First performed at the 2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival (GCF), Dhatu by Edwin Hillier has been announced as the winner of the Electroacoustic / Sound Artwork category in the fourth annual Scottish Awards for New Music.
Performing Arts News
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has launched never-before-seen concert footage as part of their new online ‘RSNO Friday Night Club’, enabling people to enjoy music while staying at home.
26 – 31 Mar
Note: cancelled due to public health situation. James MacMillan’s landmark setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ, Seven Last Words from the Cross will be performed by the Scottish Ensemble and Dunedin Consort in the former’s 50th anniversary year, across Scotland and in London.
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’.
31 Jan – 8 Feb
An annual celebration of innovative visual theatre, puppetry and animated film, Manipulate 2020 features over 40 leading international and Scottish-based theatre artists and animators.
Until 31 Oct
The theme of the 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival is ‘Beyond Words’, sharing the experiences of old traditions and new connections, across music, dance and story.
Arts Live is Dumfries & Galloway’s year-round arts festival, with top-quality events throughout the region for all the family. On 23rd October, Occasion Theatre presents its contemporary take on author Mary Shelley’s life in ‘The Monster and Mary Shelley’.
5 -12 Oct
Set in historic Haddo House and its grounds, the Haddo Arts Festival returns with a packed programme of music, theatre, workshops and art.
21 – 24 Aug
Scottish Opera comes to the King’s Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival with Breaking the Waves by American composer Missy Mazzoli.
31 Jul – 27 Aug
Hamish Henderson, the poet, folklorist and pivotal figure of the Scottish Folk Revival, is celebrated at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in a summer school, a ceilidh, theatre piece and a colourful canvas backdrop by Alexander Moffat.
24 July – 5 Oct
Centring on an ambitious collaboration with the University of Edinburgh’s Next Generation Sound Synthesis (NESS) research group, this is Samson Young’s first major UK exhibition, also featuring other newly-commissioned work and an installation of his 2017 Sydney Biennale piece.
The Edinburgh-based Nomads Tent is hosting an evening of traditional Iranian music featuring a trio of musicians who met during the Musicians in Exile project.
Jun 26 – Aug 3
Performed amongst the beauty of Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens and in the Kibble Palace from 26 June – 3 August 2019, this year sees the group present a “Muse of Fire” programme, showcasing four of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters