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.


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...

The Organized Chaos of Ecosystems and Orchestras

What parallels can you draw between the way a conductor manages an orchestra and the way humans often try to manage ecosystems? The first Symphonic Nature concert featured a preconcert discussion that explored that very question. Read below to find out...

Symphonic Nature

The St Andrews Chamber Orchestra is putting on a series of three concerts featuring Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony alongside Sibelius' Third Symphony and Mendelssohn's The Hebrides. This thought-provoking concert programme invites the audience to consider...

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Experience Vivaldi like never before with this recording of the Heisenberg Ensemble's performance of The Four Seasons, complete with cutting-edge research from the School of Earth and Environmental Science into how human-accelerated climate change is affecting the...

september 2018

05sep7:30 pm8:30 pmSongs of Seals and SeabirdsSt Andrews New Music Ensemble with Claire Hewitt and Sheena Wellington

06sep7:30 pm8:30 pmSongs of Seals and SeabirdsSt Andrews New Music Ensemble with Claire Hewitt and Sheena Wellington

07sep9:00 pm10:00 pmMusic for Meadows and Stormy ShoresSt Andrews New Music Ensemble

08sep8:00 pm9:45 pmThe BirdsSt Andrews New Music Ensemble