Performing Arts

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Field Music, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 01 02 20
Performing Arts News

Glasgow Makes the Connection Online

15 Jan – 2 Feb 2021

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival is set to go ‘digital-first’ in January, with a full programme of top-quality events with renowned performers, set to be announced on 2nd Dec.

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Edinburgh International Festival 2020, 'My Light Shines On'
Performing Arts Reviews

Over One Million Arts Lovers Embrace My Light Shines On

Online Review

In a defiant response to the Covid crisis, Edinburgh International Festival brought together a comprehensive collection of major performances on its YouTube channel from a variety of premier international and Scottish artists, together with major national commissions and special light installations in the Festival’s regular venues across the capital.

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Rishan Benjamin on set for Frontiers, part of Scottish Ballet's Digital Season
Performing Arts News

Scottish Ballet: Keeping the Lights on

Proving that limitations can actually be a boon to creativity, Scottish Ballet have been busy developing and extending their range of community projects throughout the pandemic lockdown. Staff, crew and talent have been stretching their skills and imagination with a swathe of inventive missions. Their ever popular online digital health classes have ballooned, helping the

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Scottish Ensemble
Performing Arts News

Scottish Ensemble: Tumbling Song

Online, until 19 Aug

The Scottish Ensemble is inviting the public to contribute to a new piece of music based on one of composer Pauline Oliveros’ 1971 Sonic Meditations.

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Performing Arts News

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Online, 23 – 26 Jul

During a packed four days online, the 43rd Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival will feature a variety of content to intrigue and excite the jazz-enthusiast.

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K T Tunstall - 6th September, Royal Highland Showground
Performing Arts News

Utilita: Live From the Drive-In

1 Aug – 6 Sep

A series of drive-in concerts, theatre performances, comedy shows and opera, featuring many household names, is set to take place near urban centres across the UK, including Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre.

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Extract from Skeleton Wumman, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson and performed by Amy Conachan
Performing Arts News

National Theatre of Scotland: Scenes for Survival

Online theatre

A season of fifty short digital artworks from Scotland’s National Theatre features several of Scotland’s best-known actors working from isolation on new scripts, in support of a hardship fund for the many in the performing arts affected adversely by the Covid crisis.

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Rebuilding Paradise - Director, Ron Howard
Performing Arts News

Edinburgh International Film Festival: #EdFilmFestAtHome

Online festival, 24 Jun – 5 Jul

Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world’s oldest continually-running film festival and this year moves online with #EdFilmFestAtHome, showing the best upcoming cinema including fascinating previews and big names in discussion.

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Song of the Ice. Uncredited image.
Performing Arts News

St Margaret’s Braemar: The Song of the Ice

22 Apr

St Margaret’s centre in Braemar is marking Earth Day with a video event on April 22nd launching a collaborative work incorporating new music, science, animation and images telling the story of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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llan Volkov, Depeuty Principal Conductor, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Performing Arts News

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms – A German Requiem

19, 22 Mar

Note: cancelled due to public health situation. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs ‘one of the most beautiful, most moving and in its own way most profoundly spiritual choral works of the 19th century’, by Johannes Brahms, alongside avant-garde master Luigi Nono’s visionary orchestral-electronic ‘Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng’.

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BBC SSO Beethoven Roots Festival
Performing Arts News

Beethoven 250th Anniversary Concerts

May – Jun

Note: check performers’ websites for information re. public health situation. Marking the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, here are some highlights of forthcoming performances in May and June.

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