City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music

The Edinburgh Singers: Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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The Edinburgh Singers were in fine form for a concert centred on Puccini's Missa di Gloria.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Søndergård Conducts Belshazzar's Feast, Usher Hall, Review

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This was the concert to celebrate the end of Thomas Søndergård's first season as Music Director. It filled all the boxes, and proved to be a very fine evening.

The Reid Consort: Patchwork Requiem, St Mary’s Cathedral, Review

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The few words of introduction by the conductor, Cole Bendall, were particularly helpful in describing what the high-flying Reid Consort had planned for us.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Bach: Mass In B minor, St Cuthbert’s Church, Review

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The advertising was correct for the Bach Mass in B minor. We were promised an exceptional quintet of young Bach specialists for this special concert, and this is what we got.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert's conductor, indeed the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, Elim Chan came on stage with microphone in hand to tell us something of the opening work.

RSNO Søndergård Conducts Mahler Six, Usher Hall, Review


The RSNO has previously given over the whole programme to the mighty Mahler work, but on this occasion the evening began with Mozart’s enchanting piano concerto, played by RSNO favourite Ingrid Fliter

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Beethoven Five, Usher Hall, Review


The expectation was for a concert of Beethoven and Mozart; an overture, a concerto and a symphony. And that's what we got. But presented in a very different way from normal at the Usher Hall.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman, Usher Hall, Review


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed this Sunday Classics concert at the Usher Hall and it was conducted by the world renowned versatile, virtuoso musician Pinchas Zukerman who has been the RPO’

Edinburgh Festival 2019: Rocking Leith and Rousing Tynecastle

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The Edinburgh International Festival today launched its 2019 programme of dance, theatre, and music for this August.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Søndergård Conducts Prokofiev, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert began with the first ever performance of a bright and cheerful twenty minute work commissioned by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from the American composer Paul Chihara.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Carmina Burana, Usher Hall, Review

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The pianist for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 needed no introduction to the Orchestra for they had accompanied him in September 2017 as he won the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow