Band Plays on at Forth Valley Royal

The sound of music will be heard in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on Saturday September 15th when a brass quintet strikes up in the atrium area as part of a national event to bring chamber music to the streets of Scotland.

Alba Brass, an exciting Glasgow brass quintet who add a 2lst century twist to traditional brass music, will play a varied repertoire between 1.45pm and 3.45pm. This event is part of a National Chamber Music Day and is the second year that it has come to the Falkirk area. The aim is to introduce chamber music to new audiences who are not regularly in contact with live performances.

NHS Forth Valley Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Coordinator Babs McCool said: “We hope patients, staff and visitors will enjoy the sounds of the brass band. It’s the second year that National Chamber Music Day has been simultaneously staged in unusual venues throughout Scotland and the atrium in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, although a somewhat unusual ‘concert hall’ is a perfect area to sit and listen to some stirring music.”

The concert is being promoted by Classic Music Live Falkirk! (CML!F)who are given  financial support by Enterprise Music Scotland with finance from Creative Scotland, Falkirk Council and Stirlingshire Educational Trust and the Educational Institute of Scotland (Falkirk Branch). CMLF are also generously supported by local businesses.

Bob Tait, Chairman of Classic Music Live! Falkirk said “This year CML!F is celebrating its 25th anniversary and in that time has  promoted concerts from up-and-coming young Scottish musicians as well as established artists, many of whom have international reputations in the world’s concert halls.”

National Chamber Music Day features some of the country’s finest professional musicians and, over the next year, there will be 500 concerts in public spaces  including  museums, shopping centres, supermarkets, libraries, bus and train stations and even on a ferry!