The new season in Perth Concert Hall and the soon to be reopened Perth Theatre has many strings to its bow, offering shows and activities for all ages and at all levels of participation!
Anyone can get involved in supporting classical music and enjoy a series of exclusive benefits with Perth Concert Hall’s Accelerando patron scheme. Drama, music and dance lovers from age 4 to 104 can take part in a series of Join In activities and workshops. Job hunters can find out how to become star Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre performers at a Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 30 August. Art enthusiasts can join Horsecross Arts’ creative director for contemporary art for morning and evening tours of the current exhibition, Women.
Those who prefer a more relaxing role can enjoy a series of unique musical performances, top visiting artists, family friendly productions, music, classical, dance, film, comedy, contemporary art, talks and events, all detailed in the newly produced autumn/winter brochure.
Classical highlights include regular favourites, Perth Piano Sundays, Lunchtime Concerts and Perth Concert Series. Ryedale Festival Opera brings a fully staged version of Mozart’s tale of intrigue, La Finta Giardiniera to Perth Concert Hall, Nicola Benedetti and Friends play String Quartets by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Top international orchestra St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra performs the music of its native composers Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
Traditional musicians including Skerryvore, Breabach, Kris Drever and Julie Fowlis perform in Perth Concert Hall in Celtic Sessions, a three-concert series of world-class acoustic music inspired by celtic traditions. Exciting Scottish live acts to look forward to include rising Highland band Skipinnish, and a pre-Hogmanay party from hometown country rockers Red Pine Timber Co. The Billy Fury Story, The Ultimate Eagles and The Simon and Gafunkel Story rekindle some musical memories and Lulu delivers hits from her incredible career.
Following last year’s sell out sensation, The Nutcracker, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House make a welcome return with magical ballet, Swan Lake. Young people can go on a musical flight to the North Pole with the RSNO Christmas Concert featuring a live screen of magical Christmas film The Snowman.
Jimmy Carr and Jon Richardson play it for laughs and Perth Film Society presents a season of carefully selected films from home and abroad.
Perth panto is back in its rightful home on the glorious restored main stage in Perth Theatre with Aladdin, the first home produced production in the transformed venue which reopens this autumn.
The new autumn/winter brochure is available now from Perth Concert Hall. For tickets and info contact Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 visit www.horsecross.co.uk.