MacRoberts sponsors Nicola Benedetti Concert at The Cumnock Tryst
MacRoberts, one of Scotland’s leading law firms, is delighted to sponsor one of the headline concerts of the 2016 Cumnock Tryst, a performance by Nicola Benedetti . The Tryst, which takes place from the 29 September – 2 October, celebrates local talent whilst bringing classical music into the heart of the local community.
The concert takes place at the beautiful setting of the Trinity church in Cumnock on 30 September. Nicola Benedetti – who is the patron of The Cumnock Tryst Festival – will appear with her trio partners Leonard Elschenbroich, cello and Alexei Grynyuk, piano.
The Cumnock Tryst, which is 3 years old this year, was founded by composer Sir James MacMillan CBE, and sees the East Ayrshire town of Cumnock become a meeting place for music for a few days each autumn. It brings some of the world’s greatest musicians into local venues, churches and halls – with the community at the heart of all its activities.
The festival has an extensive education programme working both with local schools and adult learning centres and with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Tryst also has a three-year relationship with Drake Music Scotland who are specialists in working with people with special needs.
It also involves and encourages local people in volunteering with the festival and last year Sir James created a Festival Chorus the members of which are mostly drawn from the local community.
MacRoberts has a long tradition of supporting the arts in Scotland which include strong ties with Scottish Opera, Dundee V&A and the Citizens Theatre.
John MacMillan, MacRoberts Managing Partner said “MacRoberts has a long tradition of supporting the arts in Scotland, and we are absolutely delighted to be involved with this festival which not only celebrates classical music but also celebrates local talent and communities.”
Sir James MacMillan said, “We are delighted that a Scottish leading law firm such as MacRoberts has come on board as sponsor of this year’s Cumnock Tryst. The Cumnock Tryst is three years old and we are looking forward to bringing another programme of great music to Ayrshire.
For further information, please contact Gill Low, Senior Marketing & PR Manager, MacRoberts LLP.
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About the Cumnock Tryst Festival
The Festival’s name, The Cumnock Tryst, was inspired by a piece of music James MacMillan wrote in the 1980s when he was still living in Ayrshire. This was a setting of William Soutar’s love poem, The Tryst. Tryst is an old Scots word which means a meeting place, or a romantic rendezvous. The town of Cumnock itself ties into this sense of coming together as its Gaelic name, comunn achadh, means place of the confluence, as the town sits where the Glaisnock River and the Lugar Water meet. For four packed days and nights The Cumnock Tryst is a meeting place for music-lovers.