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On Sunday (June 17) at 4pm, Oban Music Society is holding a concert – which it is hoping will be an annual event – in memory of the late Elisabeth Graham, known as Bette, of Taynuilt.
Bette left a very generous bequest to the society in her will, enabling members to purchase the splendid Steinway A piano which now lives in St John’s Cathedral for the benefit of the whole community, and mount a programme of summer concerts in addition to its usual winter series.
This includes sponsorship of Mendelssohn on Mull and resurrecting the Lorn Live Festival in August.
This Sunday’s concert will also be a first, as it will be a full-scale orchestral concert, featuring the Elgar Serenade for Strings, and Mozart’s 24th piano concerto and 40th symphony.
The concert will be performed by the Meadows Orchestra from Edinburgh, with Peter Evans (http://arcadiamusic.org.uk/pages/PeterEvans) the soloist, showcasing the Steinway piano.