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”

Under the Surface : Miin Triuwa – I Am True

Joost Lijbaart – Drums;  Bram Stadhouders – Guitar; Sanne Rambags – Vocals Composer: Bram Stadhouders Improvisation, composition, language and culture meet, merge and influence each other. Under the Surface knows no boundaries. On their extraordinary third album, the group reflects on their own background and finds their own “folk”. After the group’s first two completelyContinue reading “Under the Surface : Miin Triuwa – I Am True”

Scottish Opera New Primary Schools Production Goes on Tour 

On 23 February, Scottish Opera’s newly-commissioned primary schools tour production,The Last Aliens, begins its tour around Scotland, visiting schools across the country from Glasgow through the Highlands to Orkney. Scottish Opera’s Education and Outreach Department has been working in Primary Schools for 50 years, and teachers from schools which have already taken part agree thatContinue reading “Scottish Opera New Primary Schools Production Goes on Tour “

Marimba Player Confirmed for Scottish Young Musicians Solo Performer Final

Scottish Young Musicians Solo Performer of the Year is a new Scotland-wide music competition launched by The Music Education Partnership Group, Scotland’s only music competition where funding and expertise is offered to every school and Local Authority, giving all pupils in the country the chance to take part. Glasgow’s City Halls saw solo musicians from primaryContinue reading “Marimba Player Confirmed for Scottish Young Musicians Solo Performer Final”

SNJO Brings Pop, Rock and Soul to Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow

It will be a case of third time lucky when the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and its top line American guests, vocalist Kenny Washington and vibes virtuoso Joe Locke take their latest collaboration, Pop! Rock! Soul! on a three-date Scottish tour beginning on Thursday 24th February. San Franciscan Washington and California-born, New York-based Locke, whoContinue reading “SNJO Brings Pop, Rock and Soul to Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow”

Scottish Ensemble Announces Performance of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings

Scottish Ensemble (SE) is setting out to perform the 30minute Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings by heart. Tchaikovsky’s heartfelt work is considered to be one of the late Romantic era’s definitive compositions and will be familiar to many through its use in film, ballet and TV from Balanchine’s Serenade to the 2021 survival hit Squid Game. SE is interestedContinue reading “Scottish Ensemble Announces Performance of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings”

Scottish Ensemble Sends Call Out to Artists Across Scotland for Scottish Creations

Scottish Ensemble (SE) is inviting amateur artists from across the country to submit their work to be included in a curated exhibition which will form part of its Scottish Creations tour taking place in May 2022. Scottish Creations is a cross art-form initiative inspired by Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and developed in partnership with charity Creative Lives.Continue reading “Scottish Ensemble Sends Call Out to Artists Across Scotland for Scottish Creations”

National Opera Studio Brings Anarchy at the Opera to Scottish Opera This February

Scottish Opera (SO) is welcoming 15 young performers from the National Opera Studio (NOS) who hail from Ukraine, Latvia, South Africa, America, Korea as well as the UK, for a week long residency in Glasgow that will culminate  in a performance at Theatre Royal Glasgow entitled Anarchy at the Opera. Because of the pandemic, thisContinue reading “National Opera Studio Brings Anarchy at the Opera to Scottish Opera This February”