Scottish Opera Presents New Access Performances of Don Giovanni in Scottish Cities

Early summer 2022 sees Scottish Opera offering new Access afternoon shows of Don Giovannithat are specially created for those who enjoy a more relaxed theatre experience. While everyone is welcome, it is aimed at those who are living with dementia; recovering from an operation; have breathing difficulties; have a young baby; can only travel toContinue reading “Scottish Opera Presents New Access Performances of Don Giovanni in Scottish Cities”

Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre to Host Summer Orchestral Concerts and Recitals

As part of its wide range of arts experiences on offer, Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre is able to present a programme of orchestral concerts and lunchtime recitals made possible thanks to support from Creative Scotland. At the lunchtime classical concert series, audiences can enjoy lunch of soup and a sandwich at noon in the upstairs bar,Continue reading “Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre to Host Summer Orchestral Concerts and Recitals”

EDINBURGH TRADFEST LAUNCHES ITS 10th FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

FESTIVAL DATES: Friday 29 April – Monday 9 May 2022 Edinburgh Tradfest has launched its 10th festival programme of traditional live music, talks, podcasts, storytelling, ceilidhs, dance, workshops and new commissions taking place at various venues across the City. Thanks to continued support from Creative Scotland, the Festival returns with a packed programme of liveContinue reading “EDINBURGH TRADFEST LAUNCHES ITS 10th FESTIVAL PROGRAMME”

Folk Stars Join Jazz Orchestra to Share Tales of the Tribe

Top traditional musicians Phil Cunningham, Julie Fowlis, John McCusker, and Michael McGoldrick join the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in an exciting new adventure bringing Scotland’s myths and legends to vibrant musical life. Dragons, mermaids, fairy queens, ghosts, giants, goblins and sorcerers roam the Scottish soil and seas to a soundtrack composed by the orchestra’s director, saxophonist TommyContinue reading “Folk Stars Join Jazz Orchestra to Share Tales of the Tribe”

Free to View Online Jazz from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

In the run-up to International Jazz Day on 30 April, Glasgow Concert Halls are presenting a series of seven filmed live performances by leading Scottish musicians. Filmed at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 2021, these videos are being made available for the first time for online audiences to enjoy. Videos will be added to Glasgow Life’s YouTube channel throughoutContinue reading “Free to View Online Jazz from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall”

BBC Four to  Broadcast Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers  This Easter Sunday 

BBC Four to  Broadcast Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers  This Easter Sunday This Easter Sunday 17th April sees the new Scottish Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, that satirises the ruling classes with the tale of two happy-go-lucky gondoliers who discover that one of them is the heir to the throne of a distant kingdom,  isContinue reading “BBC Four to  Broadcast Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers  This Easter Sunday ”

Community Chorus Members for Scottish Opera’s New Production of Candide

In Glasgow this summer, Scottish Opera (SO), is staging an outdoor promenade production of Leonard Bernstein’s satirical opera, Candide, and is appealing to members of the public from all walks of life to join the show’s community chorus. There will be six performances, to be held in a purpose-built marquee tent of this vibrant andContinue reading “Community Chorus Members for Scottish Opera’s New Production of Candide”

Scottish Opera’s Project for People Living with Dementia Returns 

Memory Spinners, the project designed by Scottish Opera (SO) to engage with people living with dementia through music and art, has begun at Glasgow’s St Columba’s Church and St Andrew’s The Byre. Launched in 2012, the sessions were put on hold for two years during the pandemic, so this is the first time the groupsContinue reading “Scottish Opera’s Project for People Living with Dementia Returns ”

Cumnock Tryst Presents an Evening with Sir James MacMillan & Dame Evelyn Glennie

This April, the Cumnock Tryst will present a special one-off event featuring two icons of the Scottish and global music scene, Sir James MacMillan and Dame Evelyn Glennie. Following a day of workshops featuring Sir James and Dame Evelyn, the pair will join members of CentreStage, Kilmarnock, Solar Bear Theatre Company, along with young peopleContinue reading “Cumnock Tryst Presents an Evening with Sir James MacMillan & Dame Evelyn Glennie”

Major New Music Venue Dunard Centre Gets £25million Funding Package

The world-class music centre set to boost Edinburgh’s international reputation for culture, the Dunard Centre, has been confirmed as receiving support of £10 million each from the UK and Scottish governments, and a further £5 million from the City of Edinburgh Council. The music venue, that was given the green light by Edinburgh’s planning authoritiesContinue reading “Major New Music Venue Dunard Centre Gets £25million Funding Package”