PERTH Concert Hall is throwing open its doors and inviting the people of Perthshire to join in the party as it celebrates its tenth anniversary!
Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre has put together two special weekends of community activities and concerts to celebrate a decade of adventurous programming, innovative join-in events and exciting activities in the popular Perth venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the community weekend in Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September.
Professional artists and performers will be running free drop-in workshops including aerial dance, collage, drama, singing and graffiti.
Back stage and artspace tours will be available and there will be many free performances from local groups, including Blow and Blast and local choirs, taking place over the weekend.
Singing Sunday will give everyone a chance to sing their hearts out as well as enjoy free concerts including Horsecross Voices Does Musicals with the RSNO.
The Horsecross Hoolie on Saturday 12 September is an opportunity for all the family to take the floor and whirl around the auditorium in a fast and furious ceilidh!
Perth Concert Hall favourite; award-winning trumpeter Alison Balsom is joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Friday 18 September for a programme featuring Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, Sibelius’ Finlandia and Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony. Perth Chamber Music presents the Scottish Saxophone Ensemble in a free concert in the afternoon of Saturday 19 September in Perth Concert Hall.
In the evening of Saturday 19 September, Horsecross Arts presents a specially-commissioned show, Made in Perthshire, musically directed by Ross Ainslie and Patsy Reid (pictured).
Two of Scotland’s finest young composers and players, they will be joined by two more local artists, songwriters Fraser Anderson and Lisa Rigby.
They will be accompanied by a top-class backing band featuring the cream of the Scottish folk scene for a unique and unforgettable night of songs and tunes old and new.
Gwilym Gibbons, chief executive of Horsecross Arts, said: “In the ten years since it opened, Perth Concert Hall has shaken up the cultural map of Scotland. It has become the new go-to venue for a host of world-class artists from across all genres, gained a reputation for adventurous programming, innovative community events and imaginative activities, welcomed tens of thousands of conference delegates and picked up more than 30 awards.
“It has helped shine the spotlight on Perth as a great place to live, work, invest in and visit.
“None of this would have been possible without our supporters, funders, sponsors and visitors and above all our audiences.
“The people of Perthshire and beyond have turned up rain or shine, taken chances, joined in with enthusiasm, roared with laughter, filled with emotion; let us entertain, move and inspire them while all the time giving us great and honest feedback allowing us to continue to improve on what we have built together.
“Our tenth anniversary celebrations are an opportunity for us all to join forces to celebrate what we have achieved. We look forward to creating many more special memories for years to come.”
For tickets and info about Perth Concert Hall’s tenth anniversary celebrations call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 visit www.horsecross.co.uk
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