Currently in its 10th season, the Acoustic Affair held its first show in February 2002 and has now played host to over 200 well selected artists in over 120 shows in venues throughout Glasgow and Scotland. These locations include the Tron, the Arches, St Andrews in the Square, ABC and Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.

Calendar

Oct
23
Mon
Mondays at One: Strings @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

These bite-sized, hour-long concerts focus on a different department or instrument each week to showcase student’s talents.

Michael Bonaventure: Terrestrial Ode [Premiere] and Sanctuary @ Anslem Studio and Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University
Oct 23 @ 1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

An immersive concert of music for organ and electronics, performed by members of the collective Automatronic (Huw Morgan, Michael Bonaventure, Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua).

Oct
26
Thu
Michael Bonaventure: Interlude VII for organ [Premiere] @ St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol
Oct 26 @ 1:15 pm

Huw Morgan, organ

Oct
28
Sat
Andiamo Fagotto – Let’s go Bassoon! @ The Bothy, Aberdeen
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

Journey in time, space and imagination as Lesley Wilson plays music that will amuse and intrigue!

Hear how differently composers have thought about the bassoon between the 18th century and our own era. Alongside a piece by Vivaldi, Lesley will perform works she has commissioned (and recorded) from Janet Beat, Marcus Blunt and Roger Williams and is delighted to premiere Gemma McGregor’s Strange Fish in today’s recital.

Gemma McGregor: Strange Fish [Premiere] @ The Bothy, Glenbuchat Village Hall
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

Journey in time, space and imagination as Lesley Wilson plays music that will amuse and intrigue!

Hear how differently composers have thought about the bassoon between the 18th century and our own era. Alongside a piece by Vivaldi, Lesley will perform works she has commissioned (and recorded) from Janet Beat, Marcus Blunt and Roger Williams and is delighted to premiere Gemma McGregor’s Strange Fish in today’s recital.

Nov
3
Fri
An open rehearsal: new music for bassoon
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm

We invite you to an open rehearsal and discussion with musicians performing a one-of-a-kind concert the following day featuring professional and local semi-professional bassoonists brought together by Lesley Wilson who has been promoting new music for the bassoon ever since her days as Principal Bassoon in the RSNO.

The programme features new works for multiple bassoons by Sonia AlloriPete Stolleryand Janet Beat which will be performed alongside an established work by Edward McGuire.

This is a unique opportunity to hear the works in progress and discuss the process and works with the performers.

Nov
5
Sun
David Ward: Arias and Cadenzas @ Woodend Barn, Banchory
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm

Arias and Cadenzas is commissioned for the sound festival 2017 to accompany video and still projections by Oonagh Devoy. The premiere is scheduled for Sunday 5 November 2017 at 3.00 pm at Woodend Barn, Banchory, with cellist Rohan de Saram, his son Suren de Saram on percussion (vibraphone, temple blocks & drum kit) and pianist Kausikan Rajeshkumar.

Nov
9
Thu
PAC-T : performer, audience, composer – together @ Scottish Music Centre
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Live Music Now Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Music Centre and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland present PAC-T : performer, audience, composer – together

A series of three recitals, each featuring a Live Music Now Scotland commission, bringing together and celebrating the triangle of connection– or pact – made by composers, audiences and musicians that is integral to the performance of new music. The composers will be present to speak about their music and approach to composing, particularly for emerging artists in community outreach settings.

Thursday 9th November – Aran Browning’s Cardboard Creations with Sirocco Winds (wind trio)

Cardboard Creations was commissioned by Live Music Now Scotland for Sirocco Winds as part of the 2015 Kimie Composition Prize presented in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and funded by Kimie Trust

Entry is free, and complimentary refreshments will be provided after each performance.

Nov
11
Sat
Elena Piras: St John’s Church @ St John's Church, Cardiff
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With supporting songs from Cardiff Canton Singers led by
Laura Bradshaw.

This is a charity night in aid of Care & Repair Cymru – Improving homes, Changing lives.

Tickets are £7 (£5 for concessions), and can be purchased on the door

You can pre-book your ticket at www.careandrepair.org.uk Or contact
Sheleagh.llewellyn@careandrepair.org.uk Or call 07887 371062

Nov
12
Sun
Tom Harrold: Elegy [World Premiere] @ Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

The Edinburgh Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet Op 20 No 5

Janácek: String Quartet No 2 “Intimate Letters”
Tom Harrold: New work (world premiere)
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 2

An emotionally charged programme featuring the most intense of Haydn’s Op 20 quartets, a work which has been described as Janácek’s “Manifesto on Love” and Tchaikovsky’s second quartet, regarded by the composer in the year it was written as his finest work.  This concert will also premiere a new quartet by Tom Harrold as part of the Edinburgh Quartet’s “North-South-East-West” Project.

Supported by Creative Scotland

Website www.edinburghquartet.com Twitter @EdinQuartet