Born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Michael Spencer studied composition with Graham Hair at the University of Glasgow where he received an MA in Music and Scottish Literature. Between 1997 and 2002, he completed a MusM and PhD in Composition with Geoff Poole at Manchester University. Since 1998 he has worked privately with James Dillon, on whose work he has published two articles. In 2003, he received a stipend to attend the International Summer Course for Composers at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, where he worked with Chaya Czernowin, Steve Takasugi and Richard Barrett. He has given talks and seminars on his own music and other aspects of new music in France and the USA as well as around the UK.

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Apr
23
Mon
RCS: Sonic Nights @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm

A programme of immersive new electro-acoustic works from students studying Sonic Arts. Performed on the RCS multi-channel surround sound system, these two concerts promise treats for your ears!

Also featuring (on Monday) J Simon van der Walt Livecoding and (on Tuesday) Tim Cooper’s Breathing Space with Danielle Price on tuba + live electronics.
Apr
24
Tue
RCS: Sonic Nights @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

A programme of immersive new electro-acoustic works from students studying Sonic Arts. Performed on the RCS multi-channel surround sound system, these two concerts promise treats for your ears!

Also featuring (on Monday) J Simon van der Walt Livecoding and (on Tuesday) Tim Cooper’s Breathing Space with Danielle Price on tuba + live electronics.
May
1
Tue
John Gourlay and Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society @ Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

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Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society’s concert features two pieces by John Gourlay: The Weaving Midnight Moon and Soft Music 5.

The concert also features three pupil compositions from the orchestra’s 2017-18 composition project run by John. The pupil composers are Katie Grieve & Isobel Grieve (Madras College, St Andrews) and James Miller (Woodmill High Scholl, Dunfermline).

May
2
Wed
Michael Bonaventure: Interlude VII @ St Asaph Cathedral, Denbighshire
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

Performer: Huw Morgan (organ)

Programme to include Interlude VII by Michael Bonaventure.

May
3
Thu
The Glasgow Barons: Four Seasons in One Day @ Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

J S BACH Brandenburg Concerto No 3

ELGAR Serenade for Strings

AINSLEY HAMILL Songs of Govan Old, Part One

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

DAVID JURITZ – solo/director

“a born rhetorician – telling the story at every moment” Culture Kiosk

AINSLEY HAMILL – singer/songwriter

“Ainsley Hamill’s stirring voice could compete with anyone at Celtic Connections” Pat Byrne The Voice of Ireland 2012

PAUL MACALINDIN – conductor

 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Two minutes walk to Govan Old Parish Church, behind the Pearce Institute on Govan Road, from:

Govan Subway/Bus Station

Buses (alight Govan Subway): 21, 23, 23A, 23B, 26, 90, 765, X19 (Napier Street)

Free car park: Govan Cross, Napier Road off Govan Road

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

email Paul at theglasgowbarons@gmail.com

May
7
Mon
Dave Arcari @ Broadcast, Glasgow
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
May
13
Sun
Emily Doolittle: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra @ Orpheum Annexe, Vancouver
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

A Short, Slow Life

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey conductor

  • Repertoire

    Emily Doolittle ◊

    A Short, Slow Life*

    Kati Agócs ◊

    Devotion

    Kati Agócs ◊

    Vessel*+

    Jocelyn Morlock ◊

    Lacrimosa*+

    Bramwell Tovey ◊

    New Work
    (World Première)*+~

A Short, Slow Life is a meditation on love, devotion, and the fragility of time, featuring scenes from Bramwell Tovey’s latest opera. Written with Joel Ivany, it explores life in the slums of the East End, where The Salvation Army, led equally by men and women, struggles to make a positive impact on the lives of London’s most disadvantaged.

May
17
Thu
Alastair Savage Trio and Whistlebinkies: BBC SSO Season Closing Party @ Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
May 17 @ 8:30 pm

Join the BBC SSO to end their 2017-2018 season with a party in the Old Fruitmarket.

Featuring:

Alastair Savage Trio and Ewan Robertson

Members of the Whistlebinkies, including Eddie McGuire, Alastair Savage and Rab Wallace

Finnish folk musicians

May
19
Sat
Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra @ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
May 19 @ 2:30 pm
May
20
Sun
Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra @ The Tollbooth, Stirling
May 20 @ 2:30 pm