Disney stages live concert at Hydro
Mickey Mouse's bumbling antics set to the score of The Sorcerer's Apprentice are among the best-loved in animation history. Today, The Herald can exclusively reveal that Disney fans, young and old, will be able to enjoy them on an 80ft high-definition screen when Disney Fantasia: Live In Concert arrives at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on December 27.
With the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (conducted by Ludwig Wicki) providing the live underscore, selected sequences from the original 1940 Fantasia and Disney's Fantasia 2000 will play out on the big screen. Favourites include Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.
l Tickets go on sale a week today from www.thehydro.com and 0844 395 4000.
Mobo pipe dream for Weir
Knowing we wouldn't want all those hip-hop, soul, r'n'b and pop stars to leave Glasgow after the Mobo Awards without sampling something specifically Scottish, piper Craig Weir, above, has been invited to play the exclusive backstage party at the event.
The 20-year-old from Carnoustie - a member of Celtic rock band Gleadhraich - is no stranger to VIP affairs, having written and performed a piece for the Dalai Lama's visit to Dundee last year, as well as playing at the Scottish Independence March in Edinburgh in September and alongside Pete Doherty at Babyshambles' recent Barrowland gig.
"I'm very excited to be involved in the Mobos this year," said Weir, who has played the pipes since the age of eight.