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Sat 5th Oct
Cumnock Academy, Ayr Road, KA18 1EH
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Auchinleck and Cumnock Concert Band
Mr McFall’s Chamber
James MacMillan
Jennifer Martin
Craig Anderson


This is a public masterclass in composition and improvisation with Sir James MacMillan and Jennifer Martin. With the musicians of Mr McFall’s Chamber they will lead a group of young wind players from Auchinleck and Cumnock Concert Band through the process of making music on the spot. Our audience will observe the compositional process in action, under the direction of some of the most imaginative and creative musicians in Scotland today. This is the first public masterclass at The Cumnock Tryst. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the music, but also to find out more about how composers think, what goes into the creation and performance of a new piece of music and to see for yourselves how musicians work and prepare.

The Auchinleck and Cumnock Concert Band has been a huge musical success story in the local community in recent years. Under the direction of tuba player Craig Anderson and his colleagues, hundreds of youngsters in the area are gaining experience of playing band music and learning the joys of music. I have given them a platform at a previous Tryst, and their performance was replicated later at the Scottish Parliament.
Sir James MacMillan

Approx running time 60 mins, no interval.

Saturday 5th October

Begins at 11:00

Price Band A
Full Price £0.00