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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Organiser/promoter: soundfestival in association with Aberdeen Science Centre Venue: As above (Aberdeen Science Centre) Description: Explore the science behind this year’s endangered instrument, the oboe, in an educational and interactive exhibition. Programme: NA Prices: Ticket to Science Centre required: £5.75, £5 concession/student/children 3+, free for children under 3 Booking info: NA Website: http://sound-scotland.co.uk/event/oboe-science-exhibition-sound-fest-19  

Promoter: Promoted by sound in association with Across the Grain Venue: As above Description: Crossing the boundaries of traditional and contemporary with new works by Ailie Robertson, Ruth Wall and Sally Beamish commissioned as part of the Aberdeen Harp Project, arrangements of traditional tunes from the region, and music from France. Programme: Arr. Ailie Robertson
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The ensemble Intuitive Music Aberdeen presents two works for multiple keyboards by Haworth Hodgkinson in the music room at Leith Hall. “Bennachie Sketch” is a world premiere inviting us to imagine spending 24 hours in the Bennachie Forest. “Drostan’s Calendar” adds live musicians to a set of 12 monthly recordings made on the Aberdeenshire shore
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Promoter: Promoted by sound in association with Across the Grain Venue: As above Description: Crossing the boundaries of traditional and contemporary with new works by Ailie Robertson, Ruth Wall and Sally Beamish commissioned as part of the Aberdeen Harp Project, arrangements of traditional tunes from the region, and music from France. Programme: Arr. Ailie Robertson
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