Scotland's Legacy in Calcutta - whose responsibility?
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Scotland's Legacy in Calcutta - whose responsibility?

Talk on Saturday 24th February at 12.00 noon:

Dr James Simpson OBE FRIAS

Scotland's Legacy in Calcutta - whose Responsibility?"

“Calcutta is one of the great cities of the world and, to a very significant extent, Scottish. After 34 years of communist state government, during which time there was no development, it is largely intact, but, like Havana, in a state of decay. There is a growing heritage movement in the city and Edinburgh is seen as an example. The Asia Scotland Trust is a Scottish charity promoting conservation to exemplary standards and the revival of trade skills. The re-roofing of St Andrew’s Kirk in Dalhousie Square (1818) and the restoration of the Roxburgh House in the Botanic Garden (1796) are its first projects.”

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New Members' Welcome Evening
Mar
15
11:30 AM11:30

New Members' Welcome Evening

Following the successes of our previous “Get Together and Get To Know” events, we warmly invite you to a social evening on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 6.30pm in the Club. This is an opportunity for new and prospective Members to meet other Members in a relaxed, informal environment. You are welcome to invite a guest for the evening, at which we will be serving wine. There is no charge for this event except that cheese and olives will be available for purchase at the bar.

 

There will be the opportunity to learn what activities are available in the studio and to hear what one new Member has enjoyed in the Club since she joined

 

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Songs of the Hebrides – The songs and the story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Songs of the Hebrides – The songs and the story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser

Lecture-recital by Joan Busby, mezzo soprano, accompanied by Margaret McLeod, piano

Saturday 24 March at 12.00 noon

‘Songs of the Hebrides’ tells the amazing adventurous life story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser , illustrated by the Hebridean Songs  she collected and published. She travelled the world in her youth as accompanist to her father, the famous singer of Lowland Scots songs David Kennedy. Later, widowed after only three years of marriage, she settled  with her two young children in Edinburgh , teaching singing and piano, giving lecture- recitals and writing as a music critic for the Evening News. In 1904, the artist John Duncan wrote to her from Eriskay urging her to come to the remote island and set down the traditional songs that were still to be heard there. She made her first visit the following year and her life’s work from then on was devoted to the collection, arrangement, publication and performance of Hebridean songs, which became known and loved world wide.

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Matthew Siviter Returns
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Matthew Siviter Returns

 

Matthew's first visit to the Club, in November 2016, was received with acclamation by the capacity audience, who were captivated by his powerful baritone voice, his enthusiasm, and his choice of programme.

He is returning with a new programme - "A Comedy WITH Errors", which features an eclectic mix of music and styles, including works by Tom Lehrer, Rodgers and Hammerstein, John Kander, Lionel Monkton and, of course, his first love, Gilbert and Sullivan, all delivered with his signature wit and verve.

We expect a capacity audience, so please put your names on the sign-up sheet as soon as you can.

We hope you will wish to stay for lunch - please remember to book this in advance!

 

 

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Evening Film Club
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Film Club

Join us for an evening of wine, delicious nibbles from our chef and a screening of two films;

  • ‘Elgar’ the story of this composer takes the form of a documentary with a background of Elgar’s music and a voiceover by Huw Weldon – the film is made up of actors playing the parts of the composer and others, and is interspersed by actual archive film of the time
  • ‘Song of Summer tells the story of the last few years of the life of Delius who, so unwell that he could not write, was helped by a young pianist, Eric Fenby, who volunteered to act as his emanuensis. 

A sign-up sheet will be available to book a seat and a maximum of 25 seats will be available.  The cost for the event will be £13 for members, £15 for non-members. 

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Alexandre Prevert Recital, Which Romantic Are You?
Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

Alexandre Prevert Recital, Which Romantic Are You?

Piano recital with associated poetry.   Prosecco at 6.30pm, concert at 7pm and canapes to follow.  Suggested donation of £15.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
“6 Variations on ‘Nel cor piu mi sento’”
(WoO 70)

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ROBERT SCHUMANN / FRANZ LISZT
“Liebeslied”
(S.566)
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FREDERIC CHOPIN
“Scherzo n°2” (Op.31)
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
“Impromptu n°3” (Op.90)
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FRANZ LISZT
“Waltz from Gounod’s Faust” (S.407)
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
“Clair de lune” (Suite Bergamasque, n°3)
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GEORGES BIZET
“Farandole”
(L'Arlésienne)

 

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Kevin Barrett with guest singer Susanna Macdonald
Jan
10
12:00 PM12:00

Kevin Barrett with guest singer Susanna Macdonald

Scottish Arts Club favourite Kevin Barrett (guitar) is returning to the Club during his brief visit to Edinburgh from Toronto for an informal one off gig where he will accompany local jazz singer Susanna Macdonald, performing a selection of jazz standards and other works.

Kevin has frequently performed at the Club during ClubFest alongside jazz pianist Ron Davis.  His world class guitar playing is not to be missed!

So come along, relax with a coffee, and enjoy the best jazz in Edinburgh!

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Retrospective Exhibition:     Mollie Marcellino & Thelma MacKenzie
Jan
10
to Feb 3

Retrospective Exhibition: Mollie Marcellino & Thelma MacKenzie

The Exhibition will have its Preview on Saturday 13th January at 12pm and will be held in the Club Room with the complimentary glass of wine as usual. Optional Lunch will follow at 1pm .  The Preview does not require pre-booking but attendance at lunch does.

LUNCH BOOKING - SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 2018

(EXHIBITION PREVIEW AT 12PM LUNCH AT 1PM)

Please sign up on the sheet in the hall and pay for your lunch at the bar in advance

(£13 per head for two courses)

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Here’s a How-de-Do!
Jan
6
12:00 AM00:00

Here’s a How-de-Do!

Come and enjoy our opening Saturday lunchtime recital on 6th January, in the company of four of the Principals from the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, accompanied by the Society’s Musial Director, David Lyle. An hour of wonderful music and some of the wittiest lyrics ever penned, from the operas of the two Victorian masters.

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Metamorphoses CD Launch
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Metamorphoses CD Launch

Metamorphoses will be presenting their debut CD of trios for clarinet, viola, and piano by Schumann, Smit, Mozart, and Francaix

Wine and Canapés

Meet the players, hear the music.

Jean Johnson, clarinet // Roeland Jagers, viola // Ilona Timchencko, piano

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Napier Notes
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Napier Notes

Scottish Tenor, Stuart Murray Mitchell graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2010 and carried on his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He is currently completing his PhD in composition at Edinburgh Napier. As a singer, Stuart is active in choral singing around the country and recent solo concerts have included Mozart’s Requiem and a number of Bach cantatas. 

Ian Sutherland graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2017 with a BMus in composition. He is frequently in demand as an accompanist and singer around Edinburgh and currently teaches at Edinburgh Young Musicians in addition to holding he post of Musical Director for a number of shows in the city. 

Our programme includes songs from the last 400 years, beginning with the Baroque and ending up in the 20th century. As well as well-known songs by Schubert, Quilter and Handel, we have included a number of Scots songs and of course some jazz standards in addition to some solo piano items. 

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Napier Notes
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Napier Notes

A new series of concerts launched in collaboration with Napier University, offering young student musicians the opportunity to perform their repertoire in an intimate performance space at the Scottish Arts Club.

The performers for each evening will be announced closer to the time of the event.

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The St Andrew’s Dinner 2017
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

The St Andrew’s Dinner 2017

A fine dining opportunity to celebrate St Andrew
with the best of Scottish food and drink

 
The food will be locally sourced, seasonal and prepared by our own chef, Steve Morton.  
To compliment the food, we will have paired whiskies delivered with tutorials from whisky expert Vic Cameron.
Vic has over 25 years experience in the whisky industry and is the founder of Discerning of Spirits - Malt Whisky Nosing and Tasting Experience and VC Services - Cereal and Whisky Consultancy.
Numbers are limited to 36 to ensure adequate care can be given to the presentation of each dish, and the premium price reflects the quality of the Halibut, Angus Beef, Lobster and all ingredients.
In 832 AD, Andrew is said to have appeared in a vision to a Pictish king the night before a battle.  On the day of the battle a Saltire, an X-shaped cross, which was the style of cross it is said Andrew was crucified on, appeared in the sky above the battlefield and the Picts were victorious. The Saltire, or Saint Andrew’s Cross, was subsequently adopted as the national emblem and flag of the Scots.

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John McLeod CBE in conversation with David Lyle: Music and Life
Nov
25
11:30 AM11:30

John McLeod CBE in conversation with David Lyle: Music and Life

To mark a very special year for award-winning composer
and Club Member John McLeod – all the way from being presented with the CBE for services to music right through to his recent new recording with the RSNO and Dame Evelyn Glennie – John has been asked to present three special events at the Club which we’re sure will be fascinating as well as illuminating.
 
 Music & Life / Saturday 25th November / 11.30am
John McLeod in conversation with David Lyle
followed by Club lunch
 
Reminiscences of life in war-time Aberdeen – a job in Aberdeen’s City Police Force and a journey which saw his entry to the Royal Academy of Music and his future as a composer, conductor and teacher. Meetings with Sir Adrian Boult, Lutoslawski, Guilini and Bernstein, all accompanied by his specially chosen music, should make a fascinating morning!

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Musical Miscellany
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Musical Miscellany

The Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust presents an afternoon of music of exceptional quality with Chick Lyall (piano) and Phil Bancroft (saxophone).

Tickets £12, Students £6

Ticket price includes a glass of wine and canapes.

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Napier Notes
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Napier Notes

A new series of concerts launched in collaboration with Napier University, offering young student musicians the opportunity to perform their repertoire in an intimate performance space at the Scottish Arts Club.

The performers for each evening will be announced closer to the time of the event.

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Tamas Fejes, Solo Violin Recital
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Tamas Fejes, Solo Violin Recital

We are absolutely delighted to be joined by Tamas Fejes, assistant leader of the RSNO, at the Scottish Arts Club for a thrilling solo violin recital.

Tickets: £15 Members (Guests £17) to include a glass of wine and canapes.

PROGRAMME    

  • Partita No. 3 in E major,  BWV 1006       J. S. Bach
  • Sonata No. 2 in A minor. BWV 1003      J. S. Bach

Interval    

  • Sonata No. 4 in E minor Op. 27  Ysaÿe
  • Recitative and Scherzo               Fritz Kreisler
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Scottish Portrait Awards Public Exhibition
Nov
7
to Dec 2

Scottish Portrait Awards Public Exhibition

The Scottish Portrait Awards presents an outstanding exhibition of contemporary Scottish portraiture. Open to the public daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm (Closed Sunday and Monday). Please note that the Richard Coward SPA Photography exhibition is held in the Scottish Arts Club Dining Room and therefore viewing between 12.30 to 2 pm is limited. 

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