Dundee’s Caird Hall Plays Host to Scottish Opera’s Puccini Collection This December

Advent celebrations come to Dundee’s Caird Hall thanks to Scottish Opera with a selection of favourite arias, ensembles and orchestral interludes from Giacomo Puccini’s timeless operas, going under the name of The Puccini Collection. Featuring excerpts from well-known and well-loved works including Tosca, Turandotand La bohème, as well as rarer gems from La Fanciulla delContinue reading “Dundee’s Caird Hall Plays Host to Scottish Opera’s Puccini Collection This December”

Theatre in Schools Scotland Brings New Programme This Autumn

Theatre in Schools Scotland (TISS) is produced by Imaginate and National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) to develop the provision of theatre and dance performances available for schools to host for their pupils. This season sees six leading theatre and dance organisations for children and young people in Scotland come together in a new creative programme for Scotland’s primary schools and nurseries in 2021/22. TheseContinue reading “Theatre in Schools Scotland Brings New Programme This Autumn”

Elvis Inspired Show from Claire Cunningham Set to Tour Parts of Europe

Glasgow-based choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham is one of Europe’s most acclaimed disabled artists who in 2021 was honoured for her Outstanding Artistic Development in dance at the German Dance Awards.  Her work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a consciousContinue reading “Elvis Inspired Show from Claire Cunningham Set to Tour Parts of Europe”

Two New Competitions Set to Find Solo Performer and Brass Ensemble of the Year 

Following the success of the long running North Ayrshire Young Musician Competition,  the Music Education Partnership Group is now rolling two new competitions out across Scotland that are anticipated as being the next big development in music in the country. Their aim is to find the very best young musicians in the categories of SoloContinue reading “Two New Competitions Set to Find Solo Performer and Brass Ensemble of the Year ”

Richard Wagner in Venice: A Symphony

Fragments of Wagner’s late music heard for the first time For the first time some of Wagner’s late fragments and sketches can be heard in a new work by composer Matthew King who has realised his long-held ambition to compose a new work around and from these fragments in Richard Wagner in Venice: A Symphony. King’s newContinue reading “Richard Wagner in Venice: A Symphony”

Soundhouse Concerts Return to the Traverse

Following its successful return to live events at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Soundhouse Organisation returns to its favourite venue for twice weekly gigs this autumn. Soundhouse will present a season of ten live shows at the Traverse Theatre, featuring the very best in live performance from Scotland’s finest musicians, and a sprinkling of thoseContinue reading “Soundhouse Concerts Return to the Traverse”

Game of Power (15)  Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

This Spanish/Argentinian feature, set almost entirely in the office of the editor of a newspaper, makes good use of the claustrophobic atmosphere to ramp up the tension between the protagonists. It’s Christmas Eve, and Antonio (Ernesto Alterio) is retiring due to ill health. He has been tasked by the board of directors to choose hisContinue reading “Game of Power (15)  Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival”

On This Side of the World (PG)      Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

A layered look at the deeply complex issues of migration and immigration. Alberto (Vito Sanz) is a kindly, easy going engineer working in Madrid who has just been made redundant. Not great news at any time but he has not long  had the news that his elderly mother has committed suicide and his girlfriend MaríaContinue reading “On This Side of the World (PG)      Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival”

Musical with Environmental Message at Dundee Rep this November

In a one-off concert performance on Saturday 6 November, This Is A Love Story, an original musical telling the 200,000-year love story between Earth and Humanity, will be performed and live streamed at Dundee Rep. This Is a Love Story was commissioned by Vicky Graham Productions and developed with support of Arts Council England andContinue reading “Musical with Environmental Message at Dundee Rep this November”

Fraser Fifield: Piobaireachd/Pipe Music      Tanar Records (TANCD008) 

Piobaireachd/Pipe Music is the startling new solo recording by piper and multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield. It features a collection of tracks recorded following Fifield’s deep re-examination, during lockdown, of what he calls “that ancient, slightly mysterious music associated with the Scottish bagpipe.” A musician whose work over the past twenty years has found him collaborating withContinue reading “Fraser Fifield: Piobaireachd/Pipe Music      Tanar Records (TANCD008) “