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Ross Ainslie and Patsy Reid reunite with fellow top Scottish musicians for a rerun of Made in Perthshire, showcasing their stellar musicianship through traditional and contemporary pieces. International piano sensation, Alasdair Beatson teams up with the Doric String Quartet, and the Fair City’s own award-winning comedian, Bruce Fummey, charts The Rise of the Ginger in his History of Scotland Part 3. From Blairgowrie to Birnam, rural communities across Perthshire host Perth Theatre and Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake tour of And Then Come the Nightjars. A vet and a cattle farmer’s blossoming friendship is put to the test when they face the chaos of Foot and Mouth in this, by turns heart-breaking and hilarious, requiem to rural life. We continue our popular music series including Celtic Sessions with Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Mànran and Elephant Sessions. Perth Piano Sundays welcomes the world’s finest players and Lunchtime Concerts present an exciting mix of new and established musicians. Scottish Opera returns with a concert performance of Rossini’s La Scala di Seta. Visit our unique Threshold artspace for coffee, croissant and art or choose our stylish and spacious Glassrooms Café for a well-deserved drink, snack, lunch or pre-show meal. Gwilym Gibbons Chief Executive, Horsecross Arts

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Elgar Piano Quintet Fri 17 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall Faure Adès Elgar

Piano Quintet No 1 in D minor Piano Quintet Piano Quintet in A minor

Doric String Quartet Alasdair Beatson, piano Three masterworks for the combination of piano and string quartet. Elgar’s quintet is regarded as one of his very finest works. Fauré’s work bubbles with Gallic charm and Thomas Adès’s quintet is worthy of one of the world’s leading composers. A brilliant pianist himself Adès exploits the combination of piano and strings to the utmost.

Alasdair Beatson and the Doric Quartet Fri 17 – Sun 19 Feb Tickets & Information

£21.50; concessions £19.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); under 26s/students £5 Book all 3 concerts at the same time and pay £58.50; concessions £52.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Concession price applies up until 6.30pm on day of concert, full price thereafter.

Fauré, Brahms, Elgar and the internationally renowned English composer Thomas Adès. Perth born Alasdair Beatson is one of

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Three great string quartets! Beethoven’s second Razumovsky quartet offers an epic musical journey. Mendelssohn’s mature F minor quartet is a rarely performed gem. Haydn’s string quartets contain limitless musical invention and variety and Opus 64 No 3 is no exception.

Brahms Piano Quintet Sun 19 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

The Doric Quartet have risen over the last

few years to be one of Britain’s most exciting

Doric String Quartet Alasdair Beatson, piano

ensembles. The Doric Quartet and Alasdair

Alasdair Beatson has a particular love for the music of Schumann and his performances of his music are suffused with warmth. The programme opens with another beautiful quartet and ends with one of the greatest of all chamber works. Brahms’s F minor quintet is symphonic in scale, offering a feast of dark driving energy and passion.

some of the greatest composers through

music. In this weekend there are quintets by

Haydn String Quartet Op 64 No 3 in B flat Mendelssohn String Quartet Op 80 in F minor Beethoven String Quartet Op 59 No 2 in E minor ‘Razumovsky’

soloist and a chamber music partner.

both nationally and internationally as a

the centuries to write their most compelling

Sat 18 Feb: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk

Mendelssohn String Quartet Op 12 in E flat Schumann Kinderszenen Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor

A thrilling musical weekend. The combination of piano with string quartet has inspired

Doric String Quartet

have a relationship going back several years and this weekend will offer real musical sparks.

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PerthPianoSundays Presented by Kate Molleson

3pm | Perth Concert Hall

Lars Vogt

Steven Osborne

Schubert Four impromptus D899 Bach Goldberg Variations

Brahms Intermezzo Op 117 No 3 Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 109 Brahms Intermezzo Op 117 No 2 Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 110 Brahms Intermezzo Op 117 No 1 Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 111

Sun 29 Jan: 3pm Since his prize-winning performance at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990 Lars Vogt has become one of the world’s leading musicians and is now developing a career as a conductor beside his career as one of the world’s top pianists.

Sophie Pacini Sun 12 Feb: 3pm

Chopin Nocturne in B flat minor, Op 9 No 1 Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 9 No 2 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C ‘Waldstein’ Liszt Consolations, S. 172 Nos 1, 2 and 3 Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan A protégé of the great Marta Argerich Sophie Pacini is a multiple prize-winner in Germany and is developing a remarkable career internationally both as concerto soloist and recitalist. Her programme includes one of Beethoven’s best loved sonatas, framed by works by two great piano virtuosi.

Angela Hewitt

Some of the world’s finest players visit Perth for this exceptional series of piano concerts on a Sunday afternoon. Join us for a carvery lunch beforehand to make the perfect day out in Perth. TICKETS & INFORMATION £21, £17, £13; concessions £19, £15, £11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Book tickets in advance for three concerts and your fourth is FREE. Book a traditional two-course Sunday carvery before the concert for £12.50.

Sun 26 Mar: 3pm

Steven Osborne has had the inspiration of combining Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas with Brahms’s late, great Intermezzi. This unique programme will give insight into the deepest thinking of two of the greatest composers.

The David Patrick Tentet The Musical Legacy of The Ballets Russes

Sun 16 Apr: 3pm Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Debussy Jeux David Patrick’s stunning jazz reinterpretation of The Rite rewards those who love the original work as much as it delights jazz fans. This extraordinary reworking of Igor Stravinsky’s masterwork retains all of the themes and almost all of the exquisite orchestration of the original composition.

Sun 5 Mar: 3pm

Christian Zacharias

Bach Partita No 1 in B flat major Bach Partita No 2 in C minor Scarlatti Sonatas (selection tbc) Ravel Sonatine Chabrier Bourrée Fantasque

Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor D 537 Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 90 in E minor Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 109 in E major Schumann Davidsbündlertänze

Angela Hewitt is internationally famed for her interpretations of Bach and this programme opens with two of his remarkable keyboard partitas. The programme then veers through the quirky and sparkling world of Scarlatti’s sonatas to two French masters, ending in the champagne sparkle of Chabrier’s Bourrée Fantasque.

Sun 14 May: 3pm

Christian Zacharias has performed regularly at the Edinburgh International Festival (where he performed all of Mozart’s piano concertos with the SCO) and at the East Neuk Festival. We are delighted to welcome him for his Perth recital debut with music by composers particularly close to his heart.

PerthPianoSundays is presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3

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Lunchtime Concerts 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

advance (until 12 noon on the day): £7.50; concessions £6.50 after 12 noon on day of concert: £8; no concessions Add soup and a sandwich for just £3.75 (book until 11am on the day)

Alexander Ullman in Recital Mon 6 Feb: 1pm Schumann Papillons Liszt Schlaflos Frage und Antwort Liszt Une rêve Liszt Bagatelle sans tonalité Liszt Transcendental Etude No 1 ‘Harmonies du Soir’ Stravinsky The Firebird (arr. Agosti) Alexander Ullman, piano A programme of piano fireworks!  Schumann’s filigree Papillons is followed by four works by Liszt, the 19th century genius of the piano and an arrangement for piano of Stravinsky’s most sparkling orchestral work. A truly fizzing programme! ‘his performance will live in my mind’s ear for ever: every nuance perfectly judged, poised and placed...His sound is unique.’ Seen and Heard International

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Maximiliano Martin The Shepherd on the Rock Mon 27 Feb: 1pm Schubert The Shepherd on the Rock Saint-Saëns Clarinet Sonata Spohr 6 German Songs Maximiliano Martin, clarinet Emily Mitchell, soprano Julian Milford, piano SCO principal clarinet Maximiliano Martin leads this charming programme which includes Schubert’s much loved Shepherd on the Rock for soprano, clarinet and piano.

Hebrides Ensemble Mon 13 Mar: 1pm Leighton Bruch Debussy Isang Yun Poulenc

Fantasy on an American Hymn Tune ‘Nocturne’ from Eight Pieces Rhapsodie Espace I Trio

This programme for clarinet, cello and piano ranges from the dusky nocturne of Bruch, through the brilliance of Debussy to the vivacious sparkle of this arrangement of Poulenc’s Trio. Isang Yun is one of China’s foremost composers with a distinctive musical style which offers a ravishing new sound world.

Andrew Tyson in Recital Mon 27 Mar: 1pm Ravel Chopin

Miroirs 24 Preludes, Op 28

Andrew Tyson, piano Andrew Tyson is a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Chopin’s 24 Preludes are one of the pinnacles of the virtuoso piano repertoire.

‘Maximiliano Martin’s stunning technical virtuosity makes him a show stopping soloist’ Dundee Courier ‘Emily Mitchell’s beautiful voice, one that is rich, dark hues and mellow at the same time’ Victoria Arts Festival

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Benjamin Baker plays Bach Mon 17 Apr: 1pm JS Bach Bartók

Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin Sonata for solo violin, Op 117 (1944)

Benjamin Baker, violin The Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No 2 for violin is well known as a tour de force for solo violinists. No less wonderful is the Bartók solo violin sonata, premiered by Menuhin, which has amazing musical variety and packs an unforgettble musical punch! ‘the performances I’ve so far heard with violinist Baker…have had a supernaturally beautiful atmosphere, the fruit of serious readiness combined with cultured musicianship and flawless intonation’ The Arts Desk

RCS Voices Mon 8 May: 1pm Messiaen Martin

Cinq Rechants Mass for double choir

RCS Voices Timothy Dean, conductor We continue our exciting relationship with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland by welcoming back RCS Voices to perform two of the acknowledged masterpieces of 20th Century Music. The opulent sounds of Frank Martin’s double choir mass are coupled with Cinq Rechants which has been described as perhaps the most personal and unbuttoned of all Messiaen’s works.

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Perth Concert Series

Perth Chamber Music Society

Perth Concert Hall

St John’s Kirk £13.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Students and disabled £2

Gina McCormack and Nigel Clayton

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Viennese Gala

Pires Plays Mozart

Tchaikovsky Four

Elgar's Second Symphony

Sun 8 Jan: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

Tue 17 Jan: 7.30pm Mendelssohn Sonata in F Major (1838) Finzi Elegy Ferguson Sonata No 2 Fauré Romance Richard Strauss Violin Sonata

£27, £24, £21, £18, £13.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); students £6

Gina McCormack, violin Nigel Clayton, piano

Wed 25 Jan: 7.30pm

Thu 9 Feb: 7.30pm

Fri 10 Mar: 7.30pm


Butterworth A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody for orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Dvořák Legends (Selection) Mozart

Piano Concerto No 21 in C K467


Symphony No 104 ‘London’

Maria João Pires, piano Robin Ticciati, conductor Mozart’s C major Piano Concerto is saturated with extrovert manners and expressive generosity – qualities that Dvořák’s Legends distil in refined but rustic miniature. The second half belongs to Haydn’s rich and majestic Symphony No 104 London. Kindly supported by Dunard Fund Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Story-telling event for families (free to ticket holders)

Overture to ‘The Bartered Bride’

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 Simon Trpčeski, piano Cornelius Meister, conductor Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is a musical drama of torment and triumph, of heartbreak and joy, told with soaring melodies and uninhibited honesty. You’llknow the tunes in Rachmaninov’shugely popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganinibut you’ve never heard them played quite like this. Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Ursula Heidecker Allen (RSNO Violin) (free to ticket holders)

Sir James MacMillan

Viola Concerto


Symphony No 2

Lawrence Power, viola Richard Farnes, conductor Elgar lays bare his soul in his Second Symphony, a fitting counterpart to A Shropshire Lad performed to mark the 100th anniversary of Butterworth’s death on the Somme. Sir James MacMillan's Viola Concerto, weds the dusky sound of the viola to orchestral writing of brilliance and passion. Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Lawrence Power in conversation (free to ticket holders)

Tickets & Information

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J Strauss II Die Fledermaus Overture Strauss My dear, Marquis E Strauss Electrisch Polka schnell Kálmán Mein traum J Strauss II Perpetuum mobile J Strauss Spharenklange Zeller Roses in Tyrol Tchaikovsky Polonaise E Strauss Carmen- quadrille Lehar Meine lippen J Strauss II Auf der Jagd Mascagni Intermezzo R Strauss Amor J Strauss Speri-gallop J Strauss II Unter Donner und Blitz Strauss Frühlingstimmen J Strauss II Blue Danube Royal Scottish National Orchestra Ben Gernon, conductor Jennifer France, soprano

Vienna - the city where concert halls are golden and the music simply sparkles! It wouldn’t be New Year without the music of Vienna’s most famous son Johann Strauss and his friends: tonight, let us whirl you away to a world of elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and good old-fashioned operetta romance from soprano Jennifer France. Get your 2017 off to a glittering start, as the RSNO and maestro Ben Gernon sweep you off your feet!

Piatti String Quartet Tue 21 Feb: 7.30pm Haydn String Quartet Op 20 No 2 Britten Three Divertimenti Webern Langsamer Satz Brahms String Quartet No 1 in C Minor

Rosanna Ter-Berg and Leo Nicholson Tue 21 Mar: 7.30pm Ibert Jeux for Flute and Piano Poulenc Flute Sonata FP 164 Jolivet Chant de Linos (1944) Clarke Zoom Tube (1999) Casella Sicilienne et Burlesque Op 23 Franck Sonata in A major

Aurea and Gildas String Quartet Grand Finale Concert Mon 3 Apr: 7.30pm Korngold Sextet Strauss Sextet from Capriccio Mendelssohn Octet

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Scottish Opera presents

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Family Concert Stan and Mabel

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Sun 19 Feb: 2.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Fri 7 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Music by Paul Rissmann

£26.50, £21, £15.50; concessions £24.50, £19, £13.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Under 26s/Students £5

£14 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); under 26s/students/unemployed £6; under 16s £5 Performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Stan and Mabel is a perfect introduction to classical music. This 50-minute concert features audience participation and illustrated projections. See page 33 for full details of this performance.

Perth Choral Society presents

An evening of French Choral music Sun 2 Apr: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk £16.50; concessions £14.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Gounod Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecile Widor Toccata Saint-Saëns Requiem opus 54

Sat 4 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Soloists Joanna Foote, soprano Laura Kelly, alto Andrew Dickinson, tenor Ross McIlroy, bass Andrew Forbes, organ

£13.50; concessions £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

City of Perth Sinfonia, conductor Peter Rutterford

Perth Symphony Orchestra presents an entertaining evening of classical works by Russian composers. Opening with Alexander Borodin’s In The Steppes of Central Asia written to mark the silver anniversary of the reign of Alexander II of Russia, the concert continues with excerpts from Prokofiev’s three orchestral suites from his ballet based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams one of the most important markers in the development of 19th century symphonic writing.

Two rarely heard masterpieces: Saint-Saëns Requiem and Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecile are performed in the wonderful setting of St John’s Kirk. They sandwich the ever popular organ Toccata by Widor with full choral accompaniment.

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Dormont Giulia Lucilla Dorvil Germano Blansac

Christopher Turner Jennifer France Katie Bray Luciano Botelho Nicholas Lester Joshua Bloom

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera David Parry, conductor Without her master knowing, Giulia has married, and every night her husband climbs up a silken ladder to her window. All is blissful, until she is introduced to her new fiancé…things are about to get tricky! We are thrilled to welcome Scottish Opera with a concert performance of one of Rossini's earliest and most sparkling operas. Written when he was just 18 years old, and regarded by many as his first masterpiece, the one-act opera is full of fun, with charming comedy and young love at its heart. Conducted by Rossini expert David Parry, and featuring a superb cast accompanied by The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, this is not to be missed! Running time approximately 1 hour 50 minutes

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Bach’s St Matthew Passion

NYCoS National Boys Choir

Thu 13 Apr: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall

Sat 15 Apr: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

£21, £17, £13; concessions £19, £15, £11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

£13.50; concessions £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) under 26s/students £5

Dunedin Consort Kristien Bezuidenhout, director

Christopher Bell, conductor NYCoS National Boys Choir returns to Perth Concert Hall to thrill audiences with its rich and wonderful sound, performing a varied and exciting repertoire.

Evangelist Daniel Norman Christus Robert Davies

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When Bach composed his setting of the passion in 1729, he could scarcely have imagined the universal connection that it was to make with musicians and audiences across the world. Its striking choruses and beautiful arias linked by a haunting storytelling narrative present unparalleled insight into and meditative reflections on some of our most profound emotional states. Director Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of the world’s foremost keyboard artists and interpreters of eighteenth-century repertory.





15th – 27th May 2017

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi The New Four Seasons Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra & Freddy Kempf English Touring Opera Tosca by Puccini Tenebrae – Russian Treasures Martin Taylor and Alison Burns Treacherous Orchestra, Adam Holmes and The Embers and Rachael Sermanni Swinging at The Cotton Club - Lindy Hop Dance Company, The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, Marlene Hill & Megs Etherington Scottish Opera Pop-up Roadshow Children’s Classic Concerts ArTay contemporary Art Marquee featuring over 80 artists Much more to be announced ... Jools Holland

Friends book 20th March only £10. General Booking opens 27th March

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NYOS Symphony Orchestra Fri 14 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£17.50; concessions £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Under 25s £2.50 Tecwyn Evans, conductor Chloë Hanslip, soloist The Americas is the theme for all National Youth Orchestras of Scotland ensembles throughout 2017. Each orchestra will perform a blend of well-known standards together with rarely heard gems directly linked with, or inspired by the Americas. During its spring concert at Perth Concert Hall, NYOS Symphony Orchestra performs an array of exhilarating and horizon broadening Americas themed compositions under the baton of conductor Tecwyn Evans. Tecwyn is a friend of, and long-term collaborator with The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and we are delighted to welcome him back to work with our flagship Symphony Orchestra.

The choir gives boys aged 10-16, with unchanged and changed voices, a unique opportunity to sing together to the highest standard. Continually going from strength to strength, NYCoS National Boys Choir performs all across the UK, from the Edinburgh International Festival to BBC Proms in the Park. After searching the land, the most talented young male singers from across Scotland were chosen to form this year’s ensemble. The boys take part in an intensive six-day residential course where they receive vocal coaching and musicianship training from highly qualified music staff. The wide-ranging concert repertoire is learned and rehearsed extensively in search of the perfect tone quality and musical character that makes this choir’s performance so thrilling to hear live.

The Orchestra will also be joined by violinist Chloë Hanslip. Chloë has already established herself as an artist of distinction on the international stage. Prodigiously talented, she made her BBC Proms debut in 2002 and her US concerto debut in 2003, and has performed at major venues all over the world.

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The National Piping Centre presents

Scottish Brass Band Association

Sat 11 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Sat 11 + Sun 12 Mar: 9am Perth Concert Hall

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland: Thunderstruck £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); under 16s £7.50; Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £30 The National Piping Centre is proud to present The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland live in concert. This year’s concert will see the band perform a fantastic mixture of traditional and contemporary music infused with the ever so popular NYPBoS twist. The concert will feature the very best next generation of young pipers and drummers from all over the country. From solo spots, quartets and fanfares to full accompanied musical suites there will be something for everyone.

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Sat 18 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £20; £16 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); under 16s £5 The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra returns to Perth Concert Hall for an evening of lively Scottish jigs and reels, haunting airs, stirring pipe music, singing and dancing. Conducted by Blair Parham, the show includes the orchestra’s own musical arrangements mixed with new material, all played with dash and vigour. We will be welcoming back renowned mezzo-soprano Colette Ruddy, tenor Dennis Haggerty, the SFO’s piper, 16 year old Jamie Westhead and The Vale of Atholl G4 Pipe Band. Compered by Robert Lovie. The

Scottish Brass Band Championships 2017

£13.50; concessions £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) per day A weekend full of brass band music to enjoy performed by over a thousand musicians. Brass bands from across Scotland come to Perth and perform set works to compete for their national titles across five sections, as well as the opportunity to qualify for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Saturday - Sections 3, 2 and 1 Sunday - Sections 4, 4b and Championship.

Scottish Concert Band Festival National Finals 2017 Sat 18 + Sun 19 Mar: 9.30am £7.50; concessions £3.50 These National Finals bring together the best in Scotland - all the gold and platinum award concert bands from regional festivals across the country. The Scottish Concert Band Festival offers concert bands at every stage of development, from primary school bands right through to adult community bands, an opportunity to each present a varied twenty-minute programme of music.

Furrow Collective

Wed 22 Feb: 7.30pm | Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Described by Mojo as ‘a mouthwatering collaboration’, Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. ‘a masterclass in folk tradition’ The Guardian

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Robert Pratt for Chimes International Proudly presents

The Matt Monro Story Wed 1 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) An inspired and unforgettable evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of vocal icon Matt Monro’s music alive. From Born Free to Walk Away to Portrait Of My Love, be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named ‘the singer’s singer’ by his peers. The show is enhanced by audio visual material and narration and features Matt Monro Jr. “Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business” Frank Sinatra

Kennedy Street Enterprises presents

Barbara Dickson In Good Company

Kennedy Street Enterprises presents

Mike and the Mechanics plus support Fri 17 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £40, £35; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (guitar) joins forces with a new generation Mike + The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers Andrew Roachford on lead and backing vocals (whose previous hits include Cuddly Toy and Family Man) and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini. Tim shares vocal duties with Roachford and they both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound, which has sold over 10 million records worldwide. Following on from their 82 dates performed last year in the USA, Europe and the UK, the Word Of Mouth Tour 2017 will include their massive US No. 1 hit The Living Years and other classics including Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Word Of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee, and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder to name but a few.

Tue 28 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £26.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Multi-million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson returns with her hugely accomplished band to Perth Concert Hall.

Glenalmond College Gala Performance 2017

Barbara will perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots as well as performing globally known hits such as The Caravan Song, Another Suitcase in Another Hall plus lots more.

Fri 24 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); concessions £5 The pupils of Glenalmond College are proud to present one of the world’s best-loved rock musicals. This will be a semi-staged performance with a full symphony orchestra, featuring the rarely-heard original orchestrations. Performing rights restrictions prevent us from naming the legendary early-1970s rock opera to be performed, but full details are available on the school’s website

‘the chance to hear her sing a personal choice of favourite songs should not be missed’ The Times ‘Barbara Dickson shows what true class is all about’ The Stage

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The Cavern Beatles

Foster & Allen 40th Anniversary UK Tour Wed 5 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £21.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Sat 1 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Celebrating forty years together in the music business, Irish easy listening duo Foster & Allen will be performing a string of their hits including Bunch Of Thyme, Maggie, After All These Years, I Will Love You All My Life and Old Flames. They will also be playing some of their recent recordings like Gold And Silver Days and A Hug as well as some songs from their new 40th Anniversary CD Celebration.

£21.50; concessions £19.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool. 50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club will be coming to Perth with their remarkable show.

Big Girls Don’t Cry Fri 31 Mar: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £25.50; concessions £23.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Come and experience the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and a fantastic live band. Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . during the 60s and 70s No. 1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to superstardom, selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide in the process.

Kennedy Street Enterprises presents

Nathan Carter and his Band: The Wanna Dance Tour plus support

It’s a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon ever seen. Replicating, in both sight and sound, the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road. Costume changes and lighting complement the changes in musical complexity as the show develops to its breathtaking climax.

Thu 20 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £26.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances that include the hit song Wagon Wheel. Nathan and his six-piece band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and  ballads to create a special evening that includes something for everyone. Nathan is also an expert accordion player so you can expect a bit of a hand-clapping, foot-tapping hooley as well in a superbly entertaining show.

‘the likenesses are striking - but the sound, the sound.... this could, indeed be the Beatles’ The Irish Times

The Magic Of Motown: Celebrating The Sound Of A Generation Fri 21 Apr: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall

Big Girls Don’t Cry showcases Frankie’s incredible falsetto, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant rock’n’roll nostalgia of Grease, to spinetingling show-stoppers such as My Eyes Adored You. Drawing from a repertoire that also includes Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back To You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and Who Loves You, you’re never more than a song away from another classic hit.

£28; concessions £25 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) This explosive concert experience features 40 back-to-back solid gold hits, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight,My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave, I’m Coming Out, plus many more.

Big Girls Don’t Cry – an unmissable musical spectacular that is taking the UK by storm!

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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain

RLN Music presents

Leo Sayer Live in Concert

Sat 6 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall VIP tickets £76.50; All other tickets £29; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) After the sold out success of his 2015 Restless Years tour, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for another series of concerts. Steve Steinman presents

Iconic The Show

Known the world over for his hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and the transatlantic Number Ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back in his home country and looking forward to giving his audience a high energy concert.

Wed 12 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

With 16 hit albums and 26 hit singles to his credit, Leo Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced and remains hugely popular worldwide.

Soundtracks from The Coolest Movies Ever! £26.50; concessions £23.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Lead vocalist and creative force behind the hugely successful Vampires Rock, Steve Steinman’s all-new hit show delivers the best of the best soundtracks from some of the coolest and most iconic movies of all time.

Perth Piano Sundays presents

The David Patrick Tentet The Musical Legacy of The Ballets Russes Sun 16 Apr: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall £21, £17, £13; concessions £19, £15, £11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Debussy Jeux


£22.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) SNJO Youth Card £5

DIRECTED BYgifted TOMMY SMITH Miles Davis and Gil Evans Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain to jazz as vibrant, sultry and enormously satisfying pieces of modern music FEATURING TOM MACNIVEN AND LAURA JURD including such tracks as Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So. The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to pay homage to these legendary musicians and with guest soloists Tom MacNiven and Laura Jurd will explore these majestic musical narratives that are compelling masterpieces of orchestral jazz.

David Patrick’s stunning and award-winning jazz reinterpretation of The Rite of Spring rewards those who lovethe original work as much as it delights jazz fans. His extraordinary reworking retains all the themes and most of the exquisite orchestration of the original with space for solos from Patrick’s world-class ensemble. Jeux has an ethereal, mystic quality with vivid orchestral colours and free musical associations. With a kaleidoscopic tapestry of sound that influenced Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock and so many other jazz composers.

A full cast of incredible singers, dancers and formidable band blast their way through some of the most recognisable movie music ever recorded! Featuring tracks from David Bowie, Tina Turner, AC/DC, Prince, Elvis and Paul McCartney, these are but a few of the legendary performers who have left an unforgettable mark on film soundtracks.

‘a huge undertaking… spine-tingling in its power…it works, and brilliantly’ ***** The Scotsman

All teamed up with an incredible stage set, pyrotechnics, video projection and aerial silk performances, it’s a show that will blow you away. So go ahead punk, make your day!

'there were people on their feet cheering and clapping after the slamming finale' **** The Herald

Age guidance 12+

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Fri 28 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

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world-class music inspired by Scottish traditions

Red Hot Chilli Pipers plus True Gents

Fri 3 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Made In Perthshire

featuring Patsy Reid, Ross Ainslie, Fraser Anderson and Lisa Rigby Fri 27 Jan: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Made In Perthshire was originally commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Perth Concert Hall in Sep 2015 under the musical direction of two of Scotland’s finest young composers and traditional musicians, Perthshire’s own Ross Ainslie and Patsy Reid. The show was conceived to showcase their stellar writing and musicianship alongside other traditional and contemporary pieces with strong Perthshire connections and it delivered this in fantastic style on its debut; a wonderful night of music that will live long in the memory of all who were there. We are delighted to have the opportunity to restage this fantastic concert to coincide with a performance at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. Made In Perthshire also features two more outstanding artists making waves well beyond their native county, songwriters Fraser Anderson and Lisa Rigby. A top-class band featuring Ali Hutton, Dave Milligan, Graeme Stephen, Signy Jakobsdottir and Ben Nicholls, a string section and a 30-strong choir complete a hugely talented lineup. Don’t miss this second - and last! - chance to catch this joyous, uplifting night of songs and tunes old and new. Tickets & information Book all 3 shows at the same time and save! £40; concessions £34 (inc £1.50 booking fee) for seated tickets for Red Hot Chilli Pipers.£37.50; concessions £32  (inc £1.50 booking fee) for standing tickets for Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

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From a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014, the past decade or so has seen The Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet - ever! The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’: bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it should carry its own health warning! With gold and platinum albums, multiple awards,  sellout tours across the world, major festival, TV and international event appearances behind them, The Chillis have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feelgood music. Support comes from local folk rockers and live favourites True Gents.


Elephant Sessions Fri 5 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

A fantastic double bill of two young bands at the top of their game, both being nominated as Best Live Act at the 2016 Scots Trad Awards. With a central ethos built around the band’s traditional Celtic roots, fiery tunes from fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and joyous instrumental music around. ‘a thrilling live act, Mànran is one of Scotland’s best traditional outfits and their star is most definitely on the rise. Watch them go’ Daily Record Winners of Up And Coming Act Of The Year at the 2014 Scots Trad Awards, The Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monstrous bass and pounding drums. Already renowned for their breath-taking live shows, the band climb to new heights with the release of their debut album, The Elusive Highland Beauty.


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Repertoire | Jolanta Dolewska Wed 25 Jan – Fri 24 Mar | Artist’s Residency and Masterclasses Sat 25 Mar – Tue 25 Jul | Artist’s exhibition at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall Free | Donations warmly welcome

Image: Reservoir (2015) by Jolanta Dolewska. Detail from an artist’s analogue photography series. Courtesy the artist.

Discover Repertoire – the latest of our exhibitions about the relationship of visual and performing arts following Interval, Stage and Movement. Explore the legacy of Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) – the Polish/Italian innovative and influential theatre director. Meet Jolanta Dolewska (Pol/Scotland) who starts her Repertoire artist’s residency at the archives of Perth Theatre – Scotland’s oldest repertoire theatre company, delivers a series of masterclasses at Perth Youth Theatre and stages her first solo show in Scotland to be launched as part of Platform 2017 – the inaugural festival of Perthshire Creativity.

I am equally fascinated by the repertoire of Perth Theatre over the last 100 years and the ‘repertoire’ of of Grotowski’s exercises and techniques enabling actors to discover their own creativity" Jolanta Dolewska

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Curated by Iliyana Nedkova. Produced by Horsecross Arts for Threshold artspace in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross. Part of Horsecross Arts Youth Festival and Platform 2017 Festival of Perthshire Creativity. Supported by Creative Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Coffee, Croissant and Art Weds 25 Jan, 1 + 22 Feb, 1 + 22 Mar, 5 + 26 Apr: 11.30am | Perth Concert Hall £3.50 | Book in advance on 01738 477724 as spaces are limited | Meet at the Glassrooms Cafe   Enjoy a cuppa with our resident curator Iliyana Nedkova and find out about our unique collection of bold contemporary art as part of our current exhibition Repertoire. No prior interest in art required but an acquired taste for coffee and croissant may be desirable although scones and teas are available, too. 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 #CCATour | @HorsecrossPerth | F groups/thresholdartspace @IliyanaNedkova

3G 2017: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform Wed 8 Mar: 3pm | Norie-Miller Studio and Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall £2 | Book in advance as spaces are limited Join us as we build on the success of our inaugural 3G 2016 programme celebrating International Women’s Day. Enjoy the live performance Pomegranates and Walnuts – a new Horsecross Arts commission and museum acquisition for Threshold artspace by Maja Zeco. Indulge in the presentation by Jon Blackwood as he focuses on Bosnian-Herzegovinian cultural landscapes and identities. Treat yourself to the UK premiere on the big screen of hand-picked videos by Bosnian women artists. ‘We should support initiatives such as the 3G and art venues like the Threshold artspace, precisely because they are located in Perth and not in London or New York.’ HASTA Magazine

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Perth Theatre in partnership with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick present

As the renovation work on Perth Theatre gathers pace, our new artistic director Lu Kemp would like to meet


Theatre 503 and Bristol Old Vic’s production of:

And Then Come the Nightjars by Bea Roberts

Directed by Paul Robinson Winner of the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award. Six off West End nominations including Best Director, Most Promising Playwright and Best Set Design.

South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer who is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for each other and a blossoming friendship based on sharing a fag, a nip of whisky and boisterous banter. But when Foot and Mouth sweeps through the British countryside, communities are thrown into chaos. Michael watches, in grief stricken disbelief, the shooting of his beloved cows. He also watches his friend brandish the gun.

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We want you to treat our theatre as a home from home, and to join us in building a space for Perth. So, as we develop ideas, we’d love to talk to you - the audience. Over the past couple of months, I have been meeting people, schools and organizations across Perth and Kinross, asking you about what you want from the theatre and how we can support and magnify what you are interested in.

We will also be collaborating with local people across Perthshire on the creation of two new shows – by award-winning theatre-makers Greg Sinclair and Kieran Hurley - to be performed in the newly reopened theatre.

From early next year, we will be presenting theatre IN YOUR SPACE across Perth and Kinross: in rural venues, in school halls, on classroom desks, in tents... We will be bringing you some of the best existing work from across the UK, and new work by some of Scotland’s most innovative theatre companies: the award-winning And Then Come the Nightjars will be touring to rural venues (opposite); and the internationally successful Titus by Redbridge Arts will be performing in classrooms before it tours to the Lincoln Centre, New York, and the Kennedy Centre, Washington.

We would like to invite you to TALK TO US about how you see the theatre fitting into your lives, and what you want the theatre to be.


‘intensely funny… a small gem of a play from a writer to watch’ **** The Daily Telegraph

By turns heart-breaking and hilarious, And Then Come the Nightjars is a tender portrait of male friendship and a requiem to rural life. Wed 19 + Thu 20 Apr: 8pm | The Byre at Inchyra Fri 21 Apr: 8pm | Blair Atholl Village Hall Sat 22 Apr: 7.30pm Aberfeldy Town Hall Wed 26 + Thu 27: 7.30pm | Birnam Arts Centre

‘a savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy’ **** The Guardian Age guidance: 12+

Fri 28 Apr: 7.30pm | Blairgowrie Town Hall Sat 29 Apr: 8pm | Strathearn Artspace, Crieff £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); no concessions Book in person at the venue, or at Perth Concert Hall Photo: Jack Sain

TALK TO US Mon 6 Feb: 6pm | Norie-Miller Studio Free but ticketed

A conversation with Perth Theatre’s Artistic Team about the new Perth Theatre programme.

If your school would be interested in hosting the work we will be touring; developing new work with your students; or engaging with our creative

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Reduced Rate Bursary Places Available!

WORLD PREMIERE National Theatre of Scotland, Perth Theatre and Stellar Quines present


T he 306: Day

SCHOOLS Perth concert hall

Written by Oliver Emanuel, composed by Gareth Williams, directed by Jemima Levick

1917. The war across the channel rages on and at home, in Britain, there are women fighting their own battles. Rents are rising. Food is scarce. And war work can be deadly. Inspired by real events and first-hand accounts, The 306: Day is about staying silent and speaking out, fighting for peace and giving into violence. It tells the forgotten story of three women in wartime and their struggle to survive in a world that won’t listen.

Mon 3 - Sat 15 Jul 5-11 years 12-18 years With thanks to our partners, funders and sponsors

The 306: Day is a new piece of theatre from the National Theatre of Scotland, co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, and is the second part of the 306 Trilogy, following last year’s performances at Dalcrue Barn of The 306: Dawn.

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Touring across Scotland in May 2017 with opening performances in Perth, more details to be announced soon.

Horsecross Arts Ltd is registered in Scotland, no SC301328 and a charity no SCO22400.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Family Concert Stan and Mabel

Andy Manley and Teater Refleksion present

Sun 19 Feb: 2.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Night Light

£14 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); under 26s/students/unemployed £6; under 16s £5

Wed 10 May: 1.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Music by Paul Rissmann

£7.50; concessions £5.50 Mister Night starts his rounds watching over everyone. All are asleep, except for one small girl. With help from a little moon dust, she joins Mister Night exploring the dark and beautiful light that emerges… Andy Manley and Denmark’s Teater Refleksion are internationally regarded for their poignant and poetic shows for the very young. Audiences will be embraced in a carefully designed structure that creates a unique magical universe specifically tailored for the smallest people in our world and the bigger people who look after them. Night Light is co-produced with Imaginate and Red Bridge, commissioned through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

Age guidance 3-6 years

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Ideal for children aged 4 – 8. Music-loving dog and cat Stan and Mabel set off to find their flute-playing neighbour, who’s gone to judge the ‘Greatest Orchestra in the World’ competition, and decide to take part by forming an amazing animal orchestra of their own! Composer Paul Rissmann has created an irresistible musical version of the book written and illustrated by Jason Chapman. Performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Stan and Mabel is a perfect introduction to classical music. This 50-minute concert features audience participation and illustrated projections. Age guidance: 4 – 8 years

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Blow and Blast 18+ Saturdays 21 Jan, 18 Mar, 29 Apr, 3 + 24 Jun + Sun 14 May: 3pm Tilt, Perth Concert Hall

RSNO Community Orchestra

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

Sundays 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Mar + 23 Apr: 2pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £4; concessions £3

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.

Now in its third year Perth Community Orchestra is an initiative from Scotland’s National Orchestra, the RSNO, in partnership with Horsecross Arts. This is an orchestra geared for those who play anything from grade 1 to grade 4 standard. Whether you played an instrument at school and haven’t picked it up in years, or are a beginner – intermediate player, we’re keen to have you join the RSNO Assistant Conductor in this exciting venture for RSNO and Perth. Age 12+

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.

Masterclass Sun 29 Jan + Sun 26 Mar Tilt, Perth Concert Hall

PYT Members: FREE Non-Members: £13.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) per masterclass

Little Stars: Creative Play

Delivered by Perth Youth Theatre Alumni who have gone on to work in the theatre and creative industries. Sun 29 Jan: Musical Theatre Skills with Samantha Burns 10am – 12noon P1 – 7

Fridays 27 Jan - 31 Mar: 4.15pm Drama Room, North Inch Community Campus £3 per workshop or buy all 10 and get the last one free

1pm – 3pm

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.

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Sun 26 Mar: Acting for camera + screen with Colin McCredie S1-6 10am – 1pm Acting for camera 2pm – 5pm

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Let’s Dance

Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 + 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 7 + 28 Mar, 18 Apr, 16 + 30 May, 6 Jun: 6pm | Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Mondays from Mon 9 Jan: 1pm | YWCA, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie Free 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. Presented in partnership with FUN & Adult Day Care, Perth and Kinross Council

Horsecross Voices Wednesdays: 8 + 15 Feb, 1, 8 + 15 Mar: 7:30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £4.50; concessions £3.50 | Buy all 5 for £20; concessions £15 8 Feb 15 Feb 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar

Pop songs with Dougie Flower Bond songs with Debra Salem Scottish Folk songs with Alice Marra Great female singers with Joanne Greer Songs of Motown with Emma Neck

A fun, informal singing group for adults. No previous singing experience or music reading is required. We also run Voices sessions in Kinross and Errol, for more information contact: Kinross-shire Local Event Organisation ( or Carse Association of Continuing Education (

PMB Presentations presents

Age 18+. Spaces are limited: book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Perth Theatre Discoveries Tue 14 Feb + Tue 18 Apr: 7.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Free but ticketed

Mon 20 Feb: 7:30pm | Perth Concert Hall £39, £36.50, £34; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) A brand new show for 2017, Brendan hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers, a new leading lady and a 14-piece band and singers live on stage. Stunning lighting, amazing special effects and superb choreography. It's going be a party! Don't miss it.

Join the Perth Theatre Memory Collective and special guests for these one-off evenings to hear more about the life and stories of Perth Theatre through the ages. Tue 14 Feb: 7.30pm A Valentines evening of conversation with Lesley Mackie and Terry Wale, on their love of Perth Theatre

'lavish costume changes and superb choreography performed with panache' Catherine Françoise, Onstage

Tue 18 Apr: 7.30pm

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Bruce Fummey: A History of Scotland Part 3 - The Rise of the Ginger Sat 22 Apr: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £11.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Bound And Gagged Comedy presents

Omid Djalili: Schmuck For a Night plus Boothby Graffoe Wed 22 Feb: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his live show is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and live on the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1) and Lucky Man (Sky1).

This is not the type of history class that you will get in school! Bruce Fummey was named Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2014. His Edinburgh Fringe shows were nominated for Scottish Comedy Awards in 2013 and 2014 and his 2015 show was the biggest selling show in the Stand Comedy Club’s Stand in the Square. He has brought together the best of these shows and come home to Perth in order to tell Scotland’s story, and film his new DVD in front of a home crowd. Romans, Picts, Britons, Scots, Canmores, Bruces and Stewarts. Dodgy schemes, mythic heroes and a little bit of smut. If you like history, love Scotland and don’t mind the odd knob joke along the way, then this show is for you! Bruce will be introduced by Perthshire farmer and comic Jim Smith, who will also perform a short set. 'this man exudes infectious warmth and humour... take your brain to see him, he’ll put stuff in it, and you’ll feel the better for it' Age guidance 14+

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Do Shakespeare Sat 29 Apr: 8pm | Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £13.50; concessions £12 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Earth’s funniest footwear return with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard Of Avon himself. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo & Juliet, and peer into their Coriolanus. Plus all the usual satirical nonsense from the Two Gentlesocks Of Verrucca. Another massive Fringe hit, this is the Socks’ 9th full-length show and has been acclaimed as their best yet:

‘one of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’ The Telegraph ‘belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ Sunday Times

‘the unparalleled pinnacle of comedy puppetry’ ***** Venue

‘confident, engaging, thoughtful show ... did someone say National Treasure?’ Metro

‘accessible, contemporary and ridiculous’ ***** Brighton Argus

‘had every single audience member... laughing until they cried’ ***** Evening News

Age guidance 12+

Age guidance: 16+

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Perth Youth Orchestra Spring 2017 Sun 9 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£11.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Perth Youth Orchestra hosts its Annual Spring Concert. One of the country’s longest established youth orchestras will present a full symphonic programme from the orchestral repertoire. Perthshire Musical (Competition) Festival Association

Perform in Perth Mon 13 Mar: 6pm | Perth Concert Hall

Perth & Kinross Music Camp Concert Sat 8 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Tickets available on the door

free but ticketed, please contact Box Office to book (advance booking recommended)

Orchestras, bands and large instrumental groups. For full details, including the 2017 syllabus,visit their website at:

Young musicians from Perth & Kinross return from their annual residential music courses to perform a variety of popular repertoire.

Perth & Kinross

Perth & Kinross Primary School Music Central Groups Concert Camp Concert Tue 21 + Wed 22 Mar: 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

free but ticketed, please contact Box Office to book (advance booking recommended) Children from all over Perth & Kinross perform in a range of orchestras, bands and choirs in two nights of showcase concerts. Always a popular night.

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Thu 4 May: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall free but ticketed, please contact Box Office to book (advance booking recommended) Returning from an intense week of music making, over 200 young musicians from throughout Perth & Kinross will present a pleasant mixture of classical and light music. One of the most popular concerts of the music services season!

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Perth Film Society

Here, There and Everywhere

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)

Sing Street

The Measure of a Man

Cert 12a; 2016; 106 mins; English

Cert PG; 2015; 91 mins French with subtitles

Thu 12 Jan

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. Feel-good musical comedy drama from writer and director John Carney. Refreshments.

Son of Saul Cert 15; 2015; 107 mins Hungarian, Yiddish, German with subtitles

Thu 26 Jan

During World War II, a Jewish worker at the Auschwitz concentration camp tries to find a rabbi to give a child, thought to be his son, a proper burial. Powerful Holocaust drama and directorial debut from László Nemes which won the 2016 foreign language Oscar.

The Pearl Button Cert 12; 2015; 82 mins Spanish with subtitles

Thu 2 Feb

Patricio Guzman's haunting Chilean documentary compares the fate of the indigenous people of Patagonia with that of the disappeared of the Pinochet regime.

Mustang Cert 15; 2015; 97 mins; Turkish with subtitles

Thu 16 Feb

In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages. Oscar-nominated debut from Deniz Gamze Ergüven is a rousing tale of spirited youth and a powerful, moving and timely work of engaging social cinema.

Mon 23 Jan: 8pm | Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £10.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); concessions £7

Thu 2 Mar

The 67th annual snowsports film takes some of the world's greatest snowsports athletes on a globe-trotting adventure in search of snowcapped peaks in the US, Canada, Greenland and the Alps amongst others. Almost 7 decades after he first picked up his camera, don't miss Warren himself spin tales of the past as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, these films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere. Plus fantastic intermission prizes Perth Concert Hall October 1 11/10/2016 to be won on the night.

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France. Moving social drama from Stephane Brize won best actor award for Vincent Lindon at Cannes 2015.

Fire at Sea Cert 12a; 2016; 114 mins; Italian with subtitles

Thu 16 Mar

Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2016, Gianfranco Rosi's incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa - and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it - is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action. Refreshments.

The Lobster Cert 15; 2015; 119 min; English, French

Thu 30 Mar

In a dystopian society, single people are taken to The Hotel and they must find a partner within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice. Yorgos Lanthimos' first English-language feature is a wickedly funny, and moving satire of couple-fixated society.









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Contact our experienced events team to discuss your ideas: Michaela Ruff | 01738 477732 | Wendy Stenberg | 01738 472707 |

Mrs Ellett             Mr Ellis  Mr & Mrs Fairbairn Mrs Gordon       Mr & Mrs Haldane Reverend Hall Mr & Mrs Halliday Dr Harper Dr Helling Mrs Hendry Mr & Mrs MacQueen Mrs Mathieson

Mr & Mrs McLennan Mr Murray          Mr & Mrs Page Mr Peacock        Mrs Simpson Mr & Mrs Smith Mrs Stake            Dr Sturrock & Mr Turner Reverend & Mrs Thomson Dr & Mrs Williams and all those who wish to remain anonymous

To find out more about our exciting sponsorship and patron schemes contact the Development Team on 01738 472731 or email


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We have an audio version of this brochure. Contact our Front of House Manager: Jen Hoy 01738 477748



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Our venue is 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.

Lost tickets for reserved event only can be reprinted for 50p per ticket on the day of the performance.

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We’re asking all our customers if they would like to donate towards the cost of transforming Perth Theatre.



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






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


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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 venue.


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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 Concert Hall box office. The booking fee only applies to the first five tickets for any one event.

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Classical Music Drama Contemporary Art Dance Join In Kids and Families Youth Music Comedy Film JAN 25 Jan – Fri 24 Mar Sun 8 Tue 10 Jan – 6 Jun Thu 12 Tue 17 Sat 21 – Sat 24 Jun Mon 23 Wed 25 – Wed 26 Apr Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 – Fri 31 Mar Fri 27 Sun 29 + Sun 26 Mar Sun 29 – Sun 23 Apr Sun 29

Repertoire: Artists' Residency & Masterclasses 27 RSNO: Viennese Gala 11 Let's Dance 34 Film: Sing Street 40 Perth Chamber Music: Gina McCormack & Nigel Clayton 11 Blow and Blast 32 Film: Warren Miller’s Here, There and Everywhere 41 Coffee, Croissant & Art 27 Perth Concert Series: SCO 10 Film: Son of Saul 40 Little Stars: Creative Play 32 The Celtic Sessions: Made in Perthshire 24 Perth Youth Theatre Masterclass 33 RSNO Community Orchestra 33 Perth Piano Sundays: Lars Vogt 7

FEB Thu 2 Mon 6 Mon 6 Wed 8 – Wed 15 Mar Thu 9 Sat 11 Sun 12 Tue 14 + Tue 18 Apr Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sun 19 Sun 19 Mon 20 Tue 21 Wed 22 Wed 22 Mon 27 Tue 28

Film: The Pearl Button 40 Lunchtime Concerts: Alexander Ullman 8 Talk To Us 28 Horsecross Voices 34 Perth Concert Series: RSNO 10 The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland 16 Perth Piano Sundays: Sophie Pacini 7 Perth Theatre Discoveries 34 Film: Mustang 40 Elgar Piano Quintet 5 Doric String Quartet 5 The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra 16 SCO Family Concert: Stan & Mabel 12 + 31 Brahms Piano Quintet 5 Brendan Cole 35 Perth Chamber Music: Piatti String Quartet 11 The Furrow Collective 16 Omid Djalili 36 Lunchtime Concerts: Maximiliano Martin 8 Barbara Dickson 18

MAR Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Wed 8 Fri 10 Sat 11 + Sun 12 Mon 13

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The Matt Monro Story 18 Film: The Measure of a Man 40 The Celtic Sessions: Red Hot Chilli Pipers 25 Perth Symphony Orchestra 12 Perth Piano Sundays: Angela Hewitt 7 3G 2017: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform 27 Perth Concert Series : BBC SSO 10 Scottish Brass Band Championships 17 Lunchtime Concerts: Hebrides Ensemble 9

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Perform in Perth 38 Film: Fire at Sea 40 Mike and the Mechanics 19 Scottish Concert Band Festival 17 Perth Chamber Music: Rosanna Ter-Berg & Leo Nicholson 11 Perth and Kinross Central Groups Concert 38 Glenalmond College Gala Performance 19 Repertoire: Artists' Exhibition 27 Perth Piano Sundays: Steven Osborne 7 Lunchtime Concerts: Andrew Tyson 9 Film: The Lobster 40 Big Girls Don’t Cry 20

APR Sat 1 Sun 2 Mon 3 Wed 5 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Mon 17 Wed 19 – Sat 29 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Fri 28 Sat 29

The Cavern Beatles 20 Perth Choral Society: An Evening of French Choral Music 13 Perth Chamber Music: Aurea & Gildas String Quartets 11 Foster and Allen 21 Scottish Opera: La Scala di Seta 13 Perth and Kinross Music Camp Concert 38 Perth Youth Orchestra 39 Iconic - The Show 22 Dunedin Consort: St Matthew Passion 14 NYOS Symphony Orchestra 15 NYCoS National Boys Choir 15 Perth Piano Sundays: The David Patrick Tentet 7 + 23 Lunchtime Concerts: Benjamin Baker 9 And Then Come The Nightjars 29 Nathan Carter 21 The Magic of Motown 21 Bruce Fummey’s A History of Scotland Part 3: The Rise of the Ginger 36 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra 23 Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre 37

COMING SOON May 2017 Thu 4 May Fri 5 May Sat 6 May Mon 8 May Wed 10 May Sun 14 May STOP PRESS

The 306: Day 30 Perth and Kinross Primary School Music Camp Concert 38 The Celtic Sessions: Mànran & Elephant Sessions 25 Leo Sayer 22 Lunchtime Concerts: RCS Voices 9 Night Light 30 Perth Piano Sundays: Christian Zacharias 7 Sat 25 Mar Marc Almond

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Passion served in every bite

Light, bright and spacious, Glassrooms Café is the perfect place to meet clients, catch up with friends, Visit the theworld striking for watch go by Glassrooms and maybe spotCafé a visiting breakfast, lunch and pre-show meals. celebrity or two.

All freshly prepared by Head Chef, Martin Buchan, using only the finest local ingredients. Open Mon - Sat: 10am £14.95 - 4.30pm 2 courses Pre-show meals: 5pm 7pm 3 courses £18.95 booking essential

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Passion served in every bite

Light, bright and spacious, Glassrooms Café is the perfect place to meet clients, catch up with friends, watch the world go by and maybe spot a visiting celebrity or two.

2 courses £14.95 3 courses £18.95 booking essential

01738 477724 |

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