Edinburgh News: music
What could be better, on the eve of the opening day of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, than to hear Mendelssohn’s magnificent oratorio Elijah.
Not made from girders, just from terrific talent, this year’s exciting Made In Scotland programme has been revealed.
A slow hand clap is usually reserved for disapproval but the reverse was the case at the Mavericks’ concert when Zorba the Greek, like a climactic Bolero, set the anticipatory tone for the re
From the outset the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra captured the attention of a near capacity Usher Hall audience with a lively opening performance of Dvořák's Slavonic Dance No.
In 1839 Richard Wagner and his wife tried to evade their creditors in Riga by sailing away and eventually planning to reach Paris.
Má vlast is Bedřich Smetana’s take on the history of the Czech Republic. We heard the complete Má vlast - all six movements.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced its second Season with Music Director Peter Oundjian, following a critically-acclaimed start to the British-Canadian’s tenure at the helm.
Scottish composer Ailie Robertson has been awarded 2nd Prize in the prestigious 17th International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers, for her piece 'Eternal Recurrence'.
Playing the 'Gabriel' Stradivarius violin (1717), courtesy of Jonathan Moulds, Nicola Benedetti captivated a capacity Usher Hall audience with truly mesmerising renditions of melodies from the silv
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra are celebrating their fortieth anniversary and they have indeed come a long way over the years to become one of the best chamber orchestras in the country.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, based in Edinburgh, has launched its 2013/14 ‘40th Anniversary’ Season, which runs throughout Scotland from October 2013 to May 2014. With an overall programme that s
Donnie Munro to headline Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival Finale Edinburgh, UK,
Edinburgh wouldn't be the same without the Edinburgh International Festival.
Treats lie in store for EIF-goers this year from Shakespeare's Coriolanus backed by Chinese heavy metal bands to a production of Hamlet that interacts with Richard Burton's 1964 Broadway version; f
The programme for the Edinburgh International Festival was announced today. Here's the EIF's video preview of what's coming up in August.
Virgin Money will continue as headline sponsor of the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, for the n
A near capacity Usher Hall audience (stalls and grand circle) enjoyed enthusiastic performances of songs sung by primary and secondary pupils from 13 schools across Edinburgh, Lothians, Borders and
All three ingredients of the concert, overture, concerto and symphony were Beethoven, and all were labelled number three. This is just the sort of programme that fills every seat in the Usher Hall.