A packed line up of musical recitals and concerts will turn a Perth venue into a “classical music hub for Scotland”.
Perth Concert Hall launches its new season next week, promising a feast for fans of traditional and modern orchestral sounds.
There has been refreshed interest in classical music in the local area, after Perth hosted the Radio Three day of the BBC’s Biggest Weekend, featuring the likes of Nigel Kennedy and Jamie Cullum.
The Perth Concert Hall programme for 2019 kicks off with the first of the popular Piano Sunday sessions on Sunday.
Pianist Richard Goode returns performing Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. The series continues next month with Perth favourite Steven Osborne playing Schubert and Prokofiev.
On February 17, Andrew Tyson returns with a striking programme ranging from the baroque to the romantic while Peter Donohoe completes his journey through Mozart’s Piano Sonatas with the last two concerts in his Mozart Cycle.
Virtuoso pianist and deep thinker on music and performance, Jeremy Dank entertains with an innovative selection including Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn and Schumann on March 24 and Isata Kanneh-Mason will make her Perth debut on Sunday, April 14.
Perth Concert Hall’s Lunchtime Concerts series aims to introduce audiences to a range of emerging performers, with this season’s programme showcasing some of the most exciting young international talent through a partnership with BBC Radio 3 and BBC New Generation Artists.
The prize-winning Amatis Piano Trio opens the series of Monday 1pm performances with Dietrich and Brahms on January 21. Series highlights include visits by flautist Adam Walker in recital with James Baillieu and mezzo-soprano Anna Huntly performing Schumann.
Scotland’s top orchestras continue to make themselves at home in the concert hall with the Perth Concert Series. Ian Volkov will conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s 7th Symphony in February.
Nicola Benedetti play-directs two Mozart Violin Concertos with Scottish Chamber Orchestra on April 3, and Beethoven’s iconic 5th Symphony forms the heart of Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s programme in May.
James Waters, creative director for classical music at Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation and charity behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre said: “We are thrilled to be able to present this classical spring programme of truly international quality with a potent mixture of artists between established stars and brilliant newcomers.
“Many of these concerts can only be seen in Perth which is a true classical music hub for Scotland.”