SSAA Exhibition "The Revitalised Art"
Apr
4
to Apr 28

SSAA Exhibition "The Revitalised Art"

SCOTTISH SOCIETY OF ARCHITECT ARTISTS 

Preview 6-8pm Wednesday 4th April. Exhibition runs till 28th April

The Scottish Society of Architect Artists, [est 1987] formed by SAC past-president Hamish Haswell-Smith now has strong membership drawn from the architectural profession, students of architecture and those who have worked in architecture and landscape architecture in Scotland.  Exhibition organised by Stuart Campbell.

Craft Exhibition: Silver Jewellery by Avril Jacques

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Ruya Taner Piano Recital
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Ruya Taner Piano Recital

Since her debut at The Wigmore Hall, she appeared at London’s St John's Smith Square, Fairfield Hall and major venues within the U.K. She has toured extensively over almost 70 countries in Europe, USA, Asia and the Gulf region, giving solo recitals, chamber music and concerto performances.

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Max McWhirter - Honours Degree Recital
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Max McWhirter - Honours Degree Recital

 

Max McWhirter, a student of Napier University and part of the New York School of Music, will be performing a concert for the Club and for his degree. The recital will be roughly 45 minutes and consist of:

  1. J.S Bach - Keyboard Partita no.4 in D BWV828
  2. Messiaen - Cloches d'angoisse et larmes d'adieu
  3. Jonathan Harvey - Tombeau de Messiaen
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Paloma Proudfoot and Aniela Piasecka: The Engagement Party, A Labour of Love
Apr
10
to Apr 18

Paloma Proudfoot and Aniela Piasecka: The Engagement Party, A Labour of Love

Edinburgh's West End BID is excited to announce the launch of its first Arts Festival this Spring. They've teamed up with artists' Paloma Proudfoot and Aniela Piasecka to bring you an incredible project exhibited in Edinburgh's West End at the Club.

Inspired by the detailed records held inside the grand neoclassical building, Proudfoot and piasecka bring some of the records to life through outsized surreal sculpture and ceremonial performance, featuring singing by Quinie.

For the latest news on the West End Arts Festival please visit:
www.edinburgh-westend.co.uk/edinburghs-west-end-arts-festival

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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 Christine Gough, 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.

Update: due to a wrist injury, Margaret McLeod is unable to accompany Joan Busby and will now be accompanied by Christine Gough. We wish Margaret all the very best and hope for a quick recovery.

CHRISTINE GOUGH was born in Edinburgh. As a child she studied violin, piano and later, singing. After completing undergraduate studies in music at Edinburgh University, she was awarded a scholarship to continue training at the Academy of Music and Drama in Vienna.

After gaining professional qualifications in accompaniment and chamber music there, Christine based herself for many years in London, becoming much sought-after as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists as well as pursuing a busy career as a teacher. She has composed incidental music for BBC productions of Shakespeare’s ‘The two gentlemen of Verona’ and ‘All’s well that ends well’.

In 1978 she became an examiner for the Associated Boards of the RSM, travelling extensively throughout the world.

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David Ingram Talk on Antiques
Mar
9
11:30 AM11:30

David Ingram Talk on Antiques

The final talk in the series is now scheduled for this Friday 9th March at 11:30am.

This is the fifth in a series of five talks to be given by David Ingram on antiques in the John Calder Reading Room, with an emphasis on glass and furniture. These will run each Friday at 11.30am for 5 weeks starting on Friday 2nd February.

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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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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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