Xerxes in the Garden

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...
A Taste of Haydn’s ‘The Seasons’

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...
The Organized Chaos of Ecosystems and Orchestras

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 more about the...
Symphonic Nature

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...
New Music Week

New Music Week

For the fourth year running, the Music Centre is excited to present New Music Week, a weeklong celebration of musical exploration, inspiration and innovation. 2018’s artists in residence are James Turnbull (oboe), Eddy Hackett (percussion) and Emily Doolittle...
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

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...
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