Classical Concert Series

Tune into our Classical Concert Series, broadcast from 20th-29th May.
After 29th May, concerts that broadcast earlier in our series will no longer be available to view. You may wish to purchase individual event tickets rather than a Pass as a number of concerts in the Pass are no longer available.

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. Concerts have been programmed and produced especially for Perth Festival and bring together creative pairings of artists with venues across the city of Perth, Scotland's ancient capital.

Passes giving access to the full Classical Concert Series are now on sale at £50. 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. 

View our exciting programme below.

Extra Concert in Pass just announced: We are delighed to annouce that Scottish Opera's new production of L'elisir d'amore will premiere on 17th June in partnership with the Festival. Your free ticket to the opera will be automatically included in the Classical Pass.

Scottish Ensemble - Thu 20 May

Scottish Ensemble

Filmed at The Byre at Inchyra - a beautifully restored rustic barn in the heart of Perthshire - 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. Catch up until 29 May.

Manu Brazo - Fri 21 May

Manu Brazo

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. Catch up until 30 May.

The Sixteen - Sat 22 May

The Sixteen

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. Catch up until 31 May.

Isata Kanneh-Mason - Sun 23 May

Isata Kanneh-Mason

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 Gershwin’s Three Preludes. Catch up unil 1 June.

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. Catch up until 3 June.

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. Catch up until 5 June.

Sitkovestky Trio - Fri 28th May

Sitkovetsky Trio

Established as an exceptional piano trio of today, the Sikovetsky Trio will perform Schumann’s Fantasiestücke and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor. Catch up until 6 June.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Nicola Benedetti - Sat 29 May

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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. Catch up until 7 June.

L'elisir d'amore, Scottish Opera - Thu 17 June

L'elisir d'amore

Love blooms in this spirited new telling of Donizetti’s evergreen rom-com, the latest specially-created production from Scottish Opera's SO: On Screen series of filmed concerts. Catch up until 26 June.