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For A Winter's Night

Concerts by Candlelight

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Standard  £14
Under 26  £12.50
Student  £7
Unemployment Benefits £5
Under 16 Free
Carer Free

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Flickering candlelight, atmospheric architecture, and music of illumination and warmth… Our much-loved December concerts provide an alternative to the usual musical offerings of the season, filling Dundee’s Caird Hall with evocative music to leave you feeling enlightened, inspired – and no doubt a touch festive.

As we celebrate 50 years of championing music for strings, this year’s concert is an anniversary special, showcasing all that the string repertoire has to offer. We’ve pieced together a jigsaw of glittering, illuminating, haunting and uplifting works from across musical styles and centuries, combining pieces that have a special significance for SE with audience and musician favourites. Between melodic Holst, Grieg and Sibelius will come shimmering slices of 21st-century music, a golden era favourite, a folk-inflected song and a beautiful carol

Programme

A journey through centuries and styles, including the following and many more

  1. J. S. Bach
    Goldberg Variation No.13

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Serenade for Strings

Gustav Holst
Ostinato from St. Paul’s Suite

John Tavener
Tears of the Angels

Henryk Górecki
Three Pieces In Old Style (No.3)

Anna Meredith
Variation on Tullochgorun

Erkki-Sven Tüür
Insula Deserta

Venue Information

The concert will take place in the Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BB. It will start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm with a 20 minute interval and a free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm. There are café-bars on both the stalls and balcony levels, which are open half an hour prior to the performance and at the interval.

The closest secure parking can be found on Gellatly Street and on Greenmarket. 

Accessibility

Caird Hall is accessible for wheelchair users via the ramps from City Square. Once inside the venue there is a lift to the balcony level next to the ramp at the West door. Accessible toilets are available on both the stalls and the balcony levels together with an adult change facility off the main corridor. Registered assistance dogs are welcome and staff will be happy to provide water. Should you have any specific requirements please contact the venue on 01382 434451 or email cairdhall@leisureandculturedundee.com

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.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Wed 4 Dec 2019 at 7:30 pm

City Square, Dundee, Scotland DD1 3BG United Kingdom