Tuesday 5 December 2023 | 7:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Since gaining her degree and Master’s at the RCS, under the tutelage of Helen Lawson, Portuguese soprano Filipa Portela has enjoyed a busy career in concerts, recitals and opera. She has appeared in, as well as directed, her own opera productions to great acclaim, including Poulenc’s ‘La Voix Humaine’ in the Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh-born Gregor Forbes is a pianist and composer who studied at Cambridge University and the RCS. He has particular interests in avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical music (he is also Director of the Glasgow Experimental Music Series). Both he and Filipa are now resident in Leipzig.

In this concert, originally planned as part of the ill-fated 2020/21 season, Filipa and Gregor drive out the chill of a Scottish winter with a programme of warm and evocative Mediterranean-influenced music. We’ll hear songs by Maurice Ravel, Manuel de Falla and Xavier Montsalvatge as well as a little-heard song cycle by Barcelonian composer Eduardo Toldrá. There will also be solo piano pieces by Debussy (from his Préludes).

“Filipa Portela was an explosive and theatrically visceral tour de force” (Bachtrack)

About Filipa Portela and Gregor Forbes

To find out more about Filipa Portela, please visit https://www.filipaportelasoprano.com

To find out more about Gregor Forbes, please visit https://www.gregorforbesmusic.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.