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February – June 2015

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland today reveals an ambitious new season of work from Feb – Jun 15, showcasing more than 500 performances across ballet, drama, music, musical theatre, opera and contemporary performance.
With 42,000 tickets sold across five venues each year, the RCS continues to underpin Glasgow’s vibrant arts scene, working with partners from national companies, alumni and esteemed professionals.

Highlights of the new season include the annual graduation performance from our gifted Modern Ballet students; Musical Theatre present a beautiful reimagined production of the classic musical West Side Story; After the success of Into the New 2015, Contemporary Performance artists present an original choreographic performance Waiting for the Sun to Rise; Masters in Classical and Contemporary Text students back from their residency at Shakespeare’s Globe take on two great Jacobean plays, King Lear and Edward II; the Opera department completes its operatic/Shakespearean Merry Wives/Falstaff ‘trilogy’ with Vaughan Williams’ colourful Sir John in Love, and On the Verge returns to The Arches to present a provocative festival of diverse new work from some of the country’s most stimulating voices in theatre.
                                                                                       As ever, the Music school offer a generous roster of performances spanning classical, jazz, Scottish music, orchestras, ensembles and Masterclasses led by experts in their field. The ever-popular Monday and Friday at 1 concerts continue with performances from talented RCS students and internationally regarded artists, alongside an exciting new introductory series of Sunday morning chamber music Coffee Concerts, featuring guest musicians from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Principal, Jeff Sharkey, has said of the new season:
“At the RCS I can truly say that we have something for everyone; our students’ talent, energy and enthusiasm is infectious. Their performances will bring you to new worlds and unlock thoughts, emotions and experiences that will be uplifting, thought-provoking and always professional.”

Full details of all performances can be found at or call 0141 332 5057


February Performances

Sun 1        Junior Conservatoire Pre-Juniors Concert   3pm
Mon 9        Mondays at 1 Collection of Keys  1pm
Thu 12        Masterclass Voice & Piano with Malcolm Martineau 5pm
Fri 13         Fridays at 1 A Winter Journey  1pm
Fri 13         Masterclass Voice with Sir Thomas Allen 3pm
Mon 16     Mondays at 1 Song Studio: The Voice of Desire 1pm
Mon 16     Blue Mondays MacKenzie Meets Monk  7.30pm
Fri 20         Fridays at 1 SCO Winds 1pm
Sun 22     Music Coffee Concert  11.30am
Sun 22     SNJO: The Jazz Genius of Billy Strayhorn  7.30pm
Mon 23     Mondays at 1 A Forest of Reeds 1pm
Mon 23     Music Events & Talks Professor Stephen Robertson  7.30pm
Tue 24     Competition Bamber Galloway Piano Competition  10am
Wed 25/
Fri 27         Musical Theatre Notes to Self 1pm / 7.30pm

Fri 27         Fridays at 1 Dinnae Fasch Yersel  1pm
Fri 27         Junior Conservatoire Gilbert Innes Prize for Woodwind  5.30pm
Fri 27         Music Orchestral Americana  7.30pm

March Performances

Sun 1        Music Coffee Concert 11.30am
Sun 1         Visting Promoters Bruce Millar Gulliver Singing Prize 3pm
Mon 2         Mondays at 1 Great Keys of Fire 1pm
Mon 2         Music Events & Talks Roy Howat and Chabrier  7.30pm
Wed 4         Music
BBC Radio 3:Poulenc 50 Years On with Nicole Cabell     7.30pm

Wed 4/
Sat 7         Opera The Opera Project  7.15pm

Fri 6         Fridays at 1 Prosseda and the Pedal Piano 1pm
Fri 6         Masterclass Piano Masterclass with Roberto Prosseda 3pm
Fri 6         Junior Conservatoire Scottish Music Prize 6pm
Fri 6         Festival American Premieres 7.30pm
Fri 6/
Sat 7/
Mon 9/
Wed 11    Drama King Lear 7.30pm

Sat 7         Visting Promoters March of Women 11am
Sat 7         Festival Keyboard Showcase 7.30pm
Sun 8         Music Coffee Concert 11am
Sun 8         Festival Piano and Dance  7.30pm
Mon 9         Mondays at 1 Brass and Stripes 1pm
Mon 9         Blue Mondays Oh When the Saints!  7.30pm
Mon 9         Visting Promoters West of Scotland Independent  7.30pm

Schools Music Concert

Mon 9         Scottish Music An Evening of Scottish Music  7.30pm
Tue 10     Competition Mabel Glover String Quartet Prize 11am
Tue 10     Competition Tony and Tania Webster Prize for Voice  2.30pm
Thu 12     Music Wind Orchestra Concerto 7.30pm
Fri 13         Fridays at 1 BBC Radio 3: Poulenc 50 Years On 1pm
Fri 13        Junior Conservatoire Gilbert Innes Prize for Brass  6pm
Fri 13         Junior Conservatoire Young Percussionist Award 6.30pm
Sat 14         Junior Conservatoire
Glasgow Grand Opera Society Cup for Voice  4pm

Sun 15     Music Coffee Concert  11.30pm
Sun 15     Visting Promoters Glasgow Wind Band in Concert  7.30pm
Mon 16     Mondays at 1 A Plethora of Strings  1pm 30
Tue 17     Competition The Elgar/Spedding Memorial Lieder Prize  11am
Wed 18     Music Events
Royal Conservatoire Singers and RCS Brass II  7.30pm

Sat 14         Musical Theatre West Side Story (Public Preview)  7.15pm
Tue 17/
Fri 20         Musical Theatre West Side Story   2.30pm / 7.15pm

Tue 17
Thu 19/     
Sat 20             Drama Edward II  7.30pm / 2pm

Thu 19/
Fri 20         Opera Opera Scenes  7.15pm / 2.15pm

Fri 20         Fridays at 1 Virtuoso Violin  1pm
Fri 20         Masterclass Violin with Leland Chen  3pm
Fri 20         Junior Conservatoire Prize for Guitar  6pm
Fri 20         Junior Conservatoire Gilbert Innes Prize for Piano 6.15pm
Sat 21         Music Events & Talks Bach in the Subway  0am-12pm
Sat 21         Junior Conservatoire Composers’ Crucible 12pm
Sun 22     Visting Promoters Glasgow Orchestral Society 7.30pm
Sun 29     Junior Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra Concert 7.30pm
Sun 12     Visting Promoters Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Concert 7.30pm
Wed 15     Music RCS Concerto Soloists with the RSNO   6pm
Fri 17         Fridays at 1
BBC Radio 3: Poulenc 50 Years On with Pascal Rogé 1pm

Fri 17         Masterclass Piano Masterclass with Pascal Rogé   3pm
Sun 19     Visting Promoters
National Youth Orchestras of Scotland: Spring Concert  4pm

Mon 20     Mondays at 1 Woodwind and Friends 1pm
Mon 20     Blue Mondays Towndrow launches a Cannonball 7.30pm
Tue 21     Music Events & Talks Electroacoustic Event 7.30pm
Wed 22     Competition Lamond Prize  6.30pm
Thu 23     Competition Norma Greig French Song Prize 2.30pm
Fri 24         Fridays at 1 RCS New Voices  1pm
Fri 24         Music Classic Walker   7.30pm
Mon 27     Mondays at 1
Song Studio: Songs of Innocence and Experience 1pm

Mon 27     Competition Governors’ Recital Prize for Singing  3pm
Mon 27     Competition Governors’ Recital Prize for Percussion  6.30pm
Wed 29     Competition Governors’ Recital Prize for Brass 10am
Thu 30     Competition Governors’ Recital Prize for Strings 10am
Thu 30     Competition Governors’ Recital Prize for Woodwind 4pm
Thu 30     Music Big Fat Brass with Mike Lovatt 7.30pm

May Performances

Fri 1         Fridays at 1 Trumpet Traditions 1pm
Fri 1         Masterclass Trumpet Masterclass with Edward Tarr  3pm
Fri 1         Scottish Music Scottish Music Vocal Showcase  7.30pm
Sat 2         Junior Conservatoire Percussion Extravaganza  3.30pm
Sat 2         Junior Conservatoire Chamber Music Concert 3.45pm
Sat 2         Music Events & Talks Minimal                 Various
Tue 5        Festival Plug: Opening Concert – Simply Red Note 7.30pm
Wed 6       Festival Plug: Lee Leads the Way 1pm
Wed 6       Festival Plug: Glasgow New Music Expedition  7.30pm
Thu 7        Festival Plug: Drake Music Scotland  1pm
Thu 7        Festival Plug: Stevenson Winds  7.30pm
Fri 8         Festival Plug: Plugged-in Ilya 1pm
Fri 8         Festival Plug: Closing Concert: Red Note / MusicLab 7.30pm
Sat 9        Junior Conservatoire
Junior, Senior and Chamber Choirs’ Concert  4pm

Sat 9/
Mon 11/
Wed 13/
Fri 15        Opera Sir John in Love  7.15pm

Sun 10     Junior Conservatoire Big Band Concert  7.30pm
Mon 11     Mondays at 1 Vibrating Strings 1pm
Mon 11     Blue Mondays Alyn Cosker: Steve Gadd Tribute 7.30pm
Tue 12     Competition Jean Highgate Scholarship for Singing  10am
Thu 14     Music Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert 7.30pm
Fri 15         Fridays at 1 Mallet Madness  1pm
Fri 15         Masterclass Marimba with Leigh Howard Stevens 3pm
Fri 15         Junior Conservatoire
Nan Christie Memorial Prize for Strings  6pm

Sun 17     Competition Ye Cronies Opera Award   3pm
Mon 18    Mondays at 1 Seeing Double 1pm
Mon 18     Music Baroque Ensemble  7.30pm
Tue 19/
Fri 22         Musical Theatre Godspell  7.30pm / 2.30pm

Tue 19     Jazz RCS Big Band: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Band? 7.30pm
Thu 21/
Fri 22         Contemporary Performance Waiting for the Sun to Rise 7pm
Sat 23         Junior Conservatoire Wind Orchestra Concert  3.30pm
Thu 28/
Fri 29         Opera Opera Scenes  7.15pm / 2.15pm
Fri 29         Junior Conservatoire Scottish Music Concert  7pm

June Performance

Wed 3 – Fri 5     Drama On The Verge                     See website :
Thu 4/
Fri 5/
Sat 6        Drama 13  7.45pm & 2.30pm

Thu 4/
Fri 5          Opera Opera Scenes   7.15pm

Fri 5/
Sat 6         Ballet Modern Ballet Graduation Performance  2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sat 6         Visting Promoters Glasgow Orchestral Society  7.30pm
Sun 14     Visting Promoters
West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra  7pm

Sun 21     Junior Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra Concert     7.30pm
Wed 24     Music Events & Talk
Royal Conservatoire Singers and Guests  7.30pm

Mon 25/
Thu 28 /
Sun 31 –
Wed 3        Musical Theatre Candid Cabaret   7.30pm

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