Classical Concert Series
Enjoy 8 concerts for £45 (early bird pass)
Perth Festival of the Arts presents world-class artists in its new Classical Concert Series this May.
From 20-29 May, enjoy eight unique concerts recorded ‘as live’ across four of Perth’s stunning modern and historic cultural venues and broadcast during the Festival run. Early bird 'passes' giving access to the full Classical Concert Series are now on sale at £45. Or for an extra £10, you can buy an 'online festival pass' which gives access to all broadcast events during the festival. Concerts are available to view on demand for a further 9 days.
Scottish Ensemble - Thu 20 May
Filmed at The Byre at Inchyra, this special opening concert by the pioneering string orchestra celebrates the arrival of summer with uplifting and joyful music. Be taken on a journey through the Balkans, Central Europe, the Americas, Scandanavia and back to Scotland.
Manu Brazo - Fri 21 May
Spanish saxophonist Manu Brazo is joined by violinist Claudia Uriarte and pianist Prajna Indrawati for REVIVE; a programme created last year when there was a world without music.
The Sixteen - Sat 22 May
The Sixteen’s concert programmes tells stories of life and love, of tranquility and stillness. Featuring a stunning selection of music from exuberant early works to Whitacre’s Sleep and a new commission from Roderick Williams.
Isata Kanneh-Mason - Sun 23 May
Join pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason for a special afternoon concert recorded in Perth Concert Hall. Isata performs sonatas by Mozart and Barber, alongside Chopin’s Ballade No. 2 and Gershwins’ Three Preludes.
The Gesualdo Six - Tues 25 May
The award-wining British vocal ensemble will perform from Perth Museum & Art Gallery, presenting a programme of works from Renaissance Italy and exploring how the madrigal came to be a powerful and popular form for communicating ardent emotions.
Russian Soul; the story of Rachmaninov in Song - Thu 27 May
Russian soprano Ilona Domnich, pianist Sholto Kynoch and critic and broadcaster Michael White present this unique words-and-music concert exploring the life and songs of Rachmaninov.
Sitkovestky Trio - Fri 28th May
Established as an exceptional piano trio of today, the Sikovetsky Trio will perform Schumann’s Fantasiestücke and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Nicola Benedetti - Sat 29 May
Exceptional Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti returns to the Orchestra to reconsider one of the masterpieces she played a year ago: Mendelssohn’s dazzling Violin Concerto. Beforehand, SCO co-leader Benjamin Marquise Gilmore directs Mozart’s sunny, playful Symphony No. 33.
Classical Concert Series Pass
Online Festival Pass