Page 1

Autumn/Winter 2017 Box Office 01738 621031 |

Welcome We are Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre

We want to connect artists, audiences and ideas to create vibrant and memorable arts experiences for the people of Perthshire and beyond.

We are a registered Scottish charity

We rely on your invaluable support to produce original and inspiring work, and to help us engage with our communities in meaningful ways.

We are here for everyone

Be part of this journey - your contribution can make a real difference!

WE LOVE TO CHAT! Talk to the Development team today about how you can support our important work. 01738 477749 or or

Welcome to autumn/winter in Perth Concert Hall and the soon-tobe-reopened Perth Theatre. Look out for dramatic announcements and details of theatre relaunch activities as the season progresses and join us as we bring Perth panto home with Aladdin, the first home-produced production in your restored and redeveloped theatre. Love is in the air in Perth Concert Hall as seven characters with complicated emotional lives intertwine in Ryedale Festival Opera's fully staged Mozart opera La Finta Giardiniera. The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Tchaikovsky's tragic and beautiful ballet Swan Lake. Nicola Benedetti and friends play string quartets and top orchestras and artists perform regular classical favourites Lunchtime Concerts, Perth Piano Sundays and Perth Concert Series. Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for his expansive album Love & Hate, soulful singer Michael Kiwanuka makes his Perth Concert Hall debut. Increasingly in-demand Highland band Skipinnish bring their classic anthemic sounds to Perth Concert Hall in a highlight of their winter tour. Fellow Scot Trad Music Awards Live Act of the Year winners Skerryvore are joined by Sharon Shannon and Alan Connor for the first in a three concert Celtic Sessions series. There are welcome return appearances from The Ultimate Eagles, Elaine Paige, Lulu and The Simon and Garfunkel Story.

Contents Classical 4 - 14

Dance 15 Music 16 - 25 Theatre 27 - 29 Christmas 31 Join In 32 - 33

Jimmy Carr is back with all his greatest material in The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour and 8 Out Of 10 Cats star Jon Richardson complains about the state of the world and offers no solutions in Jon Richardson: Old Man. Enjoy a cuppa or a glass of wine with resident contemporary art curator Iliyana Nedkova and join her on a tour of current exhibition; Women. Make your own voice heard in our fun and informal singing group Horsecross Voices, or blow your own wind instrument in our Blow and Blast sessions. Get in on the act and find out how you could be one of our star performers at our Recruitment Fair and Open Day in Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday 30 August.

Kids and Families 34

Gwilym Gibbons Chief Executive, Horsecross Arts

Comedy 40 - 41

Film 35 - 36 Talks and Events 37 Contemporary Art 38 - 39

Thanks to our partners and funders Photographer Credits: Colin Baillie, Simon Fowler, Mike Bovan, Stas Levshin, Jeff Gunnell, Tom Hull, Jann, Alistair Kerr Photography, Hugh Carswell, Sophie Zhai, Marco Borggreve, Clive Barda, Christian Mushenko, Caroline Doutre, Steven J. Riskind, Sussie Ahlburg, Marco Borggreve, Benjamin Ealovega, Fraser Band, ŠSnowman Enterprises Ltd 2017, Thomas Grøndahl, Reuben Paris, K K Dundas, Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, Horsecross Arts Ltd is registered in Scotland, no SC301328 and a charity no SCO22400.

Krause Johansen, Steve Ashton, Dod Morrison, David De Lossy, Cam McLeod, Paul Meacham, Graeme Hart, Rachel Keenan, Dale Smith, Dean Northcott, Stuart Curnow, Genevieve Stevenson, Marc Marnie, Philipp Rathmere, Jim Callaghan, Caplio and Brenda Lawley.

Front Cover Breabach pg 25

Box Office 01738 621031

Lunchtime Concerts

Ryedale Festival Opera

Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera

1pm | Perth Concert Hall A break from work, a pause from shopping or an outing in itself; just three good reasons to join us for an hour of music in the middle of your day. Take up our lunch offer and you will have refreshment for body and soul! Tickets & Information

Sung in English in a new translation by John Warrack

advance (until 12 noon on the day): £8; concessions £7 after 12 noon on day of concert: £9; no concessions Add soup and a sandwich for just £3.75 (book until 11am on the day)

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula in recital

Anna Fedorova in recital

Mon 11 Sep: 1pm

Beethoven Piano Sonata no 27 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Schumann Fantasy in C major Bizet/ Horowitz Carmen Fantasie

Janáček Schubert

In the Mists Piano Sonata in B flat D960

This brilliant young pianist plays Schubert's last and arguably greatest piano sonata. Add in a bit of atmospheric Janáček and it is hard to think of a better way to start our lunchtime season.

Scottish Ensemble The Power of Five Mon 16 Oct: 1pm Mozart Brahms

String Quintet in C K515 String Quintet No 1 in F major

The Scottish Ensemble's chamber music performances are something special. This concert pairs two absolute masterpieces; the Mozart is in his richest vein of inspiration and the Brahms is incredibly intense and passionate.

Escher String Quartet

Thu 21 Sep: 7.15pm | Perth Concert Hall £25; concessions £23 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) under 26s/students £5

Mon 20 Nov: 1pm

Sandrina Podestà Arminda Serpetta Nardo Belfiore  Ramiro

To present a Russian virtuoso pianist in the lunchtime series is a rare privilege. Her programme includes two best loved masterpieces and a stunning pianistic tour de force.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble

Maxwell String Quartet

La Finta Giardiniera (1775) is an opera of secrets and lies, but also of forgiveness and reconciliation. These are qualities that the young Mozart could express in music like none other. Seven characters with complicated love lives meet an eighteen-yearold composer full of imagination and musical genius. Sandrina is a high-born girl, so why has she disguised herself as a gardener to find work in the Mayor's household? The Mayor falls head-over-heels in love with his new 'garden girl', much to the annoyance of his servant, Serpetta, who would like to marry her rich employer. The good-natured (but poor) Nardo is waiting in the wings if she doesn't! Meanwhile, the Mayor's highly-strung niece Arminda is supposed to marry Ramiro, but only has eyes for Belfiore. He's a man with something to hide but feels a strange, inexplicable and entirely reciprocated attraction to the disguised Sandrina…

Eamonn Dougan, conductor Nina Brazier, director

Mon 4 Dec: 1pm Haydn Britten

String Quartet Op 71 No 2 in D, 'Apponyi' String Quartet No 2

Since we saw them last, the Maxwells have been jet-setting to international competitions and setting up their own festival. We are delighted they have found time to bring us a late Haydn quartet and Britten's 2nd quartet with its resonance of his beloved Purcell.

Mon 6 Nov: 1pm Mozart String Quartet in A K464 Debussy String Quartet Two masterpieces make up the Perth debut for the stunning American Escher String Quartet. Presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3.

4 Classical

'Ryedale Festival each year offers an operatic production of the highest quality' Yorkshire Post

Box Office 01738 621031

Alice Privett Robin Horgan Clare Tunney Jessica Cale Harry Thatcher  Kieran Carrel Anna Harvey

Fully staged

Classical 5


Perthshire Society of Natural Science

Dame Evelyn Glennie in Conversation

Sep - Dec 2017 | Perth Concert Hall

Some of the world’s finest players visit Perth for this exceptional series of piano concerts on a Sunday afternoon.

Wed 4 Oct: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £18; concessions £16 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) PSNS Members £16 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Nicola Benedetti and Friends play String Quartets Richard Goode

Alexander Gavrylyuk

Mozart Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor K310 Janá ek On an Overgrown Path: Selections Brahms Six Pieces for Piano Op 118 Debussy Préludes, Book II: Selections Beethoven Piano Sonata No 31 in A flat major Op 110

Bach/Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor Haydn Sonata in B minor No 47 XVI:32 Chopin 6 Etudes Scriabin Sonata No 5 Rachmaninov 4 Preludes Rachmaninov Sonata No 2 (2nd edition)

Sun 24 Sep: 3pm

Sun 8 Oct: 3pm

Imogen Cooper

Alexei Volodin

Beethoven Bagatelles Op 33 Haydn Sonata in C minor Hob. XVI/20 Beethoven Variations on ‘La Stessa La Stessissima’ Thomas Adès Darknesse Visible Beethoven Sonata in A flat major Op 110

Schumann/Liszt Widmung Schumann Kreisleriana (dedicated to Chopin) Chopin Ballade No 2 (dedicated to Schumann) Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor (dedicated to Schumann)

Sun 5 Nov: 3pm

Sun 10 Dec: 3pm

See Perth Piano Sundays brochure or for details of the remaining six concerts in this season. TICKETS & INFORMATION £22.50, £18.50, £14.50; concessions £20.50, £16.50, £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Under 26s/students £5 Buy tickets in advance for three concerts and your fourth is FREE Book a traditional two-course Sunday carvery before the concert for £12.50 (spaces limited)

6 Classical

Box Office 01738 621031

Sat 30 Sep: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £22.50, £18.50, £14.50; concessions £20.50, £16.50, £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) under 26s/students £5 Beethoven Shostakovich

To celebrate its 150th anniversary year the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, one of Scotland's oldest learned societies, has invited Dame Evelyn Glennie to share an evening of conversation and music. She will share the amazing and inspirational story behind the talent and determination of one of Scotland's most brilliant musicians. Evelyn will talk about her trailblazing personal and musical journey to overcome disability and develop a stellar career as the first ever international solo percussion player. There will be musical interludes and Evelyn will also take questions from the audience. Come prepared!

String Quartet in F major Op 59 No 1 'Razumovsky' String Quartet No 10

Nicola Benedetti, violin Yume Fujise, violin Benjamin Marquise-Gilmore, viola Leonard Elschenbroich, cello Two masterpieces performed by a remarkable group of musicians led by the incomparable Nicola Benedetti. Both Beethoven and Shostakovich wrote some of their very finest music for string quartet. The first Razumovsky quartet is on the same scale as the Eroica symphony and the Shostakovich packs an enormous emotional punch. 'I sat there, utterly rapt, listening to these wizards, these spell-binding musical narrators, weaving their intoxicating tales' The Herald

Classical 7

Perth Concert Series Perth Concert Hall Tickets & Information

£28, £24.50, £21.50, £18.50, £14 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); students £6 Book for all six concerts and save 25% £120.75, £105, £91.50, £78, £57.75 (inc £1.50 booking fee per subscription)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Beethoven Nine

Beethoven and Sibelius

Fri 22 Sep: 7.30pm

Thu 12 Oct: 7.30pm

Palestrina Bach

Adams The Chairman Dances Beethoven Violin Concerto Sibelius Symphony No 2

Sicut Cervus (motet for 4 voices) Fugue in B flat minor, BWV 867 (arranged by Beethoven for String Quartet) Handel Zadok the Priest, HWV258 Gluck Dance of the Scythians from Iphigénie en Tauride  Mozart Misericordias Domini K222 Beethoven Symphony No 9 'Choral' Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Louise Alder, soprano  Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano Stuart Jackson, tenor Neal Davies, bass Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices  (Timothy Dean, chorus master)   Voices from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland lead the famous Ode to Joy in a magnificent opening to the Perth Concert Series. Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO journey into the roots of Beethoven's music: from Mozart and Handel, back to Bach and the music of the Renaissance.

Edward Gardner, conductor James Ehnes, violin Sibelius' Second Symphony will make a thrilling climax to a concert filled with incredible moments; from the grandeur of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, played by the incomparable James Ehnes, to John Adams' uproarious Foxtrot for Orchestra as Chairman Mao, a swing band and 80s minimalism collide under the Californian sun.

Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Ana Cordova (RSNO Principal Double Bass) in conversation with Edward Gardner. (free to ticket holders)

Beethoven Five Thu 9 Nov: 7.30pm Weber Overture to Der Freischütz Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3  Beethoven Symphony No 5 Emmanuel Krivine, conductor Robert Levin, piano This is German Romantic heroism and lyricism on the scale that suits it best. Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, kicks off with a tenacious battle for good in the overture to Weber's supernatural opera about a hunter's pact with the devil. Ground-breaking pianist Robert Levin tackles a more serene work from Beethoven's middle years. Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Soloist Robert Levin in conversation with SCO Double Bassist Adrian Bornet. (free to ticket holders)

Box Office 01738 621031

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

MacMillan Saxophone Concerto Wed 11 Apr: 7.30pm Sibelius MacMillan

Pelléas et Mélisande Saxophone Concerto World Premiere (Co-Commissioned by Perth Concert Hall, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra) Glazunov Saxophone Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 8 Joseph Swensen, conductor Amy Dickson, saxophone Amy Dickson has made Glazunov's captivating concerto her own, and pairs it with a new concerto from Sir James MacMillan. Joseph Swensen opens and closes the evening with interpretations of Sibelius and Beethoven abounding in vitality, power and edge-of-the-seat intensity.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Composer Sir James MacMillan introduces his new Saxophone Concerto. (free to ticket holders)

Bruckner Eight

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Proudly sponsored by by Quilter Cheviot

Thu 22 Feb: 7.30pm Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 K503 Bruckner Symphony No 8 Peter Oundjian, conductor Christian Blackshaw, piano Bruckner's Eighth Symphony contains some of the grandest and most beautiful sounds ever assembled by a composer with a vision of another world. But hearing is believing, and anyone can be moved by this vast yet deeply touching masterpiece. RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian pairs it with something very different but equally beautiful - Mozart's jubilant Piano Concerto No 25. The perfect musical palate-cleanser! Sir Alexander Gibson Memorial Concert Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Dr Krishna Thiagarajan (RSNO Chief Executive) in conversation with Peter Oundjian. (free to ticket holders)

Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm BBC SSO Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard introduces tonight’s concert. (free to ticket holders)

8 Classical

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Dvořák 4 Fri 27 Apr: 7.30pm Smetana ‘Vltava’ and ‘Šárka’ from Má Vlast Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 Dvořák Symphony No 4 Matthias Pintscher, conductor David Kadouch, piano Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO's ArtistIn-Association, brings a composer's sense of adventure to a concert that begins with Smetana's eventful journey down the River Vltava and ends amidst the jubilant trumpets of Dvořák’s stirring symphony. In between the award-winning young French virtuoso David Kadouch spins purest gold from the hearts and flowers of Chopin's Second Piano Concerto. Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm David Kadouch in conversation. (free to ticket holders)

Classical 9

Perth Symphony Orchestra Sat 11 Nov: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £13.50; concessions £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Perth Chamber Music Society St John’s Kirk £13.50; East of Scotland Music Club members £10.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Students and disabled £3 Buy all 6 concerts and pay £55.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee); concessions £13.50

The Brodsky Quartet

Perth Symphony Orchestra presents well-known orchestral music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The concert begins with Vaughan-Williams' Overture from The Wasps orchestral suite which was originally composed as incidental music for a production of Aristophanes' The Wasps at Trinity College, Cambridge. The Concierto de Aranjuez for classical guitar and orchestra, performed by soloist Michael McGeary, undoubtedly helped Joaquín Rodrigo become one of the most significant Spanish composers of the twentieth century. The second half of the concert features Dvořák's Symphony No 9 in E minor From the New World, inspired by Native American melodies that the composer heard during his time in America.

Mon 9 Oct: 7.30pm Shostakovich, Beethoven and Borodin

St Petersburg

Symphony Orchestra

James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook Tue 14 Nov: 7.30pm Schubert’s Winterreise

Jess Gillam and Jonathan Fisher Thu 26 Oct: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Tue 5 Dec: 7.30pm Nyman, Ravel, Debussy, Fitkin and Woods

£31, £27, £19; concessions £29, £25, £17 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) under 26s/students/Young Scot cardholders £6

Sinopia String Quartet Wed 17 Jan: 7.30pm Haydn, Schubert, Bridge and Dvořák

Tchaikovsky Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky

Cavendish Winds

Alan Buribayev, conductor Peter Donohoe, piano

Mon 19 Feb: 7.30pm Danzi, Arnold, Piazzolla, Ligeti and Nielsen

We are thrilled to welcome the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to Perth Concert Hall. There is nothing quite like the visceral energy of this major international symphony orchestra performing the music of its native composers Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. They are joined by Tchaikovsky competition winner Peter Donohoe and the programme concludes with the best loved of all Tchaikovsky's Symphonies the Pathetique with its lyrical beauty and tragic yearning.

The Schubert Ensemble Wed 7 Mar: 7.30pm Mozart, Bray and Chausson

10 Classical

Romeo & Juliet Piano Concerto No 4 Symphony No 6 'Pathetique'

Box Office 01738 621031

Classical 11

Dunedin Consort perform

Perth Choral Society presents

Handel’s Messiah

Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Sun 3 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £16.50; concessions £14.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Fri 15 Dec: 7pm Perth Concert Hall

Hazel McBain, soprano Fiona Mackenzie, alto Luke Sinclair, tenor Philip Gault, bass

£23.50, £18.50, £13.50; concessions £21.50, £16.50, £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) under 26s/students/Young Scot cardholders £6

Four young soloists join the choir with the City of Perth Sinfonia. Peter Rutterford, conductor  Perth Choral Society are performing the Christmas perennial favourite Handel's Messiah. This masterpiece of sacred choral music describes the prophecy of God's plan to redeem mankind by the coming of the Messiah, the redemption by the sacrifice of Jesus and concludes with a Hymn of Thanksgiving for the overthrow of Death. 


RSNO Christmas Concert featuring

The Snowman Wed 20 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £29.50, £23.50, £17.50; concessions* £15.50, £12.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Christopher Bell, conductor RSNO Chorus Join us for our annual celebration of all things festive - a mouth-watering spread of Yuletide music old and new. Enjoy a musical flight to the North Pole with the magical Christmas film, The Snowman, shown on the big screen, accompanied by the Orchestra and narrated by a special star guest. Then let the irrepressible Christopher Bell guide you through our Christmas party, filled with seasonal favourites, carols and, of course, a chance for everyone to sing along. The perfect start to your festive celebrations!  *concession price applies to: students, under 26s, unemployed, disabled and carers Sponsored by

12 Classical

Box Office 01738 621031

Christmas Oratorio - Cantatas 1,4,5,6

Dunedin Consort, John Butt, director A joyous way to celebrate Yuletide. Bach's amazing confection of great choruses with thrilling trumpets and beautiful arias has long been a much loved counterpart to Handel's Messiah. Dunedin Consort are now the go-to group for Bach choral music anywhere in the world - and here they are celebrating Christmas with us in Perth! 'surely one of the finest accounts now available of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio' The Guardian Scottish Ensemble presents

A Winter Chorale: Concerts by Candlelight Sat 9 Dec: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk £13.50; under 26s £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) students/unwaged £5 Under 16s FREE (one per paying adult, additional u16 tickets £5) The programme includes works by Byrd, Bach, Monteverdi, MacMillan, Pärt and the UK premiere of Winter Chorale by Adrian Williams. Scottish Ensemble I Fagiolini As winter thickens and darkness descends, let this be our shining gift to you: a smörgåsbord of glittering Renaissance, Baroque, 20th and 21st-century jewels to ring and resonate through the night. Our much loved advent tour pairs glowing candles and atmospheric venues with music of hidden depths, spiritual solace, meditative reflection and warm midwinter comfort. Always delivering a few extra gifts, this year the Scottish Ensemble brings you the dynamic, inimitable vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, with seven singers joining us for a mesmerising evening of sound and light.

Classical 13

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

New Year Gala Concert Fri 5 Jan: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £28, £24.50, £21.50, £18.50, £14; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Joseph Swensen, conductor/violin Let the Scottish Chamber Orchestra take the reins this New Year's Day! With a sporting twist to this year's programme (Sport Polka, Steeplechase Polka, William Tell Overture), conductor and violinist Joseph Swensen will have you galloping through classical music's finest waltzes and polkas. Featuring all of your favourites (Blue Danube, Emperor Waltz, Overture to Die Fledermaus), there's also a touch of romance with Kreisler's gorgeous love songs. Brush off the Christmas festivities and start 2018 the way you mean to go on, with great music and good company!

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents

Swan Lake Fri 10 Nov: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£30, £28, £26, £22.50; concessions £28, £26, £24, £20.50; 16 and under £16.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Featuring a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky After a successful ballet tour last year, Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with another mesmerising, and captivating full touring ballet production. One hundred and thirty-five years ago, audiences heard the Swan Lake music by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From this moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same again.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Music of Star Wars Sun 4 Feb: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

£29.50, £23.50, £17.50; concessions* £15.50, £12.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Richard Kaufman, conductor A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....John Williams' scores for Star Wars are some of the most unforgettable music ever written for the cinema. Today, we'll experience the whole saga - from The Phantom Menace to A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens. If you think it sounds good in the cinema, wait until you hear it played live by the full RSNO! Richard Kaufman conducts: the Force is strong with this one. *concession price applies to: students, under 26s, unemployed, disabled and carers

14 Classical

Box Office 01738 621031

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated - will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. Swan Lake captures, like no other, the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. A wonderful evening out from which you will cherish memories for a long time.

Dance 15

BFSL presents

Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story

The Sensational 60’s Experience

Mon 25 Sep: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Tue 10 Oct: 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

£25.50; concessions £23.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

£30; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Billy Fury entered the UK Top 20 in February 1959 with Maybe Tomorrow, the first of 29 hit records including Colette, Half Way To Paradise, Jealousy, I’d Never Find Another You, Like I’ve Never Been Gone, Once Upon a Dream, Last Night Was Made For Love, When Will You Say I Love You? and In Summer. Colin Gold stars as Fury in this electric and emotional celebration, backed by Fury’s Tornados, Billy’s own 1970’s live band.

Mike Pender (the original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes and The New Amen Corner perform hits including The Searchers’ Needles and Pins and When You Walk In The Room; Chris Farlowe’s Out Of Time, and Handbags and Gladrags; You’ve Got Your Troubles, and Freedom Come, Freedom Go from The Fortunes; and The New Amen Corner's If Paradise Is Half As Nice and Bend Me Shape Me plus Herman’s Hermits No Milk Today and I’m Into Something Good.

Thank You For The Music Fri 6 Oct: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50; concessions £22.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Friday night and the lights are low... Perth Concert Hall is the place to go... join the party of the year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ABBA's greatest hit Dancing Queen. Rock to the retro sounds of ABBA and the Bee Gees including Mamma Mia, Stayin' Alive, Super Trouper, Night Fever and Waterloo. ABBA's incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this international smash-hit show. Dancing kings and queens will have the time of their lives.

16 Music

Abbie Carter for Hal Carter Organisation presents

The Ultimate Eagles

Fri 13 Oct: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £23.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) The world's best Eagles tribute celebrate 40 years of the legendary album Hotel California and perform the band's greatest hits. The show recreates The Eagles original Grammy-winning masterpiece, perfectly performed by the band’s own world-class musicians. With hits such as Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane, and Take It Easy, the world’s finest Eagles show will not fail to take you on an impressive and nostalgic journey back to sunny California at the height of the 1970s.

Box Office 01738 621031

Music 17

Michael Kiwanuka

Elaine Paige In Concert

plus Bedouine

plus support

Wed 18 Oct: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Tue 24 Oct : 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall VIP tickets £77.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Other areas £47.50, £37.50, £32.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)

£27.50, £24, £21; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Michael Kiwanuka gained widespread critical acclaim with his debut album, 2012’s Home Again and in the same year won the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. Although he owns a unique and distinctively soulful contemporary voice, comparisons to artists like Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding illustrate its strength, power and quality. Finally returning in 2016 with a second record following four years of selfquestioning and a loss of confidence in his craft, it has turned out to be an explosive year for Michael. What he eventually delivered was one of the most expansive albums of the year, and one that should surely stand the test of time. Love & Hate reached No 1 in the album charts was nominated for this year’s Mercury Music Prize and deservedly earned Michael nominations for the BRIT's, Q, MOBO and NME Awards.

The First Lady of Musical Theatre, Elaine Paige has performed live in concerts all over the world. As a recording artist she has released 22 solo albums, including 4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold, has featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess). As a musical theatre performer, Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical, starring in more smash hit West End and Broadway shows than anyone else of her generation. This very special date sees Elaine perform many of the hits that made her a global star alongside some of her favourite songs to create an unmissable evening.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story Mon 23 Oct: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50; concessions £21.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Robert Pratt for Chimes International present

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold-out debut here and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Patsy Cline: The Concert She Never Gave Mon 30 Oct: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £24; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories is promised when you come along to this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of one of the world’s biggest country music stars. Featuring the star of the West End production Patsy, the fabulously talented Sandy Kelly, Ireland’s queen of country music, with special guest from the USA George Hamilton V, with his special tribute to his father George Hamilton IV, one of the true greats of country music and one of Patsy’s closest friends whose many hits include Abilene, Early Morning Rain and She’s A Little Bit Country. Sandy Kelly’s performance as Patsy has captured the hearts of legions of fans all over the world and this feel-good show will leave you wanting more as she performs Patsy’s unforgettable hits including Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walking After Midnight and I Fall To Pieces.

'fantastic' Elaine Paige 'authentic and exciting' The Stage

18 Music

Box Office 01738 621031

Music 19

The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth Tue 14 Nov: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £32.50; £27.50; £25; £22.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Raised on the music of Elvis Presley from an early age, Ben Portsmouth made history in August 2012 when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. At this concert, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words when Ben headlined his show in February of 2013. Internationally renowned as one of, if not the best, Elvis tribute in the world today, Ben will bring his unique style, charisma and 10-piece band to show audiences why he is regarded as one of the UK's greatest ever singers and demonstrate what a complete master of pop, soul, rock and R&B he is.

Scottish Festival of Brass 2017

Sat 18, Sat 25 + Sun 26 Nov | Perth Concert Hall £13.50; concessions £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) per date The largest festival of brass music in the UK with over 1000 players from Scotland's youth bands and thirty six senior bands from Scotland and beyond. Sat 18 Nov 9.30am Band Supplies Scottish Challenge (draw at 8.15am) Sat 25 Nov 9am Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships

1.30pm Scottish Open (draw at 12noon)

Sun 26 Nov 9am Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships Visit for details of workshops available each day for all aspects of brass performance from 10am - 2pm. Seafarers UK presents


The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines 2017

All About The Music

Wed 22 Nov: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £20; concessions £17 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Thu 16 Nov: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

The popular annual show combining the versatility and talents of the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland and the singers of the Perth Choral Society. Colour, pageantry and musical excellence in a programme incorporating traditional martial airs, stirring favourite choruses, a flavour of Big Band, some dazzling solo pieces, and a few surprises. The immaculate Corps of Drums will also play their part in a show to be enjoyed by all age groups a truly memorable evening's entertainment!

VIP tickets £77.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Other areas £42.50; £37.50; £32.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet! There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, broadcaster, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is it has always been All About The Music. Lulu delivers a show packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career.

20 Music

Scottish Brass Band Association presents

Captain Matt Weites, Director of Music Royal Marines Peter Rutterford, Director of Music Perth Choral Society Proceeds to Seafarers UK

Box Office 01738 621031

Music 21

Skipinnish plus special guests

Red Pine Timber Co plus special guests

Sat 9 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Thu 28 Dec: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall

£20; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Seated: £16.50; concessions £14 (inc. £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Standing: £12.50; concessions £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Skipinnish have rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene recently and their ascent is accelerating! Being named Live Act of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards, releasing four consecutive chart topping self-penned singles, and a string of headline appearances at some of Britain’s biggest music festivals have been just some of the Highland band’s recent successes. Perth Concert Hall will be a highlight of the band’s winter tour 2017. The audience are sure to be bouncing in their seats to the wild driving tune sets and raising the roof singing along to the band’s now classic anthems, The Island, December, Western Ocean, and the massively popular Walking on the Waves. Skipinnish never disappoint and this will be a night to remember!

Red Pine Timber Co's winning blend of Americana, country, soul, blues and southern rock has earned them a formidable reputation as a great live band who have made the Perth Concert Hall stage their own in a series of triumphant hometown shows over the last couple of years. Even more than the sum of its many talented parts, Red Pine boasts a magnetic front pairing of songwriter Gav Munro and the fabulous voice of Katie Whittaker with Dave MacFarlane’s fiddle adding a subtle celtic flavour. The band’s real trump card is the imaginative brass arrangements of trombonist Chris Marshall creating a unique sound, adding depth and soul to an already combustible mixture.

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook

Triple A presents

Paul Carrack plus special guests ri 26 Jan: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall F

Sun 17 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); no concessions

£42, £35; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Legendary singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns with hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years. Paul's uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world and his songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including The Eagles, Diana Ross and Tom Jones. He is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, having recorded and toured with Elton John, Van Morrison, Roger Waters and BB King, and most recently on Eric Clapton's world tour. Dubbed by the BBC as 'The Man with the Golden Voice', Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history and an all-round musical talent. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is truly something very special.

Now a Perth festive tradition, Phil Cunningham is once again calling his musical pals together and re-opening his Christmas songbook. Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker and Phil will lead you through a great fun night of modern and traditional Christmas music. Featuring Kris Drever, Ian Carr and Kevin McGuire along with a special guest brass band. Book early to avoid disappointment! 'this was the perfect way to fill up your festive fuel tank' The Scotsman

22 Music

Box Office 01738 621031

Music 23







world-class acoustic music inspired by celtic traditions

Breabach Kris Drever Sat 21 Oct: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £17.50; concessions £15 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Skerryvore, Sharon Shannon and Alan Connor Fri 8 Sep: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£19.50; concessions £17 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Skerryvore entered 2017 having, once again, been recognised as the Live Act of the Year 2016 at the MG Alba Scottish Traditional Music Awards, an award they previously won in 2011. The 8-piece band all bring their musical influences to bear on their buoyant folk-rock sound mix. The more they have experimented with their blend of anthemic songwriting and hard-driving instrumental sets, the more their signature sound has evolved. ‘the hottest Celtic rockers on the block’ Daily Record The Co.Clare accordionist Sharon Shannon is renowned for collaborations across musical styles the list including Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, The Waterboys, Nigel Kennedy and Shane MacGowan is testament to Sharon's versatility and talent. 

Scotland’s leading folk band, Breabach unites the talents of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/ whistles/bouzouki), Ewan Robertson (guitar/ vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/ vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay (double bass). ‘how catalyzing Scottish traditions with contemporary creative imagination should be done’ The Scotsman

Box Office 01738 621031

Fri 24 Nov: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £21.50; concessions £19.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Two world-class acts perform beautiful Gaelic songs and fiery fiddle tunes. Julie Fowlis' exquisite voice, interpretation of Scottish Gaelic culture and ability to make folk music contemporary, dynamic and irresistible, have made her a multi-award winning crossover star. She performed at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and sang the theme song to Disney Pixar's Brave.

To simply call Kris Drever ‘a folksinger’ is like saying that LAU, the acclaimed band in which he also performs, is ‘a Scottish folk trio’. Both true descriptions but ones that only hint at the joys contained in the music of each. His latest album If Wishes Were Horses covers themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, selfemployment, social migration and Shetland.

‘an exquisite, gently emotional set’ The Guardian

‘immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order... a breath of fresh air’ Songlines

‘a richness of sound that can verge on the symphonic... from reflective to mesmerising to downright barnstorming’ The Herald

The finest of all our fiddle bands, Session A9 are Charlie McKerron, Adam Sutherland, Kevin Henderson, Gordon Gunn (fiddles), David 'Chimp' Robertson (percussion), Marc Clement (guitar) and Brian MacAlpine (keyboards) and are a thrilling live act.

Tickets & information

Book all 3 shows at the same time and save! £45; concessions £39 (inc £1.50 booking fee)

‘one of Ireland's finest instrumentalists’ The Guardian

24 Music

Julie Fowlis Session A9

Music 25

WOW Perth 2017

28 - 29 October, Perth Concert Hall Join us for WOW Perth WOW - Women of the World is a global network of festivals for everyone that celebrates women and girls, takes a frank look at what prevents them from reaching their potential, and considers possible solutions. Originating at Southbank Centre, London in 2010, WOW now takes place in 20 countries on 5 continents - from Melbourne to New York and from Pakistan to Finland, and all across the UK.



Full programme announced and tickets on sale in September

For full details check At WOW Perth there'll be talks, comedy, speed mentoring, our Facebook page workshops, music, pop-ups, theatre and more from local, national and international speakers, organisations, artists and Twitter feed @perthwow and contributors. Highlights include comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan’s smash hit show Am I Right Ladies? For further information, please contact on Saturday 28 October.

*Tickets for Am I Right Ladies? on sale from 1 August

Perth Theatre presents

Mwahahahahahaaaa! Body-popping, break-dancing baddie Abanazer is going to win the panto! Can our heroes Aladdin and Jasmine stop him? Can our own Dame Barrie Hunter? Not without your help… Join us, and save the world with a foot-stamping, toe-tapping, fabulous Perth family panto, packed with songs, fun and laughter! Perth’s much-loved Christmas tradition is back on Perth Theatre's glorious restored main-stage for our first home-produced show of the season. Sat 9 Dec Tue 12 Dec Wed 13 Dec Thu 14 Dec Fri 15 Dec Sat 16 Dec Tue 19 Dec Wed 20 Dec Thu 21 Dec Fri 22 Dec Sat 23 Dec

2pm + 7pm 10.30am + 7pm 1.30pm + 7pm 10.30am + 7pm 1.30pm + 7pm 2pm* + 7pm 10.30am + 7pm 1.30pm + 7pm 10.30am + 7pm 7pm 2pm + 7pm

Tue 26 Dec 2pm + 7pm Wed 27 Dec 2pm + 7pm Thu 28 Dec 2pm + 7pm Fri 29 Dec 2pm + 7pm Sat 30 Dec 2pm + 7pm Mon 1 Jan 4pm Tue 2 Jan 7pm Wed 3 Jan 2pm + 7pm Thu 4 Jan 2pm** Fri 5 Jan 2pm Sat 6 Jan 2pm + 7pm

Off peak: £19; concessions £17; 16 and under £12 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Peak: £23; concessions £21; 16 and under £13.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) *Audio described and BSL interpreted performance: Sat 16 Dec: 2pm **Relaxed performance: Thu 4 Jan: 2pm

Written by Joel Horwood

Perth’s Homecoming Panto, proudly supported by

Directed by Lu Kemp 28 Theatre

Box Office 01738 621031

Perth Panto Kids, cheered on by

Theatre 29

RECRUITMENT FAIR + OPEN DAY Wed 30 Aug: 3-7pm | Perth Concert Hall

Christmas & New Year A Musical Showcase

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook

Sat 2 Dec: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall Free but ticketed (tickets must be booked in advance)

Sun 17 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Strathallan School presents

Over 100 pupils from age 9 to 18 perform a selection of instrumental and vocal pieces.

We’re looking for Star Performers to work in our award-winning venues

 technical   catering   front of house   box office   housekeeping   venues  Get in on the act and see what goes on behind the curtain at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre at our Recruitment Fair and Open Day For further information email 01738 621031 |

Childline Christmas Concert Thu 7 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £14; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) under 16s £5.50 Perth & Kinross Instrumental Music Service groups perform Christmas music and popular classics. Kilgraston School presents

A Magical Movie Christmas Fri 8 Dec: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall £11.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Tickets on sale Mon 9 Oct: 10am Start the festive season in style by joining Kilgraston School for their annual Christmas Concert.

Dollar Academy Christmas Concert Tue 12 + Wed 13 Dec: 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall £11.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Tickets on sale Mon 25 Sep: 10am Dollar Academy returns to Perth for its 2017 Christmas Concerts.

A Perth festive tradition, Phil Cunningham reopens his Christmas songbook with his musical pals. 'this was the perfect way to fill up your festive fuel tank' The Scotsman

RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman Wed 20 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £29.50, £23.50, £17.50; concessions* £15.50, £12.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Christopher Bell, conductor, RSNO Chorus Take a musical flight with the magical Christmas film, The Snowman, shown on the big screen, accompanied by the Orchestra and narrated by a special star guest. *concession price applies to: students, under 26s, unemployed, disabled and carers Sponsored by Funbox presents

Santa's Funtastic Factory Sat 30 Dec: 12pm + 3pm | Perth Concert Hall £15.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Family and group ticket discounts available, contact box office for details Funbox are back with their brand new show Santa's Funtastic Factory and are ready to make all your Christmas wishes come true!.

Christmas 31


Blow and Blast 18+ Saturdays 2 Sep, 14 Oct + 4 Nov Norie-Miller Studio + Tilt, Perth Concert Hall

Workshop: £15.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) per session Blow and Blast Band: £10.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) per session A range of workshops offering easy and intermediate-level ensemble playing for adult learners/returners on wind instruments. Build your skills and confidence in a light-hearted, friendly and informative environment. The small group size allows for plenty of individual attention and technical help from experienced tutors. An ideal stepping stone to participating in community bands, orchestras or ensembles. 10.30am – 12.30pm

Easy/Improvers Woodwind Workshop (fl, ob, cl, bn only)

1pm – 2.30pm

Blow & Blast Wind Band

3pm – 5pm

Intermediate Woodwind Workshop (fl, ob, cl, bn only)

Places are limited so book early, Please note you must provide your own instrument.

Let’s Dance

Fridays 8 Sep – 24 Nov: 4.15pm (except 13 + 20 Oct) Primary Drama Room, North Inch Community Campus £3 per workshop or buy all 10 dates and get the last one free Little Stars: Creative Play is our programme for under 5s. Led by Horsecross tutors who specialise in this age group, our fun-filled workshops, include drama, singing and dancing activities and, will be tailored to engage and inspire children aged 0-4 years old. The sessions will build a colourful imagination as well as focusing on the four 'C's': confidence, concentration, coordination and communication, helping children to reach their full potential.

Age 0-4

Horsecross Voices Wednesdays 20 Sep – 8 Nov: 7.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall (except 18 Oct) £4.50; concessions £3.50 Buy all 8 dates for £32; concessions £24

Tuesdays 5 Sep – 19 Dec (except 14 Nov): 6pm | Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Mondays 4 Sep - 18 Dec | YWCA, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie Free

20 Sep Musicals with Lisa Lulis 27 Sep Frankie Valli songs with Dougie Flower

Creative dance classes for adults with mental or physical disabilities. Led by expert tutors, these classes will help participants gain confidence and increase their flexibility, musicality and posture in a sociable and supportive environment. Carers are welcome to participate.

4 Oct

Varied and Fun with Veronica Kinahan

11 Oct

Acapella Scottish favourites

25 Oct

Spirituals with Alice Marra

1 Nov

Winter Warmers with Joanne Greer

8 Nov

Scottish Songs with Ewan Sutherland

A fun informal singing group for adults. No previous singing experience or music reading is required. Age 18+. Spaces are limited: book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Presented in partnership with FUN & Adult Day Care, Perth and Kinross Council

32 Join In

Little Stars: Creative Play

Box Office 01738 621031

Join In 33

Funbox presents

Santa's Funtastic Factory Sat 30 Dec: 12pm + 3pm Perth Concert Hall £15.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Family and group ticket discounts available, contact box office for details The Funbox team are back with their brand new show Santa's Funtastic Factory and are ready to make all your Christmas wishes come true! Packed with singalong favourites like The Animals went in 2 by 2, Homemade Band and Jingle Bells along with Christmas classics and brand new songs, Santa's Funtastic Factory is festive family fun not to be missed! There's chances to help on stage and who knows, you might even see Santa! But only if you've been good!

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Music of Star Wars

Perth Film Society All films start at 7.45pm | Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £6 at the door or £35 for all 7 films (seniors/unwaged/students £5 or £30 for all 7)


Things To Come

Cert 15; 2016; 99 min; Spanish with subtitles

Cert 12A; 2016; 102 min; French with subtitles

After a chance encounter, a woman starting out on a new life, decides to confront her past. This tender melodrama, based on three Alice Munro short stories, is Pedro Almodovar's best film in a decade. Refreshments.

French drama about a middle age philosophy teacher who struggles on with her life following several unexpected changes of fortune. Isabelle Huppert delivers a striking performance in Mia Hansen-Love's Berlin Silver Bear winning film.

Thu 7 Sep

A United Kingdom


Cert 12A; 2016; 111 min; English

Cert 15; 2016; 128 min; Romanian with subtitles

Defiant and enduring love story of Seretse Khama, King of Botswana and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families. Terrific film from Belle director Amma Asante.

Dr Romeo Aldea wants only the best for his daughter Eliza as she focusses on her final exams. A series of violent incidents unsettles the family, forcing Romeo to use his personal connections to improve Eliza's chance of success. Gripping Cannes-winning drama from Christian Mungiu.

Thu 21 Sep

Toni Erdmann Thu 5 Oct

Cert 12A; 2016; 131 min; Italian with subtitles

The Salesman

Massimo's idyllic childhood is shattered by the death of his mother. Years later, he is forced to relive and confront his traumatic past with the help of compassionate doctor Elisa. Veteran Italian director Marco Bellocchio returns with an impeccably crafted adaptation of Massimo Gramellini’s autobiography. Refreshments.

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach. Marin Ade's German comedy has won numerous awards and was widely tipped to win the foreign language award at the 2017 Oscars.

£29.50, £23.50, £17.50; concessions* £15.50, £12.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Richard Kaufman, conductor A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... John Williams' scores for Star Wars are some of the most unforgettable music ever written for the cinema. Today, we'll experience the whole saga from The Phantom Menace to A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens. If you think it sounds good in the cinema, wait until you hear it played live by the full RSNO! Richard Kaufman conducts: the Force is strong with this one.

Thu 16 Nov

Sweet Dreams

Cert 15; 2016; 162 min; German with subtitles

Sun 4 Feb: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

Thu 30 Nov

PG; 2016; 125 min; Persian with subtitles, English

Thu 19 Oct

While both participating in an amateur production of Death of a Salesman, a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, leaving him determined to find the perpetrator himself despite his wife's traumatized objections. Winner of 2017 Foreign Language Oscar from director Asghar Farhadi.

*Concession price applies to: students, under 26s, unemployed, disabled and carers

34 Kids and Families

Thu 2 Nov

ANY QUESTIONS? Contact John 07752 663513 or Mike 07568 385719 or email

contemporary craft & design

Box Office 01738 621031

Film 35

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Wed 6 Dec: 8pm | The Studio, Perth Theatre

£12 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); concessions £7.50 The 68th annual Warren Miller snowsports film takes some of the world's greatest snowsports athletes on a globe-trotting adventure in search of snowcapped peaks. Including legendary destinations like Fernie - British Columbia, Lake Tahoe - California, Jackson Hole - Wyoming as well as Alaska, Norway and the Alps amongst others. As always, every Winterhighland screening will have have fantastic intermission prizes to be won on the night, so bring along your snow riding mates and celebrate the arrival of winter. 

Precious Sparkle Beads presents

The Handmade Show Sun 19 Nov: 10.30am – 4.30pm | Foyer + Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Free, not ticketed Now in its 7th year, Perth's hugely popular event is back just in time for you to kick start your Christmas shopping! With a mouth-watering selection of accessories, jewellery, glass, ceramics, photography, textiles, candles, wood, ornaments and much more from some of the country's finest artisans. There's sure to be something for everyone!

Talks and Events 37

Women Wed 11 Oct 2017 – Thu 8 Mar 2018 at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall Free | Donations warmly welcome  

Artist’s film still: To the Ends of the Fingertips (2017) by Roswitha Chesher. Courtesy the artist and Horsecross Arts.

Join us for our first major survey of artists’ films, performances for the camera, critical writing, podcasts and limited editions by women artists from over 30 countries featured in our Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art since 2005. Discover works reflecting the diverse artists’ interest in issues of memory and migration, dance and drama, films and fibres, poetry and Perthshire, theatre and taboos, landscape and love, choreography and calligraphy, Orient and Occident, and much more.

In 2005 we embarked on the journey of shaping Perth’s one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary art at Threshold artspace. We have kept commissioning, producing, exhibiting and acquiring works by women artists ever since. More than a decade later we celebrate these creative women whose works represent a good half of our 150 piece strong collection of artists’ films and limited editions by 100 artists from 30 countries.” Iliyana Nedkova, Perth Pioneer and Horsecross Arts Creative Director of Contemporary Art

38 Contemporary Art

Box Office 01738 621031

Stay in touch on social media for up-to-date news, stories and exclusive encounters with the artists featured in Women including Henna Asikainen, Joanna Bastos, Anne Binckebanck, Elizabeth Byers, Roswitha Chesher, Kyra Clegg, Susan Collins, Jolanta Dolewska, Kaya-Lana Fraser, Anne Gilchrist, Izabella Gostowska, Su Grierson, Beverley Hood, Zoe Irvine, Agnieszka Kozlowska, Katja Loher, Silvana Macedo, Christina McPhee, Marlene Millar, Claudia Nocentini, Susan Mowatt, Prema Murthy, Laurence Piaget, Theresa Pickles, Martine Foltier Pugh, Lala Rascic, Debra Salem, Louise Scullion, Selma Selman, Susana Mendes Silva, Pernille Spence, Mare Tralla, Julita Wojcik and Maja Zeco. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova. Produced by Horsecross Arts for Threshold artspace. Supported by over 30 Horsecross Arts partners and funders since 2005.

Coffee Croissant and Art* Wine, Olives and Art** Wednesdays 11 Oct + 22 Nov: 11.30am* + 5pm** 25 Oct, 8 Nov + 6 Dec: 11.30am* Perth Concert Hall | £5 | Book in advance on 07505 654 358 or email | Meet at Glassrooms Café Enjoy a cuppa or a glass of wine with our resident curator Iliyana Nedkova and find out about our unique collection of bold contemporary art as part of our current exhibition Women. No prior interest in art required. Special 10% OFF offer for any of our limited editions of exclusive artists’ prints on paper or aluminium at any of our tours! ‘it was an eye-opening walk and talk tour! We found out so much about Threshold artspace – Perth’s well-kept secret! Thank you!’ Audience member Bold contemporary art in Perth since 2005 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (until late on selected nights) Free to visit | Fun to experience JOIN US IN THE FOYER BAR FOR A TUNE AND A DRINK AT OUR @HorsecrossPerth | @IliyanaNedkova INFORMAL SESSION AFTER EACH SHOW.

Contemporary Art 39

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Sun 10 Sep: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £30; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr. Age guidance 16+.

Jon Richardson: Old Man Sun 12 Nov: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £22; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no-one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

Luisa Omielan

Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be 'with which to work'?

Sat 28 Oct: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £15.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon has been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo and Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02 and, most recently, Taskmaster.

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing smash hit show Am I Right Ladies?! to Perth. Her first show What Would Beyonce Do?! was hailed as 'one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade’ (The Guardian). Nominated for Best Comedy Show in Melbourne, sold out tours in 12 countries, released a book, crowdfunded a DVD and changed the face of comedy. There's no stopping Luisa.

'one of our most individual and interesting stand-ups'**** The Times 'sublimely brilliant, stunning' Time Out 'for 10 years he has been among the funniest men in Britain' The Mirror

‘You’ll have the time of your life and you’ll owe it all to her’ ***** Chortle

Age guidance 14+

Age guidance 18+

40 Comedy

Off The Kerb Productions presents

Box Office 01738 621031

Comedy 41


Principal Funders



Individuals Cathy & John Adamson Mr & Mrs Berry Mrs Berger Dr Blair Mrs Bowman & Mrs Cochrane Reverend & Mr Brown Mr Cameron Brigadier E D Cameron OBE Mr & Mrs Carson Mr Barry Cottam & Mrs Doreen Saxon


Mr Davidson Mr & Mrs Duthie Raymond Ellis Martin & Petronella Haldane Geoffrey Hall Iain and Margaret-Anne Halliday Dr Harper Jean Helling Sue Hendry Mr & Mrs MacQueen Mrs Mathieson Mr & Mrs McLennan

Mr Murray John & Carol Page Colin Peacock Mrs Simpson Mr & Mrs M Smith Mrs Stake Dr & Mrs Suckling Dr Sturrock & Mr Turner Rev PD & Mrs M. C. Thomson Dr & Mrs Williams and all those who wish to remain anonymous

Chat to the Development team about how you can support our work 01738 477749 or or

Enjoy the show Concert Hall SIDE BALCONY








Isla R




ree St



t ee Str



y Ha


Couper Angus A94






Main Street




Bells Sports Centre


eld nk






Dundee Roa d



e nd Du


Kings Place


Shore Road

burg h



More detailed seating plans are available on


44 Enjoy the Show

Join us on

Book online and choose your own seats at

Call us on 01738 621031 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm


Book in person Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Perth Concert Hall + Perth Theatre


Offers Pay £10 for a year's horsecross regular membership. Ticket and food offers where you see this logo. Also includes advance notice and priority booking where possible.


Going Green We aim to be as green as possible in all we do – for example we recycle and are working to reduce water and energy use. For more info see

Two 16 and unders go FREE with a paying adult where you see this logo. Limited availability.


Perth Theatre Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

Marshall Place

South Inch


S William Street





s an



Tay Street

King Street

Victoria Street

ay ilw





Canal Street



By making a donation, whether big or small, you will be helping support and sustain the work that we do.





We have an audio version of this brochure. Contact our Front of House Manager: Jen Hoy 01738 477745

Want to see behind the scenes at Perth Concert Hall? Come on a tour! Contact our Front of House Manager: Jen Hoy 01738 477745


South Street



t tree rie S Gow l St Commercia






High St


Bus Stn


St Johns Centre


eet Str





Perth Theatre

South Methven St


tree t

Perth Concert Hall Mill St

Council Offices

Mill St







Kinnoul Street

North Methven St





Police HQ




North Inch Atholl Street




e th Ca St oad R


Groups of 10 or more may reserve seats. Book 10 and get your 11th ticket free (selected shows).



We have a limited supply of booster seats for little ones; our restaurant provides high chairs, bottle warming and we are breastfeeding friendly. There are baby-changing facilities for men and women to use in the venues. We have All Gender Toilets at Perth Theatre.

Our venues are designed to be disability friendly with wheelchair spaces, stair lifts, induction loops, infrared enhanced hearing systems and staff who are trained to help. We provide other special services for certain shows. Visit our website or ask box office for details.

Booking fees are charged per ticket and go towards processing costs. Fees are waived for tickets £7.50 and under or if tickets are purchased in person by cash at Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall box office. The booking fee only applies to the first five tickets for any one event.

Perth Concert Hall Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

Black Watch Museum





Full conditions of sale are available at box office and on our website.

Where available concessions usually apply to 16 and under, Young Scots, unemployed, students, people with disabilities and senior citizens. Where possible, carers go free. Bring your ID when you collect tickets. All are subject to availability.






Terms and Conditions

Box Office 01738 621031

where you see this sign Lost tickets for reserved event only can be reprinted for 50p per ticket on the day of the performance.

Enjoy the Show 45

Classical Dance Music Theatre Christmas Join In Kids and Families Film Talks and Events Contemporary Art Comedy SEP Sat 2 – Sat 4 Nov Tue 5 – Tue 19 Dec Thu 7 Fri 8 – Fri 24 Nov Fri 8 Sun 10 Mon 11 Wed 20 – Wed 8 Nov Thu 21 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sun 24 Mon 25 Sat 30

Blow and Blast 32 Let’s Dance 32 Perth Film Society: Julieta 35 33 Little Stars: Creative Play The Celtic Sessions: Skerryvore 24 Jimmy Carr 40 Lunchtime Concerts: Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula 4 Horsecross Voices 33 Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera 5 Perth Film Society: A United Kingdom 35 Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO 8 Perth Piano Sundays: Richard Goode 6 Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story 16 Nicola Benedetti and Friends 7

OCT Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 – Wed 6 Dec Wed 11 + Wed 22 Nov Wed 11 – Thu 8 Mar Thu 12 Fri 13 Mon 16 Wed 18 Thu 19 Sat 21 Mon 23 Tue 24 Thu 26 Sat 28 + Sun 29 Sat 28 Mon 30

Dame Evelyn Glennie in Conversation 7 Perth Film Society: Toni Erdmann 35 Thank You For The Music 16 Perth Piano Sundays: Alexander Gavrylyuk 6 Perth Chamber Music: The Brodsky Quartet 10 The Sensational 60’s Experience 17 Coffee, Croissant & Art 39 Wine, Olives & Art 39 Women 39 Perth Concert Series: RSNO 8 The Ultimate Eagles 17 Lunchtime Concerts: Scottish Ensemble 4 Michael Kiwanuka 18 Perth Film Society: The Salesman 35 The Celtic Sessions: Breabach + Kris Drever 25 The Simon and Garfunkel Story 18 Elaine Paige 19 St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra 11 WOW Perth 2017 26 Luisa Omielan 40 Patsy Cline: The Concert She Never Gave 19

NOV Thu 2 Sun 5 Mon 6 Thu 9

46 At a glance

Perth Film Society: Things To Come 35 Perth Piano Sundays: Imogen Cooper 6 Lunchtime Concerts: Escher String Quartet 4 Perth Concert Series: SCO 9

Box Office 01738 621031

Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Tue 14 Thu 16 Thu 16 Sat 18, Sat 25 + Sun 26 Sat 18 Sun 19 Mon 20 Wed 22 Fri 24 Thu 30

Swan Lake 15 Perth Symphony Orchestra 10 Jon Richardson 41 The King is Back 20 Lulu 20 Perth Film Society: Graduation 35 Scottish Festival of Brass 21 Perth Chamber Music: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook 10 The Handmade Show 37 Lunchtime Concerts: Anna Fedorova 4 The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines 21 The Celtic Sessions: Julie Fowlis + Session A9 25 Perth Film Society: Sweet Dreams 35

DEC Sat 2 Sun 3 Mon 4 Tue 5 Wed 6 Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Dec – Sat 6 Jan Sat 9 Sat 9 Sun 10 Tue 12 + Wed 13 Fri 15 Sun 17 Wed 20 Thu 28 Sat 30

Strathallan School: A Musical Showcase 31 Handel’s Messiah 12 Lunchtime Concerts: Maxwell String Quartet 4 Perth Chamber Music: Jess Gillam & Jonathan Fisher 10 Warren Miller’s Line of Descent 36 Childline Christmas Concert 31 Kilgraston School: A Magical Movie Christmas 31 Aladdin 28 + 29 Skipinnish 22 Scottish Ensemble: A Winter Chorale 13 Perth Piano Sundays: Alexei Volodin 6 Dollar Academy Christmas Concert 31 Dunedin Consort: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio 13 Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook 22 + 31 RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman 12 + 31 Red Pine Timber Co 23 Funbox: Santa’s Funtastic Factory 31 + 34

COMING SOON Fri 5 Jan Sun 14 Jan Wed 17 Jan Fri 26 Jan Sun 4 Feb Sun 11 Feb Mon 19 Feb Wed 21 Feb Thu 22 Feb Sun 25 Feb Wed 7 Mar Sun 1 Apr Wed 11 Apr Sun 15 Apr Fri 27 Apr Sun 13 May

SCO New Year Gala Concert 14 Perth Piano Sundays: Scottish Ensemble & Royal Conservatoire see website Perth Chamber Music: Sinopia String Quartet 10 Paul Carrack 23 RSNO: The Music of Star Wars 14 + 34 Perth Piano Sundays: Llyr Williams see website Perth Chamber Music: Cavendish Winds 10 see website Brendan Cole Perth Concert Series: RSNO 9 Perth Piano Sundays: Steven Osborne see website Perth Chamber Music: The Schubert Ensemble 10 Perth Piano Sundays: Susan Tomes see website Perth Concert Series: SCO 9 Perth Piano Sundays: Alasdair Beatson see website Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO 9 Perth Piano Sundays: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet see website

At a glance 47

Visit Perth Theatre Café & Bar and Glassrooms Café at Perth Concert Hall for breakfast, lunch and pre-show meals, freshly prepared using only the finest local ingredients. Glassrooms Café Open Mon - Sat: 9am - 4.30pm Pre-show meals: 5pm - 7pm Tel: 01738 477724 Perth Theatre Café & Theatre Bar Open Mon - Thu: 9am - 7pm Fri + Sat: 9am - 11pm Tel: 01738 477755

Thanks to our partners and funders

Perth Concert Hall + Perth Theatre Autumn/Winter 2017 Brochure  

The latest brochure of events from Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre.

Perth Concert Hall + Perth Theatre Autumn/Winter 2017 Brochure  

The latest brochure of events from Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre.