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Oct 2013 - Jun 2014 Selected Sundays at 3pm

“for powerhouse pianism, aim for Perth.” The Herald

tickets: 01738 621031

Welcome to the first series of Perth Piano Sundays. We are delighted to present a roster of stellar performers - all of whom are special in their own way! Perth Piano Sundays aim to provide the perfect day out in one of Scotland’s richest cultural destinations. Come for lunch, hear a wonderful concert in the acoustically perfect Perth Concert Hall and maybe even stay on for our special High Tea afterwards to talk about what you have heard. I very much look forward to welcoming you to Perth for some truly memorable musical experiences. James Waters Creative Director, classical music

All concerts are introduced by Michael Tumelty Steven Osborne � Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven

‘a great Osborne performance… stopped time and regular breathing. A recital in a thousand.’ The Herald (Osborne performing Beethoven at Perth Concert Hall)

Sun 6 Oct: 3pm

7 Bagatelles Op.33 Sonata in C Op.53 ‘Waldstein’ 11 Bagatelles Op.119 Sonata in C minor Op.111

A stunning start to Perth Piano Sundays. Steven Osborne is in the first rank of the world’s pianists, performing in major concert halls and festivals and collaborating with the finest orchestras and conductors. ‘You could have heard a pin drop. Steven Osborne’s power over the hall was absolute….the atmosphere was spellbound’ Telegraph

Benjamin Grosvenor �

Sun 10 Nov: 3pm

Mendelssohn Andante & Rondo Capriccioso Schubert Impromptu in G flat Op.90 No.3 Schumann Humoreske Op.20 Mompou Paisajes Medtner Two Fairy Tales Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales Gounod/Liszt Valse de Faust ‘Tennis has Andy Murray, the piano has Benjamin Grosvenor.’ The Telegraph

Classical Brit winner, frequent performer at the Proms and extraordinary talent Benjamin Grosvenor returns to Perth Concert Hall with a typically diverse programme which will showcase his extraordinary pianistic talents.

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‘Goode brings a magically beautiful touch and all-embracing humanity to everything he does’ Classic FM

Impromptus Op.90 No.s 1 & 3 Klavierstücke No.s 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. ‘Richard Goode’s ability to clothe the intellectual backbone of his interpretations in playing of airy mercuriality make his recitals unmissable.’ Guardian

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore � Sun 16 Feb: 3pm Schubert Stravinsky Schönberg

‘[they] appear to think with one brain, moving their fingers in response to a single artistic impulse, so that it seems we are listening to just one artist’ BBC Music Magazine

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. ‘Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore really knew how to amaze with their playing’ Sarganserland, Switzerland

Llŷr Williams � Mozart Beethoven Schubert Schumann Chopin

‘I believe that Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams is one of the greatest of the modern day’ The Herald

Sun 30 Mar: 3pm

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

Beloved of Scottish audiences for his Beethoven Cycles in Perth and Edinburgh Llŷr Williams, brings a profound musical intelligence to his work as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. He has given many remarkable performances with orchestras around the world.

“Perth provides the feast for the biggest of musical appetites” The Herald Alasdair Beatson � Sun 27 Apr: 3pm Bartók Janáček Beethoven Schumann

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 recitalist and chamber musician. A regular visitor to London’s Wigmore Hall he is renowned for his Schumann interpretations. ‘…a major Scottish musical figure… extraordinary set of performances… pristine pianism… musicianship of the highest order.’ The Herald

‘A miracle of performance, Astounding’ The Herald

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore � Sun 18 May: 3pm Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 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] shone with immaculate solo and ensemble playing… sparkling throughout’

‘They filled the Wigmore Hall with cheering fans.’ Evening Standard

Denis Kozhukhin � Haydn Brahms Liszt Liszt

‘his radiant musicality was unceasingly served by stunning technical mastery… At the age of only 23, he is already in the company of the greats’ Le Soir

Sun 15 Jun: 3pm

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

Well-known in Perth for his extraordinary concerto performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, we are thrilled to present Denis Kozhukhin in recital. A truly scintillating end to our series is in prospect.

Make a day of it A 3pm Sunday concert is the perfect centrepiece for a day out or weekend break in the charming city of Perth. Take some time to discover Perth’s array of independent shops, enjoy the river and parks, Museum and Gallery or visit the historic sights before the concert begins.

Join us for lunch Perth Concert Hall’s Glassrooms restaurant will be serving lunch from 12.30pm – 2pm with a traditional two-course Sunday Carvery for £12.50. Enjoy your food in comfort without worrying about making it to the performance on time.

or enjoy High Tea with fellow concertgoers If you like to eat later, why not join us after the performance for High Tea in Perth Concert Hall’s Glassrooms before heading home. Treat yourself to a main course plus toast, tea or coffee and a selection of handmade desserts and pastries for just £9.50 per person. Vegetarian options are available. Reserve your table at box office when booking your tickets. Spaces are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

tickets: 01738 621031

Some of the world’s finest pianists perform at Perth’s marvellous concert hall in this unique series of Sunday afternoon piano recitals. Steven Osborne

Sun 6 Oct 2013


Benjamin Grosvenor

Sun 10 Nov 2013


Richard Goode

Sun 9 Feb 2014


Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore

Sun 16 Feb 2014


Llŷr Williams

Sun 30 Mar 2014


Alasdair Beatson

Sun 27 Apr 2014


Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore

Sun 18 May 2014


Denis Kozhukhin

Sun 15 Jun 2014


£20, £16, £12; concessions £18, £14, £10 (includes booking fee) Book for any three concerts in advance and your fourth is FREE

Visiting us

Perth Concert Hall is in Perth city centre, just a few minutes walk from shops and sights.

Car parking

Kinnoull Street multi-storey is a payand-display car park a few minutes walk from Perth Concert Hall. There are multiple other car parks around the city centre, with some having no charge on Sunday. Street parking is also free on Sundays. Perth Concert Hall � Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

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