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Dance Music

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

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Standard – £20.00
Under 26s – £10.00

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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 at the Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JH. It will start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm with a 20 minute interval. Refreshments will be available from the bar.

Free parking is available in Brooms Road car park, a two-minute walk from the theatre, easily accessible from Shakespeare Street. Trains to Dumfries run every two hours from Carlisle and Glasgow. The theatre is a ten-minute walk from the station. Buses run to Dumfries from throughout the region. Evening services are limited so check in advance. Visit travelinescotland.com for timetables.


Theatre Royal is an accessible venue. Full details about the venue’s facilities can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions page on their website, which includes information about parking, hearing systems, assistance dogs, and wheelchair access. To make specific arrangements, please contact the box office directly on 01387 253 383, where a member of the team will be happy to help you.

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.

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Thu 30 May 2019 at 7:30 pm

Shakespeare Street,, Dumfries, DG1 2JH