Victoria Crowe Thea Musgrave, born 1928. Composer 2006 © Victoria Crowe

Celebrating Thea Musgrave's 90th year

The National Galleries of Scotland and the artist Victoria Crowe are delighted to 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 StevensonIn 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, Brain Bannatyne-Scott (bass) and soprano Susan Hamilton, accompanied by Jan Waterfield (piano) Gwen Sinclair (harp) and musicians from the University of Edinburgh.

After the concert, the event will continue in the Portrait Gallery café, where you will be able to enjoy a complementary glass of wine in the company of the performers. This is a great opportunity to meet Victoria Crowe in person where she will be signing copies of her Beyond Likeness book alongside the merchandise and two beautiful limited editions prints from her exhibition. Our shop will be offering a fantastic 15%* off, allowing you to also stock up on gifts, cards, prints, posters, jewellery and scarves for the season.

Note tickets for this event are only available in advance. Please give us a call if you require assistance with access. +44 (0)131 624 6200

*T&Cs: Offer only valid in the Portrait Gallery shop and for attendees of the 15 November event. 15% off in shop offer excludes Friends membership, limited edition prints, custom prints, exhibition tickets and online purchases.


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