THE best Scottish talent performs in Musselburgh this month as the Brunton Theatre plays host to acts from this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Next Friday, Pencaitland-based Simon Thacker leads his acclaimed ensemble Camerata Ritmata, merging classical, jazz, Latin and flamenco in a new programme that will include two world premieres.
One of the premieres is Brazilian bassist Mario Caribe's newly minted suite of works by fellow countryman and legendary composer/performer Egberto Gismonti, whose work draws on a multitude of sources, including native Brazilian, Webern, Jimi Hendrix, Ravel and Django Reinhard.
Simon was recently appointed Honorary Fellow in Music at the University of Aberdeen and has given solo recitals in the US and Spain.
He will also be leading The Nava Rasa Ensemble - a project featuring nine leading Indian and Western classical musicians - on a prestigious tour across the UK later in 2009 and will release a CD of the group.
[blue]Camerata Ritmata will be joined on stage by guest vocalist Daisy Chute, of Musselburgh, who recently featured in a TV special for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the US. Daisy will soon be releasing her third album with group All Angels, whose debut album reached the top 10 in the national album charts and number two in the classical charts.[/blue]
All tickets are priced £14.50 (£12.50) and are on sale from the Brunton Theatre Box Office on 0131 665 2240 or online at: