Join Songs from the Last Page for a witty and heart-warming musical rendition of last lines from iconic books! A celebration of stories from acclaimed composer Gareth Williams, Songs from the Last Page presents an enchanting afternoon of brand-new songs commissioned especially for Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.
Mixing chamber music with contemporary pop, this live concert features songs inspired by twelve of the nation’s favourite books: including Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island , Alasdair Gray’s Lanark and Ely Percy’s Duck Feet. Accompanied by piano, violin and cello, Gareth’s performance brings fantastic fiction from the past 200 years to life!
Join us for a special pre-concert talk given by Gareth Williams. In this talk, attendees will gain an intriguing insight into the creative process behind Songs from the Last Page , and the inspiration for Gareth’s work in new music and new opera.
About Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams is an acclaimed songwriter and composer of new music, new opera and music theatre. He is the creator of the National Theatre of Scotland’s 306 Trilogy , NOISE Opera’s Shetlandic-dialect Hirda and Tapestry Orchestra’s Rocking Horse Winner (* The Herald * The Stage The Times). As Composer in Residence at Scottish Opera, he was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Award in 2015 for Breath Cycle. He is currently a voting member of the Grammy’s Recording Academy, and Music Director at NOISE Opera.