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Dance Music

with guest director and violinist Malin Broman and double bassist Rick Stotijn

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Standard – £15.00
Under 26s – £10.00
Students – £7.00
Jobseekers – £5.00
Under 16s / Carers – £0.00

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Call 01224 641 122
Visit the box office in person at Aberdeen Music Hall, Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

From waltzes to tangos, marches to tarantellas: join us for a joyful celebration of music written to make us move.

Dance Music is a joyful sashay through a host of pieces written with our feet in mind; an assortment of deliciously rhythmic music from across centuries, continents and traditions.

Piazzolla’s undeniably infectious take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons pulsates with the colour of Latin America. In this special arrangement, award-winning violinist Malin Broman (Swedish Musica Vitae / Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra) is joined by one of Europe’s leading double bassists, Rick Stotijn, for a performance of fiery solos and crackling rhythmic brio.

Our accompanying selection of waltzes, tangos and more includes the breathless tarantella of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and lively dances from Purcell’s Fairy Queen suite as well as Britten and Schulhoff’s contemporary spin on these historic styles…

Featuring works including

Sándor Veress
Four Transylvanian Dances

Astor Piazzolla
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
[arr. van Prooijen for solo bass and solo violin]

Plus extracts from

Benjamin Britten
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Franz Schubert
Death and The Maiden

Henry Purcell
The Fairy-Queen

Erwin Schulhoff
Five Pieces for String Quartet

Venue Information

The concert will take place in Aberdeen Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS. It will start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm with a 20 minute interval. Refreshments will be available from the Concert bar half an hour before the performance.

Car parking is available in Golden Square, behind the Music Hall. There is a multi-storey car park on the corner of Huntley Street and Chapel Street. Designated disabled parking places are on the opposite side to the Music Hall in Golden Square.


Aberdeen Music Hall is accessible for wheelchairs, and access to the hall can be made by ringing the doorbell at the first door on Golden Square, which leads to all areas of the building. An infra-red sound enhancement system is available for customers with impaired hearing. Headsets can be obtained from a member of Front of House Staff. Guide dogs and Hearing dogs are welcome. If you have any specific access requirements please get in touch with the box office team on 01224 641122 or email access@aberdeenperformingarts.com, where they will be happy to make arrangements.

What to Expect

If this is your first time attending a Scottish Ensemble performance and you’re not quite sure what to expect, you may be interested in the What to Expect page on our website.

The programme for this concert will be available online before the concert and large print and audio versions can be provided on request. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing office@scottishensemble.co.uk or by giving us a call on 0141 332 4747.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 24 May 2019 at 7:30 pm

Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS United Kingdom