Performing Arts News
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been nominated at the Latin Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album of the Year. The announcement on 21st September applauded RSNO for its recent recording of the orchestral works of German-born American composer Samuel Adler. José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Alder was the final recording made by the RSNO at
A Play, A Pie and a Pint, Oran Mor’s legendary lunchtime theatre experience is presently in the foothills of a boisterous new season. With 38 brand new plays written and performed every year and over 400 hundred new works achieved since its inception it’s hard to overstate the success and popularity of this magical idea.
September 16 – October 30
Newcastle residents are incredibly lucky. Every year, the city seems to play host to more and more festivals celebrating some unique aspect of contemporary culture. The International Print Biennale is definitely one of them.
September 21 – October 29
Don’t miss Scottish Opera’s new version of Donizetti’s loopy love story The Elixir of Love which gets a colourful PG Wodehouse makeover for this production. The troupe are about to embark on a tour of some of the smaller venues around Scotland. Playing it firmly tongue in cheek,
September 16 – October 23
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, North Lands Creative Glass has teamed up with curator Amanda Game and Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios to create a major exhibition from the North Lands Study Collection.
The Lyceum kicks off its autumn season with a barnstorming performance of John McGrath’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil – an extraordinary tale of exploitation, conniving and brutality played out in scenes from Scottish history stretched out across the centuries. It gets a 10 day airing from this week with Dundee
National Chamber Music Day is a fabulous free event that sees ensembles performing impromptu concerts in public spaces all across Scotland, engaging with a wide range of cultures and communities and exploring Scottish traditions in music and language. With 27 performances taking place in unusual locations from Ullapool to Galashiels, this ambitious programme is designed to get
Internationally famous soprano Angel Blue drops by Kelvingrove Art Gallery to raise some baroque rafters in the company of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra this month. The lush interiors of the gallery make a magnificent backdrop for a special evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the museum’s refurb. Angel, who is the
August 12 – September 12
Stepping into the Uniongallery to see her new solo exhibition, ‘Sapphire Skies,’ is like taking a stroll across country meadows and along the seashore, so tangible that you can almost smell the fragrant flowers.
September 2 – 4
In its new home in the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, the sixth Aberdeen Art Fair opened to great aplomb last night for a weekend of original and contemporary art! Appearing at the fair are works by celebrity artists, first time exhibitors and well-known North-East names.
July 9 – October 23
States of Time at the Fruitmarket Gallery is a love letter to the medium of clay. Ortega, one of Mexico’s most important artists, creates seemingly impossible shapes out of clay and plays with our ideas and conceptions of elements, technology and the forces of nature.
May 13 – August 29
The Scottish Endarkenment at the Dovecot Gallery presents a cross-section of a rarely seen side of Scottish art.
August 5 – 10
Robin Paine & Stephen Howard Harrison at Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh. An exhibition of perfect portraits and impressive cityscapes.
September 16 – August 28
The me Collectors Room Berlin is currently presenting a compact retrospective with 65 photographic works from almost every period of the American artist’s career. The exhibition: Cindy Sherman from the Olbricht Collection therefore provides a remarkable overview of the entire body of her work.
Every now and again, you become obsessed with a painting. It will draw your attention and hold you transfixed. You will pore over the surface texture, scrutinise the brush strokes, feast on the colours. You will close your eyes and see it like it was hanging right in front of you.