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Mar
30
Thu
John Maxwell Geddes: Voyager @ City Halls, Glasgow
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm

Sir James MacMillan isn’t just one of the most significant artists working in Scotland today: he’s a creative figure of international importance. Any premiere by MacMillan is a major occasion, but his Fourth Symphony takes the Scottish renaissance composer Robert Carver as a starting point for a musical journey of far-reaching power and beauty. “MacMillan’s new symphony holds a candle to Mahler” wrote The Arts Desk of the world premiere in 2015; in this first Scottish performance, MacMillan himself conducts – and shares the stage with young Dutch clarinet star Annelien Van Wauwe in Finzi’s lovely concerto, and the cosmic vision of an elder statesman amongst Scottish composers, John Maxwell Geddes who celebrated his 75th birthday last year.

This concert is part of a month-long celebration in Glasgow of recent works by Sir James MacMillan in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Hebrides Ensemble and Glasgow Life.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Mar
31
Fri
Michael Bonaventure: Interlude V (premiere) @ St Peter's Cathedral, Hamilton, NZ
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Organ recital at St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton, given by Huw Morgan, a visiting organist from the UK. The programme will include music by JS Bach, Buxtehude, Brahms, Jehan Alain and contemporary works. The concert will last less than an hour and is free to all, with a voluntary retiring collection for the work of the cathedral. – See more at: http://creativewaikato.co.nz/events/event/2469/organ-recital#sthash.J9ZKbSuL.dpuf

The Selecter / The Beat feat. Ranking Roger @ O2 ABC, Glasgow
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The 2 Tone legends are teaming up to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a six-date tour taking in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham and London. Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. Renowned for their energetic live shows, longevity has not diminished either band’s ability to put in a performance and get everyone in a room, or field, dancing. Don’t miss arguably two of the best live bands around playing full sets of their many hits, and more.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. They’ve played at most major festivals, headlined several UK tours, toured the USA and recorded three studio albums in the last few years, the latest of which, Subculture, was mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty and released to critical acclaim in June 2015.

The Beat fronted by Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album Bounce (the first in over 30 years) in September 2016. The album shows off every gleaming aspect of one of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The same energy that drove the hit singles of the 80s; Mirror In The Bathroom, Stand Down Margaret and Too Nice To Talk To – reggae looseness plus razor-sharp song-writing meets the paranoid pace of punk – is here again. Joining Roger in the revitalised band, who’ve played at numerous festivals and at shows in the UK & Europe over the last few years, is his son Ranking Junior AKA Matthew Murphy a powerhouse MC who brings to the band an update on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat.

John Maxwell Geddes: An Ayrshire Suite @ Town Hall, Ayr
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

Sir James MacMillan isn’t just one of the most significant artists working in Scotland today: he’s a creative figure of international importance. Here he shares the stage with young Dutch clarinet star Annelien Van Wauwe in Finzi’s lovely Clarinet Concerto and pays homage to an elder statesman amongst Scottish composers, John Maxwell Geddes who last year celebrated his 75th birthday. First performed by the BBC SSO in the 2012-13 Ayr Concert Series, An Ayrshire Suite was co-commissioned by Ayr Arts Guild and the BBC. The evening and the Series is brought to a close with Beethoven’s sunny yet powerful Second Symphony.

To be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Apr
3
Mon
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Reed & Ivory: A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The first date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Special guest support atrists: Sarah Lamb (Clarinet) Daniel Lappin (Flute)

 

Apr
4
Tue
Hugh Kelly with My Baby @ King Tut's, Glasgow
Apr 4 @ 8:30 pm
Apr
5
Wed
Hugh Kelly with Dan Owen @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ Headingley Heart, Leeds
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Reed & Ivory: A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The second date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Apr
6
Thu
Sally Beamish: Piano Concerto No.3, City Stanzas (European premiere) @ Caird Hall
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA 
Brahms Four 

“Brahms’ Fourth begins with a sigh and ends with a tempest. Beethoven was Brahms’ hero and that meant playing for the highest possible emotional stakes. Peter Oundjian has devised a whole concert around Jonathan Biss’ performance of Beethoven’s brilliant First Piano Concerto. On one side, there’s Brahms’ mighty homage to Beethoven. On the other, a new piano concerto by one of Scotland’s finest living composers, Sally Beamish. Three composers, each making history: come and be part of it.

Sally Beamish – Piano Concerto No3 
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No1
Brahms – Symphony No4

Peter Oundjian – CONDUCTOR
Jonathan Biss – PIANO
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

6.45pm Pre-concert talk: Katherine Wren (RSNO Viola)

Apr
7
Fri
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ St Mary's Church, Sheffield
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reed & Ivory: A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The third date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Special guest support atrist: David Kelly (Classical Guitarist)