Concerts for a Summers Night 2024 Artwork
17 - 21 June 2024

Concerts for a Summer’s Night

Our annual summer concerts bring vibrant string music to open, light-filled venues across Scotland. With a programme of music ranging from classical to contemporary, including the second part of our new commission from David Fennessy, Concerts for a Summer’s Night presents a sonic cocktail of bubbling melodies, sweet harmonies, and zesty rhythms. 

Returning for its third year, this tour is quickly becoming a highlight of our performance calendar – marking that special moment in Scotland when days stretch longer than nights, and you start to remember the feeling of the sun on your skin (even if it’s amidst the usual Scottish all-seasons-in-one-day!). 

The performance lasts approximately 70 minutes with no interval.

David Fennessy’s new commission has been made possible thanks to a transformative donation, made in memory of our late founder John Calder.

  • Jörg Widmann
    180 beats per minute
  • Edward Elgar
    Serenade for Strings (movement 2)
  • Tunde Jegede
    Dancing in the Spirit
  • Peter Sculthorpe
    Movement I from Jabiru Dreaming
  • Caroline Shaw
  • Sigur Rós arr. Guy Button
  • Felix Mendelssohn arr. Lynne Latham
    Violin Concerto in E minor (movement 1)
  • Ana Sokolović
    Innamorati from Commedia dell'arte III
  • Leoš Janáček arr. Jarmil Burghauser
    On an Overgrown Path
  • Jessie Montgomery
    Smoke from Break Away
  • Sufjan Stevens arr. Michael Atkinson
    Year of the Ox from Run Rabbit Run
  • David Fennessy
    RAIN II (world premiere)
  • Mon 17 June 8:00 pm
    Perthshire  Rossie Byre
  • Tue 18 June 8:00 pm
    Strathpeffer  Strathpeffer Pavilion
  • Wed 19 June 8:00 pm
    Aberdeen  Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • Thu 20 June 8:00 pm
    Edinburgh  National Museum of Scotland
  • Fri 21 June 8:00 pm
    Glasgow  Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

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