Musical delights at St Andrews Botanic Garden

The St Andrews Trio performing at St Andrews Botanic Garden.
The St Andrews Trio performing at St Andrews Botanic Garden.

The performance by the St Andrews Trio at St Andrews Botanic Garden was an excellent example of varied programming, progressing chronologically from an early Schubert fragment through Beethoven and Dohnanyi to a nuevo tango by Piazolla written in 1974, all well-received by the audience.

The Dohnanyi serenade in particular was new to many, a charming fusion of classical and more modern developmental styles in six short movements, including a stormy percussive Scherzo and a delightful Tema con variazione.

The trio for this performance was Melanie O’Brien (violin) Jessica Wyatt (viola) and Graham Leicester (cello).

The Glass Class, the botanic garden’s greenhouse classroom, makes an unusual, but successful, venue for musical evenings.

The acoustic responded well to the enthusiastic performances by this excellent group of musicians.