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.

In 2020 we won the SMIA Award for Creative Programming at the Scottish Awards for New Music for the 2019 season and Timothy Cooper’s …shadows that in darkness dwell…, commissioned for the 2019 season, was shortlisted at the Ivors Academy Composer Awards.We also won the Award for Recording of New Music for The Night With… Live Vol. One at the Scottish Awards for New Music 2021.

Since 2016 there have been 63 concerts with 47 world premières and 20 commissions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Aberdeen. Performers have included Garth Knox, the Hermes Experiment, Red Note Ensemble, Juice Vocal Ensemble, Ensemble Offspring, James Turnbull, Wooden Elephant, Joanna Nicholson, Frances Cooper and Carla Rees. Premièred composers have included Linda Buckley, Matthew Grouse, Claire McCue, David Fennessy, 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.

Since 2020 we have released six albums on our record label TNW Music. Releases include a mix of recordings made during concerts or recorded in the studio. You can explore all our releases on our Bandcamp 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), in 2018 for Juice Vocal Ensemble (female vocal trio, 2019 was the Hermes Experiment and 2021 was for Emma Lloyd. 

In October 2018 The Night With… was founded as a Scottish Incorporated Organisation. The board currently consists of Carol Main (chair), Andy Saunders (secretary), Matthew Whiteside (CEO & Artistic Director), Peter Shand, Piers Hellawell and Nicholas Bone.

The Night With… is greatful for the support of our audiences and funders. Thank you to Creative Scotland, NI Arts Counil, PRS Foundation, the Hope Scott Trust, RVW Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation, Nimar Trust, The Fenton Arts Trust, Made in Scotland, Sound Festival, Live Music Now Scotland, William Syson Foundation, Heinreichstein Foundation, Leche Trust, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Cockaigne Fund, Beyond Borders, the Musicians Union, PRS and the Belfast International Festival.

Stream to all our releases on the below Spotify Playlist.