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Music Planet is a network that draws together musicians, scientists  and other researchers at the University of St Andrews. We design and support events that investigate the relationship between humans and their environment through the performing arts. Use this website to find out about upcoming events, follow up on events you’ve attended, and learn how to get involved in creating a Music Planet event.

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Clarion

In February 2020 Bede Williams (Head of Instrumental Studies, Music Centre, University of St Andrews) will give the world premiere of Clarion, a new trumpet concerto by New Zealander composer Eve de Castro-Robinson (https://www.sounz.org.nz/contributors/1001). The...

Tanzania

In 2018 the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences began a GCRF (Global Challenge Research Fund) project with colleagues at the University of Dar es Salaam on heritage protection.  This project, which focused on the preservation and promotion of both tangible and...

Life Without the Wolf

A highly successful day of fun activities, talks and music with a focus on threatened and endangered species was given in the Byre and Younger Hall, St Andrews.  The highlight for music lovers, was a performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf narrated by renowned...

Music Planet – Orkney Tour 2018

As part of the Orkney International Science Festival 2018 a group of musicians from St Andrews conducted a min-tour of Orkney.  Three events were performed in very different settings, namely the Orkney Brewery, The Kirwall Grammer School Theatre and the St Magnus...

Xerxes in the Garden

On Saturday 2 June, Music Planet hosted "Xerxes in the Garden", a study day at the St Andrews Botanic Garden featuring speakers from the University of St Andrews and members of the Byre Opera production team of Handel's Xerxes exploring human interactions...

A Taste of Haydn’s ‘The Seasons’

The St Andrews Chorus's performance of Haydn's The Seasons on 28 April will be preceded by 'A Taste of the Seasons', a special pre-concert dinner at the Byre Theatre. Read on to find out more about the connections between Hadyn's music and the relationship...

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