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Welcome to winter/spring in Perth Concert Hall and the newly reopened Perth Theatre! If you haven’t already checked out the beautifully restored and redeveloped theatre, come and see us, our doors are open! The relaunch season includes modern classic Knives in Hens and a first Perth Theatre performance for Shakespeare’s Richard III for nearly 100 years, both directed by our artistic director, Lu Kemp. Karine Polwart brings her critically acclaimed combination of story and song, Wind Resistance to the theatre, and the new Joan Knight Studio is home to theatre for kids and families, smaller scale performances and live music slot The Monday Night Thing. Discover the history of Perth Theatre – and its ghosts! – with our tours for up to 20 people. Perth Concert Hall welcomes exciting new tribute acts including Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael, Bowie Experience and Stevie Wonder tribute, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Iconic Scottish band Belle & Sebastian returns to Perth Concert Hall for the first time since they performed at the hall’s opening weekend in 2005. We continue our Celtic Sessions series of music inspired by Celtic traditions with concerts by Eddi Reader, Hamish Napier and Duncan Chisholm. Classical music lovers can look forward to a concert performance of Richard Strauss’s Salome by the award-winning Opera North. One of the UK’s most celebrated chamber orchestras, London Mozart Players makes a special visit to Perth Concert Hall and regular favourites Perth Piano Sundays, Lunchtime Concerts and Perth Concert Series continue to deliver world-class music by internationally renowned performers.

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Dance 8-9 Join In 10 - 11 Kids and Families 12 - 13 Youth Music 14 Classical 15 - 25 Music 26 - 37

Our creative director for contemporary art, Iliyana Nedkova invites you to join her for Coffee, Croissant and Art or Wine, Olives and Art - a guided tour round our current exhibitions in Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre's Threshold artspace. Flick through the brochure for more info about all of this and the generous helping of comedy, dance, film, talks and Join-In activities also on offer.

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We look forward to seeing you in Perth Theatre Café and Bar and Perth Concert Hall’s Glassrooms Café where you can meet up with friends, enjoy a pre-show meal or just hang out with a coffee and use our free WiFi!

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Gwilym Gibbons Chief Executive, Horsecross Arts Fraser Band, David Boni, Shane Finn, Jack Liebeck, Andrew Mitchell, Sim Canetty-Clarke, Sussie Ahlburg, Kaupo Kikkas, Dean Northcott, Jeff Gunnell, Hugh Carswell, Robert Philip, Benjamin Ealovega, Peter Dibdin Jamie Lucas, Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, Jaimie Gramston, Adam Seward, Brian Roberts, Ilbusca, Aly Wight, Nicole Guarino, Jassy Earl, Idil Sukan, Paul Watt, Archibald Photography, Kris Kesiak, Elly Lucas, Archie MacFarlane and Derek Clark

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Front Cover Gary Barlow pg 34

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Perth Amateur Operatic Society

Perth Theatre presents

Knives in Hens By David Harrower Directed by Lu Kemp

Thu 1 - Sat 17 Feb | Perth Theatre Thu 1, Fri 2, Sat 3, Tue 6, Wed 7, Fri 9, Sat 10 + Tue 13-Sat 17 Feb: 7.30pm Thu 8 Feb: 11am + 6.30pm, Sat 3, Sat 10 + Sat 17 Feb*: 2pm £23; concessions £20 (senior), £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) 3 Play Season Price £60; concessions (senior) £52 (inc £1.50 booking fee) ‘the village has lied. William has lied. It is not because I am undeserving. Not because I am young and they are old. God has given them nothing. I know this now’ Dream-play, thriller and love triangle meld in this unsettling tale about the constraints and liberating possibilities of language, and a journey from ignorance to knowledge in a young peasant woman. David Harrower’s dark rural drama is the most internationally performed modern Scottish play next to JM Barrie’s Peter Pan! Designed by the team on Lyceum’s Bondagers, winners of the CATS Award for Design 2014/15 Guidance: contains adult themes. Post-show talk: Sat 10 Feb: 4pm With acclaimed playwright and poet George Gunn (to whom Knives and Hens was dedicated) and writer David Harrower. (free to ticket holders of any Knives in Hens performance) (*Sat 17 Feb: 2pm AD + BSL interpreted performance)


Book by CHERI STEINKELLNER & BILL STEINKELLNER Tue 10 - Sat 14 Apr | Perth Theatre £18.50; concessions £16.50; Under 12s £13.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Tickets on-sale January 2018

Perth Theatre presents

Richard III By William Shakespeare Directed by Lu Kemp

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Sat 17, Tue 20, Wed 21, Fri 23 + Sat 24, Tue 27 – Sat 31 Mar: 7.30pm, Thu 22 Mar: 6.30pm, Thu 22 + Thu 29 Mar: 10.30am, Sat 17, Sat 24 + Sat 31 Mar*: 2pm

A Karine Polwart & Royal Lyceum Theatre Company co-production

Wind Resistance

By Karine Polwart Directed by Wils Wilson

£23; concessions £20 (senior), £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) 3 Play Season Price £60; concessions (senior) £52 (inc £1.50 booking fee) Think House of Cards, as Shakespeare’s darkest, funniest thriller rips across our stage. Three royal brothers, alike in every way but one - only the eldest can wear the crown. A shame for Edward and Clarence then, that their brother, Richard, is youngest… It’s time for them to stand aside, or face the consequences. Richard is on his way up. Richard is scourge, trail-blazer, and finally king, in this darkly funny, twisted political thriller about grabbing power no matter what the cost. Why be good when being bad is, quite simply, so much fun?

(*Sat 31 Mar: 2pm AD + BSL interpreted performance)

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Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “SISTER ACT”

written by Joseph Howard This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

Sat 17 - S at 31 Mar | Perth Theatre

Guidance: contains adult themes.

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Tue 17 - Sun 22 Apr | Perth Theatre Tue 17, Wed 18, Fri 20 + Sat 21 Apr: 7.30pm, Thu 19 Apr: 6.30pm, Sun 22 Apr: 3pm £23; concessions £20 (senior), £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) 3 Play Season Price £60; concessions (senior) £52 (inc £1.50 booking fee)

‘spellbinding’ **** The Scotsman

Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog southeast of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, Scotland’s leading singer-songwriter Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, bird-lore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song. Nominated for Best New Play, Best Production, Best Director and winner of Best Music and Sound at CATS 2017 (Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland).

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Michael John McCarthy and Red Bridge Arts present

Turntable By Michael John McCarthy and Martin O’Connor

Fri 2 Mar: 6pm + Sat 3 Mar: 8pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £12.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Turntable started when MJ McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen connected over a stack of vinyl. Since then the team have toured her record case around Scotland. This performance invites the people of Perth to join Michael John McCarthy in conversations on themes around memory, identity, belonging, family and the joy of music.

The Duke

Part of The Studio Season – a season of shows every Friday and Saturday in March.

Fri 30 Mar: 6pm | Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre

Panel Discussion: Play Writing and the Creation of Dance

Funny, poignant and playful, the one-man show with Shôn Dale-Jones weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes.

Fri 9 Mar: 6pm | Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £7.50; no concessions Come and join the creators of Plan B for Utopia Artistic Director Joan Clevillé and dramaturg Ella Hickson - to explore how they integrate dance with text. Find out how the magic happens from the artists themselves. Part of The Studio Season – a season of shows every Friday and Saturday in March. Aberfeldy Drama Club presents

£5; no concessions

Lung Ha Theatre Company and Sibelius Academy, Helsinki present

Three Sisters

Produced by Hoipolloi, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with The Pleasance Theatre Trust in aid of Save the Children.

By Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Adrian Osmond Directed by Maria Oller Composed by Anna-Karin Korhonen

Post-show collection for Save the Children's Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.

Fri 23 Mar: 6pm + Sat 24 Mar: 8pm | Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre


£12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); disabled £7.50

£12.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

A play of life, love, loss, dreams, whimsy, hope – real and false – of moving and of remaining where you are.

Fri 16 Mar: 6pm + Sat 17 Mar: 8pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre

Anita Vettesse’s hilarious and heart-breaking comedy about a childless woman, her brother-in-law and a ringroad motel. Aberfeldy Drama Club’s winner of the Scottish Community Drama Festival One Act Play Festival 2017. Age guidance 14+ Part of The Studio Season – a season of shows every Friday and Saturday in March.

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Hugh Hughes presents

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'delicious eccentricity' The Scotsman on Dr Stirlingshire's Discovery Part of The Studio Season – a season of shows every Friday and Saturday in March.

Part of The Studio Season – a season of shows every Friday and Saturday in March. Hugh Hughes presents


Sat 31 Mar: 8pm | Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £5; no concessions Hoipolloi’s brand new show about Shôn Dale-Jones’s longstanding relationship with his favourite fictional friend. ME AND ROBIN HOOD seeks to raise money for Street Child United, a charity that uses the power of sport to change the way the world sees and treats street-connected children. A Hoipolloi & Royal Court co-production in association with Pleasance, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Supporting Street Child United World Cup 2018. Part of The Studio Season – a season of shows every Friday and Saturday in March.

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Boss Cheer & Dance Open Championships 2018

Cuffe and Taylor presents

Remembering Fred

Fri 4 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall VIP tickets £77.50; £45, £40, £27.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jan: 9am | Perth Concert Hall £15 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); under 16s, disabled + over 60s £6.50; under 5s Free

Step back in time and relive moments from the career of Fred Astaire. Strictly Come Dancing’s Aljaz and Janette perform steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood's most celebrated dance routines. Famous fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. Featuring They Can't Take That Away From Me, Night & Day, S'Wonderful, Cheek To Cheek, Puttin' On The Ritz, Let's Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails plus many more.

Expect fun, excitement and an array of spectacular performances at the family-friendly All-Star Cheerleading and Dance event hosted by Boss Cheer & Dance. Featuring the very best of cheerleading and dance programmes from around the UK, from beginners to the elite, this highly competitive event promises to entertain from beginning to end. This is the inaugural event for both Boss Cheer & Dance and indeed for the fair city of Perth. Not only that, this event has just been approved by the National Governing Body, SportCheer-Scotland as the qualifying event for the upcoming European Cheerleading Championships being held in Helsinki, Finland in June of 2018!

Brendan Cole All Night Long Wed 21 Feb: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall £39, £36.50, £34; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole, a sensational cast of dancers, captivating leading lady and talented 14-piece band and singers, whip up a mix of ballroom magic. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breath-taking Waltz – with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show. Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan's own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night. 'one of the most enjoyable shows I have ever seen! Creative, unique... you will be missing out if you do not see this show' Callum O'Brien, Norwich Eye

Curious Seed and Tramway present 

Teenage Trilogy in association with Perth Theatre

Fri 16 + Sat 17 Feb: 7pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £7.50; concessions £5 Teenage Trilogy is captivating dance theatre in three dynamic parts: live performance and music, interactive installation and silent disco. Shaped by conversations with teenagers, parents and grandparents in Scotland, Denmark, Belgium, India and Australia, this is a show for teenagers and anyone who has ever been one! Curious Seed is supported by Creative Scotland (Sat 17 Feb: AD + BSL interpreted performance)

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Joan Clevillé Dance presents

Plan B for Utopia Sat 10 Mar: 8pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £12.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Plan B for Utopia is a show about how we choose to live our lives: about having a dream, giving it up and trying again - but, above all, it's a story about friendship. A fresh and original combination of dance, theatre and storytelling. Part of The Studio Season – a season of shows every Friday and Saturday in March.

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Strictly HX Dance Fridays 2 Mar - 13 Apr (excluding 23 Mar): 7pm - 8.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £4.50; concessions £3.50 Buy all 6 dates for £24; concessions £19

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If you have ever watched Strictly Come Dancing and thought, 'I could do that', then this is the class for you! Inspired by Horsecross Voices, we will change the style of dance each week to keep you on your toes and give you an opportunity to experience lots of different dance styles from Beyoncé to ballet, musicals to mambo. Come along and give it a go.

Horsecross Voices Wednesdays 7 Feb – 14 Mar: 7.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall £4.50; concessions £3.50 Buy all 6 dates for £24; concessions £19 A fun, informal singing group for adults where a different music style is tried out every week. No previous singing experience or music reading is required. Age 18+. Spaces are limited: book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Saturdays 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 31 Mar, 28 Apr, 26 May Norie-Miller Studio + Tilt, Perth Concert Hall Workshop: £15.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) per session Blow and Blast Band: £10.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) per session

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

Age 0-5

Dance classes for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

10.30am - 12.30pm Easy/Improvers Woodwind Workshop (fl, ob, cl, bn only)

3pm - 5pm

Little Stars: Creative Play is our programme for under 5s. Led by Horsecross tutors, our fun-filled workshops include drama, singing and dancing activities and will be tailored to engage and inspire.

Mondays 8 Jan – 9 Apr: 1pm YWCA, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie Tuesdays 9 Jan – 10 Apr: 6pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Free

A range of workshops offering easy and intermediate-level ensemble playing for adult learners/returners on wind instruments. Build your skills and confidence in a light-hearted, friendly and informative environment. The small group size allows for plenty of individual attention and technical help from experienced tutors. An ideal stepping stone to participating in community bands, orchestras or ensembles.

Blow & Blast Wind Band

Fridays 19 Jan – 23 Mar | The Space, Perth Theatre Little Stars Baby (0-2 years) 11 - 11.45am Little Stars Pre-school (3-5years) 3.45 - 4.30pm £3 per workshop or buy all 10 dates and get the last one free

Let’s Dance

Blow and Blast 18+

1pm - 2.30pm

Little Stars: Creative Play

In collaboration with FUN Perth & Kinross Council and Day Opportunities Services Perth & Kinross Council

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

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Reduced Rate Bursary Places Available!

Andy Cannon and Red Bridge Arts

Space Ape


Thu 5 Apr: 7pm + Fri 6 Apr: 11am + 2pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre


£7.50; concessions £5, schools £3.50 Once upon a time, approximately twenty years from now, Yorick stands ready to blast off on his celebrated journey to Mars. This new science fiction storytelling performance will take children aged 7+ on a journey through art, science, and philosophy, with a very special Ape. Andy Cannon, Scotland's leading storyteller for young audiences, tells the tale, sharing his passion for space travel, using everyday objects and animation.

Perth THEATRE Mon 2 - Sat 14 Jul 5-11 years 12-18 years

Supported by Creative Scotland, The Edinburgh International Science Festival and Puppet Animation Scotland.

With thanks to our partners, funders and sponsors

Created by Greg Sinclair, a co-production with Perth Theatre


tickets on sale spring 2018

Fri 4 May: 10am + Sat 5 May: 2pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £7.50; concessions £5; schools £3.50

Horsecross Arts Ltd is registered in Scotland, no SC301328 and a charity no SC022400.

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ANIMALS is a show about… animals. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. It’s also a show about us, and our emotions. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. Using real and imagined stories collected from 6 year-olds, join us as we interweave live music, dance and film into a celebration of our unique relationship with animals.

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Age guidance: 6+ (or anyone who has ever seen an ANIMAL!)

Baba Yaga

Wed 9 May: 1.30pm + 7pm + Thu 10 May: 10am + 1.30pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre


£7.50; concessions £5, schools £3.50 Vaselina lives the quiet life on the third floor of a tall apartment block eating noodles and polishing her spoon collection. All that changes when she is forced to confront the terrifying Baba Yaga who plays her music too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open. This brand-new take on an old Russian folktale is co-created by director Rosemary Myers and celebrated artists; Shona Reppe (Scotland) and Christine Johnston (Australia).

Fri 9 + Sat 10 Feb: 10am + 1pm | Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £7.50; concessions £5, schools £3.50 The world of White is full of birdsong and birdhouses. Two friends look after the birds and their eggs. All is bright, ordered and white. But high in the trees, colour appears. First red... then yellow... then blue... A playful, highly visual show. The perfect first-time theatre experience for very young children. Winner: Fringe First; Herald Angel; Total Theatre Award; Best Production for Children and Young People, Best Design (set, costumes and lighting) and Best Technical Presentation - Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland; Best Production for Children and Young People - Theatre Awards UK. Age guidance: 2-4 years

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Age guidance: 7+ Commissioned by Imaginate and Windmill Theatre Co.

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Perth Chamber Music Society St John’s Kirk

Perth and Kinross Central Groups Concert Tue 20 + Wed 21 Mar: 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Perth and Kinross Music Camp Concert Sat 7 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Perth & Kinross Primary School Music Camp Concert Fri 11 May: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall Central Groups and Music Camp Concerts £5; no concessions Kids and school children go FREE but still require a ticket. Contact the box office on 01738 621031 to book. (advance booking recommended)

Perth Youth Orchestra Spring 2018 Sun 8 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.

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£13.50; East of Scotland Music Club members £10.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Students and disabled £3

The Frisson Foundation is proud to present

The Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge 2018

Sinopia Quartet Wed 17 Jan: 7.30pm Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 'Emperor' Schubert Quartettsatz Bridge Three Idylls Dvořák String Quartet in F, Op 96 'American'

Mon 23 - Wed 25 Apr: 6.15pm Perth Concert Hall £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); concessions £5 per date Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Local primary school choirs will take part in the Sectionals of the Perth & Kinross Glee Challenge in April. A fantastic evening of entertainment!


Heat 1 Mon 23 Apr Heat 2 Tue 24 Apr Heat 3 Wed 25 Apr

Fri 5 Jan: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Year Gala Concert

Regional Final Mon 28 May: 6.15pm (on sale from Mon 30 Apr)

£28, £24.50, £21.50, £18.50, £14; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Scottish Final Sun 10 Jun: 2.30pm (on sale from Wed 30 May) Concession price applies to under 26s, unemployed, disabled and carers. Babes in Arms go free

Joseph Swensen, conductor/violin

Perthshire Musical (Competition) Festival Association

Perform in Perth Mon 12 Mar | Perth Concert Hall Tickets available on the door Visit for start time and 2018 syllabus.

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Let the Scottish Chamber Orchestra take the reins this New Year's Day! With a sporting twist to this year's programme (Sport Polka, Steeplechase Polka, William Tell Overture), conductor and violinist Joseph Swensen will have you galloping through classical music's finest waltzes and polkas. Featuring all of your favourites (Blue Danube, Emperor Waltz, Overture to Die Fledermaus), there's also a touch of romance with Kreisler's gorgeous love songs. Brush off the Christmas festivities and start 2018 the way you mean to go on, with great music and good company!

Cavendish Winds Mon 19 Feb: 7.30pm Danzi Quintet No 2 in G Minor Arnold Three Shanties for Wind Quintet, Op 4 Piazzolla Libertango Ligeti Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet Nielsen Wind Quintet, Op 43

Schubert Ensemble Wed 7 Mar: 7.30pm Mozart Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat Charlotte Bray Zustände for Piano Quartet (2017) Chausson Piano Quartet in A

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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

Sun 18 Feb: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

£29.50, £23.50, £17.50; concessions* £15.50, £12.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

£28, £24.50, £21.50, £18.50, £14 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); students/under 26s/young scot £6

Richard Kaufman, conductor A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....John William's scores for Star Wars are some of the most unforgettable music ever written for the cinema. Today, we'll experience the whole saga - from The Phantom Menace to A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens. If you think it sounds good in the cinema, wait until you hear it played live by the full RSNO! Richard Kaufman Horsecross Master_Layout 15/11/2017 conducts: the Force is1strong with this09:52 one. Page 1 *Concession price applies to: students, under 26s, unemployed, disabled and carers


17th – 26th May 2018

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Tenebrae Choir

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

The Rev Richard Coles

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra & Jennifer Pike

Val McDermid

The Royal Northern Sinfonia & Lars Vogt

Emma Johnson Clarinet Goes to Town

English Touring Opera - The Marriage of Figaro & A Night of Rossini,

Scottish Opera Pop-up Roadshow

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Vivaldi Mozart Haydn

Concerto in D for two trumpets Piano Concerto No 21 in C K467 Symphony No 103 in E flat ‘Drum Roll’

Players ‘Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players… musicianship and ensemble-playing at its best’

Howard Shelley, piano/conductor One of the UK’s most famed chamber orchestras makes a special visit to Perth Concert Hall with a hugely appealing programme. Vivaldi’s double trumpet concerto evokes visions of Venice, Mozart’s C major piano concerto provided the music for the film Elvira Madigan and Haydn’s Drum Roll symphony is one of his best loved works and one of the finest of all 18th century symphonies.

Children’s Classic Concerts Peter and The Wolf ArTay contemporary Art Marquee Much more to be announced including rock concerts, comedy ... Friends book from 19th March. General Booking opens 26th March. Only £10 to join the Friends online

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

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Lunchtime Concerts 1pm | Perth Concert Hall

Tickets & Information

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!

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

Van Kuijk String Quartet

Castalian Quartet

Clare Hammond

Mon 22 Jan: 1pm

Mon 26 Mar: 1pm

Mon 30 Apr: 1pm

Haydn Franck

Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)     Schumann String Quartet Op 41 No 3 in A    This young string quartet's reputation is going like a rocket. They play one of Haydn's finest works and Schumann's glorious A major quartet served with lashings of romantic melody.

Schubert Malcolm Chopin

String Quartet Op 33 No 2 in E flat 'The Joke'     Piano Quintet

Van Kuijk String Quartet Tom Poster, piano Brilliant piano soloist Tom Poster joins this fabulous young quartet in a ravishing programme to begin a new collaboration between BBC Radio 3 and Perth Concert Hall.

Hebrides Ensemble Heading Eastwards Mon 12 Feb: 1pm Bartók Janáček Osborne Dvořák

Mikrokosmos [selection]     Dumka Piano Tuner      Piano Trio No 4 in E minor ‘Dumky’

Navarra String Quartet Mon 2 Apr: 1pm Fauré Schubert

String Quartet    String Quartet No 13 in A minor, D 804 Rosamunde

The brilliant Navarra Quartet return with Fauré's very last work and Schubert's most haunting and lyrical quartet in a continuation of our string quartet series presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3.

Dvořák’s Dumky Trio is one of the most engaging works full of Czech dance rhythms. It is joined by more Czech and Hungarian music to give the concert an East European sparkle. This performance is streamed live.

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4 Impromptus     Hayes Purgatorio (13’)  Études, Op 25 (Selection)     

Clare Hammond, piano Clare Hammond won the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and also performed in the film of Alan Bennet’s The Lady in the Van. Schubert’s haunting late impromptus pair perfectly with Chopin’s sparkling virtuosic Études.

Hebrides Ensemble Mon 7 May: 1pm Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp     Couperin arr. Caperauld Les Barricades Mysterieuses Bernstein Piano Trio      Longworth New commission Debussy Piano Trio  Ravishing music by Debussy in his centenary year frames a typically striking Hebrides programme with music by another centenarian Bernstein at its core. A wonderful way to finish the season. This performance is streamed live.

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Perth Concert Series Perth Concert Hall Tickets & Information

£28, £24.50, £21.50, £18.50, £14 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); students £6 Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Bruckner Eight Thu 22 Feb: 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall Mozart Bruckner

Piano Concerto No 25, K503 Symphony No 8

Peter Oundjian, conductor Christian Blackshaw, piano They call Bruckner's symphonies 'cathedrals in sound', and it's true - Bruckner's Eighth Symphony contains some of the grandest and most beautiful sounds ever assembled, by a composer with a vision of another world. RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian loves it, and he's paired it with something very different but equally beautiful Mozart's jubilant Piano Concerto No 25. The perfect musical palate-cleanser! Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Dr Krishna Thiagarajan (RSNO Chief Executive) in conversation with Peter Oundjian. (free to ticket holders) Scottish Chamber Orchestra

MacMillan Saxophone Concerto Wed 11 Apr: 7.30pm Sibelius MacMillan

Pelléas et Mélisande Saxophone Concerto World Premiere (Co-Commissioned by Perth Concert Hall, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra) Glazunov Saxophone Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 8

Amy Dickson wears her phenomenal virtuosty lightly, as though playing the saxophone were as natural as breathing. She has made Glazunov's captivating concerto her own, and pairs it with a very special event: a new concerto from Sir James Macmillan. Swensen opens and closes the evening with two great titans of his own musical world: Sibelius and Beethoven. His interpretations of both abound in vitality, power and edge-of-the-seat intensity. Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm Composer Sir James Macmillan introduces his new Saxophone Concerto. (free to ticket holders) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Dvořák 4 Fri 27 Apr: 7.30pm Smetana Chopin Dvořák

'Vltava' and 'Šárka' from Má Vlast Piano Concerto No 2 Symphony No 4

Matthias Pintscher, conductor David Kadouch, piano Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO's Artist-InAssociation, brings a composer's sense of adventure to a concert that begins with Smetana's eventful journey down the River Vltava and ends amidst the jubilant trumpets of Dvořák's stirring symphony. In between comes a glimpse of a teenage composer in love, as the award-winning young French virtuoso David Kadouch spins purest gold from the hearts and flowers of Chopin's Second Piano Concerto. Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm David Kadouch in conversation. (free to ticket holders)

Joseph Swensen, conductor Amy Dickson, saxophone

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Perth Symphony Orchestra Sat 3 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£13.50; concessions £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Perth Symphony Orchestra presents well-known orchestral music to delight the entire family and put a smile on your face. The Hoe-Down from Copland’s Rodeo will transport the audience back to the Wild West in a vibrant dance that will have you tapping your feet and letting out the odd ‘yee-hah!’. With a guest narrator, the orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. This enchanting symphonic fairy tale for children is a great introduction to an orchestra, with characters represented by different instruments. Another favourite featured in the concert will be Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Frequently used in film and television, you’re sure to recognise the excerpts the orchestra plays. Rounding off the concert in the second half, the orchestra will present a selection of music from popular films and musicals ranging from Disney classics to James Bond.

Glenalmond College Gala Performance 2018 Sun 4 Mar: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); concessions £5 The 2018 Glenalmond Gala Concert will feature the College Concert Band, Pipes & Drums, Celtic Fusion Band and Chapel Choir, together with our talented music scholars performing concertos alongside the professional Glenalmond Festival Orchestra. The programme will include Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Finzi's sublime Ceremonial Ode For St Cecilia (Chapel Choir), concertos by Skriabin (piano), Mendelssohn (violin), Vivaldi (recorder), Haydn (oboe), Grondahl (trombone), concert arias and much more. This promises to be a highly varied musical evening, with something for everyone.

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Perth Choral Society presents


Sun 25 Mar: 7.30pm | St John’s Kirk £16.50; concessions £14.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Vivaldi - Bach Vivaldi Magnificat Vivaldi Gloria Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach Magnificat A programme of Baroque masterpieces combining two settings of the Magnificat with popular choral works by Vivaldi and JS Bach.

Richard Strauss’s Salome with Opera North Concert Performance

Sung in German with English Supertitles

£35, £30, £22; concessions £33, £28, £20 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Students/under 26s/Young Scot cardholder £6 Jennifer Holloway Katarina Karneus Robert Hayward Arnold Bezuyen Richard Johnston Heather Lowe

National Youth Choir of Scotland

Fri 13 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Sat 14 Apr: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

Early bird until 14 March 2018 £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) £17.50; concessions £10 (inc £1.50 booking); under 25s £5

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

The Power of Nature

Sun 29 Apr: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

Salome Herodias Jokanaan Herodes Narraboth Page

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Symphony Orchestra

‘places the orchestra right at the heart of the drama… pure theatre in its own right’ **** The Guardian on the 2017 concert staging of Turandot

Sir Richard Armstrong, conductor

Weir Welcome Arrival of Rain Capperauld Piano Concerto Stravinsky Rite of Spring

Winners of the Sky Arts and Royal Philharmonic Society Opera award, Opera North’s performances are regarded as being utterly superb. We are thrilled to present them in a concert performance of Richard Strauss’s Salome. Based on Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, this is the savage and bloody tale of King Herod’s step-daughter. When Herod’s prisoner Jokanaan rebuffs her advances, Salome vows she will kiss him – no matter the consequences. From the seductive Dance of the Seven Veils to the explosive vocal writing, the violent sensuality of the score illustrates every moment of the story with unflinching vividness. This is opera at its most extreme, concentrated into 100 exhilarating minutes.

We are part of nature, and it is part of us. This spring in Perth, NYOS Symphony Orchestra presents a programme full of natural wonder sure to delight audiences of all ages. First, Judith Weir's exuberant piece The Welcome Arrival of Rain, the world premiere of Jay Capperauld’s Piano Concerto and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

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NYCoS National Girls Choir, led by worldrenowned conductor Christopher Bell, bring highlights of their repertoire to Perth. The choir performs regularly throughout Scotland and at world-class music festivals including BBC Proms in the Park, Edinburgh International Festival, Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Lammermuir Festival. ‘this youth choir is so on it - the vitality, the diction, everything that you want from a young choir is there. It’s beautiful; it’s very grown up but youthful too’ Jeremy Summerly on BBC Radio 3.

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PerthPianoSundays Perth Concert Hall

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

Steven Osborne Sun 25 Feb: 3pm Prokofiev Sarcasms Ravel Miroirs Berg Piano Sonata Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 8 Prokofiev’s piano music has long attracted the very finest pianists. Steven Osborne has the technique and extraordinary musical vision to tackle these works which push the piano to its limits in search of dramatic emotion and pianistic brilliance. They counterbalance Ravel’s exquisitely colouristic Miroirs. Berg’s short, early piano sonata comes from the very late romantic period before his teacher Schoenberg turned the musical and harmonic world upside down!

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

Scottish Ensemble with Royal Conservatoire Sun 14 Jan: 3pm Dvo ák String Quintet No 2 in G major Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K414 Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Ll r Williams Sun 11 Feb: 3pm Schubert 6 Moments Musicaux D780 Schubert Piano Sonata in B major D575 Schubert/Liszt 3 songs from Schwanengesang Schubert Four Impromptus D935

The 2017 winner of the Jock Holden Memorial Mozart Piano Prize will perform one of Mozart’s earliest great concertos at the core of a programme which opens with the soloists of the Scottish Ensemble performing a masterpiece by Dvorák. Written at the same time as A Child of our Time, Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra is one of his finest orchestral works.

One of Perth’s favourite musicians returns! This is an all Schubert programme with a Liszt twist. Ll r’s way with the classical repertoire allies musical integrity and vision with a formidable technique and sparkling interpretation. This programme shows us some of Schubert’s very greatest late music in the context of some of his most charming earlier works.

‘a magical act of musical communion’ The Herald

‘simply heavenly playing’ The Guardian

Jonathan Morton, director

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‘some of Osborne’s playing was unflinchingly powerful’ The Guardian

Susan Tomes in Lecture and Recital Sun 1 Apr: 3pm Haydn Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 Beethoven Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 2 Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52 Haydn’s last and greatest piano sonatas were published at the same time as the first sonatas by his great pupil Beethoven. In this fascinating programme Susan Tomes juxtaposes late Haydn with early Beethoven. She also deconstructs Haydn’s marvellous F minor variations, explaining the way in which this masterpiece is created before playing it complete. ‘Tomes allowed the music speak for itself, delivering the most ravishing interpretations completely unfettered by affectation or indulgence’ The Scotsman

Alasdair Beatson

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Sun 15 Apr: 3pm

Sun 13 May: 3pm

Beethoven 7 Bagatelles Op 33 Bartók from Mikrokosmos (selection) Debussy Images, Book 2 Brahms Intermezzi Op 117 Erik Satie Embryons Desséchés Dohnányi Rhapsody in C Major Perth born Alasdair Beatson offers us as wide-ranging and thought-provoking programme as you could hope for. The rich romanticism of Dohnányi contrasts with the effortless classicism of Beethoven and the astringent rhythmic drive of Bartók counters the silky beauty of Debussy’s Images. Add in a bit of quirky Satie and some late and mellow Brahms and you have a concert to die for! ‘understated virtuosity from Alasdair Beatson’ Bachtrack

Debussy Debussy Debussy Debussy Debussy Debussy Debussy

Ballade Tarentelle Clair de Lune Arabesque No 1 Images Book 1 l’Isle Joyeuse 12 Etudes

A fantastic debut for Perth Piano Sundays. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is in demand the world over as recitalist and concerto soloist. His catalogue of recordings grows apace and he attracts rave reviews wherever he goes. Who better then to give us a complete programme of Debussy in his centenary year. This music ranges from the meditative to the sparkling and is the perfect showcase for one of today’s foremost pianists. ‘Bavouzet concluded with a dazzling account of L’isle joyeuse, leaping from the piano stool with a joyful twirl on the final note’ The Observer

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Triple A presents

Paul Carrack plus support Fri 26 Jan: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £42, £35; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) The legendary singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns with hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years. Paul's uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world and his songs have been performed by some of music’s biggest names including The Eagles, Diana Ross and Tom Jones. Dubbed 'The Man with the Golden Voice' by the BBC, a Paul Carrack show is truly something very special.

Fastlove: A Tribute To George Michael

Jack Jones 80th Birthday Celebration Tour Sat 3 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £37.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) Join international singing star Jack Jones as he celebrates his 80th birthday. He has sung all his life and has 60 albums to his credit, two Grammys, an Emmy, and awards too numerous to mention. Best known for his hit renditions of The Impossible Dream, Lollipops and Roses, What I Did For Love, The Race Is On, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible and theme from the Loveboat amongst others, he’s back touring his favourite country and proving what took him to the top.

Thu 1 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £27.50; concessions £25.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in this all-new production – Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from Wham! classics to the chart topping success of the 80’s album Faith. All the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties including the irresistible Flawless. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Outside, Jesus To A Child, I Want Your Sex, Kissing A Fool, and many more. Relive the passion, the flair, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. As the great man said, you gotta have faith…

Johnny Cash Roadshow Tue 13 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50; concessions £22.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) A magical night not to be missed, Johnny Cash Roadshow is the only tribute show to be endorsed by the Cash family! The UK’s No 1 celebration of Johnny Cash is fronted by award-winning singer/songwriter Clive John who captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! The audience will be taken from the 1950s to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest album Out Among The Stars. 'Clive captures my grandfather just as he was... absolutely authentic to the point where it felt as if it wasn't a tribute' Caitlin Crowell

Age guidance 12+

Barry Steele and Friends present

The Roy Orbison Story 30 Year Special Sat 17 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £25; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Barry Steele and friends mark the 30th anniversary of both Roy's tragic early death and the formation of the Traveling Wilburys. The production observes not only the musical legacy of The Big O and The Traveling Wilburys, but also features chart busting hits originally performed or made famous by George Harrison, Chris Isaak, The Spencer Davis Group, Jeff Lynne and Del Shannon.

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world-class music inspired by celtic traditions

Hamish Napier:

Duncan Chisholm:

Sat 24 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Sat 5 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

The River

The Gordon Duncan Experience £12.50; concessions £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Eddi Reader John Spillane Wed 28 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£26.50; concessions £24 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

She topped the charts with Fairground Attraction in the 1980s and is much heralded for her reworking of the songs of Robert Burns and a catalogue of solo albums stuffed with fantastic contemporary songs, many written especially for her. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song in her mesmerising live performances backed by her sublime ensemble. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. ‘one of my favourite singers of all time’ Jools Holland An Irish national treasure, John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, storyteller, poet, broadcaster and dreamer whose music transports the listener. Like his late friend Michael Marra, John has the rare gift of spinning pure gold from songs that are firmly rooted in his home town – in his case Cork – that have universal resonance and are by turns hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure.

A weel-kent face, and in-demand flute and keyboard player on the Scottish folk scene, Hamish Napier stepped into the spotlight in 2016 with his album, The River. Inspired by his upbringing beside the Spey, it earned fantastic reviews and nominations for both Album and Composer of the year at the prestigious Scots Trad Awards. As well as performing music from The River, Hamish and his hugely talented band will be working with our own big youth music ensemble, The Gordon Duncan Experience in a series of workshops to prepare a one-off opening set for the concert. ‘immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order... a breath of fresh air’ Songlines ‘top class…capturing the emotions and atmospheres of his Speyside inspiration’ The Herald

Tickets & information

Book all 3 shows at the same time and save! £45; concessions £40 (inc £1.50 booking fee)

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The Gathering

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill £19.50; concessions £17 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Duncan Chisholm has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice, often heard with Wolfstone and accompanying Julie Fowlis. Duncan’s assembly of musical masterminds, known as The Gathering, bring cinematic sound and colour to this new music and include Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes/ whistles), Patsy Reid (fiddle/viola), Su-a Lee  (cello) and Innes Watson (guitars). These musicians individually represent some of the finest talents on the traditional and classical music scene and collectively, with Duncan, present the new sound of traditional Scotland.  ‘a typically choice selection of spine-tingling airs and fiendishly catchy dance tunes’ The Scotsman Martin Hayes is rightly regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge from Irish traditional music in recent decades. His duo  performances with Irish-American guitarist Dennis Cahill are utterly spellbinding, combining intensity and virtuosity with an almost telepathic understanding.

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Blue Rose Code • Beth Malcolm Mon 5 Feb: 8pm | £15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Blending folk, soul and jazz into something uniquely his, Blue Rose Code is one of Scotland’s finest songwriters.

Out Lines plus support Mon 12 Feb: 8pm | £12.50; concessions £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

James Graham of The Twilight Sad, Scottish Album Of The Year winner Kathryn Joseph and producer Marcus Mackay come together as Out Lines.

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre

DF Concerts present

Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox plus support

Mon 19 Feb: 8pm | £17.50; concessions £15 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Michael McGoldrick (flutes, whistles, uillean pipes), John McCusker (fiddle) and John Doyle (guitar, vocals) are three of the world’s finest traditional musicians.

Adam Holmes and The Embers • Laurie Cameron Mon 26 Feb: 8pm | £15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Tue 20 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Adam Holmes is one of the country’s most promising young artists, creating a bewitching blend of soulful roots music.

£37.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)

The New Madrids • Wynntown Marshals

Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox have racked up over 811 million YouTube views for their amazing vintage makeovers of pop and rock classics. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the 80's hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as Taylor Swift’s controversial Look What You Made Me Do. They’re rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and golden-voiced crooners. ‘saucy, sassy, stylish, and with a steady slew of some of the biggest pop songs in recent memory, a night out with Scott Bradlee and his cadre of musical powerhouses spells just one thing a guaranteed party’ MTV

Mon 5 Mar: 8pm | £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); concessions £7.50

Influenced by artists such as Gram Parsons, Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo and The Band, Perth’s own New Madrids play a great mix of country, rock and soul.

Martin Simpson Mon 12 Mar: 8pm | £15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Guitar master Martin mixes American old-time music, blues, epic traditional ballads and his own beautifully crafted songs.

Tommy Smith Quartet Embodying the Light Mon 19 Mar: 8pm | £17.50; concessions £15 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Tommy Smith’s new band celebrates jazz legend John Coltrane.

Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood Mon 26 Mar: 8pm | £17.50; concessions £15 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

A unique concert of duets celebrating some of the greatest musical pairings of all time.

Graeme Stephen and Lizabett Russo Enchanted Tales Mon 2 Apr: 8pm | £12.50; concessions £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Singer Lizabett Russo and award-winning guitarist Graeme Stephen perform a live score to a newly constructed film merging silent movies and fairytales.

Mary Coughlan Mon 9 Apr: 8pm | £20; concessions £17.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Mary Coughlan is quite simply one of the greatest singers ever to emerge from Ireland, irrespective of gender or genre.

Vampires Rock: Ghost Train

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay

Fri 23 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Mon 16 Apr: 8pm | £15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Harpist Catriona McKay and fiddler Chris Stout have their roots deep in Scottish traditional music but use this grounding to create thrilling new music.

£26.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Steve Steinman has ramped up the vamp in this spectacular sequel to the phenomenally successful Vampires Rock. For more than two decades, Steinman and his crew have delivered exhilarating performances packed with energy, fabulous dance routines, spectacular special effects and of course, amazing music that has everyone up on their feet. A tongue-in-cheek story, spellbinding cast, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest classic rock anthems ever! Includes tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses and many more. Age Guidance: 13+

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Ross and Ali • Lisa Rigby Mon 23 Apr: 8pm | £15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton are two of the best musicians to emerge from Scotland in recent years, never mind their native Perthshire.

Perth Theatre Café & Bar is open for pre-show meals. Call 01738 477755 or email

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Scottish Brass Band Association

Scottish Brass Band Championships 2018 Sat 10 + Sun 11 Mar: 9am Perth Concert Hall

Sat 24 Feb: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

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

£21, £16.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); 16 and under £5

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.

The SFO, Scotland's National Fiddle Orchestra, makes a welcome return to Perth Concert Hall. Conductor Blair Parham brings a fresh programme of all that's best in Scottish music, played with the verve and enthusiasm which puts The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra in a class of its own. With pipers, dancers and singers, and the fabulous playing of principal soloist Yla Steven, the evening will be compered by popular Scottish entertainer Robert Lovie. Prepare for an evening awash with humour, talent and great music.

Saturday - Sections 2, 3 and 1 Sunday - Sections 4, 4b and Championship. Robert Pratt for Chimes International presents

The Pride of Ireland St Patrick's Day Show

Tue 13 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £26.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) A fabulous night of Irish music, fun and laughter, jam-packed with the best of Irish entertainment and starring Ireland's most dynamic and versatile performers. The cast includes hit recording star Dominic Kirwan and the internationally renowned Brendan Shine. They will be joined by Ireland's very own queen of country, Philomena Begley. Star of TV's Keep it Country, Lisa Stanley and Ireland's newest singing star Barry Kirwan, Gary Gamble's tribute to Daniel O'Donnell and the beautiful vocal harmonies of the Benn Sisters will round off the show which will be hosted by top entertainer and radio presenter George Jones.

Audienceware proudly presents

The Golden Years Tour

Scottish Concert Band Festival National Finals 2018

Fri 2 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Sat 17 + Sun 18 Mar: 9.30am Perth Concert Hall

£25.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

£7.50; concessions £3.50

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years, this show is a must-see for all Bowie fans and those absolute beginners out there.

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 each present a varied twenty minute programme of music.

The world's number one Bowie celebration features songs including Space Oddity, Starman, Fashion, Life On Mars, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Golden Years, Modern Love, All The Young Dudes, Let’s Dance, Heroes, Absolute Beginners and many many more.

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igned, Sealed, S Delivered: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Kennedy Street Enterprises

Nathan Carter And His Band plus support Thu 5 Apr. 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £27.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Fri 16 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a star in the UK with his fine performances that include the mega-hit Wagon Wheel. Nathan and his six-man band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads - music for everyone of all ages. Nathan is an expert accordion player so you can expect a bit of a hand-clapping, foot-tapping hooley as well, in a superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again.

£27.50; concessions £24.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful performers of the century, selling over 100 million records worldwide. Featuring back-to-back number ones including the Grammy award winning Signed, Sealed, Delivered as well as Superstition, Higher Ground, Master Blaster, Sir Duke, PartTime Lover, Isn't She Lovely, and the biggest international hit of all time - I Just Called To Say I Love You, plus many, many more! Much loved American singing superstar Lejaune André will be joined on stage by a fabulous seven-piece band, outstanding backing vocalists, and top dancers. hat is Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

Rock’N’Roll Paradise Fri 6 Apr: 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall £22.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee) Now into its 8th year on the road, all-new Rock'N'Roll Paradise takes you on a magical mystery tour through the era that changed the music world forever. Each show is crammed with tributes from the country's top artistes, backed by the explosive Paradise Band. Among the great legends we pay tribute to are Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers and the King himself, Elvis. Each show is different, packed to the rafters with rock and roll songs from the Paradise jukebox.

DF Concerts present

Belle & Sebastian

plus support

Fri 23 Mar: 7.45pm | Perth Concert Hall £32; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)


One of Scotland’s most iconic and influential bands returns to Perth Concert Hall for the first time since a memorable show as part of our opening weekend in September 2005.

Horsecross Arts presents


Having recently wrapped up a North American tour that included Panorama and Osheaga Festivals, appearances at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and Merriweather Post Pavilion, the band have announced a European tour which reaches the UK in March. Age 14+ in standing area, (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Perth Strathspey and Reel Society Annual Fiddlers’ Rally

Chimes International presents

Sun 29 Apr: 7pm | Perth Theatre

£24; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Abbamania Celebrating 40 Years of Abba Sat 12 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

£16.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)





SJM Concerts & DF Concerts present

Gary Barlow plus special guests Thu 19 Apr: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall VIP package £168 (inc £3 booking fee per ticket) Other areas £68; £50.50; £38 (inc £3 booking fee per ticket) This tour sees Gary play intimate venues across the UK including some cities he’s never visited before, like Perth! The last time Gary played a string of venues this size, demand was so high he could have sold some out six times over and on his last Scottish visit in 2014, he sold out the SSE Hydro.

Returning to Perth Theatre for its Annual Fiddlers’ Rally is this popular local orchestra, founded in 1989, and still going strong. The Society has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of Traditional Scottish Music within Perth and the surrounding area and provides a playing opportunity for musicians of all ages in a friendly and relaxed environment. Whilst traditional scottish music is the mainstay of the Society, the musical programme is invariably complemented by the traditional music of other countries. Come and enjoy a wonderful selection of Traditional Scottish Music from the Orchestra under the baton of its new Conductor, William Ewan and featuring compere Eddie Rose, Alison Ewan on fiddle, The Julie Young Dancers and guest fiddlers from other societies throughout Scotland.

Wed 2 May: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £26.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of The Carpenters’ timeless repertoire of music.

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.

The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by orchestral arrangements from LIVE musicians and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection. Featuring the classic hits (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, and many more!

Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over 8 million concert tickets. Gary is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, having written 14 Number One singles as well as being a sixtime recipient of an Ivor Novello Award.

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The Carpenters Story

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life! Europe's leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. Abbamania's widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two-hour show featuring record-breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles.

‘Phenomenal Vocals & Great Musicianship’ The Evening Standard 'I’m flattered' Richard Carpenter

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Bruce Fummey: How Can I Drive To A Gig With A Jakey On My Bonnet? Sat 3 Feb: 8pm | Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Bruce Fummey returns with his latest one-man show which showcases his sharp, engaging style, some surgically precise social commentary, devastating observations and a few very naughty words! All he had to do was drive to the gig and perform a stand-up set. What could possibly go wrong?.

Principal Funders

‘his timing is split second and his ad-lib ability is amazing’ Daily Record Contains strong language. Age guidance 16+ 


Sponsors Transform Perth Theatre Thank you to every individual who supported the Transform Perth Theatre project, helping us realise our vision of a home for theatre in Scotland, right in the heart of Perthshire.

David Johnson & John Mackay in association with Debi Allen present

Stewart Lee: Content Provider Wed 14 Mar: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall £24.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. 'characteristically twisty and frequently brilliant' **** The Guardian Age guidance: 16+

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Chambers Touring Ltd presents

Russell Brand - Re:Birth

Thu 12 Apr: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall

£30; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket) One of the UK's most outspoken characters returns to the live circuit with a brand new show following the birth of his daughter. 'once you've had a baby you're a parent and immediately you go from being a madman (cool) to a mad dad (not cool). How can you be a dangerous, edgy, rebel with a tiny, little daughter?' Age guidance: 16+

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Sir Henry & Lady Angest, Atholl Estates, Robert & Jessica Balfour, Alexander Barr, I. Barron-Wood, Garry & Jenny Barnett, Rosemary Bassett, William & Elizabeth Berry, Dr John Blair OBE. D. Litt (Honoris Causa, St A.), Margaret Bowman, Hamish & Boyd Scott-Brown, Stuart Brown & Lynn Milliken, Felicity & Philip Bryers, Michael & Sandra Bullough, Lady Butter CVO, Malcolm Cameron, The Cairncross Family, Sandie Dawe CBE, David & Elizabeth Dewar, The Dochard Family, Aleta & Emily Donaldson, Cosmo & Annabel Fairbairn, Alex Forsyth, Anonymous Fife, Martin & Petronella Haldane, Iain & Margaret-Anne Halliday, J. S. Hastie, Sue Hendry, Sir Peter Hutchison, Malcolm & Celia Innes, Major & Mrs Colin Innes, The Earl & Countess of Kinnoull, Barrie & Janey Lambie, Nick Liddle, Hendry & Linzee Lindsay, Sir Ian & Lady Lowson, Ms L Mackenzie, The Dowager Countess of Mansfield, Marjorie & Ken McFarlane, Eileen & Fin McKenzie, Ken & Morag McWilliam, Robin & Vivienne Menzies, Gary Merralls, Thomas Miller, Iain G. Mitchell QC, Mr & Mrs John Monteith, Jill & Ron Moody, Geoff Morris, David & Rosalind Morrison, Colin Roderick Murray, Mr & Mrs Ranald Noel-Paton, Shirley Ogilvie, Audrey Brown, Peter Ogilvie, Frances & Ian Philip, Isabel & Mike Richardson, Sheila Ripoll, Rhod Sharp, Jack & Shirley Shaw, Chris Smith & Family, Brenda Stapleton, Thomas Steuart Fothringham, Keith & Helen Suckling, Peter Tod, Robert & Elizabeth Turcan, Andrew & Frances Turnbull, Mr Bill Urquhart, Jim & Sandra Waite and family, James Watt, The Wilson Family


Thank you to the music enthusiasts who directly support the future of classical programming at Perth Concert Hall – your contributions really do make all the difference. Cathy & John Adamson, Mr & Mrs Berry, Mrs Berger, Dr Blair, Mrs Brown, Mr Cameron, Brigadier E D Cameron OBE, Mr & Mrs Carson, Mr Barry Cottam & Mrs Doreen Saxon, Mr Davidson, Mr & Mrs Duthie, Raymond Ellis, Martin & Petronella Haldane, Geoffrey Hall, Iain & Margaret-Anne Halliday, Dr Harper, Jean Helling, Sue Hendry, Mr & Mrs MacQueen, Mrs Mathieson, Mr & Mrs McLennan, Mr Murray, John & Carol Page, Colin Peacock, Mrs M P Simpson, Mr & Mrs M Smith, Mrs Stake, Maureen Sturrock & Bob Turner, Dr & Mrs Suckling, Rev P. D. & Mrs M. C. Thomson, Dr & Mrs Williams We love to chat! Whatever your interest in the Arts, or indeed Horsecross Arts, we would love to hear from you. You can contact the Development Team on 01738 477749, email us at or write to us at Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ.

Women Until Thu 8 Mar | Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall + Perth Theatre Free | Donations warmly welcome   Enjoy 60 artists’ films and limited editions by 40 women artists from 20 countries selected from our growing museum collection of contemporary art established in 2005. “An eye-opener | Clever | Thought-provoking | Insightful | Incredible | A huge achievement” Audience members Curated by Iliyana Nedkova. Produced by Horsecross Arts for Threshold artspace. Supported by over 30 Horsecross Arts partners and funders since 2005.

3G 2018: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform Part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival Thu 8 Mar: 2-6pm | Norie-Miller Studio + Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall £5 per person | FREE to students with valid ID

Singing in the Rain (2016). Detail from 11 Million Reasons to Dance by Sean Goldthorpe. Courtesy the artist and People Dancing: the foundation for community dance

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Bold contemporary art in Perth since 2005 | Free to visit | Fun to experience | Located at the ‘threshold’ of Perth Concert Hall + Perth Theatre | Open Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm (or late on performance nights) | @HorsecrossPerth | @IliyanaNedkova | READ MORE Journal

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Join us on the very International Women’s Day for a dose of cross-generational feminism and performance art. Experience works by European women video pioneers from 1970s and 80s on the big screen. See a rare performance talk by Elaine Shemilt as she responds to her own work Doppelgänger (1979-81). Hear from Laura Leuzzi as she focuses on the performance art legacy of women artists. Enjoy live, site-specific performances by Contemporary Art Practice students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design led by artists Richard Layzell and Pernille Spence.

11 Million Reasons to Dance Part of Platform Festival of Perthshire Creativity From Sat 24 Mar | Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall + Perth Theatre Free | Donations warmly welcome     Do you need 11 million reasons to dance? Find them in Sean Goldthorpe’s photographic images commissioned by People Dancing to create a change in our perceptions of disabilities. This is Goldthrope’s first solo exhibition in Scotland and features emotive yet humorous portraits of people with sensory and mobility impairments who dance. Here they are taking centre stage inspired by iconic dance moments from cinema. Co-curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Louise Wildish. Produced by People Dancing: the foundation for community dance and Horsecross Arts in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross Trust. Supported by Culture Perth and Kinross Trust and Unlimited Impact.

Coffee, Croissant and Art* Wine, Olives and Art** Wednesdays 17 + 31 Jan, 21 Feb, 14 + 28 Mar, 25 Apr: 11.30am* 21 Feb, 14 + 21 Mar, 25 Apr: 5pm** Meet at Glassrooms Café, Perth Concert Hall | £5 per person | Book in advance at or 07505654358

‘We should support initiatives such as 3G and art venues like the Threshold artspace, precisely because they are located in Perth and not in London or New York.’ HASTA Magazine

Do you enjoy your exhibition tours over a cuppa or a glass of wine? Your choice! Our resident curator Iliyana Nedkova or Jennie Baillie – another art historian from our diverse Horsecross Arts team – will be your hosts. Find out about our unique collection of bold contemporary art as part of our current exhibitions. No prior interest in art required. Special 10% OFF offer for any of our limited editions of exclusive artists’ prints on paper or aluminium at any of our tours!

Co-curated by Laura Leuzzi, Iliyana Nedkova and Pernille Spence. Produced by Horsecross Arts in partnership with Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.

'Most worthwhile experience | I will definitely be back again' Audience comments

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Royal Scottish Geographical Society in partnership with Tiso presents

The Ice Age in Scotland part of Inspiring People Tue 16 Jan: 7.30pm | Perth Theatre

All films start at 7.45pm Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre £6 at the door or £35 for all 7 films (seniors/unwaged/students £5 or £30 for all 7)


£11.50; holders of Tiso Outdoor Experience Card £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Free to RSGS members, students and under 18's

Cert 15; 2016; 118 min; English

Thu 11 Jan

Professor Colin Ballantyne will explore the climate changes of the last ice age and the effects of glaciation on Scotland's scenery. As recently as 25,000 years ago, Scotland was completely buried by an ice sheet over a kilometre thick, the last of a succession of ice sheets and glaciers that have sculpted the landscape into its present form over the last 2.5 million years.

Paterson is a bus driver and unpublished poet in the town of Paterson, New Jersey. Jim Jarmusch’s latest film is a quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life. Refreshments.


Perth Theatre Tours Saturdays 24 Mar, 28 Apr, 12 May + 9 Jun: 10.30am Foyer, Perth Theatre £5 Step behind the scenes and discover the history of Perth Theatre - ghosts and all! - with our guided tours for 10 to 20 people. Perth Film Society presents

The Eagle Huntress

Cert 15; 2016; 107 min; Spanish, French

Thu 25 Jan

Pablo Larrain directs an unlikely, often surreal and incredibly entertaining film, that plays fast and loose with facts and time, about the Chilean poet and senator.

A Man called Ove Cert PG; 2015; 116 min; Swedish, Farsi

Thu 8 Feb

Ove, a grumpy, suicidal retiree, develops an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbours. Black comedy from Hannes Holm.

The Sense of an Ending Cert 15; 2017; 108 min; English

in association with Perth Women’s Festival

Thu 15 Feb

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. Adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel by Ritesh Batra.

Tue 6 Mar: 7.45pm | Perth Concert Hall Cert U; 2016; 87 min; Kazakh £6; concession £5 (senior/unwaged/student)

The Other Side of Hope Cert 12A; 2017; 98 min; Finnish, Swedish, Arabic, English

Thu 1 Mar

A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a Syrian refugee recently arrived in Helsinki. Directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Shown in conjunction with Amnesty International.

The Olive Tree Cert 15; 2016; 100 min; Spanish, German

Thu 15 Mar

A girl, her uncle and a friend start an emotional journey to recover a family tree. Director Iciar Bollain teams up with writer Paul Laverty.

The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life Subject to confirmation Cert 12A; 1978; 106 min; Italian

Thu 22 Mar

Alfredo breaks down in the Swiss mountains and seeks help at a nearby castle. There he meets four retired judges who beg him to indulge them and play the accused in a mock trial that is being staged. Classic adaptation of the novel A Dangerous Game from director Ettore Scola. Refreshments.


Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress. Beautiful documentary from director Otto Bell will provide inspiration to young women throughout the world.

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Let's Dance 11 Women 41 New Year Gala Concert 15 Perth Film Society: Paterson 43 Perth Piano Sundays: Scottish Ensemble with Royal Conservatoire 24 Royal Scottish Geographical Society: The Ice Age in Scotland 42 Perth Chamber Music: Sinopia Quartet 15 Coffee, Croissant and Art 41 Wine, Olives and Art 41 Little Stars: Creative Play 11 Blow & Blast 10 Lunchtime Concert: Van Kuijk String Quartet 18 Perth Film Society: Neruda 43 Paul Carrack 26 Boss Cheer & Dance Open Championships 8

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Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael 26 Knives in Hens 4 Jack Jones 27 Bruce Fummey 38 RSNO: The Music of Star Wars 16 The Monday Night Thing: Blue Rose Code 31 Horsecross Voices 10 Perth Film Society: A Man Called Ove 43 White 12 Perth Piano Sundays: Llŷr Williams 24 Lunchtime Concert: Hebrides Ensemble 18 The Monday Night Thing: Out Lines 31 Johnny Cash Roadshow 27 Perth Film Society: The Sense of an Ending 43 Teenage Trilogy 9 The Roy Orbison Story 27 London Mozart Players 17 Perth Chamber Music: Cavendish Winds 15 The Monday Night Thing: Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle 31 Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox 30 Brendan Cole 8 Perth Concert Series: RSNO 20 Vampires Rock 30 The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra 32 Perth Theatre Tours 42 The Monday Night Thing: Adam Holmes and The Embers / Laurie Cameron 31 The Celtic Sessions: Eddi Reader & John Spillane 28

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Perth Film Society: The Other Side of Hope 43 The Bowie Experience 32 Turntable 6 Strictly Hx Dance 10 Perth Symphony Orchestra 21 Glenalmond College Gala Performance 21 The Monday Night Thing: The New Madrids 31 Perth Film Society: The Eagle Huntress 42 Perth Chamber Music: Schubert Ensemble 15 3G 2018: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform 41 Panel Discussion: Play Writing and the Creation of Dance 6 Plan B For Utopia 9 Scottish Brass Band Championships 33


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Perform in Perth 14 The Monday Night Thing: Martin Simpson 31 The Pride of Ireland 33 Stewart Lee 38 Perth Film Society: The Olive Tree 43 Ringroad 6 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder 34 Scottish Concert Band Festival National Finals 33 Richard III 4 The Monday Night Thing: Tommy Smith Quartet 31 Perth & Kinross Central Groups Concert 14 Perth Film Society: The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life 43 Belle & Sebastian 34 Three Sisters 7 Sean Goldthorpe 41 The Celtic Sessions: Hamish Napier 29 Perth Choral Society 23 Lunchtime Concert: Castalian Quartet 18 The Monday Night Thing: Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood 31 The Duke 7 ME AND ROBIN HOOD 7

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Perth Piano Sundays: Susan Tomes 25 Lunchtime Concert: Navarra String Quartet 18 The Monday Night Thing: Graeme Stephen and Lizabett Russo 31 Nathan Carter 35 Space Ape 13 Rock‘N’Roll Paradise 35 Perth & Kinross Music Camp Concert 14 Perth Youth Orchestra 14 The Monday Night Thing: Mary Coughlan 31 Sister Act 5 Perth Concert Series: SCO 20 Russell Brand 38 National Youth Orchestra of Scotland 23 National Youth Choir of Scotland 23 Perth Piano Sundays: Alasdair Beatson 25 The Monday Night Thing: Chris Stout and Catriona McKay 31 Wind Resistance 5 Gary Barlow 36 The Monday Night Thing: Ross and Ali 31 Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge 14 Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO 20 Salome 22 Perth Strathspey and Reel Society 36 Lunchtime Concert: Clare Hammond 19

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The Carpenters Story 37 Remembering Fred 9 ANIMALS 13 The Celtic Sessions, Duncan Chisholm 29 Lunchtime Concert: Hebrides Ensemble 19 Baba Yaga 13 Perth & Kinross Primary School Music Camp Concert 14 Abbamania 37 Perth Piano Sundays: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet 25

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