Joker – Live In Concert Arrives in Scotland

This October, two major venues in Scotland, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, will play host to the screening of Director Todd Phillips award-winning film Joker to the accompaniment of a live orchestra.  Director Todd Phillips said “I speak for the entire Joker team when I say how thrilled we are to be working withContinue reading “Joker – Live In Concert Arrives in Scotland”

Scottish Opera Launches Online Project for Long Covid Sufferers

This October, Scottish Opera (SO) launches a new project named Breath Cycle that’s aimed at benefiting those suffering from a range of conditions affecting lung health, in particular Long Covid. During a series of relaxed weekly sessions, a team of musicians from SO will work with participants introducing them to songs, vocal exercises and breathingContinue reading “Scottish Opera Launches Online Project for Long Covid Sufferers”

October House Records Launches

October House Records, founded by Colin Alexander, launches fully on 1 October 2021 with 9 new albums and projects and will run as both a record label and a paid-for subscription streaming and download platform offering a diverse range of material released by its artists, including audio, audio-visual and sheet music and scores. OHR is dedicated to providing artists withContinue reading “October House Records Launches”

Bristol Stages Tribute to City’s Great Musical Son Keith Tippett

Musicians from the jazz, folk, free improvisation and contemporary classical communities will pay tribute to the inimitable pianist, composer, bandleader and musical mentor Keith Tippett in a two-day celebration in his hometown, Bristol on October 1 and 2. Tippett, who died in June 2020, was an inspirational figure to many, working in duos – notablyContinue reading “Bristol Stages Tribute to City’s Great Musical Son Keith Tippett”

National Youth Choir of Scotland Finds Ways to Sing In Person Across the Land

Over the coming days all 15 Regional Choirs of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) will return to in person rehearsals and concerts across Scotland. Since its formation in 1998, NYCOS have been rehearsing in schools, largely in partnership with the local education authorities in the area. However, uncertainty around Covid and current guidelinesContinue reading “National Youth Choir of Scotland Finds Ways to Sing In Person Across the Land”

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s Return to Live Performance

Mack Gordon and Harry Warren’s At Last isn’t in the set-list for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s return to live performance at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh on Friday 24 September. But it could be the orchestra’s founder-director, saxophonist Tommy Smith’s theme song as he prepares to celebrate both a real gig with an audienceContinue reading “Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s Return to Live Performance”

Roseanne Reid Music in the Gardens

Things being what they are, all those little cramped venues that used to cram an audience in during the Fringe are silent and empty this year. Which means as much use as possible is being made of socially distanced open air spaces. Which leads us to Assembly’s series of concerts in a southern corner ofContinue reading “Roseanne Reid Music in the Gardens”

Emerging Artists Announced for Scottish Opera’s New Season

In anticipation of Scottish Opera’s 2021/22 season, a four strong group of Emerging Artists is being welcomed on board.  The group has two new singers, mezzo-soprano Lea Shaw and tenor Glen Cunningham.  Lea, an award-winning Black/BIPOC mezzo-soprano from Colorado who studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is among the youngest to have graduated fromContinue reading “Emerging Artists Announced for Scottish Opera’s New Season”

Simon Thacker Presents the World Premiere of Pashyanti on Guitar

SUMMERHALL, Courtyard Pavilion (venue 26) 11 and 25 August at 20.00, 15, 20, 22, 29 August at 15:00 (1 hour) and digital on demand on Fringe Player platform 6-29 August Part of the 2021 Made in Scotland Showcase. Pashyanti [Sanskrit]: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness. Simon Thacker premieres aContinue reading “Simon Thacker Presents the World Premiere of Pashyanti on Guitar”