Perth and Kinross Events

The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Lunchtime Concerts – Aleksey Semenenko in Recital @ Perth Concert Hall
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm
Lunchtime Concerts - Aleksey Semenenko in Recital @ Perth Concert Hall

The FAE Sonata is a fascinating freak with
movements by three major composers. The
remainder of the programme includes works
by two great 19th century masters.

Feb
10
Sun
2019
“Scottish Chamber Orchestra Family Concert – Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants” @ Perth Concert Hall
Feb 10 @ 2:30 pm
"Scottish Chamber Orchestra Family Concert - Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants" @ Perth Concert Hall

Chris Jarvis, Narrator When King Colin’s golden
underpants go missing and the royal bottom is
bared, it’s Sir Scallywag to the rescue! Brave and
bold, courageous and true, he’s the perfect knight
for the job….and what does it matter that he’s only six?!
Alongside other pieces including extracts from Handel’s
Music for the Royal Fireworks, Sir Scallywag features
lots of audience participation and illustrated projections (including a
brief appearance of the King’s bare bottom!). This laugh-out-loud musical adventure is by composer Paul Rissman, based on the book by Giles Andrae, Illustrated by Korky Paul and published by Puffin,Penguin Books Ltd.

Feb
11
Mon
2019
Lunchtime Concerts – Adam Walker and James Baillieu in Recital @ Perth Concert Hall
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm
Lunchtime Concerts - Adam Walker and James Baillieu in Recital @ Perth Concert Hall

Adam Walker, flute
James Baillieu, piano
BBC Young Musician prize-winner and principal
flute of the London Symphony Orchestra Adam
Walker is joined by one of today’s foremost
accompanists in a charming programme.

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Babel with Gabriela Montero and the Scottish Ensemble @ Perth Concert Hall
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Babel with Gabriela Montero and the Scottish Ensemble @ Perth Concert Hall

Gabriela Montero Improvisation Shostakovich Chamber Symphony Op 118a
Philip Glass Echorus Peteris Vasks Viatore Gabriela Montero Babel Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time Babel explores the concept of music that comes
with a message; a selection of powerful pieces using
music as a tool to communicate something which
words could not. At the heart of the concert is
Gabriela Montero’s new commission for piano and
string orchestra, a colourful and inventive portrait
of her experience as a human rights activist.

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Perth Piano Sundays – Andrew Tyson @ Perth Concert Hall
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm
Perth Piano Sundays - Andrew Tyson @ Perth Concert Hall

Couperin Les Baricades Mistérieuses
Messaien Three movements from Vingt Regards
sur l’Enfant Jésus Liszt Vallée d’Obermann Respighi Notturno
Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor
Andrew Tyson returns following two previous
sensational concerts in Perth which brought the
house down! Today offers a really extraordinary mix of
music ranging from the baroque poise of Couperin to
the unforgettable emotional impact of Chopin’s great
B Minor Sonata. Andrew’s mercurial talent will bring
this to sparkling life.

Feb
18
Mon
2019
Due Jacchini @ St John's Kirk
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm
Due Jacchini @ St John's Kirk

Jacchini, Vivaldi, Barsanti and Gunn, Beamish, Cassado,
Bartók, Morley, Couperit.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
“BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Bruckner Symphony No 7” @ Perth Concert Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
"BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Bruckner Symphony No 7" @ Perth Concert Hall

The first thing you sense is a quiet shimmer in the
air. And then, like some vast mountain rising from
the clouds, the opening melody of Bruckner’s
Seventh Symphony soars majestically towards the
heavens.

Bruckner said it came to him in a dream,
played by an angel – but when Ilan Volkov brings
his searching musical intelligence and emotional
insight to bear on this monumental ‘cathedral in
sound’ the results might well be revelatory. Two
contrasting – but equally inventive – masterpieces
set the scene: an ebullient little symphony from
JS Bach’s son Carl Phillip Emmanuel, and the
witty, electrically-charged Violin Concerto that
Stravinsky intended to be unplayable. No fear
on that score from our soloist Carolin Widmann.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Collabro @ Perth Concert Hall
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
Collabro @ Perth Concert Hall

Collabro, the world’s most successful musical
theatre group, met in 2014 for their first
rehearsal at a London pub. Just a month later
they roused the whole of Hammersmith Apollo
into a standing ovation during their first ever public
performance for the Britain’s Got Talent judges.
They went on to win the competition with one of
the biggest majorities ever, leading to them joining
Simon Cowell’s label Syco. Collabro have released
a chart-topping debut album Stars, followed by
Act Two and Home in March 2017. They have
performed at the Royal Variety Performance;
twice on Britain’s Got Talent and are now
enormously successful internationally

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Perth Symphony Orchestra @ Perth Concert Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Perth Symphony Orchestra @ Perth Concert Hall

Chabrier España
Dvořák Slavonic Dances
Berlioz Symphony Fantastique
Lorna McGovern, leader
Allan Young, conductor
Perth Symphony Orchestra presents their spring concert with
Chabrier’s España, Rhapsody for Orchestra and a selection of
Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances before tackling Berlioz’s evocative
celebration of the imagination; his Symphony Fantastique.

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Perth Piano Sundays – Steven Osborne @ Perth Concert Hall
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm
Perth Piano Sundays - Steven Osborne @ Perth Concert Hall

Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat D960
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 6
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 7
Steven Osborne is quite simply a world-class
musician and we are so lucky to have him living
in Scotland. His performances are acclaimed for
both their brilliance and their sincerity. The contrast
between Schubert’s astonishing last piano sonata
and the virtuoso brilliance and sparkle of Prokofiev
offers an afternoon to remember.