Scottish Opera Spring and Summer Programme to Feature Old and New Productions 

Following a busy year of both indoor and outdoor performances, Scottish Opera (SO) is announcing a full and varied 2022 Spring and Summer programme. Opening on 22nd February is a new production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of Citizens Theatre, who brings his Shakespearean expertise in theContinue reading “Scottish Opera Spring and Summer Programme to Feature Old and New Productions ”

Invitation to Participate in Mass Song Project to Celebrate the Planet

Artists involved in  the  viral success of the stirring climate song ‘Enough is Enough’ by multi award-winning folk musician Karine Polwart, the Soundhouse Choir and Oi Musica in November 2020, are launching a global call out for anyone and everyone to get involved in sharing a message to world leaders ahead of the critical talks at COP26,Continue reading “Invitation to Participate in Mass Song Project to Celebrate the Planet”

Live Music Now Announces World Premiere of Commission from Scottish Composer

Holy Cross Church in the west side of Edinburgh is the venue for a  one-off concert that will feature the world premiere of a new piece that will be performed by clarinettist Calum Robertson and pianist Juliette Philogene for whom the piece was commissioned. The piece, entitled What’s for you…, is one of two commissioned by Live Music NowContinue reading “Live Music Now Announces World Premiere of Commission from Scottish Composer”

Lammermuir Winter Festival of Online Concerts Announced

Following from the overwhelming success of this year’s Lammermuir Festival in September that involved a return to live concerts, the organisation announces its first Winter season of online concerts. Taking account of the fact that not everyone could make it out to East Lothian this year for reasons such  not being quite ready to attendContinue reading “Lammermuir Winter Festival of Online Concerts Announced”

Radio Summerhall Arts Adds an Audio Site

We now have a mixcloud site as a companion to this one, where we will post new editions of the Radio Summerhall shows. At the moment, we have four shows: Music Routes (mainly folk and acoustic music); Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine (blues); No Horse, No Banjo (jazz); and Worldwalking (music from the wider world).Continue reading “Radio Summerhall Arts Adds an Audio Site”

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”

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”

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) “