Alexandre Prevert Recital
Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

Alexandre Prevert Recital

Piano recital with associated poetry.   Prosecco at 6.30pm and concert at 7pm

Which romantic are you?”
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
“6 Variations on ‘Nel cor piu mi sento’”
(WoO 70) _______
ROBERT SCHUMANN / FRANZ LISZT
“Liebeslied”
(S.566)
_______
FREDERIC CHOPIN
“Scherzo n°2” (Op.31)
_______
FRANZ SCHUBERT
“Impromptu n°3” (Op.90)
_______
FRANZ LISZT
“Waltz from Gounod’s Faust” (S.407)
_______
CLAUDE DEBUSSY
“Clair de lune” (Suite Bergamasque, n°3)
_______
GEORGES BIZET
“Farandole”
(L'Arlésienne)

 

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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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Hallowe'en Soiree
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Hallowe'en Soiree

Come along and enjoy an evening of Edgar Allan Pie with poetry recitations from members and a guest presentation from a member of the Scottish Poetry Library, followed by a dedicated trivia quiz.

Prosecco, cheese and wine, and dessert will complement a delightful evening of entertainment.

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Tours To See The Scottish Art Exhibition In The Assembly Rooms
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Tours To See The Scottish Art Exhibition In The Assembly Rooms

The Scottish Art Exhibition in the Assembly rooms from October 27th to 29th is a prequel to the Sotheby’s art sale in London on November 21st (http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2017/scottish-art-l17135.html).

There will be up to three free guided tours for Members of the Scottish Arts Club, two on Friday October 27th (11am and 2pm) and one on Saturday October 28th (2pm), with a Sotheby’s specialist as a guide. To join a tour please contact the office on 0131 229 8157 or sign up on the sheet in the foyer.  If the event is oversubscribed a ballot will be held. The closing date for registering interest is Tuesday October 24th at 2pm.

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St Luke's Dinner
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

St Luke's Dinner

St Luke is Patron Saint of Artists, Physicians and Surgeons and this traditional Club dinner on Friday 20 October will be attended by two guest speakers - Jim Dunbar, President of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour and Mr Tim Hargreaves, Urology Surgeon and Fellow of the RCS of Edinburgh and London. Open to Members and their guests, tickets are available in advance from the Bar.

Members £35 / Guests £40

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New Members Evening
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

New Members Evening

Are You a New Member of the Club?

Then you are cordially invited to this social occasion to meet new and prospective members. This is a chance for new Members to socialise and learn about the Club over a glass of wine.  There will be a short talk on available studio activities.  £3 donation from existing Members would be appreciated. 

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John McLeod CBE Music and Revolution Talk and Canapes
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

John McLeod CBE Music and Revolution Talk and Canapes

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 & Revolution / Saturday 7th October
6.00pm for Russian canapés and Vodka Cocktail £8 (£10)
followed by John’s talk at 6.30pm
 
John has always had a fascination for Russia and its music and the effects which the Revolution had on its composers. He also talks about his correspondence with Shostakovich and his visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg. 

 

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Marie - A comic new play about Mary Queen of Scots
Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

Marie - A comic new play about Mary Queen of Scots


Sarah MacGillivray, the Winner of the Club’s 2017 Bright Spark Theatre Award will give a special performance of Marie for Members and guests on Saturday 23 September at 6.30pm in the Clubroom. The performance lasts one hour.  After the performance Sarah and her co-creator Philip Bartlett will be available to talk to Members.  The audience will be asked for a donation (suggested minimum: £6.00).
 
Fast-paced and irreverent, “Marie” is a darkly comic play inspired by the life of Mary Queen of Scots, but given a distinctly modern twist.  There are two rules: first, the person you choose must be dead. And second, you have to be dressed up to get in.  It’s Thursday night in the “Prince Arthur” and their latest theme night is in full swing. Landlady Liz is run off her feet, whilst husband Barry struggles to get into his new costume. Elsewhere in London, a young woman from Edinburgh steps off a train, determined to make her dreams a reality.              Audience will be asked for a donation (suggested minimum £6).

6.30pm - 9.00pm

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Screening of Derek Jarman's 'Caravaggio'
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Screening of Derek Jarman's 'Caravaggio'

Join us for a truly enthralling cinematic experience as we show a screening of Derek Jarman's controversial biopic of Caravaggio.  With a glass of wine, Italian canapes, ice cream and an introduction from special guest Aidan Weston-Lewis, Chief Curator at National Galleries of Scotland, all included in the ticket price, this is an event of exceptional quality and value for money.       Members £13         Guests   £15

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John McLeod CBE Talk and Supper
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

John McLeod CBE Talk and Supper

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 & Film / Friday 8th September
6.00pm / followed by supper £16 (£18.50)
 
As well as composing for the concert hall, John has written the musical scores
for several films and this evening he will talk briefly about his film music and also show a BBC 2 feature called The Shutter Falls which, as well as being a captivating love story, also chronicles the herring industry in North East Scotland at the end of the 19th century.

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