The partnership between Sir James MacMillan and the SCO goes back decades and has resulted in many remarkable new works. None has taken the world so much by storm as the percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. It has been performed hundreds of times since its 1992 premiere and remains a thrilling experience live: a superb, celebratory
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Deer Dancer is a new cross-artform project by artist, composer, performer Hanna Tuulikki, investigating the mimesis of deer, specifically representations within dance from across cultures. The work examines how the imitation of deer behaviour constructs ‘wilderness’ as the site for the cultivation of hetero-masculinity in ‘gender performance’ and how hunting mythologies shape and impact real ecologies.
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Held in the splendour of Dumfries House our performers include Simon Smith (piano), Maximiliano Martín (clarinet) and the strings of Mr McFall’s Chamber. This is real chamber music happening in the Tapestry Room, the Great Steward’s Entrance Hall and the Great Steward of Scotland’s famous Dining Room. The concert is delivered twice during the afternoon
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The Cumnock Tryst Festival Chorus with the Novantae Singers (a young choir directed by Festival Chorusmaster Andrew McTaggart) will perform a mixture of Handel’s timeless and beautiful choral music, interspersed with musical birthday treats specially composed to celebrate James MacMillan’s 60th birthday. Alongside, David Gerrard will perform some magnificent organ works by Huxley and Bull
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