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 Performances/Recordings/Events – Summer 2017

Saturday 6th May at 5.45 p.m. FILMHOUSE, Edinburgh

CD (DVD) image 6Michael Radford’s film ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (music score by John McLeod)
Part of the ‘Folk Film Gathering’ Film Festival


Monday 8th May 6 – 9 p.m. Royal Academy of Music, London

Member of Panel for British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors event: ‘Manage your Composing Career’


Saturday 27th May at 3 p.m. High Church Hilton, Aberdeen

Sunday 28th May at 3 p.m. Caird Hall, Dundee

Hebridean Dances – Aberdeen Sinfonietta conducted by Garry Walker


Sunday 4th June at 3 p.m. Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BW

The Song of Icarus  – Feargus Heatherington (violin), Liam Patterson (piano) – also works by
Iain Matheson, Gareth Williams, Eddie McGuire and Rory Boyle


Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st June RSNO Centre, Glasgow

Recording by Delphian Records of 4 McLeod works
The Shostakovich Connection
Percussion Concerto (Soloist: Dame Evelyn Glennie)
Out of the Silence
Hebridean Dances
Royal Scottish National Orchestra – John McLeod/Holly Mathieson conductors


Thursday 17th – 29th August Chetham’s International Summer School for Pianists, Stoller Hall, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB

John McLeod – Composer in Residence. Performance of complete piano works by Murray McLachlan in 4 late night recitals 10 – 10 45 p.m.

Recital 1 – 18th August
Sonata No.1
12 Preludes
Fantasy on themes from Britten’s ‘Gloriana’ for guitar, transcribed for solo piano in 2017 by Murray McLachlan
– World Premiere
Recital 2 – 19th August
Sonata No.2
3 Protest Pieces
Sonata No.3

Recital 3 – 24th August
3 Interludes from ‘Another Time, Another Place’
Haflidi’s Pictures (with John McLeod as narrator)
Hebridean Dances

Recital 4 – 26th August
Sonata No.4
4 Impromptus
Sonata No.5

Sunday 27th August at 7.30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF

Le Tombeau de Poulenc
Katherine Baker (flute), Presteigne Festival Orchestra conducted by George Vass

Performances/Public Lectures/Events – Autumn 2017

Thursday 5th October from 6 to 7 p.m., Scottish Music Centre, City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ

‘Songs from Above and Below’ with Emily Mitchell (soprano) and Geoffrey Tanti (piano)

Live Music Now Scotland is proud to present PAC-T : performer, audience, composer – together, in partnership with the Scottish Music Centre and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

PAC-T is a series of three recitals, each featuring a Live Music Now Scotland commission, bringing together and celebrating the triangle of connection – or pact – made by composers, audiences and musicians that is integral to the performance of new music.

The composers will be present to speak about their music and approach to composing, particularly for emerging artists in community outreach settings.

This second concert features John McLeod’s Songs from Above and Below with Emily Mitchell – Soprano and Geoffrey Tanti (soprano/piano).

Commissioned by Live Music Now as part of the Baring Foundation’s Late Style Artists Commission Series, inspired by the mining heritage of West Lothian and Merthyr Tydfyl and premiered in August 2015.


Wednesday 11 October from 2 – 4 p.m., Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Lecture/Seminar on ‘Musical duration, shape and colour – basic forces in musical composition’


Tuesday 24th October at 1.10 p.m., University of Edinburgh, Lunch-Time Concert

Recital to include 3 Protest Pieces
Bobby Chen (piano)


Thursday 9th November from 4 – 6 p.m., University of Aberdeen

Lecture/Seminar on ‘Musical duration, shape and colour – basic forces in musical composition’


Thursday 16th November at 12.45 p.m., Aberdeen Lunch-Break Concert

(Talk by John McLeod at 12 noon)
Recital to include The Song of Icarus
Feargus Heatherington (violin) and Lliam Paterson (piano)


Saturday 9th December at 8 p.m., City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ

The Gokstad Ship
BBC SSO conducted by Thomas Dausgaard
(Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for a future ‘Hear and Now’ series)