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  • BBC SSO, City Hall, Glasgow

    1 May 2006 - Michael Tumelty - Herald [ review ]

    Stefan Solyom, the BBC SSO's new associate guest conductor, hit the ground running late last week in a concert that marked the official launch of his two-year tenure in the post specially created for him.

  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

    1 May 2006 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ review ]

    Einojuhani Rautavaara's Book of Visions, which filled the first half of the closing concert in the RSNO's Glasgow season, proved a bit of a trudge.

  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra, City Hall, Glasgow

    1 May 2006 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ review ]

    Even with Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola as its inspired centrepiece, this was definitely Mendelssohn's night.

  • Scottish Ensemble, City Hall, Glasgow

    1 May 2006 - Rowena Smith - Herald [ review ]

    Sibelius's works for string orchestra are a curious group – the earlier Canzonetta and Romanze sound typically Sibelian, but the later Suite Characteristique is pure Viennese fluff.

  • Triptych: Battles, Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid, Colditz

    1 May 2006 - PHIL MILLER - Herald [ review ]

    In a misleading start to a disappointing night, Colditz's lovely gothic lullabies eased us into the first hour of the night's mix of baffling, occasionally brilliant, moments of noise and stretches of seriously underwhelming boredom.

  • Introducing... Music and Movement, Scottish band

    30 Apr 2006 - Scotland on Sunday [ feature ]

    SINCE it began in 2001, the Triptych festival has offered music fans an eclectic line-up of both established legends and emerging talent.

  • Silver Jews **** BONGO CLUB, EDINBURGH

    29 Apr 2006 - FIONA SHEPHERD - Scotsman [ review ]


    SILVER Jews are playing live, and the Triptych Festival got the scoop! This may not mean a great deal to the wider populace but, scanning the crowd at the group's first-ever Scottish show.

  • Slimline tenor's big hopes to be new voice of Scotland

    28 Apr 2006 - Tim Cornwell - Scotsman [ news ]

    THE record label behind Nicola Benedetti yesterday unveiled the Scottish singer they hope to turn into a new classical star.

  • 2-5 MAY 2006 - PLUG

    28 Apr 2006 - Scottish Music Centre [ news ]

    With a particular focus on contemporary music, the Academy’s annual new music festival - Academy Now! - has premièred many new works and commissions over the past fifteen years.

  • COLDCUT *** ABC, GLASGOW

    28 Apr 2006 - DAVID POLLOCK - Scotsman [ review ]

    THE line between club night and art happening is one that's rarely crossed.

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