Images of the stars, courtesy of The Herald
The photography archives of The Herald and Evening Times have produced another exhibition for the foyer spaces at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Classical City Of Stars has again been curated by journalist Alison Kerr and collects 30 images, some of them originally published in the Glasgow Herald, Evening Times or The Bulletin, and others never seen before. The show in the venue's island bar will complement the second City Of Stars exhibition of images of stars of popular music and film in the hall's cafe bar.
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Classical City Of Stars covers more than a century, with the oldest image showing the Scottish Orchestra (now the Royal Scottish National Orchestra) at the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901 with a young Gustav Holst sitting among the trombone section. Composers Sergei Rachmaninov and Bela Bartok are both caught arriving at Queen Street rail station and Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears are shown at a recital they gave at Milngavie Music Society in 1953.
More recent pictures show Leonard Bernstein attending Scottish Opera's production of Candide in 1988 and singers Luciano Pavarotti and Jessye Norman appearing in the city during its year as European City of Culture in 1990.
Where they're coming from
Saturday's concert by the RSNO under the baton of Peter Oundjian at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, featured Dvorak's Seventh Symphony, Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto and Britten's Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra was recorded by Classic FM and will be broadcast in its Full Works strand on Friday.
The concert is the culmination of the station's week in Scotland touring classical venues. The breakfast show yesterday came from Eden Court in Inverness, while today's is broadcast from Aberdeen Music Hall. Tomorrow afternoon's Classic FM requests comes from Perth Concert Hall and John Suchet's Wednesday morning show is from the Caird Hall, Dundee. John Brunning's drivetime show on Thursday visits the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
Top Canadians to join forces
Three of Canada's leading roots musicians join forces this month for a UK tour that brings them to Torphichen Inn, near Bathgate, on Saturday. Awna Teixeira has appeared in Scotland with gospel-folk-jazz combo Po' Girl, and Brandy Zwan and Cara Luft are former members of folk duo Twilight Hotel and the country folk trio the Wailin' Jennys respectively. Under the banner of the ABC of Canadian Music they'll be playing solo sets before performing as a trio.
Bumper release from Amnesty
Amnesty International's Human Rights Concerts are being released on DVD and CD at the end of this month. These include Miles Davis, U2, and Radiohead.