 there is a chance to hear virtuoso cello music in Dundee’s Wighton Heritage Centre, upstairs in the Central Library, Wellgate, DD1 1DB

George Kennaway, who is Principal Cello (no. 2) in the Orchestra of Opera North, will perform a recital of 18th century cello music, from 11am till 12 noon. Featuring a selection from “Forty Favourite Scotch Airs” by John Gunn (c.1765-1824) the recital will also include pieces by Haydn, Boccherini, Stephen Paxton & others. Isobel Luke will accompany him, playing the beautiful “Wighton Harpsichord”.

At 2pm, George will lead a workshop on 18th century cello. There are places for participants who want to bring their cello and have a go, as well as audience seats for people to watch the action from a safe distance.

Admission is £4.50 per event (concession £3); a combined ticket for concert and workshop is £7.50 (concession £5). Tickets are available on the door.

The event is being organised by the Friends of Wighton, who aim to make the musical treasures owned by the City and preserved in the Wighton Collection, more accessible to the peopl eof Dundee, Fife and Angus.

For more info please visit www.friendsofwighton.com or call 01334 474263

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