Live Music Now is a charitable organisation, founded in 1977 by the late Yehudi Menuhin:

– To bring the joy and inspiration of live music to people in our communities who have limited access and
– To support the professional development of outstanding young musicians at the outset of their careers



Tom Harrold: New Work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra @ City Halls, Glasgow
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

New Work, World Premiere (c. 12’)
Symphony No 1 (26’)
Í: A Meditation on Iona (16’)
Symphony No 2 (34’)

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”.  To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performances in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Rory Boyle: Mondays at One, RCS @ Ledger Recital Room, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm

BOYLE Touch (for solo flute)
BERKELEY Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
BOYLE Four Ways to play Reels

As a champion of new music, the Woodwind Department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has built a strong relationship with our Composition Department, and in particular with Lecturer in Composition Rory Boyle. Rory has been at the centre of much creative collaboration with current students, graduates and staff of the WW Department and this concert is dedicated to Rory as we wish him well in his retirement from the RCS.

Alastair Savage: Paisley Abbey @ Paisley Abbey, Paisley
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

St Andrews Celebration concert

from 10 am – Coffee Morning

12.30 pm – Recital (Alastair Savage & Friends)

Alastair Savage & Peter Clark – Fiddles

Eddie McGuire – Flute

Ewan Robertson – Whistle

Euan Drysdale – Guitar / Piano

Ian Crawford – Double Bass

Admission to recital is £5 payable at the door

Rory Boyle: Toccata @ St John's Kirk, Perth
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm

Calum Robertson (organ) will perform works including Rory Boyle’s Toccata.

Elena Piras: The Apothecary @ The Apothecary, Cardiff
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

Songs from Scotland, Ireland, Sardinia and Bulgaria

Elena will be singing at The Apothecary @ 7:30pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017

Tickets £15 include fine teas and homemade cakes
Spaces limited to book please phone 02921320020

Alastair Savage: The Fiddle Music of Scotland @ Drake Bar, Glasgow
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

Alastair Savage takes us on a journey of Scots fiddle music featuring music by 18th century master Niel Gow and 19th century composer James Scott Skinner alongside music from present day Scotland including Alastair’s own compositions. Accompanying Alastair will be Alice Allen from Aberdeenshire, a rising star in the cello world.

William Sweeney: Eòlas nan Ribheid [World Premiere]; John McLeod: The Gokstad Ship @ City Halls, Glasgow
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm


David Fennessy

New Work (BBC commission, World Premiere)

William Sweeney

Eòlas nan Ribheid  (The Wisdom of the Reeds) concertino for clarinet and orchestra (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Anna Clyne

Beltane (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

John McLeod

The Gokstad Ship

Oliver Knussen

Symphony No. 3(Scottish Premiere)


BBC Commissions for the BBC SSO of new works inspired by Scotland and its culture continues with a new work for clarinet and orchestra, a piece from Anna Clyne inspired by the Beltane Fire Festival and much more. Thomas Dausgaard conducts…

Tickets available from Monday 30 October 2017.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Yann Ghiro (clarinet)

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Alastair Savage @ St Margaret's Episcopal Church
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm

Alastair presents an afternoon concert of Scots fiddle repertoire old and new. Accompanied on cello by Alice Allen from Aberdeenshire, a rising star in the cello world

Sally Beamish: La Mer @ Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm

Linos Piano Trio

C. P. E. Bach – Trio in E minor, Wq. 89/5

L. van Beethoven – Trio in D Major, op. 70/1 “Ghost”

C. Debussy – La Mer (arr. Sally Beamish)

Alastair Savage: St Giles’ Cathedral @ St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Dec 11 @ 2:15 pm

A lunchtime performance in the magnificent setting of St. Giles’ Cathedral on the Royal Mile. Alastair is joined by Alice Allen on cello for a concert of Scots fiddle music, featuring melodies by Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner.