‘Scotland and Russia: Performance Since 1900’
University of Edinburgh, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Reid Concert Hall, Friday, 17 October 2014
‘Scotland and Russia: Performance Since 1900’ is the inaugural event of the ‘Scotland and Russia: Cultural Encounters in the Twentieth Century’ project dedicated to exploring the history of cultural exchange between the two countries over the last hundred years. Scotland and Russia have a long tradition of mutual engagement and influence, going back to the Middle Ages and still thriving today; and nowhere is the strength of these links more apparent than in the worlds of theatre and music. The day-long event at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities will feature talks by leading performance scholars and practitioners, including directors and musicians, and will conclude with a recital of folk and classical music at the Reid Concert Hall. The recital, ‘Glasgow Concerts in the 1930s: Performing Russian Music in Scotland’, is free and open to the public.
The programme will include selections from Medtner, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich and Erik Chisholm’s ‘Celtic Folksongs’.