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.
Filipa Portela and Gregor Forbes
Debussy | Fêtes galantes, Livre 1
Xavier Montsalvatge | ‘Canción de cuna para dormir un negrito’
Debussy | ‘La sérénade interrompue’ (from Préludes Book 1)
Debussy | ‘La terrasse des audiences du clair de Lune’ (from Préludes Book 2)
Carlos Guastavino | La rosa y el sauce
Eduardo Toldrà | ‘Seis Canciones’
Debussy | La Puerta del Vino (from Préludes Book 2)
de Falla | Seite canciones populares españolas
Elena Mendoza | Nana
Ravel | Vocalize en forme de Habanera
Delibes | Filles de Cadiz
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
- All 8 concerts for £90
- Adult full price £18
- Adult discounted * £9
- Under 26s FREE
* available to adults accompanying a child under 12
Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.