JANUARY 2017

 

Royal Scottish National Orchestra  -+-  At One With Music  -+-  Clarsach Taster

Music Nairn  -+-  The Osprey Music Society  -+-  Scottish Ballet  -+-  musicinverness

Selected films and live screenings

 

A very happy New Year to you all!  Hopefully by now you will have had your fill of curried turkey, turkey fricassee, turkey and cranberry sandwiches and Cream of Brussels Sprout and Parsnip Soup.  The cake will be a little bit smaller, the tree will have started to shed its needles and auntie’s bottle of sloe gin will be nearly empty.  Time to start looking forward to some of January’s events.

Royal National Scottish Orchestra

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

VIENNESE GALA

EMPIRE THEATRE, EDEN COURT

TUESDAY 10th JANUARY 2017 at 7.30pm

Vienna – the city where concert halls are golden and the music simply sparkles! It wouldn’t be New Year without the music of Vienna’s most famous son Johann Strauss and his friends: in this gala concert the RSNO will whirl you away to a world of elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and good old-fashioned operetta romance from soprano Jennifer France. Get your 2017 off to a glittering start, as the RSNO and the young British maestro Ben Gernon sweep you off your feet!  There are only a few tickets left for this popular concert so don’t waste any time and contact Eden Court Box Office in person, by phone on 01463 234234 or online at www.eden-court.co.uk

 

 

LUNCHTIME GUITAR RECITAL BY SASHA SAVALONI

SPECTRUM CENTRE THEATRE, INVERNESS

FRIDAY 20th JANUARY 2017 at 1.00pm

Iranian-Scottish guitarist Sasha Savaloni was born in 1992 and is currently a Doctorate student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Allan Neave.  He is a multiple prize-winner in many international guitar competitions not only in the UK but also in Iran, Italy and Spain. With his singing partner, soprano Alison McNeill, he is currently the Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project artist.  Sasha’s programme for At One With Music will feature works for solo guitar by John Dowland, Franz Schubert, Toru Takemitsu, Joaquin Turina and Augustin Barrios.  Doors to the Spectrum Centre Theatre will open at 12.30pm; admission costs £6 for adults or £1 for under 16s.  Sasha’s recital will last for about 55 minutes.

Before and after the concert light meals and tasty snacks will be available in the Hidden Gem Café within the Spectrum Centre.

 

 

CLARSACH COME-AND-TRY SESSION

WITH CHEYENNE BROWN

INVERNESS ICE RINK

SATURDAY 21st JANUARY 2017  -  Afternoon

 

 

Cheyenne Brown gained an Honours BA in Scottish Harp at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where she had a full scholarship for four years of Scottish harp study. She then went on to get a masters in Scottish Ethnology from the University of Edinburgh where she researched never-before studied issues involving the construction of the Scottish harp.  As one of Scotland’s top Scottish harp exponents, she maintains a busy weekly teaching timetable as well as traveling abroad to promote Scottish music.  She has taught in America’s Ohio Scottish Arts School, Harper’s Ferry Gathering, and Common Ground on the Hill; Canada’s Gaelic College in Cape Breton, and regularly in Germany’s Dudelsack Akadamie, as well as local Scottish events such as the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and workshops across the country. She was instrumental in starting up regular harp workshops in Glasgow through the Clarsach Society.

If you have ever been tempted to try the clarsach this is for you.  The session is for both adults and youngsters, harps will be provided and the object is to try and encourage people to take up this lovely instrument.  For more information, please contact Cheyenne Brown direct on 07791 018761 or info@cheyenneharp.com

 

 

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NAIRN COMMUNITY AND ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 21st JANUARY 2017 at 7.30pm

BEINN ARTAIR PIANO TRIO

Beinn Artair, also known as The Cobbler, is a mountain of 884 metres located near the head of Loch Long.  It has three distinctive summits.  The Beinn Artair Piano Trio is comprised of three friends (Alice Rickards – violin, Sonia Cromarty – cello, and Oliver Rundell – piano) cobbled together with the intention of playing some of the best classical music ever written.  The group is based in Glasgow, they have a fantastic rapport and are engaging to watch.  Their love for the music is evident and their concerts are exciting and inspiring.  Their programme for Music Nairn will be chosen from the Classical, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary repertoires.

Tickets (Members £15, Non-members £19, Students £3) can be obtained on line from www.musicnairn.org.uk

 

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THE OSPREY MUSIC SOCIETY

BOAT OF GARTEN COMMUNITY HALL

SATURDAY 21st JANUARY 2017 at 7.30pm

QUATTRO MACJAZZ

To say that Quattro MacJazz is made up of four of the greatest Scottish jazz musicians of the last half-century would be an understatement.  Forrie Cairns (clarinet and ex-Clyde Valley Stompers), Lennie Herd (trumpet and management accountant), Alastair McDonald (banjo. Vocals and ex-George Penman Band) and Roy Percy (ubiquitous bass player and a generation younger than the others) form a Dixieland band specialising in Hot Jazz and Gospel.  The band’s years of experience means that it is well past the stage of thinking about instruments, and what it produces is a coruscating brilliance of sound and musical ideas.

 

Tickets:  £14 members: £16 non-members:  School pupils – comp

Contact Ann Napier on 01479 831213 or 07850 752757 or ann.nap@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Ballet - Hansel & GretelSCOTTISH BALLET

HANSEL AND GRETEL

EMPIRE THEATRE, EDEN COURT

25th TO 28th JANUARY 2017

Various Times

See www.eden-court.co.uk for details

In a small town, all the children have disappeared. Plucky Hansel and Gretel embark on an exciting adventure, traveling deep into the enchanted forest to find their friends.A carousel of delicious treats from start to finish, Hansel & Gretel is full to the brim with magic and wit, with toys that come to life and a beautiful, bewitching ballerina who is not at all what she seems.Scrumptiously surreal and with more than a sprinkle of festive magic— take an enchanting journey with Scotland’s national dance company this winter.

Engelbert Humperdinck’s bewitching score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Tickets from Eden Court Box Office in person, by phone on 01463 234234 or online.  All performances have been selling very well and there is now limited availability.

 

 

 

musicinverness

CUILLIN SOUND WIND TRIO

SMITHTON-CULLODEN CHURCH, MURRAY ROAD

FRIDAY 27th JANUARY 2017 at 7.30pm   

Although, in theory, based in Manchester, Cuillin Sound has strong Highland connections as Sarah Watts has a home on the island of Raasay where she runs an annual bass clarinet mentoring course, highly regarded in the profession.  Flautist Dana Morgan and bassoonist Laurence Perkins are both members of Manchester Camerata.  Together they have performed in venues throughout the UK and Europe.

As well as pieces by Beethoven, Poulenc and Handel, Cuillin Sound’s programme for musicinverness will feature works by dedicated wind composers and a 20 minute film about life on St Kilda to which a musical accompaniment will be added by the trio.

During the day Cuillin Sound will be working with wind students at Culloden Academy on a piece of music which will be performed during the concert.

Tickets (Adults £15, Eden Court Friends £13, Students etc £5) can be purchased in advance for this musicinverness concert online at www.invernesschambermusic.com and use the “Book Online” link.  You may also purchase your tickets through Eden Court Box Office in person, by phone on 01463 234234 or online at www.eden-court.co.uk.  Any unsold tickets will be available at the door on the night from 7.00pm.

 

 

 

 

SELECTED FILM SCREENINGS

 

 

 

 

NT Live: No Man's Land (Live)NATIONAL THEATRE from WYNDHAMS THEATRE

NO MAN’S LAND by HAROLD PINTER

LA SCALA CINEMA, EDEN COURT

Encore Screenings on Tuesday 3rd January at 7.00pm, Saturday 7th January at 2.00pm and Thursday 12th January at 7.00pm.

 

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.  Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.

 

RSC: The TempestROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE TEMPEST

LA SCALA CINEMA, EDEN COURT

11th JANUARY 2017 at 7.00pm

Encore Screenings on Thursday 19th January at 7.00pm and Sunday 22nd January at 1.00pm

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island…

And now, two classic films being shown in the Playhouse cinema at Eden Court.

Singin' in the RainSINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

PLAYHOUSE CINEMA, EDEN COURT

SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY 2017 at 2.15pm

THE GENE KELLY MASTERPIECE

 

The Umbrellas Of CherbourgLES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG

PLAYHOUSE CINEMA, EDEN COURT

WEDNESDAY 25th JANUARY 2017 at 6.00pm

MEMORIES OF CATHERINE DENEUVE

 

Royal Opera House: Il trovatore (Live)To round of January, back to La Scala Cinema.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Live

IL TROVATORE by Guiseppi Verdi

LA SCALA CINEMA, EDEN COURT

TUESDAY 31st JANUARY 2017 at 7.15pm

International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic.

Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.

New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

Tickets for all the Film Screenings are on sale at Eden Court Box Office.  In person, by phone on 01463 234234 or online at www.eden-court.co.uk

 

Well, that’s it for January.  I hope to meet you at some of these events; and whatever you do, don’t forget  -  there are only 361 shopping days until Christmas!