City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music

RSNO Verdi Requiem, Usher Hall, Review

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Almost one hundred and forty singers from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus joined a full Orchestra for a concert with just one work, the Verdi Requiem.

An Orkney Wedding, Queen's Hall, Review

An Orkney Wedding

The programme began with Sibelius’ Valse Triste and Scene with Crandes (from incidental music to Kuolema) which he wrote for his brother-in-law’s opera Kuolema.

Edinburgh's Christmas Underway With Light Night

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The streets are decked, the markets are open, and the skaters gliding in circles around the Melville Monument.

RSNO Dvořák Cello Concerto, Usher Hall, Review


It was a rare sight, and exciting, to see two top cello players perform the solo parts in a work by the older of the two.

Hans Gál and The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, Canongate Kirk, Review

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It is always a pleasure to be invited to a Hans Gál Society concert and discover more of his music.

RSNO Mahler One, Usher Hall, Review

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Einar Englund's Suite from Pojat got the concert off to a chirpy and intriguing start. In its ten minutes we heard its fascinating and contrasting six movements.

Scottish Opera: The Marriage of Figaro, Festival Theatre, Review

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Sir Thomas Allen's production of The Marriage of Figaro was such a success in 2010 that it is no surprise to see it again in Edinburgh.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Rachmaninov Three, Usher Hall, Review

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In 1914 Sergi Prokofiev won an important competition in Moscow with his first piano concerto. It had needed to be published and so he had just twenty copies made.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Traverse Theatre, Review

Formed in 2009, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc have spent the time since developing a unique melding of distinctive playing traditions which also allows each of these its deserved place.

Hidden Door Festival To Revitalise Leith Citadel Theatre

AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young strutted along its balcony.