The Night With… is a charity (SC048739) based in Glasgow presenting salon style concerts of interesting music in intimate, informal venues across Scotland and further afield. Run by Matthew Whiteside, it provides development and commissioning opportunities for young and emerging composers.
Since 2016 there have been 18 concerts with 14 world premières in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Performers have included Red Note Ensemble, Juice Vocal Ensemble, James Turnbull, Wooden Elephant, Joanna Nicholson, Frances Cooper and Carla Rees. Premièred composers have included Claire McCue, George Stevenson, Diana Salazar, Emily Doolittle, Timothy Cooper, Sheena Philips, Matthew Whiteside and Samuel Beagles. To find out more about some of the composers featured go to the premières page.
2017 was the first The Night With… Call for Scores for self-defined emerging composers with no age limit. The scores were submitted and judged under a pseudonym, to prevent any bias, with five being selected for workshop and one being selected for première in the concerts. In 2017 the call for scores was for the Aurea Quartet (string quartet) and in 2018 for Juice Vocal Ensemble (female vocal trio).
In October 2018 The Night With… was founded as a Scottish Incorporated Organisation with a board consisting of Carol Main (chair), Andy Saunders (secretary), Matthew Whiteside (CEO & Artistic Director) and Nicholas Bone.