RCS students to deliver a winning performance at opening celebration of international golf showdown

RCS students to deliver a winning performance at opening celebration of international golf showdown

Published: 11/09/2019

It will be a performance carried out to a tee when musicians and dancers from Scotland’s national conservatoire help launch one of the world’s biggest golf events.

Tonight, they will entertain guests at a gala reception and dinner at Perth Concert Hall to celebrate the arrival of The Solheim Cup, one of the highlights of the 2019 sporting calendar which returns to Scotland, the ”˜home of golf’, for the first time since 2000.

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew will captain the European side hoping to win the famous trophy back from their American counterparts in this glittering sporting occasion at Gleneagles, which mirrors the format of the Ryder Cup, and will be watched by 100,000 spectators and beamed to a global TV audience.

This evening, graduates the Broen Ensemble will perform Milonga, written by violinist, director and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland lecturer Greg Lawson, who will perform alongside them.

They will play live to a stunning video backdrop ten students of the BA Modern Ballet programme dancing in the grounds of Perthshire’s Scone Palace. It was filmed by Louise Storrie and Martyn Robertson of Urbancroft, who are both Royal Conservatoire graduates.

The Kinnaris Quartet, featuring acclaimed folk guitarist Jenn Butterworth, lecturer in Practical Studies in the Traditional Music department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, will entertain guests during dinner.

The evening will come to a close with the Broen Ensemble and six RCS Brass students joining forces to perform two songs from Glasgow-based alternative rock band Twin Atlantic Heart & Soul and Mother Tongue as well as Caledonia by Scots songwriter Dougie MacLean. The pieces have been arranged by John Logan, the Conservatoire’s Head of Brass, who is also conducting.

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