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Burns Night Concert with Calum Colvin

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Join us to celebrate Burns Night! This special musical event will mark the launch of a new exclusive limited-edition artwork featuring Robert Burns, made exclusively for the National Galleries of Scotland by Scottish artist Calum Colvin.

The night will begin with an introduction from Imogen Gibbon, Interim Co-Director of Collection & Research, followed by Colvin talking about his new work from which his limited-edition print is taken.

A special one-off performance of songs by Robert Burns will then follow, set to music by various composers including works by Schumann, FG Scott, Tom Cunningham, Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten. The performers are internationally celebrated Scottish opera singers Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Bass), Beth Taylor (Mezzo-soprano) accompanied by John Kitchen on piano.

Calum Colvin OBE RSA is a major contemporary Scottish artist whose work combines photography, painting, and installation, and often deals with issues of Scottish identity and culture.

Robert Crawford, the distinguished poet and biographer of Robert Burns, has composed a new poem celebrating Burns. A copy of the poem will be available on the night for all ticket holders as a memento of the evening.

After the performance, join us for a complimentary drink and a chance to meet the artist and performers. Colvin will be signing his books and his new Burns limited-edition print will be available for sale. There will be 15% off all purchases on the night.

Ticket numbers are limited, and we expect high demand for this very special Burns Night event, so book now!



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