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‘household names, fresh new talent, international artists and local stars from Perth Concert Hall to venues right on your doorstep!’

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Welcome to a sensational summer season from Horsecross Arts!

Our programme is jam-packed with music, drama, dance shows, family fun and join-in activities to keep you entertained over the coming months.

As well as popular regular events including the extensive and exciting Perth Festival of the Arts, the increasingly well-attended Perth Piano Sundays series and the seventh annual Southern Fried Festival of American Roots music, we are taking the work of Perth Theatre out and about across the area and we are delighted to welcome West End musical, Fame. We present household names, fresh new talent, international artists and local stars in a range of settings from Perth Concert Hall’s acoustically acclaimed auditorium to venues right on your doorstep! Whether you want to throw yourself into an aerial skills workshop - part of our wide-ranging creative learning programme – relax over lunch in our bright and bustling Glassrooms Café, or enjoy one of the many fantastic shows we have lined up, we hope to see you very soon. The transformation of Perth Theatre is gathering pace; we expect to be on site later this year with plans to reopen our beautifully restored and redeveloped theatre in early 2017. See page 27 for more info and to find out how you can get involved. Colin McMahon, Chief Executive


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CONTENTS Classical

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Music

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Drama

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Dance

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Kids and Families 29 Talks and Events

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Join In

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Visual Art

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At a glance

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Tickets + Info

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Thanks to our funders, sponsors and partners members of

Horsecross Arts Ltd is a charity registered in Scotland, no SC022400

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‘Alasdair Beatson...a major Scottish musical figure... pristine pianism...musicianship of the highest order’

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MUSICAL IMMERSION Summer 2014 sees the conclusion of our highly successful first series of Perth Piano Sundays. Perth born star Alasdair Beatson is with us in April followed by a thrilling concert for two pianos with Simon Crawford-Phillips and Phillip Moore including Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The series concludes with Denis Kozhukhin whose recent New York performance was described as ‘dazzling…The audience gave Mr. Kozhukhin a standing ovation.’ New York Times. The combination of a Sunday carvery or high tea with a recital of great music by a great artist in a great hall seems to be irresistible with more and more people attending. The summer also includes a staged performance of Britten’s hilarious Albert Herring from St Andrews Opera and two Handel performances in St John’s Kirk by Ludus Baroque. Add to this, performances at Perth Festival of the Arts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko, The Sixteen and Miloš Karadaglić, and we have a fabulous summer of music to look forward to. James Waters Creative Director, Classical Music

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Alasdair Beatson

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Sun 27 Apr: 3pm Bartók 3 Rondos on Folk Tunes Janáček In the Mists Beethoven Sonata in A, Op.101 Schumann Carnaval

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Perth-born Alasdair Beatson is building a very distinguished career as a recitalist and chamber musician. A regular visitor to London’s Wigmore Hall, he is particularly renowned for his Schumann interpretations.

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Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore Sun 18 May: 3pm Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

3pm at Perth Concert Hall presented by Michael Tumelty

A wonderful programme of music for two pianos. Anyone who has ever heard the two piano version of The Rite of Spring will never forget it and paired with Rachmaninov’s wonderfully romantic Symphonic Dances, it makes a Perth Piano Sunday to remember.

Some of the world’s best players visit Perth for this exceptional series of piano concerts on a Sunday afternoon. Join us for lunch beforehand, or high tea afterwards, to make the perfect day out in Perth.

Denis Kozhukhin

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Book a traditional two-course Sunday carvery before the concert for £12.50 or a post-concert high tea for just £9.50 (spaces limited)

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Sun 15 Jun: 3pm Haydn Sonata in F major HB 16/23 Brahms Sonata No.1 Liszt Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude 5 Transcendental études Well-known in Perth for his extraordinary performances with the SSO, the depth of Denis Kozhukhin’s musicianship is shown by the variety of this programme. A scintillating end to our series.

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Residency 26-29 April

The Scottish Ensemble is returning to Perth for their second jam-packed City Residency. Events include:

SE Piano Promenade

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Sat 26 Apr: 2pm | Salutation Hotel Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major

Tue 29 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Sat 26 Apr: 3.30pm | St John’s Kirk Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major tea and cake available following the performance

Sat 26 Apr: 5pm | Perth Concert Hall Schubert Piano Quintet in A major ‘Trout’ Perth-born pianist Alasdair Beatson joins the Ensemble for an afternoon musical promenade, performing three dynamic masterpieces in three venues in three hours! Tickets are available separately for each 40 min performance, but full chamber music immersion is recommended! Single tickets £7 Three-concert ticket £15

For a full list of residency events - including an informal performance event at The Bothy see www.scottishensemble.co.uk

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Stout/McKay Sunstone (new material) Sally Beamish Seavaigers Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor Various Composers Scottish Variations (SE new commission) Jonathan Morton, violin Catriona McKay, Scottish harp Chris Stout, fiddle The Scottish Ensemble teams up with folk super-duo Chris Stout and Catriona McKay for Seavaigers – an evocative work which describes a dramatic sea journey from Dundee to Shetland. In Bach’s instantly recognisable Concerto for Two Violins, SE Leader Jonathan Morton and Chris Stout perform the solo violin parts, creating a dialogue between folk and classical traditions.

Pre-concert event at 6.45pm £13, £5 students, under 16s free when accompanied with a paying adult (includes booking fee)

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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 art tour and you will have refreshment for body and soul!

Callum Smart in Recital

Great Piano Quintets

Mon 2 Jun: 1pm Bach Allegro from Sonata in G minor Mozart Sonata in G K301 Fauré Violin Sonata in A Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Mon 5 May: 1pm Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Ades Piano Quintet Michael Tumelty, presenter Hebrides Ensemble plays two masterpieces of the piano quintet repertoire. Brahms’ F Minor Quintet is a truly sensational piece of chamber music on a symphonic scale with passionate melodies and dark romantic colours. Thomas Ades is one of the most exciting composers of today.

Callum Smart, violin Gordon Back, piano Callum Smart attracted wide public attention at the age of thirteen when, as a BBC Young Musician Finalist, he played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra. He offers a programme ranging from the baroque to the virtuoso fireworks of Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

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Reserve a table in our Glassrooms café and choose from our tempting new daytime menu - 01738 477724 or glassrooms@horsecross.co.uk

Art Tour

Join curator Iliyana Nedkova for a free tour of our current exhibition after the concert. Meet at the bottom of the mezzanine stairs to walk and talk for about 20 minutes. For further details about the exhibition, see pages 40 + 41.

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Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth with Ludus Baroque

Fri 2 May: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk Ludus Baroque Beauty Anna Dennis, soprano Deceit Emma de Negri, soprano Truth Tim Mead, counter-tenor Pleasure Ed Lyon, tenor Time Ben Bevan, baritone Richard Neville-Towle, conductor

‘This was a very special evening of world-class music... Ludus Baroque’s concerts are usually described as unmissable. I was so glad to have caught this performance’ Bachtrack

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Fri 16 May: 7.30pm The Famous Grouse Experience, Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

Renowned Scottish tenor, BBC presenter and entertainer Jamie MacDougall invites you to join him for an evening of INSPIRATIONS.

Handel’s powerful and emotional oratorio The Triumph of Time and Truth brings together a tour de force of baroque choral singing with five stunning operatic soloists. Here is the tale of Beauty, beguiled by Pleasure’s promise of eternal youth, cajoled by Deceit, but who is ultimately tempered by Time and Truth.

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Jamie MacDougall: Inspirations Tour

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The show includes songs from every genre of music - opera to Broadway musical to traditional Scottish. All songs have a special story to tell and have inspired Jamie throughout his twenty-five year career in the music industry. Expect to hear everything from Pavarotti - the king of high C’s, to Elvis - the king of rock ’n’ roll. Join Jamie MacDougall and accompanist Michael Barnett in the intimate setting of The Famous Grouse Experience, Crieff, for what promises to be a spectacular evening of music, song and a few laughs! £15; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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There will be a pre-opera talk in the Norie-Miller Studio at 6.30pm. Please book a free ticket in advance from the Box Office. Revival, sung in English £26 - £39; no concessions MEAL (includes booking fee)

Fri 23 May: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk

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‘English Touring Opera puts on an absolutely gorgeous production of The Magic Flute… the array of costumes could have come from Vivienne Westwood’s catwalk’ Daily Telegraph

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Thu 22 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall The Magic Flute has enchanted music and theatre lovers of all ages for more than two hundred years. With charm and wit, it tells the story of a terrifying and joyful journey in pursuit of love, wisdom and happiness.

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Schubert ‘Trout’ Quintet Percy Grainger Shepherd’s Hey! Mock Morris Handel in the Strand, Country Gardens Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals One of Britain’s finest chamber ensembles, Primavera has created an enviable reputation with an accolade of reviews at international festivals across Britain and Europe, alongside many appearances on the South Bank and Wigmore Hall. £21; concessions £19; school children £11 (includes booking fee)

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sun 25 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Tue 27 May: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk John Sheppard Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria William Mundy Adolescentulus sum ego Richard Davy O Domine caeli terraeque Sheppard Libera No.1 and No.2 In manus tuas 1 In manus tuas 3 Davy Ah, mine heart, remember thee well Mundy Vox patris caelestis

The Brewin Dolphin Festival Concert

Elgar In the South Stewart Copeland Percussion Concerto Prokofiev Symphony No.6 Conducted by Vasily Petrenko Established in 1840, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is the UK’s oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra. Tonight’s programme includes the Scottish premiere of a percussion concerto by Stewart Copeland, former drummer with The Police. £26 - £39; concessions £24 - £37; school children £11 (includes booking fee)

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The Sixteen - Choral Pilgrimage The Voice of the Turtle Dove - inspiring music in glorious buildings supported by DUNARD FUND

Conducted by Harry Christophers For its fourteenth Choral Pilgrimage, The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of Renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy. £27; concessions £25 (includes booking fee)

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Nocturne - The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin

Fri 30 May: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk A programme of words and music scripted and adapted from letters and diaries by Lucy Parham, former Piano Winner of the BBC TV Young Musician of the Year. Chronicling the romantic life of one of the greatest and most popular compoers for solo piano - Frédéric Chopin, readings by Dame Harriet Walter and Henry Goodman are interspersed with some of his most loved and poignant compositions. ‘A passionate, humorous and deeply moving portrait of the relationship between Chopin and Sand’ Music Web International £19.50; concessions £17.50 (includes booking fee)

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Music on a Saturday Morning

Sat 31 May: 11am | St John’s Kirk Colleen Nicoll, soprano Andrew Johnston, piano Soprano Colleen Nicoll grew up in Highland Perthshire. She is currently studying for a Masters in vocal performance at Trinity Conservatoire of Music, in London. The programme will include works by Handel, Strauss, Duparc, Reynaldo Hahn, Mozart, Britten and Francis George Scott. Colleen is generously supported by The Bacher Trust. £11; concessions £9 (includes booking fee) Free for school children, available on the door

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Royal Northern Sinfonia with Miloš Karadaglić

Sat 31 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall Prokofiev Classical Symphony Barber Adagio Karadaglić solo pieces Mozart Symphony No. 38 ‘Prague’ Rodrigo Concerto de Aranjuez One of the hottest properties in classical music, guitarist Miloš Karadaglić joins Royal Northern Sinfonia for an exciting programme that includes Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez. ‘a guitarist...who allows his personality to sing through the music with taste and intelligence’ Gramophone £26 - £33.50; concessions £24 - £31.50; MEAL school children £11 (includes booking fee) PRE-SHOW

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Wed 6 Aug: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk Ludus Baroque Richard Neville-Towle, director

Britten’s A fully staged performance by St Andrews Opera Sat 28 Jun: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall Michael Downes, conductor Tania Holland Williams, director A village is so shocked by the lack of virtue in its girls that it decides to elect a King of the May instead of a Queen. Genuinely hilarious, Albert Herring is set to some of Britten’s most charming music. £18.50, £14.50, £12.50; concessions £16.50, £12.50, £9 (includes booking fee) 10

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Ludus Baroque chamber orchestra and choir are joined onstage by Horsecross Voices and Perthshire community choirs in a choral bonanza. Imposing choruses, lyrical solo singing and virtuosic playing made Handel the Andrew Lloyd-Webber of 18th century London and another fabulous evening of great singing at St John’s Kirk is in prospect. ‘a very special evening of world-class music’ Bachtrack ‘crack group of British early-musickers’ New York Times £21, £16; concessions £19, £14.50 (includes booking fee)

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A Commonwealth Celebration

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Mon 1 Sep: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

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Thu 8 May: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall More than 200 young musicians from throughout Perth & Kinross present a mixture of classical and light music. One of the most popular concerts of the music services season!

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Perth & Kinross Primary Schools’

Allan Young, conductor Craig Scrimgeour, leader Perth Youth Orchestra presents its Finale Concert for 2013:2014 with a performance of varied repertoire including two talented local soloists as well as Perth Youth Orchestra’s own commissioned piece, Tapestries, by Kenneth Platts. £11; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Fri 11 Jul: 6pm | Perth Concert Hall William Walton Crown Imperial Max Bruch Violin Concerto Peter Longworth Ludi - Partita for Orchestra Eric Coates The Three Elizabeths Roland Kieft, conductor Jessica Coleman, violin NYOS Junior Orchestra performs a sparkling programme including the world premiere of Peter Longworth’s Ludi-Partita and Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto. £13; concessions £9 (includes booking fee); MEAL 16 and under £5 PRE-SHOW

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‘a big hitter attracting some of the biggest names in American roots music to the Scottish heartlands.’ The List

SOUTHERN ACCENTS As always, the highlight of the summer is our seventh Southern Fried Festival of American Roots music which takes place over the weekend of 25 - 27 July. We’re delighted to have secured two fantastic headline artists Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash, backed up by the usual supporting cast of cult heroes and emerging acts across a wide range of musical styles alongside a great mix of workshops, talks, free gigs and fantastic southern food and drink. Look out for the full lineup to be announced in April. Elsewhere in the programme we have a very fitting concert to mark 100 years since the outbreak of WWI in Far, Far From Ypres on Saturday 30 August. Written and produced by Ian McCalman and narrated by Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson, the show features over 20 of Scotland’s finest folk artists including Barbara Dickson and Dick Gaughan. A week later, on Saturday 6 September, we welcome The King of Ghosts, a thrilling new collaborative project involving the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and rising Indian music star Soumik Datta performing his new score to the 1969 Bollywood movie Gupi Gayen, Baghi Bayen, which will be projected above the musicians. This is a rare chance to see an innovative, multi-media project like this in Perth and we hope to see you there. Andy Shearer, Creative Director, Contemporary Music

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European Brass Band Championships

Roll Wyn James presents

Thu 1 May: 7.30pm European Soloist Competition Brass & Percussion and Gala Concert

Mon 5 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall The Roll Wyn James band returns to Perth, this time in our main auditorium, to wow the audience with another evening of lively, foot-tapping tunes. They will showcase the best from all their albums including The Blues No.4 and The Blues No.5.

Part of the European Festival of Brass 2014 Thu 1 – Sun 4 May | Perth Concert Hall

£11; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Fri 2 May: 5pm European Brass Band Championships B Section Set Work and Championship Section Own Choice SOLD OUT £31; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Sat 3 May: 9am: European Brass Band Championships B Section Set Work and A Section Own Choice £31; no concessions(includes booking fee)

8pm: Festival of Brass Gala Concert

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Sun 4 May: 10am: European Youth Day Morning Concert £11; no concessions (including booking fee)

12pm: European Youth Brass Band Contest £11 (including booking fee);16 and under £5

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Sunday Day Ticket £16 (including booking fee); £11, 16 & under

Fantastic with special guests The New Madrids

Stroke victim Alwyn James plays harmonica and the band is completed by three musical associates and great friends - Paul Henderson, Chris Agnew and Kevin Smith. Supporting the band this evening are special guests The New Madrids who will perform a semi acoustic set showcasing some tracks from their new album Through The Heart of Town. ‘grooving, driving, kicking and bluesing… a really great evening, which was memorable for more than its music alone’ That Hideous Man blogspot £9 (includes booking fee); concessions £4

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Following the great success of his Thick as a Brick tour, legendary Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson will be coming to town, with the release of his new concept album Homo Erraticus. Ian will be joined by his band, featuring John O’Hara on keyboards, bassist David Goodier, guitarist Florian Opahle and drummer Scott Hammond £33, £29, £27; no concessions (includes booking fee) PRE-SHOW

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Fri 9 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £25; concessions £22 (includes booking fee)

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and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Sat 24 May: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall Everyone adores Alison Moyet; the Basildon punk, the high priestess of electronic pop, and the peerless soul singer who has warmed our big British hearts since the early 1980s.

Sat 24 May: 8pm | The Grampian Hotel

Jools Holland sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

Fri 23 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall As always, Jools continues to dazzle audiences across the UK with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and their exuberant live performances. They have just come off an extensive UK tour and, for the 21st year in a row, celebrated the dawn of the new year with the whole nation on BBC2’s New Year’s Eve T V Show Jools’ Annual Hootenanny. Jools is joined by special guests Melanie C and Marc Almond plus guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall with support £38; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Alison Moyet

Alison has received critical acclaim for her Top 5 album the minutes. This concert places the minutes centre stage and will also focus on the significant electronic material in her back catalogue. ‘A musical resurrection in the making’ The Huffington Post £33; concessions £31 (includes booking fee)

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Festival Ceilidh

The Ceilidh Band members include stalwarts from the traditional music world who are as at home playing large concert venues as intimate bothy cèilidhs. On fiddle is Iain MacFarlane (Blazin’ Fiddles), Colm O’Rua (Daimh) on banjo, Dougie Hunter (Hoogie) on accordion and Ingrid Henderson (Cliar) on piano. Formed for the sheer fun of playing good music together their unique blend of West Coast dance music should get your toes tapping. £13.50; concessions £11.50 (includes booking fee); school children £5


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The World’s Leading Brass Ensemble... Thu 29 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall This septet from Vienna is probably the strangest brass ensemble ever.

Fri 30 May: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall

Mnozil Brass

With their musical virtuosity mixed with their unique kind of comedy the only way to describe Mnozil Brass is possibly to label them as the Monty Python of the music world. With 120 performances a year worldwide (from UK to Japan), they are currently the most famous music ensemble in the world with some of their YouTube videos attracting over one million viewers. They really have to be seen to be believed! £21; concessions £19 (includes booking fee)

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Scouting for Girls

The concert comes following the release of their Greatest Hits album in 29 July 2013, a compilation which includes two brand new songs, including new single Millionaire, as well as favourites including She’s So Lovely, Heartbeat, This Ain’t A Love Song and Elvis Ain’t Dead. Over the course of three sparkling, lifeaffirming, Top 10 albums, Scouting For Girls have made the journey from playing pubs in Harrow and Ruislip to headlining Wembley Arena and the Albert Hall. This, then, is the tale of three friends who followed their dream, seduced a nation and sold two million records along the way. £20.50; concessions £18.50 (includes booking fee)

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Dougie MacLean & Friends

The Perthshire Cantata - World Premiere Sun 1 Jun: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall The Perthshire Cantata is an original songbased composition using Perthshire themes in the inspiration and lyric, incorporating traditional roots based and contemporary styles. This work is arranged by John Logan and features Dougie MacLean, Ross Ainslie, Sorren MacLean, Hannah Fisher, Jamie MacLean, Laura-Beth Salter, Greg Lawson and Lorna McLaren. Sponsored by Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust.

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In Safe Hands

Fri 20 Jun: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall In Safe Hands showcases the young talent emerging in Scotland in the Traditional Scottish genre. The gig includes performances from The Elephant Sessions, Gria, Larsa and Charlie and Pablo and also includes a performance from Horsecross’ own Gordon Duncan Experience - the Celtic youth trad big band based at Perth Concert Hall. The bands and musicians playing this gig are evidence that the rich tradition of music is safe for the future. Whether you like your traditional music straight or with a bit of a twist, In Safe Hands has something for everyone. aqe guidance: 14+ £9 (includes booking fee); concessions £7.50

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Celebration Gala Concert by

The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland

Presented by Alasdair Hutton Sat 2 Aug: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall A musical feast provided by The National Children’s Brass Band of Scotland, The National Youth Reserve Brass Band of Scotland and The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. Led by esteemed conductors Russell Gray, John Boax and Gordon Evans. £10 (includes booking fee); concessions £7 Family ticket (max 2 adults) £20

The Absolute Elvis Show Starring Johnny Lee Memphis and special guest Pete Storm

Sat 23 Aug: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall Scotland’s very own Johnny Lee Memphis’ incredible vocal range, stage presence and likeness to The King earned him the inaugural title of World Champion at the Elvis World Cup in 2010, and he was crowned European Champion at the beginning of this year. Johnny is joined by the JLM band featuring The Graceland Horns, the Memphis Belles singers and multi award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist Pete Storm. This stunning, spine-tingling show is a great night out for Elvis fans and music-lovers alike. £19; concessions £13 (includes booking fee)

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Traditional music sessions open to all players - and listeners! Sun 4 May: Bluegrass Session led by Laura-Beth Salter and Laura Wilkie* Sun 18 May: Led by Pete Clark and friends Sun 1 Jun: Singers’ Session Led by Doris Rougvie and Jim McGill Sun 15 Jun: Led by Alistair Cassidy and friends Sun 6 Jul: Led by Ali Turner and friends FREE Sun 20 Jul: Led by Mhairi MacKinnon and Ron Jappy Sun 3 Aug: Led by The Scottish Newfoundlanders Sun 17 Aug: Singers’ Session Led by Margaret Bennett and friends * See page 36 for bluegrass workshop info.

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written and produced by Ian McCalman Sat 30 Aug: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

A powerful and poignant show marking a century since the beginning of WWI featuring over 20 of Scotland’s leading folk artists. An all-star cast including Dick Gaughan, Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Sangsters, Stephen Quigg, Ian Bruce and Sineag MacIntyre remain on stage throughout the show, singing the ‘trench’,‘marching’ and Music Hall songs of the time while soloists come to the middle of the stage and perform songs, both contemporary and traditional, about the Great War. Narrated by BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson. £21; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Aly and Phil Thu 4 Sep: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall Spend an unforgettable evening in the company of ‘the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear’ and enjoy Aly and Phil’s irrepressible sense of fun and quick-witted story telling. £22; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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A unique cinematic collaboration between Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Edinburgh Mela festival, and rising world music star Soumik Datta.

A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate Rusby’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel.

Live scenes from the classic 1969 film, Gupi Gayen, Baghi Bayen, by Oscar-winning Bollywood master Satyajit Ray are projected on screens above the musicians as they weave Indian folk rhythms, contemporary sounds and rich orchestral textures in Dutta’s brand new score. £15; concessions £13 (includes booking fee)

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Kate Rusby

Sat 6 Sep: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

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The King of Ghosts

Kate will entertain with a choice of much loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making. ‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition’ Sunday Times £21; under 12’s £13; no concessions (includes booking fee) HX

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‘exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket-sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit’ Daily Telegraph 01738 621031

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A DYNAMIC , ALL NEW PRODUCTION RE-IMAGINED AND RE-MIXED FOR 2014! MU SIC +

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‘BREATHTAKING’ The Independent

‘SENSATIONAL’

‘A FEEL-GOOD TRIUMPH’

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Mon 11 Aug – Sat 16 Aug

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Perth Concert Hall

Book your tickets now to be part of the magic! Based on the Oscar winning musical film and hugely successful TV series; FAME – THE MUSICAL is back – and it’s gonna live forever! Brought bang up to date this exciting new production will take you on a hi-octane roller coaster ride through dizzy heights and crashing lows as a group of star-struck wannabes embark on their quest for the ultimate accolade – fame. Set in the New York of today at the world famous High School for Performing Arts New York, young talented hopefuls undertake the journey of their lives. Ambition, triumph, heartbreak and romance conspire to steer them off course, Date

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and the pressure is too much for some. But, these kids are determined to live forever and FAME is the feel-good sensation that you will never forget! Bursting with dynamic dance routines and unforgettable songs that have been reimagined for 2014 including; Fame and Let’s Play a Love Scene, FAME – THE MUSICAL has enjoyed seven West End runs since premiering in the USA in 1988 and continues to be performed all over the world.

Prices

16 and under

Mon 11 Aug 7.30pm £23, £21, £19, £16

£16

Tue 12 Aug

7.30pm £31, £28, £26, £21

£16

Wed 13 Aug 7.30pm £31, £28, £26, £21

£16

Thu 14 Aug

1pm

£23, £21, £19, £16

£16

Thu 14 Aug

7.30pm £31, £28, £26, £21

£16

Fri 15 Aug

7.30pm £36, £33, £31, £26

£21

Sat 16 Aug

2.30pm £31, £28, £26, £21

£16

Sat 16 Aug

7.30pm £36, £33, £31, £26

£21

Early bird: £5 off Tue - Thu tickets if booked before 30 April Group bookings: £5 off tickets Tue-Thu + Sat matinee or £2 off tickets Fri + Sat for groups of 10+ Thursday fancy dress party night: student tickets £15

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2 courses £13.50 3 courses £17.50

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★ ★ ★ ★ ‘delightful…polished entertainment. Thanks to...Miller’s smart choreography, you’re really left rooting for these people.’ The Times

A FRESH TAKE Welcome to the Spring season at Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall. It is with huge pride I join such a wonderful establishment, to work alongside an amazing company of people to bring you the best in entertainment. I am particularly excited to be bringing you two pieces of new writing, which will tour pubs in Perthshire. Written by two contrasting current voices in Scottish playwriting; Alan Bisset and Peter Arnott, this is the starting point to our commitment to new writing in our new studio space. And let’s not forgot our traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty which will be housed in the concert hall while our beautiful theatre is under renovation. Brought to you by the same team as Mother Goose and Cinderella, we are also delighted to have Barrie Hunter back as our Panto Dame! This is an extremely exciting time for Perth Theatre and I hope you will join us on an eclectic ride showcasing classics, new writing and the best in touring productions. Kenny Miller,

Associate Director, Theatre

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Perth Theatre OUT AND ABOUT

Cross Country Stories

Tue 10 - Fri 27 Jun ★ Various Venues ★ Age guidance: 16+ ★ £5; no concessions Face by Peter Arnott

One woman talks, one face in the crowd starts talking, out of nowhere: Scottish people. We never feel anything properly...it doesn’t seem to matter what it is...we bottle it up, don’t we, we send it round our insides...till love and pain coil and coil tighter and tighter until we get cancer...or one night in a pub we just start talking and we don’t seem to able to stop. Morag is not the type to go into pubs, but tonight she will have a wee sit down near you and let you in on her secrets. Sometimes funny, sometimes stark, always engrossing, In Peter Arnott’s Face you will find yourself drawn into the drama and disappointments of Morag’s life as she bares her soul in this most intimate of settings.

Jacquoranda by Alan Bissett

Jacqueline (pure name “Jacquoranda”) has seen the light. She’s conquered her demons, achieved inner peace and met the man of her dreams. Or has she? Grab a drink and pull up a chair for a group therapy session with a difference! Put yourself in Jacquoranda’s hands in this highly interactive and entertaining play by Alan Bissett, and let her guide you through a voyage of self-discovery. Or something like that. Just make sure you keep an eye on your drink at all times! As Jacquoranda teeters on the edge of the wagon, she slowly reveals the truth behind her newly enlightened status and the audience, in turn, achieve a breakthrough of their own. Just not the one you’re expecting...

Face by Peter Arnott Tue 10 Jun: 8pm Wed 11 Jun: 8pm Thu 12 Jun: 8pm Fri 13 Jun: 8pm Tue 17 Jun: 8pm Wed 18 Jun: 8pm Thu 19 Jun: Fri 20 Jun: 8pm Sat 21 Jun: 8pm Tue 24 Jun: 8pm Wed 25 Jun: 8pm Thu 26 Jun: 6pm Fri 27 Jun: 8pm Sat 28 Jun: 8pm

The Green Hotel, Kinross Kenmore Hotel, Kenmore McKays Bar & Restaurant, Pitlochry The Famous Grouse Experience, Crieff Blair Atholl Village Hall, Blair Atholl Dunning Hotel, Dunning Taybank Hotel, Dunkeld (6pm) Redrooms, Perth Theatre Redrooms, Perth Theatre

Jacquoranda by Alan Bissett

The Green Hotel, Kinross Kenmore Hotel, Kenmore McKays Bar & Restaurant, Pitlochry (8pm) The Famous Grouse Experience, Crieff Blair Atholl Village Hall, Blair Atholl Dunning Hotel, Dunning Taybank Hotel, Dunkeld Redrooms, Perth Theatre Redrooms, Perth Theatre

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Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Entertaining Mr Sloane London Classic Theatre

Mon 26 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall Kath and her elderly father, Kemp, live in a house on the outskirts of a rubbish dump. Their drab existence is interrupted by the arrival of a new lodger, the enigmatic Mr Sloane. Provocative and sexually ambiguous, Sloane soon has both Kath and her brother, Ed, competing for his favours. But all is not as it seems. Behind Sloane’s nonchalant demeanour lies a calculating psychopath with a dark and secretive past. Seduction, blackmail and murder lie waiting in the wings... This revival of LCT’s 2003 production of the play celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Joe Orton’s classic black comedic farce. £19.50; concessions £17.50 (includes booking fee)

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Perth Festival of the Arts presents The Reduced Shakespeare Company

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

The Confessions of Gordon Brown

- Abridged (revised)

Fri 30 + Sat 31 May: 7pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

Wed 28 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall All 37 plays in 97 minutes! An irreverent, fastpaced romp through the Bard’s plays.

In a candid portrait of life inside Downing Street, Gordon Brown hilariously exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister, the stab-in-the-back plottings, the betrayals and most importantly - the hair gel.

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Ian Grieve stars in this brand new one-man satire by Emmy-nominated Scots writer and director Kevin Toolis.

‘Pithier than Python. Irresistible’ New York Times

£19; concessions £17 (includes booking fee) MEAL

£21; concessions £19 (includes booking fee)

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««««‘Brown, a Macbeth crossed with Lear’ Daily Telegraph PRE-SHOW


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Transform Perth Theatre

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With its long history of artistic innovation and excellence, Perth Theatre has been at the heart of cultural life in Perth for over a century. The Transform Perth Theatre project will restore and conserve one of Scotland’s oldest and best loved theatres. As well as creating a 225 seat studio theatre to allow for small-scale productions we currently are unable to accommodate and creative learning spaces for our inspirational community projects. To date we’ve received generous pledges of £13.5m, but to ensure the theatre is fully equipped with the facilities and furnishings our audience and artists deserve, we are seeking a further fundraising target of £1.5m. You can show your support in a number of ways, either by Donating £1 or more when buying a ticket or Sponsoring a Seat. For further details go to www.transformperththeatre.co.uk We couldn’t do this without your love and dedication of the arts in Perthshire and everyone at Horsecross would like to thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

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Stars of Strictly Come Dancing Pasha and Katya

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and their Spectacular Dance Troupe Tue 3 Jun: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Pasha and Katya along with their stunning dancers bring you their spectacular brand new ballroom and Latin show - a carnival of music, dance, costumes and sparkles! There will be fiery cha cha cha, romantic waltz, passionate rumba and dramatic paso doble and their stunning choreography will be further enhanced by an array of lighting and special effects in a truly interactive experience with audience participation. It is all that you have seen on TV and much, much more - a truly spectacular evening of dance and entertainment for the whole family. £25; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Sat 14 Jun: 2pm + 7pm | Perth Concert Hall Come along and join the kids and adults from JGN Dance Attic as they take to the stage again to perform their high impact energetic must see dance show. £16; 16 and under £11; no concessions (includes booking fee) 28

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KID S& M FA ILI ES +

Fri 12 Dec - Fri 26 Dec ★ Perth Concert Hall

We couldn’t let the people of Perth miss out on our traditional family panto while we restore and redevelop our lovely theatre, oh no we couldn’t! So, Perth Concert Hall has stepped in to stage the festive favourite, created by the same team which brought you last year’s smash hit Cinderella. The Princess is cursed - when she turns twenty one, she will prick her finger on a spindle...and die.

Luckily her fairy godmother’s own spell means the Princess will only sleep until she is woken by true love’s kiss. But true love is hard to find… Join us to cheer the goodies and boo the baddies for this year’s roller coaster of a family panto and play your part in helping the Princess and her friends live happily ever after.

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Children’s Classic Concerts Bongos and Brass

aGE 4+

Sat 26 Apr: 2pm | Perth Concert Hall

Bongos and Brass is an action-packed interactive concert brought to you by family favourites Children’s Classic Concerts. Featuring CCC’s own charismatic presenters, percussion superstars Owen and Olly and their best mates Thistle Brass, Bongos and Brass moves effortlessly from hilarious musical mayhem to stunning virtuoso performances. There will be lots of chances to participate and have a laugh with the performers, while enjoying some amazing music. See the instruments up close and learn more from some of the best young professionals in the UK. You might even get the chance to join Owen and Olly on stage! ★★★★★ ‘Brilliant’ The Herald ‘Audience participation, top-notch playing … silliness from hosts Owen and Olly (and) at the heart of the concert(… ) a musical education that left the audience with more than they came in with’ The Scotsman £10.50 (includes booking fee); concessions £6.50

Imaginate Festival on Tour presents

The Last Great Hunt

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Wed 21 May: 1.30pm | Perth Concert Hall The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music, telling the tale of a quiet hero, Alvin, and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean. Having charmed audiences worldwide, and received countless five star reviews and awards, this exquisite one-man show is a heart-warming and beautiful experience that’s a remarkable pocket masterpiece of invention, staging and performance. ‘absorbing, touching and uplifting’ The Australian ‘...an endearing Australian solo show...akin to a theatrical Wall-E’ New York Times £7; concessions £5

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Starcatchers + Katy Wilson present

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Wed 2 - Sat 5 Jul | Perth Studio Theatre Blue Block Studio and Yellow Valley is anexciting programme of creative play and storytelling for babies and young children aged 0-4 and their grown-ups which is part of the Culture 2014 programme celebrating the Commonwealth Games.

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BluE Block Studio

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Fri 4 Jul: 10.30am + 2pm Sat 5 Jul: 10.30am Musical-storytelling for children aged 2 to 4yrs. African music, vocal effects and energetic performances tell the tale of a feisty little girl and her animal friends who strike up a disagreement with a cheekier little girl and all her animal friends across the valley. Inspired by Kenyan children’s book Who’s Calling by Charity Waciuma.

Wed 2 Jul: 10.30am, 12.30pm + 2.30pm aGE Thu 3 Jul: 10.30am + 1.30pm 0 - 24 moNths Fri 4 Jul: 12.30pm Sat 5 Jul: 12pm A creative play space designed for babies under 24 months. It offers the opportunity for adult and baby to play together in an inspiring and beautiful environment. Touch, watch,listen, build and explore in a friendly space for adult and baby to discover together. Created by: Katy Wilson, Ewan Sinclair, Kim Moore, Kate Bonney

£9 for adult plus baby; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Created & directed by Xana Marwick Created & performed by Drew Wrigh

£6; concessions £4

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Brand new live show!

ND M FA ILI ES +

Sat 9 Aug: 12pm + 3pm Wed 9 Jul: 1pm + 4pm Thu 10 Jul: 10am + 1pm

Perth Concert Hall

£16.50; under 16s £14.50; Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £58 (includes booking fee)

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Perth Concert Hall

Dress in bright colours from head to toe for the Funfair. £13.50; Family Saver £50; Groups 10+ £10.50 (includes booking fee); Babes in arms (under 12 months) £2


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British Natural Bodybuilding Federation presents the 2014

Scottish Natural Bodybuilding Championships

Sun 8 Jun: 1pm | Perth Concert Hall Back in Perth Concert Hall for the fourth time, the contest brings in the best natural bodybuilders from all over Scotland, men and women from teens to over 60s. Who will be crowned this year’s Scottish Champions and head to the British finals to represent Scotland? Come along and make plenty noise to show your support. The show is sure to be a great spectacle and audience support is essential. Come and be heard and let us know who you think should be the next natural Mr and Miss Scotland. Prejudging 1pm and evening show with crowning of the champions 5pm. £18; no concessions (includes booking fee)

The Scottish Bead Fair

Sun 17 Aug: 10.30am | Perth Concert Hall Scotland’s original and largest bead and jewellery making event is back with a huge array of the finest jewellery making supplies for sale, along with all new jewellery making classes, and demonstrations throughout the day. The Scottish Bead Fair bring some of the most exciting beads, findings, and bead and jewellery making equipment for sale across the country to the Scottish public. With an enviable and eclectic mix of exhibitors, there truly is something for everybody. Watch award-winning artists demonstrate many different techniques and shop till you drop with the finest sellers in the UK. £4.50; accompanied under 16s free

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‘Creative Learning is at the heart of everything we do at Horsecross Arts.’

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ENGAGE & INSPIRE Over the past 12 months we have delivered over 850 inspiring creative events for children and adults of all ages and Spring/Summer 2014 is set to be bigger and better than ever! June 2014 will see the return of the fantastic Horsecross Youth Arts Festival. Centring in and around Perth Concert Hall, the festival will give our young people the opportunity to showcase their talent in a range of youth theatre, dance and music showcases. We are particularly pleased that our senior S5/6 Youth Theatre will, for the very last time, perform Tomorrow by Simon Vinnicombe (the piece they will perform as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival at Eden Court Theatre in April). We will also be treated to some bilingual singing as our Glè Gaelic singers join the line-up of the Youth Music Showcase. We are absolutely delighted to be working with Hands Up for Trad and Big Big Sing to host two singing events (Big Song Relay and Big Big Sing) for adults as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. And we are not forgetting children in our Commonwealth celebrations – Starcatchers join us in July with their Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme creative play and storytelling sessions: Blue Block Studio (for babies 0-24 months) and Yellow Valley (for children 2-4 years). From acting, singing and dancing to playing and creating music, we have something for you so come on JOIN IN! Noëlle Cobden, Head of Creative Learning

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UNdEr thE SEa MoN 21 - fri 25 Jul: 9.30am - 3.30pm

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Join our tutors for a fun filled week of drama and music with an underwater theme. £80 for the week, please bring a packed lunch each day. Reduced rate bursaries available contact box office.

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SpacE VoyagErs

MoN 7 - fri 11 Jul: 9.30am - 3.30pm

aErial Skills

uNdEr 16's

MoN 30 JuN - fri 4 Jul PErth CoNcErt Hall

8-11yrs: 10am-12.30pm 12-16yrs: 1.30pm-4.30PM This is your chance to learn a variety of skills, including silks, cocoons, ropes and hoops, developing sequences, tricks and choreography.

NoriE-MillEr Studio, PErth CoNcErt Hall Pack your spacesuits and join our tutors for an adventure to the most far flung corners of the universe!

£80 for the week, please bring a packed lunch each day. Reduced rate bursaries are available contact box office.

agE 8-11

8-11yrs: £60 for the week 12-16yrs: £75 for the week Reduced rate bursaries available - contact box office

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Trad from Scratch

Wednesdays 23 Apr - 21 May: 7pm Tilt room, Perth Concert Hall Have you wanted to sit in and play on a Traditional Session but were worried you wouldn’t know the tunes? We’ll introduce you to some stock trad tunes that you’ll learn by ear. More experienced players will develop harmonies and arrangements as the weeks progress. £22 for all five session bought in advance; £5 per session

Horsecross Voices

Wed 23 Apr - Wed 14 May: 7.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Wed 23 Apr: The Big Song Relay Wed 30 Apr: Harmony with Debra Salem Wed 7 May: TBC ASAP Wed 14 May: See Big Big Sing on page 37 No previous singing experience or music reading is required. Space is limited: book in advance to avoid disappointment. £4.50; concessions £3.50

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Bluegrass Masterclass Sun 4 May: 12pm Drama Studio, North Inch Campus

Join Laura-Beth Salter and Laura Wilkie for an afternoon of playing tunes from the Southern States of the USA. Suitable for players of intermediate level and above with previous experience of learning tunes by ear. Open to players of all instruments but with a focus on fiddles, guitars and mandolins. £7; concessions £6

Blow and Blast

Sat 17 May, Sat 28 Jun + Sat 30 Aug Norie-Miller Studio + Tilt room, Perth Concert Hall Join our fun, informal Blow and Blast workshops for adults who play the flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon. 10am - 12noon: Beginners workshop 12.30pm - 2pm: Band 2.30pm - 4.30pm: Intermediate workshop

Places are limited so book early. Please note: you must provide your own instrument. Workshop: £15 per session (includes booking fee) Blow and Blast Band: £11 per session (includes booking fee)

Aerial Skills Adult Taster Workshop

Tue 1 Jul: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall Join All or Nothing as they help you climb, swing and suspend yourself in the air as seen on the BBC’s idents, Pink’s tour and as part of Cirque du Soleil. Starting with a warm up to prepare you for going upwards, the classes will introduce basic moves, climbs and wraps on fabric and material trapezes and show you how to combine them to perform a short aerial sequence. Suitable for absolute beginners and those with some aerial experience. Please wear clothing suitable for moving around - leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved top are ideal. If your youngsters would like to take part, please see the Summer School listing on page 35. £11; no concessions (includes booking fee)


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DaNciNg and actiNg workshops for uNdEr 5s. Build your child’s coNfidENcE aNd firE thEir imagination!

LittlE Stars: Act (3 – 5yrs) Wednesdays, 23 Apr - 25 Jun: 10.30am

PAS Activity Room

LittlE Stars: DaNcE (3- 5yrs)

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£5; concessions free

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Love to sing? Like the idea of being in a choir? Big Big Sing is for you! Come and join a choir of hundreds for a fun evening of song, with an inspirational choirmaster who will have you singing Commonwealth style! Brilliant sounds and rhythms from Africa and the Caribbean. Start your celebration of this summer’s Commonwealth Games right here. Everyone is welcome – whether or not you have any singing experience, and you don’t need to read music – just come along, join in and sing up.

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Wed 14 May: 6.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

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HorsEcross LittlE Stars

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per workshop, or buy all and get last one free

Fridays, 25 Apr - 27 Jun: 4.15pm

North Inch Community Campus

uNdEr 5's

Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Big Big Sing is supported by Glasgow 2014, Spirit of 2012 Trust, Creative Scotland and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music.

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Perth Youth Theatre S3/4 Showcase

JoiN IN!

To ENrol to takE part iN PErth Youth ThEatrE, HorsEcross GlEE, HorsEcross YouNg playwrights aNd thE GordoN DuNcaN ExpEriENcE. pick up a form from PErth CoNcErt Hall iN JuNE or dowNload it from www.horsEcross.co.uk/JoiNiN

Thu 19 Jun: 7.30pm + 9pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Join our two S3/4 youth theatre groups as they showcase their performance skills in this fast-paced and innovative double-bill. The groups have worked to devise, develop and stage these innovative performances. Early group: 7.30pm Late group: 9pm

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S1/2 Showcase Double-Bill

Fri 20 Jun: 7.30pm + 8.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Early Group Macbeth rehearsals are in full swing but suddenly something goes dramatically wrong...Macbeth lives up to its name and there are ghostly goings on in this newly-created piece by S1-S2 participants.

£5; concessions £4 Double-bill ticket: £6.50; no concessions

Late Group The big bad wolf invites you to dinner with some old friends from once upon a time.

Perth Youth Theatre

Come and see the madness unravel as we step into a world of fairy tales, but not as you know them, in a devised piece by S1-S2 participants. early group: 7.30pm late group: 8.30pm

Autism Showcase

Fri 20 Jun: 5.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Join our Autism Youth Theatre groups for a fun, living and informal sharing of the drama skills they have learned this year. Autism Youth Theatre is a partnership project between Horsecross Arts and Perth Autism Support. Supported by BBC Children in Need. £3; no concessions

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Young Playwrights Showcase

aGE 12+

Sat 21 Jun: 3pm + 5pm Threshold Stage, Perth Concert Hall This year our young writers are using the theme of ‘journey’ as the jumping off point for their short plays. They will also be taking their audience on a journey through the Concert Hall and surrounds as they experiment with writing site-specific theatre for unusual spaces. We hope you will come along with us on this exciting adventure. £5; concessions £4

Horsecross Youth Music Showcase

Sat 21 Jun: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall From pop to rock and Gaelic to jazz, join Horsecross Glee Juniors, Glee Seniors, Glè Juniors and Glè Seniors as they take to the stage to perform songs they have been working on over the last year. £5; concessions £4

Tomorrow by Simon Vinnicombe,

directed by John Mitchell, assisted by Rachel McEwen Presented by Perth Youth Theatre S5/6

aGE 12+

Sat 21 Jun: 8pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall School rules dictate that no one knows when the last day of school will be until the final moment, just in case there is big trouble... even the teachers don’t know the date. Exasperation turns to frustration as S4 sit it out in the school hall waiting to be released into the world. Peter has no idea whether or not his Standard Grade results will bring him the opportunities he craves, let alone be enough to make his mum happy. The forthcoming School Prom might change his life in ways of which he could never have dreamed. Tomorrow is part of National Theatre Connections. £5; concessions £4

Perth Youth Theatre Juniors

Sun 22 Jun: 2pm, 2.30pm + 3pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Join our juniors for a fun-filled performance that showcases the skills they have learned and developed over the last year. Space limited, please book in advance. P1 – 3 showcase: 2pm P4 – 7 early showcase: 2.30pm P4 – 7 late showcase: 3pm £3; concessions £2 triple bill ticket: £6

Horsecross Youth Dance Showcase

Sun 22 Jun: 5pm | Perth Concert Hall Perth Youth Dance Company (PYDC S1-6, Streetcrew P4-7 and Streetcrew P1-3) and guests will perform a range of fresh and innovative dance styles accompanied by the latest hits in this high energy, fast-paced, end of year showcase. £5; concessions £4

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‘Bold contemporary art by international and Scottish artists in Perth since 2005’

BOLD AND BRILLIANT

Welcome to Threshold artspace – Perth’s one of a kind museum for contemporary art, free to visit and fun to experience.

Grab a coffee and your last chance to see Pac-Man at Large by Scottish artist Theresa Pickles and consider acquiring an exclusive limited edition print by the artist as part of our Collect + Support initiative! The exhibition is situated between two strands in our collection where artists engage with the fine art tradition of landscapes and the more recent culture of computer games. Join us for another of our popular Sunday Brunch Previews for the world premiere of our latest 22-channel commission by Scottish duo Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes. Their

work, Imagining Wild Land | Coire Ruadh, maps the borderline between wild and protected land through the seasons using the artists’ signature media of choice: body language, contemporary dance, sound and the environment. For their work we team up once again with the Centre for Mountain Studies at our academic partner Perth College, the University of the Highlands and Islands. Finally, join me for a relaxed and free guided tour of any of our exhibitions right after our Monday lunchtime concerts or just drop me a line to arrange an alternative time. Iliyana Nedkova Creative Director, Contemporary Art

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artspace


Mon-Sat 10am-6pm until 10pm on selected nights Free to visit • Fun to experience Until 17 May 2014

Collect + Support

Exclusive limited edition works on paper or aluminium by Theresa Pickles, Su Grierson, Marek Styczen and Susan Collins – all commissioned and produced by Horsecross Arts as part of our initiative for encouraging the collection of contemporary art while supporting the creative practice of local artists and re-investing in the exhibitions at Threshold artspace. For sales inquiries please contact the Box Office or inedkova@horsecross.co.uk

Info

Please note that a small part of the exhibitions may occasionally be interrupted briefly due to the public nature of Threshold artspace. To ensure your exhibition visit is fully rewarding, please contact us in advance. Pick up a free exhibition guide at the Box Office and find out more online: www.horsecross.co.uk

Pac-Man At Large

Theresa Pickles Curated by Iliyana Nedkova

1 June 2014, 11am-2pm

Sunday Brunch and Preview of Body Language Including a Sunday Sermon by Iliyana Nedkova, Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes RSVP to inedkova@horsecross.co.uk to ensure your free place

1 June 2014 – 31 Aug 2014

Body Language

Various Scottish and international artists from the Horsecross collection of contemporary art engage with the figurative and portraiture tradition of art in their work including new public commission by Scottish artists duo Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova

Guided Tours Please see page 5 for details.

Image: Videostill of IImagining Wild Land | Coire Ruadh (2014) by Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes. Courtesy the artists.

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Sun 4 MaySun 17 Aug

Mon 19

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

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Horsecross Sessions: First and third Sundays of the month

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Wed 21

Trad from Scratch

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Thu 1 – Sun 4

European Brass Band Championships

14

Wed 21

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik

30

Fri 2

Ludus Baroque

6

Wed 21

Horsecross Little Stars Act

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Fri 2

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

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Thu 22

English Touring Opera: Mozart’s The Magic Flute

7

Sun 4

Bluegrass Masterclass

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Fri 23

Primavera Chamber Ensemble

7

Mon 5

Lunchtime Concert: Hebrides Ensemble

5

Fri 23

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

16

Mon 5

Roll Wyn James

14

Fri 23

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

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Wed 7

Trad from Scratch

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Sat 24

Alison Moyet

16

Wed 7

Horsecross Voices

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Sat 24

Festival Ceilidh

16

Wed 7

Horsecross Little Stars Act

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Sun 25

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Thu 8

Perth & Kinross Music Camp Concert

11

Mon 26

London Classic Theatre - Entertaining Mr Sloane

26

Fri 9

The Magic of Motown

15

Tue 27

The Sixteen – Choral Pilgrimage

8

Fri 9

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

37

Wed 28

The Reduced Shakespeare Company

26

Wed 14

Trad from Scratch

36

Wed 28

Horsecross Little Stars Act

37

Wed 14

Horsecross Voices

36

Thu 29

Mnozil Brass

17

Wed 14

Big Big Sing

36

Fri 30

Scouting for Girls

17

Wed 14

Horsecross Little Stars Act

37

Fri 30

Nocturne – The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin

9

Fri 16

Jamie MacDougall

6

Fri 30

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

37

Fri 16

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

37

Fri 30 + Sat 31 The Confessions of Gordon Brown

26

Sat 17

Blow and Blast

36

Sat 31

Music on a Saturday Morning

9

Sun 18

Perth Piano Sundays: Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore 3

Sat 31

Royal Northern Sinfonia

9


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MAY JUNE

JULY

1 Jun to 31 Aug

Threshold: Body Language

41

Tue 1

Aerial Skills Adult Taster Workshop

36

Sun 1

Dougie MacLean and friends

17

Wed 2 – Sat 5

Blue Block Studio and Yellow Valley

31

Mon 2

Lunchtime Concert: Callum Smart

5

Mon 7 – Fri 11

Space Voyagers Summer School

35

Tue 3

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha and Katya

28

Wed 9 + Thu 10

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash

32

Wed 4

Horsecross Little Stars Act

37

Fri 11

NYOS Junior Orchestra

11

Fri 6

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

37

Mon 21 – Fri 25

Under the Sea Summer School

35

Sun 8

Scottish Natural Bodybuilding Championships

33

Fri 25 – Sun 27

Southern Fried Festival

13

Tue 10 – Fri 27

Cross Country Stories

25

Wed 11

Horsecross Little Stars Act

37

Fri 13

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

37

AUGUST

Sat 14

JGN Dance Attic: Hit the Dance Floor

28

Sat 2

National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland

18

Sun 15

Perth Piano Sundays: Denis Kozhukhin

3

Wed 6

Ludus Baroque

10

Wed 18

Horsecross Little Stars Act

37

Sat 9

The Singing Kettle

32

Thu 19 – Sun 22

Horsecross Youth Arts Festival

38

Mon 11 – Sat 16

Fame

22

Fri 20

In Safe Hands

18

Sun 17

The Scottish Bead Fair

33

Fri 20

Youth Arts Festival: Showcase

38

Sat 23

The Absolute Elvis Show

18

Fri 20

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

37

Sat 30

Far, Far from Ypres

20

Wed 25

Horsecross Little Stars Act

37

Sat 30

Blow and Blast

36

Fri 27

Horsecross Little Stars Dance

37

Sat 28

Blow and Blast

36

Sat 28

Britten’s Albert Herring

10

Mon 30 Jun – Fri 4 Jul

Aerial Skills Summer School

35

STOP PRESS • STOP PRESS • STOP PRESS • STOP PRESS Sell a Door Theatre Company presents

Sunset Song

Mon 8 - Wed 10 Sep | Perth Concert Hall 01738 621031

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INF O+

We want your visit to be a delight. If you find anything puzzling or unhelpful please tell us and we’ll try to help.

book online and choose your own seats at www.horsecross.co.uk call us on 01738 621031 Mon - Sat 10am-6pm book in person from 10am-6pm at Perth Concert Hall

side balcony

downstairs

side balcony

balcony

centre side

Where available concessions usually apply to 16 and under, Young Scots, unwaged, students, people with disabilities and senior citizens (only Sat matinees at Perth Theatre). Where possible, carers go free. Bring your ID when you collect tickets. All are subject to availability.

group bookers upstairs

raised side

Once paid for, tickets are non-exchangeable.

concessions

raised stalls centre

raised side

centre stalls centre

centre side

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

booking fee

Where indicated, ticket prices include a minimum booking fee of £1 to cover processing costs. Fees are waived for tickets under £7.50 or if tickets are purchased in person by cash at Perth Concert Hall box offices. The booking fee only applies to the first five tickets for any one event.

£1 ticket donation

We’re asking all our customers to donate £1 or more per transaction towards the cost of transforming Perth Theatre.

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More detailed seating plans are available on www.horsecross.co.uk

01738 621031

www.horsecross.co.uk

Perth Concert Hall

Pay £10 for a year’s horsecrossregular membership. Save 10% on tickets where you see this logo and on food at the concert hall. Also includes advance notice and priority booking where possible.

Kids go FREE

Pre-show meals available

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

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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 www.horsecross.co.uk/ about/horsecross-going-green/

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Bells Kinnoull Street multi-storey pay-and-display is a few minutes walk from both P Sports Centre venues. Open Mon-Sat 7am-midnight, Sun 10am-midnight. Charge from 6pm-midnight is just ÂŁ1.

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Passion served in every bite Visit the striking Glassrooms CafÊ for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and pre-show meals. All freshly prepared by Head Chef, Martin Buchan, using only the finest local ingredients. Open Mon - Sat: 10am - 4.30pm Pre-show meals: 5pm – 7.30pm

Cafe at perth concert hall 01738 477724

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