Sunday 3 September 2023 | 7:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Colin Scobie makes a welcome return visit to his native Peebles, having previously appeared in 2015 as Leader of the Maxwell Quartet and the following year for a recital with pianist Simon Lane (and that’s not counting his childhood appearances in Peebles orchestra!). This time, he is with Welsh pianist Jâms Coleman, who has worked with many major names including tenor James Gilchrist and cellist Laura van der Heijden, both previous visitors to Peebles.

Their recital programme is a fascinating mix of well-loved masterpieces and less well known works. Ravel’s second sonata is a remarkable, jazz-infused work, most obviously in its ‘Blues’ central movement. The last of Beethoven’s three early sonatas is altogether more weighty than its predecessors and displays the grandeur and virtuosity that are hallmarks of his later works. The two contrasting sets of two pieces continue, in the case of the Copland, the ‘Blues’ theme, and in the case of the Boulanger, show what an immense talent the world lost when she died aged just 24. The superb Franck sonata brings the concert to a thrilling close.

“watch out for Scobie’s name: he’s a stunner.” (The Herald)

About Colin Scobie and Jâms Coleman

To find out more about Colin Scobie, please visit https://www.colinscobie.co.uk/

To find out more about Jâms Coleman, please visit http://www.jamscoleman.com/


Season Tickets

  • All 8 concerts for £90

Single Tickets

  • Adult full price £18
  • Adult discounted * £9
  • Under 26s FREE

* available to adults accompanying a child under 12

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

This concert is subsidised by Chamber Music Scotland
through funding provided by Creative Scotland.