Absolute Classics Festival at BQA
This month, Dumfries and Galloway’s most prestigious venues will play host to a formidable guest list of internationally renowned classical musicians, as a part of the annual Absolute Classics music festival.
The 2017 Absolute Classics Festival takes place between 11th and 20th August, with performances taking place at the Theatre Royal in Dumfries and the Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms luxury hotel in Thornhill.
We are delighted to be hosting two fantastic events here at the Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms, including the festival’s closing performance from classical superstar, Oxana Shevchenko.
Please note tickets are extremely limited for all festival events and pre-booking is essential. Buy your tickets here.
Song Cycle Dinner with Nicky Spence – Sunday 13th August 6pm
Janacek: The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Dumfries born tenor, Nicky Spence, trained at the Guildhall School and went on to receive a nomination for the International Opera Award’s Young Singer of the Year in 2015 before becoming one of only ten artists to be included in the Times Breakthrough Award.
Nicky will be joined by mezzo soprano, Madeleine Shaw, and renowned accompanist, Simon Pepper on piano, for an evening designed to tantalise both your ears and your taste buds. The song cycle will be split into 5 sections, split between delicious courses showcasing the finest local produce freshly prepared by our expert chefs.
Scottish smoked salmon blini, cream cheese & caviar
Rare breed pork rillette, with homemade bread
Summer crudités with a bloody mary dip
Herb crusted rack of lamb, fondant potatoes, chargrilled vegetables
Single origin chocolate torte, Scottish raspberries and vanilla cream
Book Your Tickets Now: £50 to include 5 course dinner, welcome fizz and table wine.
Piano Recital with Oxana Shevchenko – Sunday 20th August 3.30pm
Closing the festival in spectacular style, we will be hosting award-winning pianist, Oxana Shevchenko to the BQA Hotel.
Internationally renowned both as a soloist and a chamber musician, Oxana took first prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2010 before making her recording debut with Delphian Records in 2011.
Described as ‘frankly, gobsmacking’ by The Herald, we are delighted to welcome Oxana to our luxury hotel in Scotland for an evening of world-class musicianship.
Rameau Gavotte avec six doubles
El fandango de candil
Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor
El Amor Y La Muerte
Stravinsky Three movements from Petrouchka
Brahms Sonata op 5 in F minor
Book Your Tickets Now: Adults £15.00 and Under 26’s Go Free.
Want to know more about the 2017 Absolute Classics Festival? Find festival event information and book your tickets here.
Already booked your tickets? Make a night of it with a stay in our luxury hotel in Scotland.
There’s still time to take advantage of to our exclusive August Dinner Bed and Breakfast deal at only £99 per night for a classic room, with deluxe upgrades available, and your choice of a full Scottish or continental breakfast served in our seasonal restaurant.
If you have any enquiries call our friendly team on 01848 323 101 or email us at email@example.com.