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  • Proms 2014: the orchestras taking part for the first time

    23 Jul 2014 - Imogen Tilden - Guardian [ news ]

    Ten international ensembles are making their first proms appearance this year; many are from countries that do not have an established tradition of classical music and operate outside the mainstream Euro-American hub that has dominated classical music for the past 300 years.

  • NYOS to perform before Earl at gala concert

    21 Jul 2014 - Herald [ news ]

    THE Earl of Wessex, who is patron of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, has confirmed that he will be attending the NYOS 35th Anniversary Gala Concert at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Saturday August 2.

  • NYOS Senior Orchestra, Edinburgh

    19 Jul 2014 - DAVID KETTLE - Scotsman [ review ]

    FULL marks to whoever put the programme together for the NYOS Senior Orchestra’s energetic summer concert – it served as the ideal vehicle to showcase the orchestra’s playing in chamber-like intimacy, sparkling modernism and big, blazing Russian tunes.

  • Paul Towndrow jazzes up the Commonwealth Games

    19 Jul 2014 - Herald [ news ]

    When Paul Towndrow took up the position of musical director with the newly formed Byres Road Big Band in 2009, he knew he was accepting a challenge.

  • Scottish Mentoring Network are offering a 2 day training course in Mentoring

    16 Jul 2014 - Scottish Mentoring Network - Scottish Music Centre [ news ]

    A 2 day course for arts organisations and artists, working in learning and community settings, across all artforms, musicians and music tutors
    Accredited at SCQF Level 7.

  • Play Me, I'm Yours Glasgow 2014

    16 Jul 2014 - Thomas Binns - Scottish Music Centre [ news ]

    This summer, Glasgow Piano City presents the decorated Streetpianos of Play Me, I’m Yours during the Commonwealth Games, as part of an internationally touring artwork by British Artist Luke Jerram.

  • Orchestra is to perform at abbey

    16 Jul 2014 - Evening Times [ news ]

    The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne will be coming to the Abbey on Wednesday, July 30 at 7.

  • Event hopes to be a piping hot success

    16 Jul 2014 - Evening Times [ news ]

    The fifth annual Paisley Pipe Band Competition will take place in the heart of the town centre on Saturday between Noon and 6pm.

  • Ryder Cup to tee-off with music, drama and dance

    16 Jul 2014 - MARTYN McLAUGHLIN - Scotsman [ news ]

    Pop stars, orchestras, ballet acts and theatre groups will share a stage in a glittering gala event to celebrate the Ryder Cup, organisers have announced.

  • Charity gives springboard to aspiring young musicians

    16 Jul 2014 - Kate Molleson - Herald [ news ]

    During the Second World War, the great violinist and educator Yehudi Menuhin played concerts for Allied troops and travelled to Belsen concentration camp shortly after it was liberated to perform for surviving prisoners.

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