Sunday, 4th September, 2016
The Scotsman’s arts critics round up their must-see theatre, art and concerts for the next week…
CLASSICAL: Echoes and Traces Cappella Nova premiere Echoes and Traces this week, eight new choral works written in response to an ancient Orcadian plainsong fragment. The composers are a varied bunch, drawn from the classical and folk music worlds: Stuart MacRae, Rory Boyle, Sally Beamish, above, Matthew Whiteside, Hanna Tuulikki, Aidan O’Rourke, Savourna Stevenson and Ailie Robertson, who had the idea for the project in the first place.
• Duff House, 4 September; St Magnus Cathedral, 5 September; Iona Abbey, 7 September; Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 8 September www.historicenvironment.scot/echoes-and-traces