Duo to offer French programme

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MELROSE Music Society reaches the conclusion of a successful season this Saturday with a concert made up entirely of French music, played by Gina McCormack (violin, pictured, top of page) and Nigel Clayton (piano).

The pieces will include sonatas by Leclair and Debussy, Chausson’s Poeme, the well-known Meditation from Thais by Massanet and Saent-Saens’ Sonata Number One.

McCormack has appeared regularly the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre and at venues across the country.

For 13 years she led the Sorrel Quartet, with whom she was heard on BBC Radio Three and made 12 CDs for Chandos.

Clayton has been a frequent performer at the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre, and in Japan as a solo artist and a duo partner in 16 tours.

The concert in Melrose Parish Church Hall will start at 7.30pm – tickets for non-members are priced at £12 on the door.