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In Conversation – An evening of Music and Conversation

22 April at 19:30 - 20:45


An evening of Music and Conversation with Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sir James MacMillan, including young musicians from across Ayrshire. This is a special one-off event for the local community and supporters which will also herald The Cumnock Tryst’s return to activity.

At this event, I will also announce the programme for our Cumnock Tryst 2022 festival. The concerts and events from 29th September to 2nd October this year represent an important development in The Tryst’s growth, and our supporters will be excited to hear of our new plans for our 8th festival.

I composed my concerto Veni, Veni Emmanuel for Evelyn in 1992, and she has played it all over the world. It has become my most popular and performed work, having now received over 600 performances. In many ways Evelyn and I have been good for each other! We have figured as vitally influential figures in each other’s careers and lives in music. This event in Dumfries Houses gives our audience the opportunity to hear about this and about Evelyn’s extraordinary musical journey from an Aberdeenshire schoolgirl to an international star and virtuoso.

As well as hearing Evelyn and I in conversation, our audience will be treated to a special and intimate musical glimpse into her legendary artistry, as she will weave some solo percussion pieces into the evening.

In the afternoon Evelyn and I will work with young people from across Ayrshire in a workshop on musical creativity, and they will then perform as part of the evening event. It will include a British Sign Language interpreter and be carried out in collaboration with CentreStage, who seek to deliver life changing social benefits through participation in the arts, and Solar Bear theatre company who work with deaf and hearing actors, theatre makers, artists and young people.”

Sir James MacMillan



22 April
19:30 - 20:45
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The Pavilion at Dumfries House
Dumfries House
Cumnock, East Ayrshire KA18 2NJ United Kingdom
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