Tom David Wilson was born in Manchester in 1957. In the 1970’s he was a student at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied composition with Andrew Downs. In the 1980’s he was a student at Goldsmiths College, London University where he spent five years studying composition with Melanie Dakin and Edward Gregson. For ten years he was Head of Woodwind and Tutor for Academic Music at Uppingham School in Rutland but since 1989 he has lived in Glasgow where he teaches composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh.

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Jun
25
Tue
The Glasgow Barons & Tom Poulson @ St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The work of the youthful Mendelssohn frames this concert. Written between the ages of 12 and 14, his 12 string symphonies are highly accomplished works both here showing all the light and shade characteristic of his later music. Alasdair Nicolson’s new work has been commissioned by the orchestra and relates to the famous carved medieval crosses and hogback stones in Govan Old Church.  Pärt’s Trisagion is an intense work taking its inspiration from the Slavic Orthodox prayer of the same name; it is a characteristically meditative and ritualistic piece.

The Glasgow Barons are one of Scotland’s newest orchestras which is already breaking boundaries and are based in the Govan area of Glasgow. They are joined by the virtuoso trumpet player Tom Poulson who, following his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is now performing all over the world.

The Glasgow Barons

Paul McAlindin            Conductor

Tom Poulson              Trumpet

Mendelssohn              String Symphony No.1 in C

Alasdair Nicolson        Concerto for trumpet and strings (Govan Stones) World Premiere

Arvo Pärt                     Trisagion

Mendelssohn             String Symphony No.10 in B minor

Jun
28
Fri
Tom Harrold & Lyell Cresswell: Inchcolm New Music Ensemble @ Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona
Jun 28 @ 2:30 pm

This concert is a cycle of Scottish music compositions all recently composed, punctuated and inspired by some of the ‘Inchcolm Antiphoner’, the plainchant written to celebrate St. Columba over 1000 years ago by the monks of Inchcolm, an island in the river Forth.

Commissioned and performed by the ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, the new music group of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Plainchant – Inchcolm Antiphoner

Steve King – Love Song

Tom Harrold – A Night Piece

Lyell Cresswell – Pater Columba

Lisa Robertson – May This House Stand

The concert lasts approximately one hour.

Music Director: Steve King.

For further information please contact: Steve King

Email: s.king@hw.ac.uk Tel: 0131 451 3705

Dave Arcari: Homesong Campbeltown @ Homesong Campbeltown
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
PM Music: Rab Noakes @ Websters Theatre 2, Glasgow
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An intimate evening with Rab Noakes in this lovely westend loft space, part of the Westend Festival.

2019 sees Rab Noakes’s lifetime in music’n’song flourish as he continues to tour and record. This year he has embarked on a 5-year expedition titled ‘Distance No Object’. In 2018 he marked 50 years of professional performance and released an album, the celebratory ‘Welcome to Anniversaryville’.

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Sketches of Spain @ Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Well-established for her wild improvisational works with band Dinosaur, Laura Jurd goes from strength to strength as she takes on the role of Miles Davis in this restaging of the album Sketches of Spain with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO).

Forming part of the ‘Once Upon a Time in Spain’ retrospective at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019, get whisked away on a romantic adventure. Taking inspiration from folksong, religious music and even a composition for ballet, the arrangements of Miles Davis and Gil Evans take in 5 musical movements through Sketches that will have you dancing in your seat.

Jun
29
Sat
Dave Arcari: Homesong Clachan @ Homesong Clachan
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm
Tom Harold & Lyell Cresswell: Inchcolm New Music Ensemble @ St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

This concert is a cycle of Scottish music compositions all recently composed, punctuated and inspired by some of the ‘Inchcolm Antiphoner’, the plainchant written to celebrate St. Columba over 1000 years ago by the monks of Inchcolm, an island in the river Forth.

Commissioned and performed by the ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, the new

music group of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Plainchant – Inchcolm Antiphoner

Steve King – Love Song

Tom Harrold – A Night Piece

Lyell Cresswell – Pater Columba

Lisa Robertson – May This House Stand

The concert lasts approximately one hour.

Music Director: Steve King.

For further information please contact: Steve King

Email: s.king@hw.ac.uk Tel: 0131 451 3705

Jun
30
Sun
The Glasgow Barons: Musicians in Exile – Refugee Festival Scotland @ Glasgow's Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Local asylum seekers and refugees share the music of their home cultures in this one hour gig.

Tickets here or on the door.

Funded by Creative Scotland, the Robertson Trust and the Big Lottery

Jul
4
Thu
Sally Beamish: In the Stillness @ St Pancras Church, London
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This year’s Summer concert celebrates Women in Music, with all of the pieces having been penned by a female composer.

The centrepiece of the evening is a setting of the poem Evensong by Irish-born poet Cherry Smyth, composed for, and in consultation with, the choir, by award-winning classical guitarist and composer Laura Snowden, as part of the Adopt-a-Composer scheme run by Making Music.

Other pieces we will be singing are:

Kerry Andrew – O Lux Beata Trinitas

Clara Schumann – 3 Gemischte Chöre

Hildegard Von Bingen – Caritas Abundat

Carlotta Ferrari – O Dulcissime Amator

Judith Weir – My Guardian Angel

Sally Beamish – In the stillness

Roxanna Panufnik – Prayer

Eleanor Daley – Upon your heart

Fanny Mendelssohn – Schweigend sinkt die Nacht

Elizabeth Poston – The Water of Tyne (SSA)

Libby Larsen – God so loved the world

Chen Yi – Sakura, Sakura

Cecilia McDowall – Regina Caeli

Eleanor Daley – Grandmother Moon

Hildegard Von Bingen – O Virtus Sapientiae

Jul
13
Sat
Dave Arcari: Once Upon a Time in the West Festival @ Once Upon a Time in the West Festival
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm