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Concerts 1pm at Perth Concert Hall Avoid the queue by booking in advance and save on the ticket price too.

advance (until 12noon on the day): £7; concessions £6 after 12noon on day of concert: £8; no concessions unreserved seating

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Art Tour

Following these concerts, you can join visual artist Theresa Pickles and curator Iliyana Nedkova for a tour of the Pac-Man show. Meet at the bottom of the mezzanine stairs to walk and talk for about 20 minutes. Free with your lunchtime concert ticket. For further details about the exhibition, see page 31.

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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!

Danish String Quartet

Apollon Musagete

Mozart Haydn

Haydn Beethoven

Mon 27 Jan

String Quartet in D minor K421 String Quartet in B flat Op.76 No.4 ‘Sunrise’

‘There were many similarly wonderful moments during this afternoon recital. The Danes are a striking bunch, full of character... they listen and respond to each other with perfect Scandinavian courtesy’ The Herald

Chiaroscuro Quartet Mon 3 Feb Haydn Mozart

Mon 24 Mar

String Quartet in D minor Op.71 No.2 String Quartet in E minor Op.59 No.2 ‘Razumovsky’

Two wonderful quartets by Beethoven and Haydn played by one of today’s most exciting young ensembles. ‘The four young gentlemen of the Polish Apollon Musagete Quartet offered highly cultivated string quartet-playing’ Dettinger Zeitblatt

Signum Quartet Mon 31 Mar

String Quartet in C Op.20 No.2 String Quartet in E flat K428

Haydn Mozart

String Quartet in D Op.76 No.2 String Quartet in C ‘Dissonance’

Star violinist Alina Ibragimova leads this BBC New Generation Artist Quartet in Haydn and Mozart performed on period instruments. ‘Their technique is impeccable - only players of the highest calibre could risk such an exposed, unadorned approach and make it sound this good’ The Herald

Mozart’s ‘Dissonance’ string quartet is an unforgettable masterpiece, here paired with one of Haydn’s finest late quartets.

Bernardini Plays Bach

Kapten Piano Trio

JS Bach JS Bach

Haydn Beethoven

Mon 3 Mar

Sonata No.2 in A minor BWV1003 Partita No.2 in D minor BWV1004

Two of Bach’s greatest works for solo violin performed by brilliant Dutch violinist Cecilia Bernardini. An hour of spellbinding music including the extraordinary ‘Chaconne’. ‘If there is a prize for the most beautiful tone, it should go to Cecilia Bernardini’ De Telegraaf, Amsterdam

‘A feature of the Signums’ performance throughout the concert was their perfect evenness of tone’ Bachtrack

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Haydn and Mozart with the brilliant Danish String Quartet who have just joined the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists Scheme.

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A lunchtime experience that will make your day

Mon 21 Apr

Piano Trio No. 24 in E flat Piano Trio ‘Ghost’

Beethoven’s great ‘Ghost’ piano trio is paired with Haydn in this lovely programme. Formed in 2011 the Kapten Piano trio has a reputation as an energetic, passionate and exciting new piano trio, with performances across the UK to critical acclaim.

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PIANO

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PIANO

SUNDAYS 3pm at Perth Concert Hall presented by Michael Tumelty

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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. Each concert: £20, £16, £12; concessions £18, £14, £10 (includes booking fee) Book for any three concerts in advance and your fourth is FREE Book a traditional two-course Sunday carvery before the concert for £12.50 or a post-concert high tea for just £9.50 when you book your tickets (spaces limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment) KIDS GO FREE


Alasdair Beatson

Schubert Schubert Chopin Chopin Debussy

Bartók Janáček Beethoven Schumann

Sun 9 Feb

Impromptus Op.90 Nos.1 & 3 Klavierstücke Nos.1 & 3 4 Mazurkas Polonaise Fantasie, Op.61 Preludes, Book 1 (complete)

It is a privilege to welcome Richard Goode back to Perth. His previous visit brought unforgettable Chopin interpretations. His Debussy playing has to be heard to be believed.

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore Sun 16 Feb Schubert Stravinsky Schönberg

Grand Duo Three Movements from Firebird (arr. Moore) Chamber Symphony (arr. Berg)

A feast of music for piano duet. Schubert’s Grand Duo is quite simply a masterpiece, Firebird is a virtuoso showpiece and Schönberg’s Chamber Symphony is a thrilling high point of late romantic music. ‘astonishingly good … sheer panache’ Gramophone

Llŷr Williams Sun 30 Mar Mozart Beethoven Schubert Schumann Chopin

Adagio in B minor K540 Piano Sonata in E minor Op.90 Wanderer Fantasie Fantasiestücke Op.12 Fantasie in F minor Op.49

3 Rondos on Folk Tunes In the Mists Sonata in A, Op.101 Carnaval

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. ‘…a major Scottish musical figure… extraordinary set of performances… pristine pianism… musicianship of the highest order’ The Herald

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore Sun 18 May

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 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. ‘They filled the Wigmore Hall with cheering fans’ Evening Standard

Denis Kozhukhin

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‘Richard Goode’s ability to clothe the intellectual backbone of his interpretations in playing of airy mercuriality may not be unique, but it is rare and individual enough to make his recitals unmissable’ The Guardian

Sun 27 Apr

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Richard Goode

Sun 15 Jun Haydn Brahms Liszt Liszt

Sonata in F major HB 16/23 Sonata No.1 Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude 5 Transcendental études

Beloved of Scottish audiences for his Beethoven Cycles, Llŷr Williams brings a profound musical intelligence to his work as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician.

Well-known in Perth for his extraordinary concerto performances with the BBC SSO, we are thrilled to present Denis Kozhukhin in recital. The depth of his musicianship is shown by the variety of this programme. A scintillating end to our series is in prospect.

‘His commanding technique, cool grasp of the vast intellectual span of the music and sense of wisdom beyond his years make for a stunning combination’ Guardian

‘The audience, hearing his virtuosity, the brilliance with which he interpreted his program and three encores without a score, was dazzled by his talent’ La Voix du Nord

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra New Year In Vienna Fri 3 Jan: 7.30pm Lehár Coward Strauss

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You Are My Heart’s Delight from The Land of Smiles I’ll See You Again from Bittersweet Blue Danube Waltz

Nicholas McGegan, conductor John Mark Ainsley, tenor Welcome 2014 in sparkling, classic style with all the waltzes, polkas and marches you could hope for. Raising funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. £25.50, £21.50, £19.50, £16, £11.50; students £5 (includes booking fee)

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito Tue 28 Jan: 7.30pm

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Sir Alexander Gibson Opera School Timothy Dean, conductor A Concert performance of Mozart’s final opera set in ancient Rome which extols the virtues of magnanimity even when betrayed by those closest to you. The Royal Conservatoire La Clemenza di Tito contains some of Mozart’s most haunting music, heartwrenching for its simplicity and beauty including hits such as ‘Parto, Parto’, and remarkable ensembles. KIDS

£18.50, £14.50, £12.50; concessions £16.50, £12.50, £9 (includes booking fee)

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Perth Concert Series

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Oundjian Conducts Walton Thu 6 Feb: 7.30pm Wagner Mozart Walton

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Overture to Tannhäuser Piano Concerto No.17 in G K453 Symphony No.1

Peter Oundjian, conductor Richard Goode, piano Wagner’s Tannhäuser was so racy that some Victorian audiences considered it improper, but it’s almost mild compared to William Walton’s volcanic First Symphony. Cool down between them with Mozart’s deliciously playful piano concerto. Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm (FREE to ticket holders)

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£25.50, £21.50, £19.50, £16, £11.50; students £5 (includes booking fee)


Hebrides Ensemble Wed 12 Feb: 7.30pm Rorem Stuart MacRae Stravinsky Butterworth Debussy Schoenberg Rorem

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Perth Concert Hall

War Scenes: ‘Night Battle’ Parable (world première) Three pieces for solo clarinet Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad Berceuse Heroique Chamber Symphony No.1 Op.9 arr Webern War Scenes: ‘The real war will never get in the books’

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with Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone Lads in their Hundreds

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I with a programme commemorating themes of tragedy, loss, demoralisation, defiance and hope. KIDS GO FREE

£14; concessions £10; students £5 (includes booking fee)

60th Anniversary Concert Sat 1 Mar: 7.30pm

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Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise RCS Commission Perthshire Suite Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Followed by a selection of popular pieces, drawn from the 60 year history of PSO concerts. The Orchestra presents an evening of celebratory music to mark its 60th Anniversary. The programme includes a specially commissioned Perthshire Suite by composition students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. KIDS GO FREE

£13; concessions £11 (includes booking fee)

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Perth Symphony Orchestra

LIVE ON SCREEN OPERA

Met Opera

We have joined forces with Perth’s Playhouse Cinema to bring you world-class opera live on the big screen, in high definition with surround sound, direct via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. It’s almost like being there! Dvořák Rusalka

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Sat 8 Feb: 5.55pm

Borodin Prince Igor Massenet Werther Puccini La Bohème

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Sat 1 Mar: 5pm Sat 15 Mar: 5pm

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Sat 5 Apr: 5.55pm

Mozart Così Fan Tutte Rossini La Cenerentola

Sat 26 Apr: 5.55pm

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Sat 10 May: 5.55pm

each opera: £18.50; concessions £16 (includes booking fee)

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Perth Chamber Music 2013:14 Fejes String Quartet

Wu String Quartet

Wed 15 Jan: 7.30pm

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Mon 17 Mar: 7.30pm

St John’s Kirk

Haydn Quartet Op.54, No.2 in C Mendelssohn Quartet in D, Op.44, No.1 Dvořák Quartet in G, Op.106

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St John’s Kirk

Haydn Quartet in G, Op.64, No. 4 Glazunov Five Novelettes Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor, Op.80

All tickets £11 (includes booking fee); students £2

McKenzie Sawers Duo Tue 18 Feb: 7.30pm

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Bizet D’Indy Planel Bonneau Ibert Iles Jackson Mintzer Gershwin Fitkin

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L’Arlésienne Suite (extract) Choral varié, Op.55 Prélude et Saltarelle Suite: Improvisation; Danse des Démons; Plainte; Espièglerie Histoires (selection) Alma Venus The Coral Sea Saxophone Solo A Foggy Day in London Town (piano solo, arr. Finnissy) Gate

The King’s Singers Wed 2 Apr: 7.30pm

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The King’s Singers present the world premiere of James’s MacMillan’s The Rumoured Seed as part of a wonderfully varied programme spanning 500 years of music. Byrd Haec Dies, Civitas sancti tui • Tallis In manus tuas, Lamentations of Jeremiah Maxwell Davies House of Winter • MacMillan The Rumoured Seed Trionfo di Dori Madrigals by Striggio, Gabrieli and Palestrina and works by Mendlessohn, Bridge, Stanford and Elgar. £24, £19, £14; concessions £22, £17, £12 (includes booking fee)

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‘One can’t but admire the impeccable intonation, rhythmic precision and immaculate ensemble of this performance’ BBC Music Magazine


The Scottish Ensemble is returning to Perth for their second jam-packed City Residency. Events include: SE Piano Promenade Sat 26 Apr: 2pm Dvořák

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Sat 26 Apr: 3.30pm | St John’s Kirk

Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major tea and cake available following the performance 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

Seavaigers Tue 29 Apr: 7.30pm

Stout/McKay Sally Beamish Bach Various Composers

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Sunstone (new material) Seavaigers Concerto for Two Violins in D minor 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)

Full details of the Scottish Ensemble residency will be announced in due course at scottishensemble.co.uk

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Residency 26-29 April

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Perth Choral Society Spring Concert

Sun 6 Apr: 7.30pm

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Franz Joseph Haydn The Creation Perth Choral Society presents Haydn’s The Creation accompanied by The City of Perth Sinfonia and conducted by Director of Music Peter Rutterford. Inspired by his experience of the emotional impact Handel’s great oratorios, Haydn took the Bible as his subject and created this great work. £15; concessions £13 (includes booking fee) KIDS

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Dunedin Consort

Bach: St John Passion Wed 16 Apr: 7.30pm

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Joanne Lunn, soprano 
 Margaret Oitzinger, mezzo soprano 
 Thomas Walker, tenor/Evangelist 
 Adrian Davies, bass/Christus John Butt, director John Butt and the Dunedin Consort offer an unique experience with Bach’s masterpiece being performed in a liturgical context. ‘John Butt’s research and direction are an object lesson in musical study brought to compelling life’
The Guardian £21, £16; concessions £19, £14.50 (includes booking fee)

Perth Concert Series

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto Thu 24 Apr: 7.30pm Stravinsky Tchaikovsky Prokofiev Stravinsky

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Circus Polka Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.1 ‘Classical’ Divertimento from ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’

Award-winning pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs Tchaikovsky’s most popular and exhilarating concerto, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

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Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm (free to ticket holders) £25.50, £21.50, £19.50, £16, £11.50; students £5 (includes booking fee)


YOUTH MUSIC

Glenalmond College presents

The Glenalmond Gala Concert Thu 6 Mar: 7pm

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£5; concessions

Perform in Perth Mon 10 Mar: 6pm

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A concert including orchestras, bands and large instrumental groups.
 For full details, including the 2014 syllabus, visit our website at: www. perthshire-music-festival.org.uk Tickets available on the door Advance booking recommended

Perth & Kinross Central Groups Concert Wed 26 Mar + Thu 27 Mar: 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall 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. free but ticketed, please contact Box Office Advance booking recommended NYCoS presents

The National Boys Choir Fri 11 Apr: 3pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Scotland’s most talented young male singers perform highlights of their repertoire under the baton of the inimitable Christopher Bell. ‘The NYCoS National Boys Choir produced radiant singing’ The Herald £13; concessions £9; children under16 £5 (includes booking fee)

Sat 12 Apr: 7:30pm

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Young musicians from Perth & Kinross return from their annual residential music courses to perform a variety of popular repertoire. free but ticketed, please contact Box Office Advance booking recommended

Perth Youth Orchestra Sun 13 Apr: 7.30pm

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Perth Youth Orchestra hosts its Annual Spring Concert. One of the county’s longest established youth orchestras will present a full symphonic programme from the orchestral repertoire.

£11.00; no concessions (includes booking fee) KIDS GO FREE Children’s Classic Concerts

Brass and Bongos Sat 26 Apr: 2pm

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Brass and Bongos moves effortlessly from hilarious musical mayhem to stunning virtuoso performances in an action-packed interactive concert brought to you by family favourites Children’s Classic Concerts. Featuring charismatic presenters, percussion superstars Owen and Olly and their best mates Thistle Brass, expect lots of join in fun and some amazing music. For associated workshop see page 26.

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A programme of choral and solo instrumental music accompanied by the Glenalmond Festival Orchestra and featuring the Glenalmond Choral Society and Pipe Band. The concert will appeal to all tastes, featuring choral, classical, jazz and a selection from musical theatre, KIDS

Perth & Kinross Music Camp Spring Concert

£10.50 (includes booking fee); concessions £6.50

Primary School Music Camp Concert
 Thu 8 May: 7pm

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Perth Concert Hall

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! free but ticketed, please contact Box Office Advance booking recommended

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Vampires Rock
10th Anniversary Tour Steve Steinman’s Classic Rock Show

Fri 31 Jan: 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die Club. In search of a new bride, the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora to cross over to the dark side and live forever in Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell. A full cast of superb singers, dancers and formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest rock anthems - We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You’ve Been Gone, Sweet Child of Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart, I Love Rock n Roll, Poison and many more. All teamed with an amazing set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind, a real rock spectacular! £23.50, £21.50, £19.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson with Ali Hutton

Mon 10 Feb: 8pm Norie-Miller Studio

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Two of the best individual talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland’s Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born Jarlath Henderson create a collective chemistry which is almost magic. Their sound bursts with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes pushing the boundaries of their instruments in a performance of new and original compositions along with traditional tunes. ««««‘Two Stupendous young musicians’ Mojo ««««‘Ridiculously talented’ The Herald £14, concessions £12 (includes booking fee)

Ultimate Rhythm & Blues 50th Anniversary Tour Thu 13 Feb: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

The Zombies,
The Animals,
The Yardbirds,
 Spencer Davis,
Maggie Bell. With this amazing line-up that had 37 hit records in the UK charts for over 300 weeks you are guaranteed an unforgettable night. Come and celebrate 50 years of British Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped music for generations to come. Don’t miss this chance to hear the musical revolution of 1964. £29.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Sat 15 Feb: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

The fabulous Scottish Fiddle Orchestra promises a feast of music ranging from lively jigs and reels to strathspeys and beautiful slow airs.

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Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

They are supported by top Scottish vocalists, tenor James Nicol and mezzo soprano Arlene Rolph, young dancers from the Myra Shuttleworth School of Dance based in Castle Douglas and back by popular demand, the Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band. The show will be hosted by our popular compere Jim McColl and conducted by Blair Parham. £19, £15; no concessions (includes booking fee); 16 and under £5

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

An Evening with Kurt Elling: Syntopicon

Fri 21 Feb: 7.30pm

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Kurt Elling is one of the greatest jazz singers of our time. With his rich baritone voice and command of rhythm, phrasing and dynamics, he sings with amazing technical mastery and huge emotional depth. With the fabulous sound of the SNJO behind him, this will be an unforgettable night of world-class music which will cover a wide range including pieces by Duke Ellington and Wayne Shorter amongst others. pre-show talk with Tommy Smith and Kurt Elling from 6.45pm «««««‘One of jazz’s all-time great vocalists... a singer of astonishing technique’ The Guardian £25; students and unemployed £10; (includes booking fee)

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«««««‘Is there any more masterful singer on the planet right now?...The voice itself is astonishing.’ The Daily Telegraph

Mike and The Mechanics The Living Years - 25th Anniversary

Sadie and the Hotheads Thu 27 Feb: 7.30pm

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Mike Rutherford, a founder member of one of the most successful groups of all time, Genesis, formed Mike And The Mechanics in 1984 and created a side project that would go on to sell ten million records worldwide. Globally known for hits including The Living Years, All I Need Is a Miracle, Over My Shoulder and Another Cup of Coffee, the band has featured many great vocalists and now boasts two superb singers in Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. £36, £33, £30; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Scottish Brass Band Championships 2014
 Scottish Brass Band Association

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Sat 8 Mar: 10am Sun 9 Mar: 10.30am Perth Concert Hall

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 10.00am: Sections 2, 4 + 3 
 Sunday 10.30am: Sections 1 + Championship £11; concessionss £9 (includes booking fee)

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Scottish Concert Band Festival
National Finals 2014 Sun 16 Mar: 9:30am

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Perth Concert Hall

The festival offers concert bands from all over Scotland and at every stage of development, from primary school bands right through to adult community bands, an opportunity to present a varied twenty-minute programme of music. These National Finals bring together the best in Scotland - all the gold and platinum award concert bands from regional festivals across Scotland. £7; concessions £3

‘Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone’ The Times

Fascinating Aida Fri 7 Mar: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Following a sold-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show.

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Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully! «««««‘Cabaret heaven.’ Metro «««««‘I can’t recommend this show highly enough.’ Mail on Sunday ««««‘Hilarious’ The Telegraph www.fascinatingaida.co.uk £20.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)


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Black Dyke Band Sat 29 Mar: 7.30pm

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Yorkshire’s Black Dyke Band are arguably the best known brass band in the world. Always innovative in terms of recordings, touring and collaborations while remaining the benchmark for brass band technique and repertoire, their concert performances cover a huge variety of music as befits an ensemble who have collaborated with Paul McCartney and Wings, Evelyn Glennie, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, The Beautiful South, Elton John and The Beatles among many others. www.blackdykeband.co.uk £21; concessions £19 (includes booking fee)

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Foster and Allen Thu 3 Apr: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

For over three decades, Foster and Allen have been entertaining audiences all over the world and performing all their hits including A Bunch Of Thyme, Maggie, After All These Years, Old Flames, I Will Love You All My Life and many more. Their latest album The Ultimate Collection reached the U.K. Top 40 and is their 30th charting album to date in an amazing career. Having taken in Australia, Canada and their home country of Ireland in 2013, The Ultimate Collection Tour visits South Africa, New Zealand, the US and the UK in 2014. £21.50; concessions £19.50 (includes booking fee)

Patsy Reid

Tue 8 Apr: 8pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

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If you play yourself, why not join Patsy for a fiddle masterclass before her concert at 6pm
Fiddle Workshop £5
See page 28 for details

Perthshire fiddler and singer Patsy Reid is one of the most admired musicians in the UK. The former Breabach fiddle player now takes centre stage accompanied by an equally accomplished band - to bring us tunes and songs from her new album The Brightest Path featuring traditional Scottish melodies unearthed from the Atholl Collection at Perth’s AK Bell Library. These old gems will be performed alongside self-penned and contemporary material that thrillingly demonstrate Patsy’s ability to virtually make the fiddle sing. ‘She has truly mastered her instrument.’ Aidan O’Rourke www.patsyreid.com £14; concessions £12 (includes booking fee)


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Jane McDonald

The Singer Of Your Song Tour 2014 Tue 8 Apr: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

One of the nation’s favourite entertainers is back on tour, live in concert with her brand new show! Together with her fantastic musicians and backing singers Jane McDonald brings the audience to their feet night after night in the ultimate feel-good show. This is one night you won’t want to miss! www.jane-mcdonald.com £38, £32, £22; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Fri 25 Apr: 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Abba remain one of the most popular groups in the world today, from Dancing Queen to Waterloo, their record-breaking songs are timeless and continue to thrill. Widely regarded as the UK’s top Abba tribute show, Abbamania will have you dancing in the aisles with two hours of pure Abba nostalgia. So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania. £20.50; £11 under 12’s (includes booking fee)

The Magic of Motown Fri 9 May: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

This all-new, all-star 2014 spectacular celebrates 50 years of UK No1 hits, starring the music of The Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more. Five-star performances revive more than 36 back-to-back massive Motown classics with all the dazzling dance moves, glittering costume changes and superb musicianship of Motown legend. £25; concessions £22 (includes booking fee)

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Horsecross Trad Sessions First Sunday of the month: 7.30pm Greyfriars Bar, South Street Admission FREE

As Perth Theatre closes for major refurbishment, our popular monthly Traditional Session moves to a new home in Perth’s most intimate venue. Led by some of the very finest traditional musicians around, these informal sessions are open to all players to join in - and for absolutely anyone to come along, have a drink and enjoy some great music

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Sun 5 Jan Sun 2 Feb Sun 2 Mar Sun 6 Apr Sun 4 May

Patsy Reid and Ewan MacPherson Tim Edey and friends Singers’ Session with Jim Malcolm and Doris Rougvie Ross Ainslie and friends Bluegrass Session with Laura-Beth Salter and Laura Wilkie*

* Daytime Bluegrass workshop for fiddle and accompanying instruments. Details to follow.


MUSIC

European Brass Band Championships

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

A musical feast of brass band music performed by some of the finest bands from across Europe

European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion Accompanied by The Kirkintilloch Band, selected finalists of the 6th European Solo Competition, compete for the 2014 title of European Solo Champion which will be announced at the end of the evening following a performance from The 2014 European Youth Brass Band. £11; no concessions (includes booking fee)

European Brass Band Championships Fri 2 May: 5pm

This first round of the 2014 European Brass Band Championships is a musical feast of brass band music as a stunning collection of Europe’s finest brass bands each perform a set work, written by renowned Scottish composer Rory Boyle and specially commissioned for the event. £31; no concessions (includes booking fee)

European Brass Band Championships B Section Set Work and A Section Own Choice Sat 3 May: 9am

Europe’s B Section bands competing for their own prestigious European title performing a set work, specially commissioned from young talented Scottish writer Josiah Walters. Europe’s premier bands to perform their own choice test pieces for the final round of the 2014 European Championships. £31; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Sat 3 May: 8pm

A showcase of outstanding brass band musicianship and virtuosic talent. This very special evening offers a true festival celebration, presenting an eclectic mix of music with featured performances from the world-renowned Cory Band (winners of the 2013 European Brass Band Championships), one of Scotland’s most prolific brass bands - The Co-operative Funeralcare Band, and the outstanding talents of The 2014 European Youth Brass Band. With a Scottish flavour to this flagship event, as well as a variety of special guest performances and the announcement of the the 2014 European Brass Band Champions, the evening offers a rare opportunity to enjoy the full diversity and excitement of brass music. £31; no concessions (includes booking fee)

European Youth Brass Band Contest

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Thu 1 May: 7.30pm

Festival of Brass Gala Concert

Sun 4 May: 10am

An exciting new youth brass band contest which opens its doors to some of the top youth bands across Europe, with each band performing its own choice of music for an entertaining short programme. £5; concessions £3

Festival ticket available to include Friday, Saturday daytime and gala concert: £83 (includes booking fee)

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COMEDY

Russell Kane

Mon 17 Mar: 8pm

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What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. This Jedward-haired award-winning tw*t is the same, and he returns with a new blisteringly big-small show. Watch him ejaculate thoughts about smallness; on keeping things small when life gets big. ‘A seriously good comedian’The Times ‘Russell Kane delivers magic in spades’ The Scotsman ‘A smart, probing brain lurks below the vertiginous quiff’ The Evening Standard £19.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Chambers Management presents

Sarah Millican – Home Bird Sat 5 Apr: 8pm

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The British Comedy Awards’ ‘Queen of Comedy’ Sarah Millican is giving up the party scene (Ann Summers), 
easing off on the drinking (fizzy pop equals wealthy dentists) and is settling down (taking her bra off). 
Determined to put down some roots, she now has a cat (furry baby) and even a tree (she has a lot of mugs). £27.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Mick Perrin Worldwide presents

Alan Davies: Little Victories Thu 10 Apr: 8pm

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Following the sell out success of his long-awaited return to standup, Alan Davies returns with his highly 
anticipated follow-up show, Little Victories. Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Davies virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make this a show not to be missed. ‘One of the best stand-up comics out there, packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation’ The Guardian

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£27; concessions £22 (includes booking fee)


FILM MUSIC

Perth Film Society L’Avventura

All films start at 7.45pm

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£5.50 at the door or £30 for all 7 films (seniors/unwaged/students £4.50 or £25 for all 7) |

Thu 9 Jan

Cert 15, 90 mins, Spanish with subtitles

When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. Chaos reigns in business class in Pedro Almodóvar’s slight yet droll commentary on post-crash Spain. Wine + Nibbles

Headhunters

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Cert 15, 2012, 100 mins, Norwegian with subtitles

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. Jo Nesbø’s novel has been expertly transformed into a cool, brutal, deeply Scandinavian thriller by director Morten Tyldum.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro Thu 30 Jan

Wadjda

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Cert PG, 2012, 98 mins, Arabic with subtitles

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

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Tue 18 Mar

Cert PG, 1960, 143 mins, Italian with subtitles

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. This ground-breaking film won a Special Jury Prize at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and established its director, Michelangelo Antonioni, as a major international talent. Wine + Nibbles

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Tue 1 Apr

Cert 15, 2012, 120 mins, French with subtitles

A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. Robert Guediguian’s film set in Marseille brims with passion, humanity and social conviction.

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Bruising and tender melodrama from director Jacques Audiard featuring Marion Cotillard.

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Cert 15, 2011, 107mins, French with subtitles

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Cert 12A, 2010, 106mins, English, Portuguese, French, Japanese with subtitles

Exhilarating documentary from director Asif Kapadia on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. BAFTA award for best documentary.

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Contact Phillip 01738 551028 or John 07752 663513 or e-mail perthfilmsoc@btinternet.com

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DRAMA

Ladies and Gentlemen, please take your seat for the future of Perth Theatre In 2014, Perth Theatre will begin a £13.5m transformation.

After 114 years, Perth Theatre’s historic auditorium will be fully refurbished to its original splendour and a new studio theatre will be built, along with three new spaces for our many groups and workshops. The foyer spaces will be redesigned around these facilities creating a striking, welcoming and accessible building connecting the High Street with Mill Street and preparing the theatre for another century at the creative heart of Perth.

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As part of our fundraising efforts, we are asking our audiences to sponsor a seat in the newly transformed Perth Theatre. Funds raised will ensure this new building is fully-equipped with all the fittings, furnishings and facilities that our artists and audiences need for unforgettable creative experiences. Not only will you have a unique dedication of your choice, your donation will help to restore one of Scotland’s most historic and well-loved theatres. You could buy a special gift for a friend, loved one, a business, a school or a team or to show your support of the arts in Perthshire.

For more details please email transform@perththeatre.co.uk or ask at box office for more details.


As we close our doors to commence our exciting redevelopment project, Perth Theatre audiences can look forward to seeing us out and about in your area! We will be making theatre happen in pubs, village halls and community centres; bringing the theatre to you, our audience.

DRAMA

Perth Theatre Out and About

Playwrights Peter Arnott (Sunset Song) and Alan Bissett (The Moira Monologues) will be writing new plays which will perform around Perthshire, in venues on your doorstep. We will also be at the Birnam Arts Centre with the wonderful A Play, a Pie and a Pint series which went down such a storm in Redrooms. So look out for us in your town- we haven’t gone away, and we’re coming to you!

Rantin’

Sat 8 Feb: 7.30pm

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Devised and performed by Kieran Hurley, Gav Prentice, Julia Taudevin and Drew Wright. Drawing on storytelling, live music and the Scottish folk tradition, Rantin’ stitches together visions of Scotland’s romantic past with its ever-changing present reality, revealing the patchwork identity of a nation… part cosy living room gathering, part play, part gig session. ‘…this gorgeous piece of ceilidh-theatre, where music swirls engagingly, is taut, nuanced and illuminating’ The Herald £12; concessions £10 (includes booking fee) Photography: Eoin Carey

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Perth Theatre presents a National Theatre of Scotland production in association with the Arches,

Perth Theatre, Traverse and Oran Mor present

A Play A Pie and A Pint: Love with a Capital L by Tony Cox

Mon 7 – Fri 11 Apr: 7.30pm Birnam Arts Centre

Hilda Matheson, Head of Talks at the BBC in the 1920’s, was committed to bringing listeners into contact with liberal thought and freedom of expression. But when she commissioned her lover, Vita Sackville-West, and Vita’s homosexual husband, Harold Nicolson, to speak on the subject of ‘Marriage’, it was at least one step too far for Director-General John Reith. Take your seats for a heated and frequently funny editorial meeting in Birnam; and enjoy a pie and a pint while you watch. £12.50 for your play, pie and pint; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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A Horsecross Arts production

DRAMA

Cinderella

Written by Alan McHugh Directed by Rachel O’Riordan Until 4 Jan 2014 | Perth Theatre The last few performances of this years traditional family pantomime - the final production in Perth Theatre before the building closes for redevelopment in 2014. ‘Perth Panto... one of the most traditional and well-loved in the land’ The Scotsman adult concessions child family (max 2 adults) (includes booking fee)

peak £20.50 £18.50 £13.50 £62.00

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Perth Amateur Operatic Society presents

Sweet Charity Book by Neil Simon

Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris. Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse. By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

Thu 17 Apr - Sat 19 Apr: 7.30pm + Sat mat 2.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Five time Tony Award Winning musical Sweet Charity follows Charity Hope Valentine, a 1960’s New York dance hall hostess continually searching for love, wide-eyed and ever hopeful. Featuring favourite songs including Big Spender and The Rhythm of Life. £17; concessions £14 (OAP & 16 and under) Family ticket £54 (2 adults & 2 children) (includes booking fee)

LIVE ON SCREEN THEATRE

Coriolanus

Thu 30 Jan: 7pm

| Playhouse Cinema Donmar Warehouse’s production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is a searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.

War Horse live from the West End Thu 27 Feb: 7pm

| Playhouse Cinema Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

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off peak £17.50 £15.50 £12.50 £54.00

£16; concessions £13.50 (includes booking fee)


Dance Extravaganza 2014 Sat 25 Jan: 2pm + 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

DANCE MUSIC

Julie Young Dance Studios

Join students of all ages from Julie Young Dance Studios as they come together for a fantastic showcase of various dance styles ranging from classical ballet to tap, jazz and musical theatre numbers. £17; 16 and under £11 (includes booking fee)

Wed 12 Mar: 7.30pm

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Tap Factory is where ‘Stomp meets Tap Dogs!’ Their feet have a life of their own and the rhythm never stops. A dazzling fully choreographed, rhythm based theatre show featuring live percussion, urban dance, hip hop, tap, comedy, acrobatics and aerial performance from world renowned male dancers, acrobats and musicians. ‘Hunks on tap!’ ‘A stomping good show’ www.tapfactory.com

£22.50, £20, £18.50; 16 and under £16; family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £65 (includes booking fee)

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Tap Factory

LIVE ON SCREEN DANCE

Jewels (Faure/Stravinsky/Tchaikovsky/Balanchine) Sun 19 Jan: 3pm

| Playhouse Cinema A tribute to women and the cities of Paris, New York and Saint Petersburg.

Lost Illusions

(Leonid Desyatnikov /Alexei Ratmansky) Sun 2 Feb: 3pm | Playhouse Cinema A story of passion,ambition and disappointment, based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac.

The Golden Age (Shostakovich / Grigorovich) Sun 30 Mar: 4pm

| Playhouse Cinema An original and delightful ballet set in the 1920s with jazz and cabaret parodies. £16; concessions £13.50 (includes booking fee)

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JOIN IN

Children’s Classic Concerts

Brass and Bongos family workshop

AGE 4+

Sat 1 Mar: 11am + 2pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall If you can’t wait until April, come and get hands on with Owen and Olly and members of Thistle Brass in a family workshop designed to blow your socks off! Tempted to try the tuba? Bonkers for the bongos? Dying to have a go on a Djembe? This is the workshop for you! Places are limited so early booking is advised - no experience required. £5.50; no concessions All children must be accompanied by a paying adult

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HorsEcross LittlE Stars

Singing, dancing and acting workshops for under 5s. Build your child’s confidence and fire their imagination!

LittlE Stars: DaNcE (3- 5yrs) Fridays, 24 Jan - 28 Mar: 4.15pm

uNdEr 5's

LittlE Stars: Act (3 – 5yrs) Wednesdays, 22 Jan - 26 Mar: 10.30am

LittlE Stars: SiNg (3 - 5yrs)

Wednesdays, 22 Jan - 26 March: 11.30am

Various venues please check with box office

£4 per workshop, or buy all and get last one free

Audition to play at Perth Concert Hall We are looking for young people aged 14 – 21 to perform in our foyer before classical music concerts. We’re particularly interested in young pianists, string and woodwind players. For further details or to book an audition slot, contact creativelearning@horsecross.co.uk or 01738 477729

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SINGING, DANCING AND ACTING

JOIN IN

SUMMER SCHOOLs Aerial Skills Summer School Mon 30 Jun – Fri 4 Jul
 8-11yrs: 10am-12.30pm 12-16yrs: 1.30pm-4.30pm Perth Concert Hall

AGE 8-16

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

Space Voyagers Summer School

AGE 8-11

Five day devising and performing course Mon 7 - Fri 11 Jul: 9.30am-3.30pm 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! What will you discover on you adventure? A new planet? Maybe even an alien? By the end of the voyage you will perform in an informal sharing about your journey into space.

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Edinburgh-based All or Nothing blend breathtaking aerial acrobatics with dance, theatre and contemporary circus. This is your chance to learn a variety of skills, including silks; cocoons; ropes and hoops, developing sequences, tricks and choreography linking between the air and the floor. You will have the opportunity to perform for family and friends at the end of the week.

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

Under the Sea Summer School

AGE 5-7

Five day devising and performing course Mon 21 - Fri 26 Jul: 9.30am-3.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Don’t forget your snorkel and flippers for this deep sea adventure! Join our tutors for a fun filled week of drama and music with an underwater theme. By the end of the week you will perform in an informal sharing about your discoveries under the sea.

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

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JOIN IN + TALKS AND EVENTS

Trad from Scratch

AGE 18+

Wednesdays, 29 Jan – 26 Feb: 7pm Tay + Tilt rooms, Perth Concert Hall Have you wanted to sit in and play on a Traditional Session but were worried you wouldn’t know the tunes? Then Trad from Scratch is for you, so dust down your guitars and string up your fiddles! We’ll introduce you to some stock trad tunes which 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

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Patsy Reid Fiddle Workshop Tue 8 Apr: 6pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

In conjunction with The Brightest Path UK Tour, Patsy will be offering a fiddle masterclass before all of her concerts. The 1hr workshop will focus on learning traditional Scottish melodies by ear (sheet music available) as well as useful elements of fiddle/violin technique. Other melody instruments will be welcome. Tickets only available from www.workshopsontour.eventbrite.co.uk £5;no concessions

Churchill’s Secret Army

A talk by Gilly Halcrow on SOE, Special Operations Executive. Thu 3 Apr: 6.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall A tribute to the brave men and women who parachuted behind enemy lines. Their task was to organise the resistance in countries that had been occupied by the Nazis and as Churchill ordered, to ‘Set Europe Ablaze’. A fascinating account of the training and preparation which the agents underwent, often in Scotland and their missions, some of which achieved amazing success, others betrayed leading to torture and execution. www.dougiedalzellmemorialtrust.co.uk

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Proceeds will be donated to The Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust

£21; no concessions (includes booking fee)


Wednesdays 29 Jan-30 Apr 7.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

AGE 18+

29 Jan: Burns’ Night with Ewen Sutherland 5 Feb: Jazz Choir with Sophie Bancroft 12 Feb: Early Music with Capella Nova 19 Feb: Irish Parlour Songs with Michelle Burke 26 Feb: Folk with Kim Edgar 5 Mar: Simon & Garfunkel with Debra Salem 23 Apr: Pot Luck 30 Apr: Pot Luck

JOIN IN MUSIC

Horsecross Voices

A fun, informal singing group for adults. No previous singing experience or music readingis required. £4.50; concession £3.50 Buy all eight for £34; Concessions £27 Spaces are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment

Sat 1 Feb: 10am-4.30pm

AGE 18+

Perth Concert Hall

Join Debra Salem and Irene Railley to celebrate our long-running singing programme Horsecross Voices with a day of song. If you are a part of Horsecross, Leven or Carse Voices then this is for you! Or if you have never attended why not come along and take part in this informal, fun day of singing. The day will consist of two workshops and an informal sharing for family and friends at the end of the day (4pm). £10; concession £9 (includes booking fee)

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Horsecross Voices Big Sing

Blow and Blast

Sat 18 Jan, Sun 16 Feb, Sun 30 Mar + Sat 19 Apr Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Join our fun, informal workshops for adults who play the flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon and would like to play in a relaxed situation. Join either of our workshops for tuition or with our band to play just for fun... or both! 10am - 12noon: Beginners workshop 12.30 - 2pm: Band 2.30 - 4.30pm: Intermediate workshop Places are limited so book early to reserve your space. Please note, you must provide your own instrument. Workshop: £15 per session Blow and Blast Band: £10 per session (includes booking fee)

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CONTEMPORARY ART

Threshold artspace Bold contemporary art by international and Scottish artists in Perth since 2005

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find out more online

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Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Until 10pm on selected nights Free to visit | Fun to experience

Pac-Man At Large

Multiple channel video, wall and lights installation by Scottish artist Theresa Pickles. Inspired by the classic video game Pac-Man, this project takes over the artspace blending foreboding local landscapes with the iconic design of the 1980s game. This is the latest commission and acquisition in both Artists’ Games and Landscapes strands of the Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art.

Guided Art Tours

Please see page 2 for details.

Collect + Support

Theresa Pickles: Pac-Man At Large

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7 Dec 2013 – 7 Apr 2014

CONTEMPORARY ART

artspace

Limited edition print on aluminium | £40 signed and numbered by the artist For sales enquiries please contact the Box Office or inedkova@horsecross.co.uk

Image: Pac-Man At Large (detail), 2013 by Theresa Pickles. Courtesy the artist and Horsecross Arts.

Curated by Iliyana Nedkova

Please note that a small part of the exhibition 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/about/ threshold-artspace

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INFO

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and choose your own seats at www.horsecross.co.uk on 01738 621031 Mon - Sat 10am-6pm from 10am-6pm (until 5pm at Perth Theatre) Perth Theatre Perth Concert Hall 185 High Street, Perth, PH1 5UW Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ Perth Theatre will be closed to the public from Sun 5 Jan for redevelopment

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terms and conditions

offers

Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable.

Membership

Kids go FREE

concessions

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

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 Theatre or Perth Concert Hall box offices. The booking fee only applies to the first five tickets for any one event.

KIDS FREE GO

Pay £10 for a year’s horsecrossregular membership. Save 10% on tickets where you see this logo and on food at the theatre and concert hall. Also includes advance notice and priority booking where possible. Two 16 and unders go FREE with a paying adult where you see this logo. Valid Tue-Thu at Perth Theatre. Limited availability.

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For patrons who are blind or visually impaired, we offer an audio description service. Check brochure for performance dates.

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For patrons who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing we provide BSL interpreted performances and captioned performances. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in our buildings.

For Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patrons

Both venues are designed to be disability friendly with wheelchair spaces, stair lifts, induction loops, infrared enhanced hearing systems and staff who are trained to help.

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We provide other special services for certain shows. Look for symbols in the brochure, see the website or ask box office for dates.

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Until Sat 4 until Mon 7 Apr Fri 3 Sun 5 Thu 9 Wed 15 Sat 18 Jan, Sun 16 Feb, Sun 30 Mar + Sat 19 Apr Wed 22 – Wed 26 Mar Wed 22 – Wed 26 Mar Thu 23 Fri 24 – Fri 28 Mar Sat 25 Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed 29 – 26 Feb Wed 29 – Wed 30 Apr Thu 30 Fri 31

Cinderella Threshold: Pac-Man at Large Scottish Chamber Orchestra: New Year in Vienna Horsecross Trad Sessions: Patsy Reid and Ewan MacPherson I’m So Excited Perth Chamber Music: Wu String Quartet

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Horsecross Little Stars: Act Horsecross Little Stars: Sing Headhunters Horsecross Little Stars: Dance Julie Young Dance Studios: Dance Extravaganza 2014 Lunchtime Concert: Danish String Quartet Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: La Clemenza di Tito Trad from Scratch Horsecross Voices The Snows of Kilimanjaro Vampires Rock

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Horsecross Voices Big Sing Horsecross Trad Sessions: Tim Edey and friends Lunchtime Concert: Chiaroscuro Quartet Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Oundjian conducts Walton Rantin | Birnam Arts Centre Perth Piano Sundays: Richard Goode Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson Senna Hebrides Ensemble: Lads in their Hundreds Ultimate Rhythm and Blues 50th Anniversary Tour Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Perth Piano Sundays: Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore Scottish Concert Band Festival National Finals 2014 Perth Chamber Music: McKenzie Sawers Duo The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Mike and The Mechanics

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Children’s Classic Concerts: Brass and Bongos family workshop Perth Symphony Orchestra 60th Anniversary Concert Horsecross Trad Sessions: Singers session with Jim Malcolm and Doris Rougvie Lunchtime Concert: Bernardini Plays Bach Wadjda The Glenalmond Gala Concert Fascinating Aïda Scottish Brass Band Championships 2014 Perform in Perth Tap Factory Scottish Concert Band Festival National Finals 2014 Russell Kane Perth Chamber Music: Fejes String Quartet L’Avventura Lunchtime Concert: Apollon Musagete Perth & Kinross Central Groups Concert Black Dyke Band Perth Piano Sundays: Llŷr Williams Lunchtime Concert: Signum Quartet

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Rust and Bone The King’s Singers Foster and Allen Churchill’s Secret Army Sarah Millican Horsecross Trad Sessions: Ross Ainslie and friends Perth Choral Society Spring Concert Love with a Capital L | Birnam Arts Centre Patsy Reid Jane McDonald Patsy Reid Fiddle Workshop Alan Davies The National Boys Choir Perth & Kinross Music Camp Spring Concert Perth Youth Orchestra Dunedin Consort: Bach St John Passion Sweet Charity Lunchtime Concert: Kapten Piano Trio Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto Abbamania Children’s Classic Concerts: Brass and Bongos Scottish Ensemble: Piano Promenade Perth Piano Sundays: Alasdair Beatson Scottish Ensemble: Seavaigers

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