McAlister Matheson Music


Saturday 18th April 2015

David Watkin, ex-principal cello with the SCO, will illustrate a 30-minute talk about Bach with extracts from his new recording of Bach’s Cello Suites. The event will start at 5pm, and there will be an opportunity to talk to David afterwards. Refreshments available. Please come along!

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