Classic performance at Netherlee

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Some of the BBC’s finest are coming to the southside, bringing classical chart toppers to suburbia.

Tickets are selling like hot cakes for the performance of works by Boccherini, Dohnanyi and Mozarat Netherlee church.

Organised by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Martin Storey, the recital is the fifth in a series of peripatetic concerts that began in May last year.

And its popularity is growing fast. Martin told The Extra: “The series has already gained a strong following and seems to be a popular fixture in the local area. This concert will feature the rarely heard sextet version of Mozart’s wonderful Sinfonia Concertante — which we as performers are especially looking forward to playing.”

He added that Netherlee church is acoustically matched to classical music, saying: “Several principal players from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra live in and around Netherlee and, with various friends and colleagues, we present some of the greatest chamber music in the lovely acoustics of Netherlee church.”

Performers will Kanako Ito and Liza Johnson on violin; Andrew Berridge and Jennifer Edwards on viola with Naomi Boole-Masterson and Martin Storey on cello. The two cellists will perform the Boccherini duo,

The Dohnanyi piece is a serenade for string trio. And the complete sextet will come together for the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante.

And the players are offering an invitation to meet and greet performers after the show.

Martin said that audience members are warmly invited to attend a reception after the concert to socialise and meet the performers. The concert begins at 7.30pm, Saturday, September 6. Tickets £10 (£5) and kids go free.

After living in the USA for ten years, cellist Martin Storey returned to Britain in May 2010 to become Principal Cellist of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with teachers Florence Hooton and David Strange, and then as a Fulbright Scholar he continued his studies at New England Conservatory in Boston, USA where his teachers were Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr.

He was one of the founding members of the highly successful Gould Piano Trio which won three international chamber music competitions.