Manchester Camerata ready to open the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

Manchester Camerata, Haçienda DJ’s Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, Peter Hook and Rowetta open the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this morning. Haçienda Classical sees the club’s original DJ partnership reinterpret seminal dance classics. Conducted by Tim Crooks, with some very special guests thrown into the mix, its going to be an epic start to the festival.

New Music Makers rolls out across Glasgow this summer

Red Note Ensemble are taking their New Music Makers workshops to a number of schools across Glasgow this summer, working with music teachers and pupils studying Advanced Higher, Higher and Nat 5 Music, before culminating in a performance of their new compositions. New Music Makers is an exciting and ambitious programme to support the development…

#WeStandTogether Concert

All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love. In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity. The…

The Hacienda returns for a one off party in Manchester

American DJ Kerri Chandler will headline the latest Hacienda party to hit Manchester. The legendary nightclub reopens its doors for one night only at the Albert Hall for a very late night session of new US house and techno tunes. The party kicks off on Friday March 24 at 9am and runs until 4am. Tickets…

Trauma Healing and Creative Arts Coalition

Trauma Healing and Creative Arts Coalition is a new initiative that aims to promote and facilitate reconciliation and peace in post-war contexts, through trauma healing and resource based life enhancing resilience strategies on an individual and collective level. Large numbers of people from areas of armed conflict and migrants who have suffered traumatic experiences as…

Embrace the adventure at the 2015 Edinburgh International Magic Festival

The sixth Edinburgh International Magic Festival transforms into a world of dreams – a hub for magic, illusion and wonder. Audiences are invited to embrace the adventure as some of the world’s most accomplished magicians take over Edinburgh’s Summerhall this summer from 26 June – 4 July 2015.  MagicFest held at Summerhall for the first…

Sonorama by Claudia Molitor

Sonorama is a major new audio work by composer and artist Claudia Molitor for the otherwise silent view of the train journey between London St Pancras and Margate in Kent. Downloadable as an App from 19 June, Sonorama was curated and produced by Electra in partnership with Turner Contemporary. More details to follow…. Claudia Molitor…

Watching Over You with Karen Cargill

Watching Over You, the premiere of a new song cycle by Scottish composer Rory Boyle, setting a specially-written set of poems by Dilys Rose for Scottish Mezzo Soprano Karen Cargill and Red Note Ensemble. The seven songs tell, in honest first-person detail, of the joys and trials of early motherhood. Based around the experience of…

Music at Paxton launches 10th anniversary programme

Music at Paxton, a summer festival of superb international chamber music, takes place in Paxton House on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders from 17 – 26 July 2015. The concerts offer an intimate, friendly and relaxed experience and take place in Paxton House’s splendid Picture Gallery. With its large, domed…

Scottish film and TV composer Malcolm Lindsay on BBC Radio Scotland Classics Unwrapped

Malcolm will be chatting to BBC Classics Unwrapped host Jamie MacDougall tonight about his latest album After the Snow – out on 9th February. You can listen online tonight from 8.05pm http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007hqb5 The new album features a piece co-written with clarinettist Barnaby Robson called Watkins, which is inspired by the photography of Margaret Watkins. Gramophone Magazine is running an…