Upbeat: Dust to dust

SHOPPING being what usually holds communities together, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has only been logical in opening the disused Briggait development on Wednesday night for a Glasgow multi-media event. Rites, a series of birth-to-death pieces, has teamed up the composer William Sweeney and jazz musician Chick Lyall with visual artists Johnnie McGuinness and Stuart Mackenzie for the first and last phases. What goes on between is represented by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's boozy party piece, An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise. Tickets are pounds 5, but at least you won't have to run the gauntlet of retailers.

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