Looking for some inspiration for a night out soon? Here’s what’s coming at up The Queen’s Hall over the next few weeks.
Me For Queen
Wednesday 8 February, 7.30pm
Me for Queen aka Mary Erskine is inspired by people and their stories. Me For Queen’s piano-based songs draw obvious comparisons to Regina Spektor and Carol King but manages to fuse hints of Kate Bush and Laura J Martin. Mary made her Queen’s Hall debut back in 2013 supporting fellow Fifer James Yorkston. Plus special guests.
This performance takes place in the Hope Scott Room.
Book tickets here (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/me-for-queen-plus-support-2017)
Susan Tomes Recital
Thursday 9 February, 7.30pm
Debussy: Preludes, Book Two; Schubert: Impromptus in G flat and in A flat, D899 Nos 3 and 4; Beethoven: Sonata in E major, Op 109
Pre-Concert talk, 6.30pm by Robert Philip – free to ticket holders
Book tickets here (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/susan-tomes-piano-recital-2017)
The Classic Rock Show
Friday 10 February, 7.30pm
The classic rock fan’s ultimate live juke box!
The critically acclaimed show returns to The Queen’s Hall in February to deliver up its eagerly awaited new show, the A-Z of Rock.
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February, doors open 7pm
Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz.
Book tickets for Saturday 11 (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/madeleine-peyroux-11feb2017) and Sunday 12 (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/madeleine-peyroux-12feb2017) February
Scottish Ensemble : Music is Power
Thursday 16 February 2017 at 7.30pm
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No 6 in E flat major, MWV N6
Arvo Part: Silouan’s song
Hartmann: Concerto Funebre
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No 10 in B minor, MWV N10
Peter Vasks: Viatore
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Book tickets here
Tim Kliphius Sextet
Friday 17 February 2017 at 8pm
Award-winning violinist Tim Kliphuis and his friends improvise on themes by Vivaldi, Bartok, Ellington, John McLaughlin and other great of the music world, drawing from Baroque, Northern European Gypsy Jazz and folk traditions. Joining Tim are Greg Lawson, Seonaid Aitken, Su-a Lee, Nigel Clark and Roy Percy.
Book tickets here
Omid Djalili – Schmuck For a Night
Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1), Lucky Man (Sky1) and Going Forward (BBC4) with Jo Brand.
Varsity Vocals Quarter Finals
Friday 19 February 2017 at 5.00pm
The Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella is the only international tournament that showcases the art of student a cappella singing.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor plus support
20 February 2017 at 7.00pm
Sophie Ellis-Bextor returns to The Queen’s Hall with her new album Familia, her sixth studio album which was co-written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter and good friend Ed Harcourt and was recorded in London with a close-knit group of musician friends.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Richard Egarr conducts Mozart
23 February 2017 at 7.30pm
Beethoven: Overture, Coriolan
Symphony No 36 in C ‘Linz’, K425
Overture, The Magic Flute, K620
Mass in C ‘Coronation’, K317
Richard Egarr: conductor; Elizabeth Watts: soprano; Daniela Lehner: mezzo soprano; James Gilchrist: tenor; Andrew Foster-Williams: bass baritone
SCO Chorus; Gregory Batsleer: chorus director
Siobhan Miller with special guests
24 February 2017 at 8.00pm
This special concert celebrates the launch of her hotly anticipated second album, which features an astounding cast of guest musicians. Of those, joining her in The Queen’s Hall will be Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Kris Drever (Lau), Aaron Jones, Euan Burton, Tom Gibbs and Megan Henderson (Breabach).
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra : Mancini & Mandel
25 February 2017 at 7.30pm
Wonderful music that transcends the cinematic era including Mancini’s Moon River and Pink Panther and Mandel’s Shadow of Your Smile and the theme tune Suicide is Painless from M*A*S*H will be amongst the iconic works performed.
Barbara Dickson : In Good Company
27 February 2017 at 7.30pm
The one and only Barbara Dickson with some of her classic hits and some new songs. Multi-million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson returns to The Queen’s Hall with her accomplished band.
Apolcalyptica with support
28 February 2017 at 7.00pm
Finnish cello-based heavy rock band. Twenty years into an inimitable and formidable career, they are still reinventing themselves and finding new sources of inspiration. That’s not easy to do!
Here is the Spring and Summer brochure for 2017
And some of their latest shows just announced – tickets are on sale now:
Rhiannon Giddens: Sunday 2 April 2017 (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/rhiannon-giddens-plus-special-guests-2017)
Colin Hay: Friday 7 April (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/colin-hay-2017)
John McCusker Band: Saturday 15 April (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/john-mccusker-band-2017)
The Unthanks: Saturday 22 April (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/the-unthanks-how-the-wild-wind-blows-2017)
Skipinnish: Friday 5 May (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/skipinnish-live-2017)
Manran: Thursday 25 May (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/manran-2017)
Meadows Chamber Orchestra: Saturday 3 June (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/meadows-chamber-orchestra-evans-westwell-2017)
Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain: Sat 30 September (http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/aly-bain-phil-cunningham-2017)