Enjoy some classical music for free this weekend

A free concert is being held in the Scottish Borders this weekend.

Music at Paxton… Plus is a free event being held at Paxton House on Sunday, 6 May, at 2.30pm.

Once again, in conjunction with Live Music Now Scotland and Paxton House, the extremely successful free one-hour taster concerts Music at Paxton… Plus return to the Music at Paxton Festival.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Music at Paxton and Live Music Now Scotland working together to help take music out into the Scottish Borders community and give young artists at the start of their professional careers the opportunity to perform at Paxton House.

This year the festival welcomes Scelerisque Duo. Hungarian born cellist Balázs Renczás and pianist Viktória Sarkadi met seven years ago while studying at the Béla Bartók Conservatoire of Music and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

Balázs and Viktória have been playing as a duo, and as part of larger groups since, in concert halls across Hungary, Scotland and Portugal and in 2017 performed to HRH The Duke of Rothesay, the same year they were accepted into Live Music Now Scotland.

Music at Paxton… Plus gives members of the public the opportunity to experience exceptional chamber music in the beautiful surrounds of the Picture Gallery at Paxton House. These taster sessions are designed to be informal and because they are free and last just 60 minutes, they are an excellent way to experience chamber music for the first time.

The programme will feature Brahms’ Sonata no 1 in E minor, Orban’s In Cinema, Piazzolla’s Libertango and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances.
Balázs Renczás (cello) and Viktória Sarkadi (piano) met while studying at the Béla Bartók Conservatoire of Music and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and have been playing as a duo and as part of larger groups since.

Click HERE for free tickets.

The Stables Tearoom will be open all day, serving drinks and light refreshments.