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April - July 2010

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The Big Promise

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New work predominates as the Academy continues to set the pace in the wonderland of the British conservatoire scene. Plug scorches out of the blocks in April to set alight our Scottish Spring. The heat turns up in May with our Candid Cabaret in the Jack Bruce Space and at Òran Mór. Richard III will be riveting and Graham McLaren brings a new twist to our annual Shakespearian exploration with Sweet Sorrow. Our Masters and BA Acting students take us On the Verge, exploring new directions at the Arches in June, and do not miss our final year BA Technical and Production Arts students’ Graduation Show 2010 - you will be amazed by the cornucopia of creativity. Festivals ‘r us in the white nights of Scotland’s early Summer as we celebrate the bicentennials of both Chopin and Schumann in our Piano Festival. Enjoy the long evenings by attending one of the many concerts; you even have the opportunity to enjoy a rare performance of Chopin’s Cello Sonata by the masterly Johannes Goritzki on April 23. Stringday will be the culmination of a week of luthiers making a new viola in the Jack Bruce Space. This is worth a special visit. This year is also the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth, and the Summerfest concert on July 2 is a must - Schoenberg’s chamber arrangements of Mahler are worth dying for.

We add a Flute Festival for good measure this year; Jacques Zoon, Ruth Morley, Eddie McGuire and Kathryn Bryan are some of the hypnotic flautists weaving their magic. Phil Cunningham and Tommy Smith continue to bring the best of the best to the Academy in the fields of Traditional Music and Jazz, and if you’re like me, a died-in-the-wool Academy enthusiast, you’ll be contemplating slinging up the hammock in the café bar, in case you miss anything. So the Year of Big Promise has only failed in one respect - it has failed to disappoint, and, if you want to see what the future holds in Dance, come to the Academy Concert Hall on June 11, to see the first public performance by our Modern Ballet students in Improv and Dance. They perform the ballet based on eight of Chopin’s bestloved piano works - Les Sylphides - plus the added bonus of a new ballet based on Schumann’s Carnaval. And on the subject of ballet, we finish our symphonic series of Stravinsky’s complete ballets with Firebird conducted by Garry Walker, prefaced by Janá ek’s Sinfonietta. Prepare to be blown away by Big Promise Episode 3.

Mondays at One Fridays at One Plug 2010 String Day BFS Flute Festival Piano Festival Summerfest Royal Scottish Academy Symphony Orchestra Junior Academy Professors in Performance Masterclasses Competitions Vocal Performance Blue Monday with Mario Caribé Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra Glasgow Lyric Choir Red Note - A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle Blue Monday with Konrad Wiszniewski Guitar Concert Scottish Music Gaelic Fortnight Showcase Les Sirènes Summer Concert Electroacoustic Concert

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Dramaworks - Hysteria Dramaworks - Adult Drama Festival Dramaworks - ETA Richard III Sweet Sorrow Black Snow On the Verge

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The Principal’s Tour School of Music Open Day Dramaworks Masterclasses BA Technical and Production Arts Graduation Show

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Participate Venue Information Location Diary Coming Up

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John Wallace OBE Principal Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

Join The Principal’s Tour and get a glimpse into Academy life - see page 22 for details

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Mondays at One 1pm / The Guinness Room / £5 (£3)

Make Mondays something to look forward to and join us in the intimate setting of The Guinness Room for performances by Academy staff and students. Each concert lasts about an hour, and you’re welcome to join the artists onstage afterwards for an informal chat. NEW - PRIORITY BOOKING FOR SUBSCRIBERS Guarantee your tickets and save money with a subscription - tickets for all four concerts for just £14 (£8 concession) saving over 30%. This term we introduce priority booking for subscribers to our at One concerts - subscribers are able to book their tickets a week before public booking opens. LET MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LUNCH Enjoy soup and a sandwich before any Monday or Friday at One performance in the Where The Monkey Sleeps café bar for only £3. Valid on specific products on production of a ticket for that day’s at One performance. Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this offer without notice.

What's on April - July 2010

Pure Brass Monday 19 April A vibrant quintet, formed in 2006 by Academy students, Pure Brass has quickly achieved prominence within the Scottish chamber music scene. Winners of the RSAMD Governors’ Chamber Music Prize, Mary D Adams Prize for Chamber Music and the Norman Cooper Chamber Music Competition at the Aberdeen International Festival, they are part of the prestigious Live Music Now scheme, and have performed around Scotland, the UK and Northern Ireland. Catch them now for the Pure Brass Show, featuring television, film, classical and contemporary music.

Guitars and Friends Monday 26 April Part of Plug, see page 8 Sean Shibe and Ian Watt

Guitar

Richard Greer Rory Boyle Anna Shucksmith Ian Anderson Gordon McPherson

IDST Partita a Quatro Umbilical Chord Jackson Upbeat Destroyer Scottish Premiere

A concert centred around the playing of two of our guitar students, Sean Shibe and Ian Watt, with first performances of solos, duos as well as ensembles including guitar with wind quintet. Then came utter magic… played by, I believe, the finest acoustic guitarist I have ever heard, Sean Shibe. Remember the name. One day he will be famous; I do not exaggerate. The Herald, May 2009

Prelude to the Piano Festival Monday 7 June This year’s Piano Festival takes place from 9 - 13 June - see page 12. Enjoy this prelude with a recital of songs by Chopin and Schumann - two of the great Romantic composers, both being celebrated this year, the bicentennial of their births. Featuring students from Keyboard and Collaborative Piano and Vocal Performance Departments, the programme will also include Liszt’s solo piano transcriptions of songs by both composers. Hornucopia with John Logan Monday 21 June RSNO player John Logan leads our horn students in a programme exploring a rich variety of repertoire and periods.

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Fridays at One 1pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6)

The weekend starts early with our Friday lunchtime concert series. Renowned visiting artists and our superb staff and students present an exciting collection of performances in the Academy Concert Hall. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Guarantee your tickets and save money with a subscription - tickets for all eight concerts for just £48 (£33 concession) saving over 30%. NEW - PRIORITY BOOKING FOR SUBSCRIBERS This term we introduce priority booking for subscribers to our at One concerts subscribers are able to book their tickets a week before public booking opens. LET MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LUNCH Enjoy soup and a sandwich before any Monday or Friday at One performance in the Where The Monkey Sleeps café bar for only £3. Valid on specific products on production of a ticket for that day’s at One performance. Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this offer without notice.

Johannes Goritzki Friday 23 April Johannes Goritzki Violoncello John Thwaites Piano Schumann Beethoven Chopin

Fantasiestücke Sonata in A Sonata in G minor

Enescu Shostakovich

String Octet in C Two Pieces for String Octet

RSAMD International Fellow Johannes Goritzki gives a recital of some of the great repertoire for cello. Joined by Academy staff member John Thwaites, the programme includes works by Schumann, Beethoven and Chopin.

As part of the action-packed String Day, the Academy’s string players are led by International Fellow Ilya Gringolts in a programme of early works by two greats of the 20th century, Shostakovich and the Franco-Romanian Georges Enescu.

Fidelio Trio Friday 30 April Part of Plug - see page 8

No one has come close to equalling the technical prowess and musicality that Gringolts displays. Classic FM

Ed Bennett For Marcel Dzama Ed Bennett String Factory Chris Duncan One without the Other

Brodsky Quartet Friday 4 June

Plus first performances of the winners of the 2010 Dinah Wolfe Prize Plug is the Academy’s festival of new music, and for this concert, we welcome this year’s Visiting Guest Ensemble, renowned new music specialists, the Fidelio Trio. The concert will feature student works, including the winners of the Dinah Wolfe Prize for composers, alongside compositions by the adjudicator of the prize, the distinctive Irish composer Ed Bennett. Fidelio Trio - a force to be reckoned with. International Record Review

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Royal Scottish Academy String Ensemble with Ilya Gringolts Friday 28 May Part of String Day see page 10

Dvo ák Schumann

Steven Osborne Friday 11 June Part of Piano Festival, see page 12

Song Studio - Grief and Loss: Mahler Friday 2 July Part of Summerfest, see page 14

Ravel Ravel

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones Mezzo-soprano Michel de Souza Baritone The MusicLab

Miroirs Gaspard de la nuit

In between international recitals in Copenhagen, Helsinki and at the Wigmore Hall, world renowned pianist Steven Osborne performs his first RSAMD recital since being appointed the Academy’s International Fellow in Piano. It is well within the realm of possibility that Steven Osborne will become one of a handful of historically great Ravel interpreters… excellent and accomplished. American Record Review

Mahler Mahler

Kindertotenlieder, arr. Rainer Riehn Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, arr. Arnold Schoenberg

The anniversaries of Mahler’s birth and death converge in 2010 and 2011. Song Studio begins the commemorations with two of Mahler’s great song cycles, in arrangements for voice and chamber ensemble. His grief-laden Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) is followed by his Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, the story of a spurned lover’s despair.

Supported by Duet Two Waltzes String Quartet No 3 in A major

International Fellows the Brodskys give their final performance of the academic year in a programme featuring the Third String Quartet by Robert Schumann. This is contrasted with two charming waltzes by the quintessential Czech composer Dvo ák.

Brass Extravaganza Friday 18 June This concert features special guests, old and new instruments, and ensembles of many shapes and sizes. BA Scottish Music End of Year Concert with Professor Phil Cunningham Friday 25 June Phil Cunningham is a wonderful entertainer, musician and raconteur. Here he leads the students of the BA Scottish Music course in this concert in honour of Phil’s Professorship of the Academy (see page 17 for more details).

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Plug, the RSAMD’s annual contemporary music festival dedicated to first performances by Academy students and staff, is now in its fifth year, and continues to be a highlight in Scotland’s musical calendar. FESTIVAL PASS See more, save more.

A ticket for all eight concerts, and entrance to pre-show Glasgow Études for only £20 (£15). This year Plug is bigger than ever. Amongst the many highlights are the inaugural Craig Armstrong Prize; the Viridian String Quartet, an exciting new ensemble founded by Academy graduates; and the Fidelio Trio, this year's Visiting Guest Ensemble. Added to this, there will be a series of over 25 new Glasgow Études threaded throughout the Festival. Don’t miss this chance to hear the musical voices of tomorrow. It's not a Festival, it's actually a phenomenon. The Herald

Glasgow Études Every night during Plug from 6.30pm / Jack Bruce Space / Free admission with evening concert ticket

Plug 2 Electroacoustic Monday 26 April / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2)

Plug 4 Red Note Wednesday 28 April / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2)

Kick-started by the great Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin’s bicentennial, students and tutors of the Composition Department have been charged with writing a short work for piano. The Glasgow Études will be played in the Jack Bruce Space over five evenings prior to each Plug concert. The perfect prelude to an evening of exciting new sounds.

A multimedia show with live electronics, improvisation, installations and more, with new works by Juliette Philogene, Tim Cooper, Amy Strachan, James Hodges, Alasdair Inglis, Alasdair Mcaskill and Oles Klok. Pre-concert: Glasgow Études from 6.30pm in the Jack Bruce Space; free admission with concert ticket.

Richard Greer John de Simone Alexander Horowitz Oliver Searle

Plug 1 Guitars and Friends Monday 26 April / 1pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) Part of Mondays at One, see page 4 Sean Shibe and Ian Watt Guitar Richard Greer IDST Rory Boyle Partita a Quatro Anna Shucksmith Umbilical Chord Ian Anderson Jackson Gordon McPherson Upbeat Destroyer Scottish Premiere A lunchtime concert centred around the playing of two of our guitar students, Sean Shibe and Ian Watt, with first performances of solos, duos as well as ensembles including guitar with wind quintet. Then came utter magic… played by, I believe, the finest acoustic guitarist I have ever heard, Sean Shibe. Remember the name. One day he will be famous; I do not exaggerate. The Herald, May 2009

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Plug 3 The MusicLab Does Theatre Tuesday 27 April / 7.30pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £3 (£2) Claire McKenzie Joshua Payne Chris Duncan Gareth Williams

Building Goliat Shouldn’t’ve. Should’ve. Shouldn’t. Should. Every Little Hurts Gethsemane

The Academy’s specialist contemporary music ensemble MusicLab takes on a programme of new music theatre works, including the premiere of Gareth Williams’ new Paris residency work Gethsemane, involving a cello choir. There will be a work by Chris Duncan to a specially written text, and as well as choirs and sax quartets, the stage will be full of unusual objects, including instruments of all sorts, actors, singers, one tap dancer, and a set of IKEA drawers. Seeing is definitely believing. Pre-concert: Glasgow Études from 6.30pm in the Jack Bruce Space; free admission with concert ticket.

Elevator Music Lorem Ipsum Live Consciously Nightfishing

This evening concert is given over entirely to Red Note, the Academy’s Associate Contemporary Ensemble. The noise will be exhilarating as 15 players perform new works by composers including Richard Greer and Alexander Horowitz, as well as Academy staff member Oliver Searle. Pre-concert: Glasgow Études from 6.30pm in the Jack Bruce Space; free admission with concert ticket. Plug 5 Concert of New Quartets with the Viridian String Quartet Thursday 29 April / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) Colin Broom Evangelist Richard Greer Radio Amanda Alexander Horowitz The Panic Office The Viridian String Quartet was founded in 2008 by Academy graduates, with an emphasis on modern music for string quartet. With diverse musical backgrounds, the players are rapidly making their mark as an exciting new ensemble. As part of Plug 2010, they return to their former haunt to perform new works by Alexander Horowitz, Richard Greer and a large scale work for quartet by Colin Broom.

Plug 6 Thinking Outside the Box and Fiddle Thursday 29 April / 7.30pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) Steve Forman

Unplanfair Scottish premiere

The Academy offers world leading programmes in Scottish Traditional Music, and last September saw the introduction of the first conservatoire level Jazz course in the country. Composition features heavily in both departments, and as part of Plug 2010, students and staff members will play works written for themselves and each other in this unique collaboration. Includes work by Tina Rees, Fiona Wylie and Barnaby Brown, culminating with the remarkable Steve Forman. Pre-concert: Glasgow Études from 6.30pm in the Jack Bruce Space; free admission with concert ticket.

Plug 8 Closing Concert The MusicLab with Red Note Friday 30 April / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2) On the Absence of Things Savage Markings Snippets Deep Space Mary

Plug 7 Fidelio Trio Friday 30 April / 1pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Part of Fridays at One - see page 6

Richard Greer Kevan O’Reilly John Roy Garrod Ian Anderson

Ed Bennett For Marcel Dzama Ed Bennett String Factory Chris Duncan One without the Other

Plus the winner of the inaugural Craig Armstrong Prize

Plus first performances of the winners of the 2010 Dinah Wolfe Prize For this concert we welcome this year’s Visiting Guest Ensemble, renowned new music specialists, the Fidelio Trio. The concert will feature student works, including the winners of the Dinah Wolfe Prize for composers, alongside compositions by the adjudicator of the prize, the distinctive Irish composer Ed Bennett.

Plug 2010 finishes with a bang with MusicLab showcasing new works by Richard Greer, Kevan O’Reilly, John Roy Garrod and Ian Anderson. They are then joined by Red Note to perform the winning work of the inaugural Craig Armstrong Prize for the Academy’s composers for the best new work for ‘large ensemble’ (MusicLab) with ‘small ensemble’ (Red Note). Pre-concert: Glasgow Études from 6.30pm in the Jack Bruce Space; free admission with concert ticket. What's on April - July 2010


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String Day

Ilya Gringolts 1pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Part of Fridays at One see page 6 Enescu String Octet in C Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Octet

Friday 28 May / All day A week’s worth of activities in one day. StringFest has become String Day, with a busy schedule of exciting concerts, masterclasses, talks and guest artists, including International Fellow Ilya Gringolts. Carrying on the StringFest tradition, some of Scotland’s best instrument makers return to spend a week in the Jack Bruce Space, with their newly finished viola receiving its first performance to finish off the day. String Day is made possible by the generous support of the Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust.

As part of String Day, the Academy’s string players are led by International Fellow Ilya Gringolts in a programme of early works by two greats of the 20th century, Shostakovich and the FrancoRomanian Georges Enescu. No one has come close to equalling the technical prowess and musicality that Gringolts displays. Classic FM

Chamber Music Masterclass with Robert Irvine 10am / Guinness Room / £3 (£2) Academy staff member Robert Irvine shares his vast experience in a class for string ensembles. New Viola - Lecture and Performance 3pm / Guinness Room / £3 (£2) Once again, the Academy’s String festivities include the building of a brand new instrument by luthiers over the course of one week. That new instrument in then heard for the first time ‘in the white’ in a recent composition for duo, alongside an ‘old’ instrument. This year, the new instrument is a viola, and the work is a duo by Edinburgh composer Nigel Osborne to be performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Principal Scott Dickinson, and Academy student Hua Zhong. String Department Showcase 5pm / Academy Concert Hall / £5 (£3) The Academy’s top string students perform a showcase programme of solos and ensembles to bring the RSAMD String Day to a finale. String Making in the Jack Bruce Space From Monday 24 May / From 10am / Free Starting on Monday 24 May, every day this week some of Scotland’s finest luthiers, (string instrument builders), will be in situ in the Jack Bruce Space in the café bar, building a new viola to be gifted to the Academy. You can come along to meet and talk to the creators, or just get a coffee and sit back to watch this fascinating process.

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British Flute Society Flute Festival

Sunday 6 and Monday 7 June The British Flute Society and the RSAMD are delighted to announce a collaborative two day Flute Festival taking place in the Academy on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th June. The Festival welcomes world renowned Jacques Zoon as its guest international artist alongside Academy alumna and staff member, Ruth Morley. Katherine Bryan, Principal Flautist of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Academy staff member, will also perform, completing a tremendously diverse line-up. The Festival offers an all-encompassing programme of activities including recitals, masterclasses, as well as trade stands. The event culminates with an unmissable final evening recital given by Jacques Zoon accompanied by Scott Mitchell. For more information about the Festival, visit www.bfs.org.uk The following events are open to the general public: Ruth Morley in Recital Sunday 6 June / 1.30pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) Flute Festival featured artist Ruth Morley is joined by regular partner Scott Mitchell in a programme reflecting Ruth’s diverse interests.

Flutes en Route Sunday 6 June / 6.45pm / Jack Bruce Space / Free with a ticket for the evening concert A prelude to the evening’s concert. Scottish National Wind Orchestra with Kathryn Bryan Sunday 6 June / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Mike Mower Flute Concerto The Scottish National Wind Orchestra features some of the finest professional and amateur wind players in Scotland. It is joined by Kathryn Bryan, Principal Flute of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and RSAMD staff member, in a performance of Mike Mower’s Flute Concerto. Jacques Zoon Masterclass Monday 7 June / 10am / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2) One of the great flautists of his generation works with selected BFS members and RSAMD students. RSAMD Showcase Concert Monday 7 June / 1.45pm / Academy Concert Hall / £5 (£3) A showcase concert with Academy flute students.

Ruth Morley Masterclass on New Music Monday 7 June / 2.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2) Featured Festival artist Ruth Morley is a contemporary music specialist. This diverse session will feature performances of works from selected RSAMD staff and student composers, as well as the celebrated composer (and flautist) Eddie McGuire. Ruth will direct a masterclass on those works, as well as leading a discussion on topics such as setting up a chamber group and commissioning new works. Composers, including staff member Rory Boyle, will be on hand to offer insight into their compositions and the session will conclude with a performance of a commissioned work from an Academy student. Jacques Zoon Recital Monday 7 June / 7pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Unquestionably one of the world’s great flautists, Jacques Zoon has forged an international career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician as well as teacher. He will bring the BFS RSAMD Flute Festival to a spectacular close with this recital, joined by Academy staff member Scott Mitchell. What's on April - July 2010


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Piano Festival Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 June The Academy’s Piano Festival seizes the opportunity to celebrate two of the most important composers of music for piano celebrating bicentennials this year: Chopin and Schumann. The programme features exciting guests, including International Fellow Steven Osborne, Martino Tirimo, an astounding line up of chamber musicians, plus the remarkable talents of our own staff and students. We wish to thank Duet and the Dunard Fund for their generous support of the Academy Piano Fund.

Prelude to the Piano Festival Monday 7 June / 1pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) Part of Mondays at One see page 4 Enjoy this prelude with a recital of songs by Chopin and Schumann - two of the great Romantic composers, both being celebrated this year, the bicentennial of their births. Featuring students from Keyboard and Collaborative Piano and Vocal Performance Departments, the programme will also include Liszt’s solo piano transcriptions of songs by both composers.

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Chamber Recital Wednesday 9 June / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Daniel Rowland Priya Mitchell Scott Dickinson Pierre Doumenge John Thwaites

Violin Violin Viola Violoncello Piano

Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor An all-star ensemble of chamber musicians from across Europe, including Daniel Rowland, familiar to Academy audiences as the charismatic leader of the Brodsky Quartet, begin the Piano Festival with a programme featuring Schumann’s quintet for string quartet and piano (the first essay in the genre) along with probably the finest British example by Edward Elgar.

Martino Tirimo - Chopin Thursday 10 June / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Chopin

Polonaise in G minor Variations in E on a German national air (Der Schweizerbub) Three Mazurkas Valse melancolique in F sharp minor Allegro de Concert 24 Preludes

Martino Tirimo will perform an all Chopin recital, featuring a number of very early works, and concluding with one of the major works of the repertoire, the 24 Preludes. His playing is among the most haunting and fascinating of all and the acme of musical refinement. The Daily Telegraph

Steven Osborne Friday 11 June / 1pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Part of Fridays at One see page 6 Ravel Ravel

Miroirs Gaspard de la nuit

Homage à Chopin Saturday 12 June / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £5 (£3)

Triologue Les Sylphides (To music by Chopin) Schumann Carnaval

A concert featuring compositions dedicated to and inspired by Chopin, finishing with a piano quintet version of the composer’s E minor Piano Concerto performed by three students from the piano department, Sylvia Jen, Marko Ernek and Pearl-Lynne Chen. Other composers featured with their homages include Villa Lobos and the world premiere of a song cycle by Marek Pasieczny.

In between international recitals in Copenhagen, Helsinki and at the Wigmore Hall, world renowned pianist Steven Osborne performs his first RSAMD recital since being appointed the Academy’s International Fellow in Piano.

The first half of this concert features Triologue, three amazing pianists improvising on three pianos: the Estonian Anto Pett, International Fellow Steven Osborne and Head of Keyboard and Collaborative Piano Aaron Shorr.

It is well within the realm of possibility that Steven Osborne will become one of a handful of historically great Ravel interpreters… excellent and accomplished. American Record Review

The second half will be a chance to witness the first collaboration between the Academy’s new School of Dance and the School of Music, and the first public performance by our Modern Ballet students. This part of the programme will feature Les Sylphides, in three movements set to the music of Chopin, followed by dance set to Schumann’s cycle Carnaval with each movement played by a different keyboard student.

Supported by Duet Steven Osborne © Eric Richmond

Improv and Dance Friday 11 June / 7:30 pm / Academy Concert Hall / £5 (£3)

Masterclass with Martino Tirimo Friday 11 June / 2.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2) Martino Tirimo gives a class to RSAMD guests from specialist music schools around the UK, including the Purcell School, Chetham’s, St Mary’s in Edinburgh and the RSAMD Junior Academy.

Specialist Music Schools Recital Saturday 12 June / 12:30 pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) A recital featuring gifted students from specialist music schools around the country.

Closing Concert - Multiple Pianos and Piano Teams Sunday 13 June / 11.30am / Academy Concert Hall / £5 (£3) A celebratory concert for multiple pianos featuring Academy staff and students. To conclude the Piano Festival and commemorate Chopin at 200, this Sunday morning concert will feature a world premiere specially commissioned for the 2010 Academy Piano Festival by Marek Pasieczny for Two Pianos - 8 hands, based on Polish Themes. Additional multiple piano works include Valse-Paraphase after Chopin by Edouard Schutt, Carmen Variations for Two Pianos - 8 hands by Wilberg and the Smetana Sonata for Two Pianos, 8 hands.

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Summerfest 28 June to 2 July The final farewell of the academic year, Summerfest is packed with some of our finest soloists and ensembles, along with some very special guests. Once again, we feature the winners of our prestigious Governors’ Recital Prizes; MusicLab is given a send-off before making its BBC Proms debut; the Baroque Ensemble enchant with a programme from sunny Spain (and hopefully equally sunny Scotland); and Song Studio concludes what has been a remarkable 20092010 at the Academy with a poignant commemoration of the Mahler anniversary. All that, and we are joined by the Emerging Artists from Scottish Opera, including two Academy graduates. Ticket proceeds from this year’s Summerfest will be added to our student scholarships fund.

Governors’ Prize winners Monday 28 June / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) Summerfest 2010 opens with the winners of our prestigious Governors’ Recital Prizes wrapping up the year. Representing different disciplines of the School of Music, this is a showcase for our best soloists. MusicLab does Dillon and Glass Tuesday 29 June / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) Only in its second year, MusicLab, the Academy’s ensemble dedicated to performing contemporary music, has been invited to play at the BBC Proms, where they will give a Proms Plus concert with a programme of chamber music by the Glasgow-born composer James Dillon, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. As a preview for Academy audiences, MusicLab will perform those works by Dillon contrasted with an ongoing exploration of one of the seminal works of minimalism, Glassworks by Philip Glass. Royal Scottish Academy Baroque Ensemble Wednesday 30 June / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) The Academy’s Baroque Ensemble goes from strength to strength, and to finish off a successful year presents a programme influenced by some of the great Scottish art and architecture of the late baroque, along with Italian and Spanish music of the same period.

Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Concert Thursday 1 July / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) Nadine Livingston Miranda Sinani Louise Collett Timothy Dean James Grossmith

Soprano Soprano Mezzo-soprano Piano Piano

The Emerging Artists programme is a collaboration between the Academy and Scottish Opera to provide young singers with a year of full time work to launch their professional careers. In its first year, we present a concert featuring the three talented young artists selected for the programme: Nadine Livingston and two graduates of the RSAMD, Louise Collett and Miranda Sinani. We can promise you an entertaining and varied programme, with Timothy Dean from the RSAMD and James Grossmith from Scottish Opera accompanying.

We present two Symphony Orchestra concerts this term. The Concerto Concert is a great opportunity to spot who'll be moving and shaking in the music world in the future. In recent years the Royal Scottish Academy Symphony Orchestra has performed with an impressive list of visiting conductors, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martyn Brabbins, Nicholas Cleobury, David Danzmayr, Stéphane Denève, James MacMillan, Joseph Swensen and Ilan Volkov. This term they continue their relationship with another regular visitor, the effervescent Garry Walker, as they return again to the splendid acoustics of the City Halls.

Please note this is a change of date from previously advertised programmes. Song Studio: Grief and Loss: Mahler Friday 2 July / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £9 (£6) Part of Fridays at One see page 6 Rebecca Afonwy-Jones Mezzo-soprano Michel de Souza Baritone The MusicLab Mahler Kindertotenlieder, arr. Rainer Riehn Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, arr. Arnold Schoenberg The anniversaries of Mahler’s birth and death converge in 2010 and 2011. Song Studio begins the commemorations with two of Mahler’s great song cycles, in arrangements for voice and chamber ensemble. His grief-laden Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) is followed by his Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, the story of a spurned lover’s despair.

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Royal Scottish Academy Symphony Orchestra

Concerto Concert Wednesday 26 May / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £10 (£7) Dvo ák Tubin Weber Prokofiev

Cello Concerto Double Bass Concerto Clarinet Concertino Piano Concerto No 3

Some of the Academy’s very talented students are given the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Symphony Orchestra. This is always a special and unique event full of virtuosic flair.

Royal Scottish Academy Symphony Orchestra City Halls / Friday 18 June / 7.30pm / £10 (£7) Tickets from RSAMD Box Office with any unsold tickets available on the door Garry Walker Conductor Janá ek Stravinksy

Sinfonietta Firebird

We hope to set your pulse racing as the Symphony Orchestra returns to the City Halls, joined once again by one of Scotland’s most talented young conductors Garry Walker. Janá ek’s Sinfonietta features a huge array of percussion and winds, which our musicians will relish the opportunity to play with gusto. The programme will finish with another exploration of Stravinsky’s wonderful ballet music; The Firebird was the beginning of his collaboration with Diaghilev, the director of the Ballets Russes. This dazzling piece brought overnight success to Stravinsky, and in the hands of Walker and our students we can promise you some virtuosic fireworks. Without qualification, the large-scale concert given on Thursday night by the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra featured some of the most outstanding playing I have heard… compelling, electric music-making, superbly paced by a master conductor and expertly delivered by fine young musicians. The Herald

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Junior Academy Every Saturday, Scotland’s most talented young musicians come from all over the country to develop their skills with the best teachers in our world class facilities. We invite you to join us for their concerts and competitions, and to enjoy their prodigious talents. For more information about Junior Academy, places and auditions, visit www.rsamd.ac.uk/junioracademy

Concerts

Competitions

Percussion Extravaganza Saturday 1 May / 3.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £2 (£1)

Guitar Prize Saturday 24 April / 3.45pm / Guinness Room / £1.50 (£1)

Senior and Chamber Choirs Concert Saturday 8 May / 4pm / Academy Concert Hall / £2 (£1)

Scottish Music Competition Friday 7 May / 6pm / Guinness Room / £1.50 (£1)

Chamber Orchestra Concert Saturday 15 May / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £7 (£5)

Glasgow Grand Opera Society Cup for Voice Saturday 15 May / 5.30pm / Guinness Room / £1.50 (£1)

Big Band Concert Sunday 16 May / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £7 (£5) Wind Orchestra Concert Saturday 29 May / 3.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £5 (£3)

Summer Courses 2010

Colin Currie Young Percussionist Award Sunday 23 May / 2pm / Academy Concert Hall / £1.50 (£1)

Scottish Music Concert Friday 4 June / 7pm / Guinness Room / £2 (£1) Junior Academy Orchestra Concert Sunday 20 June / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Junior Academy Sinfonia Thursday 1 July / 7pm / Academy Concert Hall / £7 (£5)

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5 - 9 July

Pack a Bag

For 5 - 7 year olds / £180 Day one - come along with your packed bag, ready to begin your journey and join us on a trip across land, water and desert. Who will we meet? What might we discover on the way? Together we will explore the unknown, only to return on Friday to tell of our findings; a tale of high adventure and challenges met. 12 - 16 July

Happy Ever After

Summer Courses for Children and Young People

Summer Courses for Adults and Theatre Professionals

Dramaworks presents a packed programme of theatre projects for children and young people; six projects for anyone aged 5 to 17 who wants to have fun over the holidays and meet other people with an interest in drama. No previous experience necessary. Daily classes start at 10am and finish at 5pm.

Each summer the School of Drama presents a packed programme of specialist theatre courses for adults aged 17 plus (Modern Ballet, for those aged 13-17) and theatre professionals. Daily classes start at 9am and finish at 5pm.

All projects conclude with a sharing of the work created in the Academy's Chandler Studio Theatre, or on the streets of Glasgow.

All courses conclude in a presentation in the Academy's Chandler Studio Theatre or dance spaces.

For more information contact Dramaworks on 0141 270 8213 or email dramaworks@rsamd.ac.uk Book online at www.rsamd.ac.uk/events in person at the Box Office, or telephone 0141 332 5057.

This year there are eight ‘pathway’ projects for those considering a career in the performing or production arts or people simply looking to immerse themselves in a creative experience.

For 8 - 11 year olds / £180 Join us as we investigate the dark and sinister side of fairytales and the secret messages within them; ask important questions like: Why are princes brave and princesses weak? Is the big bad wolf still creeping up behind us? And how can we create a story where characters really live ‘happily ever after’? 19 - 23 July

Beg, Borrow and Steal

For 12 - 14 year olds / £180 We are looking for creative performers who can revamp trash to make it treasure. Using random objects, music and most importantly ourselves, we will explore the idea of waste as a useful resource and why our society prioritises new things over old. Can you help us find the worth in the worthless?

5 - 9 July

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Participants will work with the Academy’s teaching staff to develop performance skills in a series of workshops and masterclasses.

Devising Theatre

Individual and group activities will guide participants through established acting methodologies and techniques. As well as developing acting, voice and movement skills, participants will be encouraged to engage creatively with text and to explore character relationships and journeys.

Following the success of last year's Project DIY, the Academy’s intensive scriptwriting course is back.

Are you interested in making new theatre that is vibrant, challenging and meaningful in a changing society?

The course may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in the field of acting.

Over the week you will work with a professional writer and director who will guide you through the creation, development and presentation of your writing as you learn about character building, performance, staging and storytelling techniques.

You will work with the Academy’s specialists in devising performance and other like-minded people to create an original piece of theatre, developing essential performance skills and exploring your own creative ideas.

12 - 16 July

2 - 6 August

For 15 - 17 year olds / £180

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Project DIY

Exploring a variety of locations across Glasgow city centre, from shop fronts to graveyards, you will create new worlds and characters. On the final afternoon an audience will be invited to use a special map of Glasgow and visit our worlds and hear our stories. Be inspired by Glasgow’s untold stories and discover more about the city than you could ever imagine.

For 12 - 14 year olds / £180

2 - 13 August

Acting

26 - 30 July

Five Days

For 15 - 17 year olds / £180 Over five days a professional director and a musician/composer will take you on a journey of theatrical and musical discovery. Exploring how each art form can inform and inspire the other, it is ideal for people interested in making music and theatre. This course is a great opportunity to try something new and develop skills in storytelling, music, movement, composition, voice, writing and dance.

The course may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in the field of devised performance.

2 - 13 August

Design in Performance: Set and Costume or Lighting and Sound £750

Delivered by the Academy’s Design Lecturers and visiting guest specialists, and consisting of practical and theoretical teaching and group projects, participants have the opportunity to develop and apply new design skills. The course will culminate in a presentation which may provide participants with evidence for portfolio building and an opportunity to publicly present their work. It may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in the field of design.


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Prosthetics

Musical Theatre

Led by Martin Mallorie, the Academy’s award-winning Lecturer in Design and Props, the first part of the course offers an introduction to prosthetics including casting and sculpting techniques and the opportunity to produce special effects prosthetics for stage and film. The second part will delve into advanced level design and realisation. Working with both traditional and cutting-edge materials, participants will be supported and guided by experienced industry professionals.

Moving at an energetic pace, the course will focus on the skills needed to interpret Musical Theatre material. Participants will work with industry professionals to develop skills in acting through song, character development, dance and movement work, singing skills and stylistic choice.

The only one of its kind in the UK, this course is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to explore this specialist craft at the next level, pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in the field of prosthetics.

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The course may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field.

Modern Ballet £250

This exciting new course is for people interested in either acting for camera or in the technical production of digital film and television (DFTV). Working with the Academy’s Acting and DFTV staff, performance and production skills will be explored and developed, culminating in the production of a show reel of material.

Professors in Performance The Academy is delighted to honour two of its distinguished members of staff who have been conferred with the prestigious title of Professor of the RSAMD.

The course may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in the fields of performance or production for film and television.

Professor Christopher Underwood has been Head of Vocal Performance at the Academy for over 15 years and will share some of the experiences from his singing and teaching career in a talk and masterclass with singers from the Opera course.

This course is for young people aged 13 - 17 who are interested in developing skills in classical ballet technique, repertoire, jazz and contemporary dance. It will be led by the Academy’s BA Modern Ballet teaching team and specialist guest tutors. The course is practical, rigorous and aims to prepare young dancers working towards vocational dance training. Participants will take part in daily classical technique classes and masterclasses. Although participants do not need to have any formal dance qualifications, previous dance experience is essential and participants should be working at Intermediate level in ballet to benefit fully from the course. 16 - 20 August

Stand Up Comedy £400

This one week course for budding comedians will be led in partnership with The Stand Comedy Club. Throughout the week professional comedians will cover the basics of stand up comedy and support you in the development of material for performance. Areas covered will include character and sketch development, improvisation, microphone technique, stage presentation, dealing with audiences and how to sell yourself in this competitive industry. A great opportunity to learn from the professionals, flex your funny muscles and perform your very own material at a live gig.

Professor Phil Cunningham is known and loved by audiences across Scotland and around the world, and is Artistic Director of our Scottish Music course. Join him as he shares his many years of music making in a concert with our students. BA Scottish Music End of Year Concert with Professor Phil Cunningham Friday 25 June / 1pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Part of Fridays at One - see page 6

General Information All our projects and courses are taught by highly skilled performing arts professionals, including Academy staff, and take place in the Academy’s teaching and performing spaces.

Phil Cunningham is a wonderful entertainer, musician and raconteur. Here he leads the students of the BA Scottish Music course in this concert in honour of Phil’s Professorship of the Academy.

Daily classes for children and young people start at 10am and finish at 5pm. Daily classes for adults and theatre professionals start at 9am and finish at 5pm.

Lecture/Masterclass The Making of a Singer with Professor Christopher Underwood Friday 25 June / 3.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2)

For more information contact Dramaworks on 0141 270 8213 or email dramaworks@rsamd.ac.uk

How to book Book online at www.rsamd.ac.uk/events in person at the Box Office, or telephone 0141 332 5057.

Professor Phil Cunningham and Professor Christopher Underwood

A lecture and masterclass by Christopher Underwood, Head of Vocal Performance, in honour of his Professorship at the Academy, featuring French repertoire sung by Marie Claire Breen and Michel de Souza, accompanied by Inju Oh.


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Masterclasses £3 (£2)

The Academy has associations with artists from all over the world, and there’s no better way to see these in practice than in our inspirational Masterclasses. They are a fascinating opportunity to discover what goes into making a great performance, as experts share their knowledge, skills and passion with our students. Clarinet Masterclass with Sharon Kam Sunday 18 April / 11am / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio Sharon Kam is an exciting young musician, equally at home with the classical repertoire as with contemporary music and jazz. She takes a break from her busy schedule to work with our clarinet students. Chamber Music Masterclass with Robert Irvine Friday 28 May / 10am / Guinness Room Part of String Day see page 10 Academy staff member Robert Irvine shares his vast experience in a class for string ensembles.

Masterclass with the Brodsky Quartet Friday 4 June / 2.30pm / Academy Concert Hall

Piano Masterclass with Martino Tirimo Friday 11 June / 2.30pm / Academy Concert Hall

International Fellows, the Brodsky Quartet, are favourites with Academy audiences, and we welcome one of the group for a masterclass after their Friday at One performance - see page 6 for details.

Martino Tirimo gives a class to RSAMD guests from specialist music schools around the UK, including the Purcell School, Chetham’s, St Mary’s in Edinburgh and our own Junior Academy.

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Jacques Zoon Masterclass Monday 7 June / 10am / Academy Concert Hall Part of British Flute Society Flute Festival see page 11 One of the world’s great flautists works with selected British Flute Society members and Academy students. Ruth Morley Masterclass on New Music Monday 7 June / 2.30pm / Academy Concert Hall Part of British Flute Society Flute Festival see page 11 This diverse session will feature a discussion and performances of works from selected RSAMD staff and student composers, as well as the celebrated composer (and flautist) Eddie McGuire.

Guitar Masterclass with Pavel Steidl Tuesday 22 June / 3pm / Guinness Room Frank Britton Masterclass in association with the Musicians Benevolent Fund The inimitable Pavel Steidl continues his long relationship with the RSAMD with a masterclass certain to be inspirational for our guitar students. Tuba Masterclass with Walter Hilgers Friday 25 June / 10am / Guinness Room Malcolm Martineau Art Song Masterclass Wednesday 30 June / 3pm / Guinness Room A true master of his craft, Malcolm Martineau, International Fellow in Accompaniment, makes his final visit to work with singers and pianists covering the scope of art song repertoire.

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Competitions The Academy holds competitions throughout the year, giving students an opportunity to test their talents in challenging conditions. The prizes assist with furthering their studies. Some competitions are public, so come along to enjoy the high standards on display.

Governors’ Recital Prize for Singing Tuesday 8 June / 2.30pm / Guinness Room

A Ramsay Calder (Debussy) Prize (Piano) Tuesday 20 April / 10am / Academy Concert Hall

Bamber/Galloway Piano Competition Wednesday 9 June / 10am / Academy Concert Hall

Norma Greig French Song Prize Tuesday 20 April / 2pm / Guinness Room Chanterelle Guitar Prize Wednesday 21 April / 6.30pm / Guinness Room

Governors’ Recital Prize for Percussion Tuesday 8 June / 7pm / Academy Concert Hall

Governors' Recital Prize for Chamber Music Friday 11 June / 10am / Guinness Room John Ireland Prize for Voice and Piano Duo Monday 14 June / 10am / Academy Concert Hall

Dunbar-Gerber Prize for Chamber Music Friday 23 April / 2.30pm / Academy Concert Hall

Margaret Dick Award Monday 28 June / 11am / Guinness Room

Ian D Watt Award for String Players and Pianists Friday 30 April / 3pm / Guinness Room

Jean Highgate Scholarship for Singing Thursday 1 July / 10am / Guinness Room

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Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Concert Thursday 1 July / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) Part of Summerfest see page 14

Vocal Performance

Nadine Livingston Soprano Miranda Sinani Soprano Louise Collett Mezzo-soprano Timothy Dean Piano James Grossmith Piano Song Studio Liederabend: From Haydn to Schubert Tuesday 1 June / 7.30pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) A chance to hear the Academy’s fortepiano in action in classical and early Romantic song repertoire by Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, as well as Beethoven’s rarely performed cycle An die ferne Geliebter. Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Workshops Thursday 10 June and Saturday 12 June / 7.15pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £12 (£8) Carleen Graham

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Selected staged scenes from opera are performed by postgraduate students from the Academy’s internationally renowned Alexander Gibson Opera School. Further information about the Ian Smith of Stornoway Trust is available at www.iansmithstornowaytrust.org.uk Opera Scenes Tuesday 22 June and Thursday 24 June / 7.15pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £5 (£3) Julia Lynch

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An evening of love, intrigue, murder and operatic mayhem as students from the Postgraduate Diploma in Opera Studies perform a group of varied scenes. What's on April - July 2010

The Emerging Artists programme is a collaboration between the Academy and Scottish Opera to provide young singers with a year of full time work to launch their professional careers. In its first year, we present a concert featuring the three talented young artists selected for the programme: Nadine Livingston and two graduates of the RSAMD, Louise Collett and Miranda Sinani. We can promise you an entertaining and varied programme, with Timothy Dean from the RSAMD and James Grossmith from Scottish Opera accompanying. Please note this is a change of date from previously advertised programmes.

Le nozze di Figaro Mozart

Timothy Dean Mark Hathaway Kelli Des Jarlais

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Saturday 26, Monday 28, Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July / 7.15pm / New Athenaeum Theatre / £18 (£14) Sung in Italian with English subtitles Le nozze di Figaro is one of the great operatic masterpieces. Over ‘one mad day’ an array of colourful characters, from the philandering Count and his long-suffering wife, to an over-sexed page boy and a drunken gardener, are all neatly out-manoeuvred by two clever servants, soon to be married. The drama is as much about complex human relationships as it is farcical comedy.

The play by Beaumarchais was at first banned because of its satire of the aristocracy, and the opera was equally provocative. The audience of 1786 saw their own lives played out on the stage. They saw the lord of the manor outwitted by his servant, Figaro, then forced to make a public plea for his wife’s forgiveness. Europe was on a journey towards a more liberal society in which servants would be treated as individuals with rights. Le nozze di Figaro was a staging post on that journey, leading inexorably toward the start of the French Revolution three years later in 1789.

Song Studio - Grief and Loss: Mahler Friday 2 July / 1pm / Alexander Gibson Opera Studio Part of Fridays at One see page 6 and Summerfest see page 14 Rebecca Afonwy-Jones Mezzo-soprano Michel de Souza Baritone The MusicLab Mahler Mahler

Kindertotenlieder, arr. Rainer Riehn Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, arr. Arnold Schoenberg

The anniversaries of Mahler’s birth and death converge in 2010 and 2011. Song Studio begins the commemorations with two of Mahler’s great song cycles, in arrangements for voice and chamber ensemble. His grief-laden Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) is followed by his Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, the story of a spurned lover’s despair. RSAMD production of Così fan tutte 2008

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Events and Performances The Principal’s Tour Monday 19 April / 2pm / Free - must register in advance with the Box Office An exclusive tour of the Academy with Principal John Wallace. You’ll get a glimpse of a day in the life of Scotland’s national conservatoire - which could include rehearsals, workshops, lectures, and perhaps even an impromptu performance. The tour is free; spaces are very limited, and can be booked in advance by calling the Box Office on 0141 332 5057. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Blue Monday - Academy Jazz Sextet with special guest Mario Caribé Monday 19 April / 6.30pm / Guinness Room / £3 (£2) Brazillian-born bass player Mario Caribé brings some Latin fire to the first Blue Monday of this term, along with our small but perfect cohort of jazz students. The easy going and relaxed style Caribé promotes disguises an amazing technique. Evening News Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra Sunday 9 May / 7.30pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is a talented, exciting and dynamic young jazz ensemble. Ensemble in Association with RSAMD Supported by the Scottish Arts Council Promoted by TSYJO www.tsyjo.com What's on April - July 2010

Blue Monday - Academy Jazz Sextet with special guest Konrad Wiszniewski Monday 7 June / 6.30pm / Guinness Room / £3 (£2)

Glasgow Lyric Choir A Musical Journey Sunday 9 May / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £12 (£10, £5 children) Promoted by Glasgow Lyric Choir www.glasgowlyric.org.uk Red Note A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle Friday 4 June / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £9 (£6) Jessica Cottis

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The nervous thistle's shiverin like A horse's skin aneth a cleg, Or Northern Lichts or lustres o A soul that Daith has fastened on, Or mornin eftir the night afore. Shudderin thistle gie owre, gie owre.... Hugh MacDiarmid's poem, with its infamously thrawn narrator, is set to music of huge imagination and vibrancy by Glasgow composer William Sweeney. Performed by the Academy’s associate contemporary music ensemble, Red Note, this is a night of humour, inebriation, beauty, politicallycharged comment and wild musical and literary invention.

Konrad Wiszniewski is one of Scotland’s most sought after saxophonists, with a full schedule of live and broadcast performances. He has been involved in the vibrant Scottish jazz scene from his early teens, and here joins our jazz students for a Blue Monday which will keep your toes tapping through Spring. A really exciting new talent on the scene with a great flair for writing original material, which makes him a real force to be reckoned with. BBC Radio 3 Guitar Concert Tuesday 8 June / 7.30pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) The Academy has a growing reputation for fostering outstanding guitarists, and in this concert, staff member Allan Neave leads students in a programme of solos and ensembles.

Scottish Music Year I Gaelic Fortnight Showcase Friday 11 June / 7.30pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3) The Gaelic Fortnight is an annual intensive period of study in Gaelic language, song and dance undertaken by the BA (Hons) Scottish Music students at the end of their first year of study at the Academy, culminating in this polished vocal showcase programme. School of Music Open Day Wednesday 23 June / Free The Open Day is for prospective music students, and offers an opportunity to find out what studying at the Academy is all about. The programme will be confirmed nearer the time. For more information and registration details visit our website, www.rsamd.ac.uk or email opendays@rsamd.ac.uk

Hysteria Saturday 26 June Performance A - 6pm Musical Theatre - 7pm Performance B - 8pm Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £7(£5) Three Dramaworks classes present a performance developed from their research and response to the theme of mass hysteria. Adult Drama Festival Tuesday 29 June and Thursday 1 July / 7.30pm Alexander Gibson Opera Studio / £7(£5) Dramaworks Adult Drama beginner and intermediate groups present their end of year performances. ETA Thursday 1 and Friday 2 July / 7.30pm Chandler Studio Theatre / £7(£5) Gary Gardiner

Les Sirènes Summer Concert Sunday 27 June / 4pm / Guinness Room / £5 (£3)   This concert is a special celebration marking the end of three years of the choir. As many of the members are final year students and will be moving on, it means a big change for Les Sirènes in the future. This afternoon will showcase the talent of these singers in a memorable performance of some of the choir's favourite repertoire.

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A comic, energetic and physical performance, responding to the roles of men and women in film and life.

Dramaworks Masterclasses for Professionals and Practitioners Oily Cart, Multi-Sensory Theatre Saturday 29 May / £75 Mischief La Bas, Interactive Theatre Saturday 10 July / £75

Electroacoustic Concert Tuesday 29 June / 7.30pm / Academy Concert Hall / £3 (£2) An end-of-year showcase for the composers to share what they’ve been getting up to in the electroacoustic studio.

For further information and to book please contact dramaworks@rsamd.ac.uk or call 0141 270 8213.

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Candid Cabaret Previews Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May / 7pm / Jack Bruce Space at the Academy / £5 (£3) West End Performances Sunday 9, Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Sunday 16 May / 7.30pm / Òran Mór / £10 (£8) Join us for four intimate evenings of raw entertainment, with song, story, humour and chat, at the Academy’s Jack Bruce Space, before a transfer to the West End (of Glasgow), when we perform at Òran Mór for the first time. Enjoy a sensational selection of brand new solo cabaret pieces, performed over four nights by our postgraduate Musical Theatre students, punctuated by pieces picked from pop, jazz, rock, blues and classical. Totally personal, totally surprising, and totally entertaining, with a different performance every night, we invite you to get a drink (or three), sit back, and enjoy the ride.

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One Academy Productions Presents

Richard III

Sweet Sorrow

by William Shakespeare Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 May / 7.30pmWednesday 12 May / 2pm / Brian Cox Studio, Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow / £7 (£5, £3 for school groups) Mark Saunders Director Stasi Schaeffer Assistant Director Avril Scott Designer Grant Anderson Lighting Designer ‘Conscience is but a word that cowards use.’ Since its very first performances Richard III has been a crowd-puller. Richard’s wit, his ruthless rise to power and his spectacular downfall guarantees popularity. Richard is one of Shakespeare’s most abhorrent, yet charismatic creations. He is Vice writ large, a darkly enjoyable figure. A kind of Chorus or Master-of-Ceremonies, he makes us, the audience, complicit with his evil machinations right from the start; he works us as a comedian works a house, or confidence-tricksters work their dupes. But he is not as fearless as he seems, and comes to be haunted by his murderous deeds. A company of eight second year acting students play out this mythical tale, a great and bloody tragedy. After playing in Glasgow, they go to Essen, Germany, to perform in the prestigious Shakespeare festival organised by the Folkswang-University.

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Wednesday 19, Thursday 20, Friday 21, Saturday 22 May / 7.30pm Friday 21 May / 2pm / Brian Cox Studio, Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow / £7 (£5, £3 for school groups) Graham McLaren Director Rachael Bamford Designer Aleksander Langstrand Lighting Designer Sweet Sorrow is an exploration of two great and popular plays from the Caroline and Elizabethan Era, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore by John Ford and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Ten of our second year acting students will embark upon a live theatre experiment with internationally acclaimed theatre maker Graham McLaren. Critics and practitioners have noticed the parallels between both plays; each features young lovers, forbidden love, a meddling nurse and friar, and a tragic ending. In the Sweet Sorrow project, key scenes from both plays will be used to explore shared themes and highlight the differences between the two playwrights and the different times in which they were written. Tickets available in advance from the Academy Box Office. Any unsold tickets will be available on the door prior to performance. Brian Cox Studio, Scottish Youth Theatre The Old Sherrif Court 105 Brunswick Street Glasgow G1 1TF

One Academy Productions Presents

Black Snow

By Keith Dewhurst adapted from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29 May / 7.30pm Friday 28 May matinee / 2.30pm / The Chandler Studio Theatre / £7 (£5, £3 for school groups) Neil Doherty Gemma Patchett

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Adapted from Bulgakov’s novel, Black Snow which highlighted the censorship that he suffered under the Stalinist regime, this new version by Keith Dewhurst is bitingly funny. Performed by third year acting students, it follows the life of one down-at-heel writer, Sergei Maksudov; a failure not only as a novelist but also in his vain attempts to hang himself. One fateful night, a knock on the door catapults him from the pit of despair to the heady inner circle of Moscow’s Independent Theatre ruled by the flamboyant Ivan Vasilyevich’s (a thinly disguised parody of the Moscow Art Theatre and the autocratic Konstantin Stanislavski). They want to adapt his bulky unpublished manuscript Black Snow for the stage. As our hapless hero wends his way through the lunatic maze of the theatre world, he quickly discovers that artistic success is fraught with artistic compromise and artistic integrity is not all it should be. What's on April - July 2010


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One Academy Productions Presents

BA Technical and Production Arts Graduation Show 2010

On the Verge

Tuesday 1 June, Wednesday 2 June, Thursday 3 June / 10am - 6pm / Chandler Studio Theatre and New Athenaeum Theatre / Free An exhibition of work by final year BA Technical and Production Arts students, this event is not to be missed. For three days, the Academy’s drama venues are transformed to showcase the talents of these technical and production artists and designers before they graduate into the profession. In a themed environment designed by the students, props, costumes, scenic art work, design drawings and models, lighting, sound and stage technology combine to create a visual feast of theatre making skills and achievements.

Academy Artists Explore New Directions Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 June / The Arches / 5.30pm - 10.30pm / £5 per night, or £15 for all four nights Tickets available from RSAMD and The Arches The Arches hosts diverse pieces of theatrical work from some of the country’s exciting new voices. Over four days, audiences are invited to share in the exploratory processes of emerging artists from the MA Classical and Contemporary Text and BA Acting and Contemporary Performance Practice programmes. Artists will question and push the boundaries of the theatrical form in scratch presentations including pieces developed in conjunction with the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland alongside devised performances; newwriting and solo-performance based upon classical text; visual art; folk-tales and our contemporary existence. On the Verge promises to be raw, provocative and exciting.

The Academy offers access to the performing arts to people of all ages via weekly classes, short courses and training with our Dramaworks, Musicworks, Danceworks and Filmworks programmes. Further information and course details can be found online at www.rsamd.ac.uk and full details of our Summer programmes are contained in the central insert to this guide.

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Early Years

For musician and performer hire telephone 0141 270 8231 or email agency@rsamd.ac.uk For venue hire contact Rose-Ann Healy on 0141 270 8305 or email r.healy@rsamd.ac.uk

Early Years music classes are for babies and children from 0-7, and follow the Kodály approach to experiential learning. They are led by a team of professional Early Years Music Specialists, and develop music and imaginative skills whilst promoting social interaction and independence - and fun!

The Academy provides a number of additional services to businesses and the wider community, including supplying performers for events and productions, venue hire, Continuing Professional Development and specialist training courses, support links to networks as well as research and consultancy services.

As a leading international conservatoire, we are constantly developing; we wouldn’t be able to achieve all that we do without the support of Friends, Patrons and Benefactors. To continue to provide world class facilities and performance, and scholarships for our most talented students, we ask you to consider supporting us; when you join us, you get access to a range of benefits, including priority booking for all our performances as well as exclusive events that bring you closer to the life of the Academy. Find out more about supporting performance at rsamd.ac.uk or or contact Fiona MacKinnon on 0141 270 8254 or email f.mackinnon@rsamd.ac.uk

Classes are held in the Academy on Saturday afternoons. For more information visit www.rsamd.ac.uk/earlyyears or contact Louise Rae on 0141 270 8247 or email l.rae@rsamd.ac.uk

Box Office 0141 565 1000 www.thearches.co.uk The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL

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Mailing List Keep in touch with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama by joining our mailing list to receive regular copies of our Event Guides and details of forthcoming attractions. Email: mailinglist@rsamd.ac.uk Ticket Prices and Concessions Prices vary according to events and are shown alongside performance details with concession rates shown in (brackets). Concessions are available for many events (please check individual listings) and apply to students/over 60’s/children under 16/unemployed/ Young Scot/ people with disabilities and their carers/ the visually and aurally impaired. Proof of status will be required when purchasing/collecting tickets. Subscriptions Subscriptions are available. Please see individual listings for details of available subscriptions or contact the Box Office on 0141 332 5057. What's on April - July 2010

Methods of Payment The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama accepts the following methods of payment: Cash, Cheques (made payable to Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), all major credit and debit cards (excluding American Express and Diners Club). Please note a 3% charge applies when paying by credit card, in person or over the telephone. We can post your tickets to you, for an additional 60p. Online bookings incur a £1 transaction fee (per booking regardless of number of tickets), this includes postage costs and any card fees. Ticket Reservations Tickets can be reserved for up to 3 days but will be released for general sale 24 hours prior to the performance if no payment has been received. For free events a ticket will still need to be obtained from the Box Office to gain admission. Café Bar The café bar, operated by Where the Monkey Sleeps, offers delicious coffee, freshly baked cakes and pastries and an excellent range of sandwiches and paninis. On performance evenings a fully-licensed bar operates and is open one hour before all performances. It is also possible to pre-order interval drinks. The café bar is also open to the public throughout normal opening hours.

Access All Areas The Academy offers many facilities for patrons with disabilities and we will always endeavour to meet individual needs. All our public areas are fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Level access is available from Renfrew Street main entrance at the ground floor or via the automatic door from our Hope Street entrance. Disabled parking is available nearby. Lifts serve all floors and accessible toilets are provided. Wheelchair spaces are available in all venues, however, we do advise booking these in advance. For our hearing impaired patrons all venues are fitted with an induction loop and for those who are visually impaired, guide dogs are welcome. If you have any special requirements please notify the Box Office at time of booking. Terms and Conditions Full terms and conditions of booking can be obtained from the Box Office. All concessions and discounts are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions. Proof of concession eligibility must be provided when collecting your tickets.

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Road The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama is located close to the M8 motorway: From the South, exit at Junction 17 (Dumbarton/Kelvinside) From the West, exit at Junction 17 (Dumbarton/Kelvinside), keeping to the right fork. From the East, exit at Junction 16 (Cowcaddens) Car Parking Multi-storey parking facilities can be found at Cambridge Street, Buchanan Street and Buchanan Galleries. Please note these car parks are not operated by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama - please ensure you check the closing times of your chosen facility. 8 9 10 11 12

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The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama would like to acknowledge the support of our corporate partners, our Friends, Patrons and Benefactors, as well as the numerous foundations and trusts who help fund our world-class education and performance programmes.

Recording, filming or photography is strictly prohibited in all Academy venues. Once booked, tickets cannot be refunded but they can be exchanged for another ticket of the same value or more. If the new ticket is a lower price, we are unable to refund the difference. What's on April - July 2010


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Clarinet Masterclass with Sharon Kam Pure Brass The Principal’s Tour Blue Monday with Mario Caribé A Ramsay Calder (Debussy) Prize (Piano) Norma Grieg French Song Prize Chanterelle Guitar Prize Johannes Goritzki Dunbar-Gerber Prize for Chamber Music Junior Academy - Guitar Prize Plug 1 - Guitars and Friends Plug - Glasgow Études Plug 2 - Electroacoustic Plug 3 - The MusicLab Does Theatre Plug 4 - Red Note Plug 5 - Concert of New Quartets with the Viridian String Quartet Plug 6 - Thinking Outside the Box and Fiddle Plug 7 - Fidelio Trio Ian D Watt Award for String Players and Pianists Plug 8 - The MusicLab with Red Note

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May Sat 1 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9 Sun 9 Sun 9 Mon 10 Mon 10 Tue 11 Tue 11 Wed 12 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sun 16 Sun 16 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 21 Sun 23 Mon 24 - Fri 28 Tue 25 Wed 26 Wed 26 Thu 27 Fri 28 Fri 28 Fri 28 Fri 28 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sat 29 Sat 29

Junior Academy - Percussion Extravaganza 3.30pm Candid Cabaret 7pm Candid Cabaret 7pm Candid Cabaret 7pm Junior Academy - Scottish Music Competition 6pm Candid Cabaret 7pm Junior Academy - Senior and Chamber Choirs Concert 4pm Candid Cabaret 7.30pm Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra 7.30pm Glasgow Lyric Choir 7.30pm Candid Cabaret 7.30pm Richard III 7.30pm Candid Cabaret 7.30pm Richard III 7.30pm Richard III 2pm & 7.30pm Junior Academy - Glasgow Grand Opera Society Cup for Voice 5.30pm Junior Academy - Chamber Orchestra Concert 7.30pm Candid Cabaret 7.30pm Junior Academy - Big Band Concert 7.30pm Sweet Sorrow 7.30pm Sweet Sorrow 7.30pm Sweet Sorrow 2pm & 7.30pm Sweet Sorrow 7.30pm Junior Academy - Colin Currie Young Percussionist Award 2pm String Making in the Jack Bruce Space From 10am Black Snow 7.30pm Concerto Concert 7.30pm Black Snow 7.30pm Black Snow 7.30pm Royal Scottish Academy String Ensemble with Ilya Gringolts 1pm Chamber Music Masterclass with Robert Irvine 10am New Viola - Lecture and Performance 3pm String Department Showcase 5pm Black Snow 2.30pm & 7.30pm Dramaworks - Masterclass with Oily Cart Junior Academy - Wind Orchestra Concert 3.30pm Black Snow 7.30pm

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BA Technical and Production Arts Graduation Show 2010 Song Studio - Liederabend: From Haydn to Schubert BA Technical and Production Arts Graduation Show 2010 Ye Cronies Opera Award BA Technical and Production Arts Graduation Show 2010 Brodsky Quartet Masterclass with the Brodsky Quartet Junior Academy - Scottish Music Concert Red Note - A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle Ruth Morley in Recital Flutes en Route Scottish National Wind Orchestra with Kathryn Bryan Jacques Zoon Masterclass Prelude to the Piano Festival RSAMD Flute Showcase Concert Ruth Morley Masterclass on New Music Blue Monday with Konrad Wiszniewski Jacques Zoon Recital Governors’ Recital Prize for Singing Governors’ Recital Prize for Percussion Guitar Concert Bamber/Galloway Prize Competition Chamber Recital Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Workshops Martino Tirimo - Chopin Governors’ Recital Prize for Chamber Music Steven Osborne Masterclass with Martino Tirimo Improv and Dance Scottish Music Gaelic Fortnight Showcase Specialist Music Schools Recital Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Workshops Homage à Chopin Multiple Pianos and Piano Teams John Ireland Prize for Voice and Piano Duo Brass Extravaganza Royal Scottish Academy Symphony Orchestra Junior Academy - Orchestra Concert On the Verge Guitar Masterclass with Pavel Steidl On the Verge Opera Scenes School of Music Open Day On the Verge On the Verge Opera Scenes Tuba Masterclass with Walter Hilgers BA Scottish Music with Professor Phil Cunningham The Making of a Singer with Professor Christopher Underwood Dramaworks - Hysteria Le nozze di Figaro Les Sirènes Summer Concert Margaret Dick Award Governors’ Prize Winners Le nozze di Figaro MusicLab does Dillon and Glass Electroacoustic Concert Dramaworks - Adult Drama Festival Royal Scottish Academy Baroque Ensemble Masterclass with Martin Martineau Le nozze di Figaro

10am - 6pm 7.30pm 10am - 6pm 4pm 10am - 6pm 1pm 2.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 10am 1pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 6.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 10am 7.30pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 10am 1pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 12.30pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 11.30am 10am 1pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 5.30pm 3pm 5.30pm 7.15pm All day 5.30pm 5.30pm 7.15pm 10am 1pm 3.30pm 6pm, 7pm, 8pm 7.15pm 4pm 11am 1pm 7.15pm 1pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1pm 3pm 7.15pm

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Jean Highgate Scholarship for Singing 10am Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Concert 1pm Junior Academy - Sinfonia 7pm Le nozze di Figaro 7.15pm Dramaworks - Adult Drama Festival 7.30pm Dramaworks - Adult Drama Festival 7.30pm Song Studio - Grief and Loss: Mahler 1pm Dramaworks - Masterclass with Mischief La Bas

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Coming up

Musical Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Following on from the 5* sell-out success of Jerry Springer - The Opera at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, our MA Musical Theatre students will be back in August with the Scottish Premiere of the multiple Tony award winning and Olivier nominated Spring Awakening. We will also be premiering two brand new works in collaboration with Perfect Pitch - check our website, www.rsamd.ac.uk for more information nearer the time. MA Classical and Contemporary Text New Writing in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London This exciting, ground-breaking new writing project is delivered in collaboration with the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland. This year, three of Scotland’s best and most exciting writers have been commissioned to write three new plays: Chris Hannan, The God of Soho; Peter Arnott, Diner/Fuchs - Heuristic; Nicola McCartney, Hartland. September 2, 3, 4, Tron, Glasgow September 9, 10, 11, Hampstead Theatre, London September 16, 17, 18 Traverse, Edinburgh

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