Performing Arts

Join us as we highlight the news and reviews from the world of music, opera, dance theatre, screenings and more.
Fife-based musician and East Neuk Festival Arts Activist David Behrens at Lady’s Tower near Elie in Scotland © East Neuk Festival

Songs and Pictures at East Neuk Festival

This year’s East Neuk Festival in Fife comprises ticketed indoor concerts for socially-distanced audiences in a converted barn, plus outdoor events and online performances, and a touring van.

St Luke’s is Glasgow’s Jazz Host

Glasgow venue Saint Luke’s will host a series of special performances by emerging and established jazz musicians at this year’s digital Glasgow Jazz Festival.

SNJO in Full Flow as Rivers of Art and Jazz Meet

Review: The first of four virtual live pieces from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) brings a crisp and soulful jazz to the sweeping 12th-century arches of Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral.

Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera Issues a Primary Challenge

Scottish Opera and University of Edinburgh are seeking a Challenge Respondent to help harness data and develop a digital evaluation tool for Scottish Opera’s long-established Primary Schools Tour.

Knights Theatre - Jennie Lee: Tomorrow is a New Day. Illustration Jamie Max

The Scottish Story of a True Social Pioneer

As part of International Women’s Day, Dundee-based theatre company Knight’s Theatre is celebrating the legacy of the 20th-century Labour MP and Scottish political pioneer Jennie Lee.

Resol Quartet, 2 Mar 2021

Four is The Magic Number

Review: The Resol String Quartet’s performance on the theme of Prodigies Grow Up, is the second in a series of three Brunton Classical online concerts airing from lunch times in February and March.

Brunton Theatre's Magic of Mendelssohn: Balazs Renczes (cello), Abigail Young (violin) and Graeme McNaught (piano)

The Brunton Brings On The Music

From its Musselburgh, East Lothian base, The Brunton is presenting a series of three concerts (streamed as live) in partnership with the Lammermuir Festival and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, allowing music-lovers to enjoy concerts in their homes.