Òran Mór launches new music strand

Òran Mór

New cocktail concept for venue

It introduced a whole new audience to theatre with its popular A Play, A Pie and A Pint series. Now Òran Mór is preparing to set its stall for something more sophisticated with an all-new A Concert, A Cocktail and A Canapé concept.

Starting on Monday 3 September, the Glasgow residence will build on the success of PPP, which allowed people to enjoy innovative theatre during their lunch hour.

For the CCC series, 12 concerts will merge music from the traditional chamber repertoire with seldom-heard works. Highlights include Vivaldi’s Seasons which will be showcased alongside music by Gorecki and Philip Glass, coupled with Elgar and Holst. Featured soloists include Scottish Philharmonic’s leader, Justine Watts, together with Jane MacKenzie (violin), David Flack (French horn), and Simon Johnson (trombone).

Series producer David MacLennan said: ‘I am delighted to introduce this new strand of programming at Òran Mór. I hope Glasgow music lovers will enjoy these concerts as much as theatergoers have taken to the plays.’

The programme will run concurrently with PPP, which starts its new run on Monday 27 August. Its evening counterpart, A Dinner, A Drama and A Dram, will open on Wednesday 3 October. (Anna Millar)

Òran Mór

731–735 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX

A strange blend of your granddad's local, your parents' favourite beer garden and your wee sister's late-night club of choice, the Òran Mór also wears a rather fetching entertainment venue hat. A stalwart of the Celtic Connections festival, it is also…

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