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Edinburgh News: music


Scottish Opera Announces 2015/16 Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy.

Scottish Opera's Il trovatore, Festival Theatre, Review

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Il trovatore, along with Rigoletto and La traviata, is a must-see grand opera by Verdi. Il trovatore is based in Spain in the 15th century.

Made in Scotland launches 2015 Fringe programme

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Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.

Dream City (Droomstad), Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!

The Gold Digger, Traverse, Imaginate Review

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Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.

The Creation - Haydn, Usher Hall, Review

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The Creation was composed at the end of the eighteenth century.

Breabach, Queen's Hall, Review

A jig called post-modernity

RSNO's Grieg's Piano Concerto, Usher Hall, Review

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Imagine an overnight sleigh ride across Finland finishing with the sight of sunrise - and that's Nightride and Sunrise composed by Sibelius in 1908.

Søndergård Conducts Eroica, Usher Hall, Review

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The Intermezzo that opened Sibelius's Karelia Suite began with a distant horn which before long brought on the jaunty march of Karelian hunters.

Scottish Opera's new Music Director

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British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search.

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa, Festival Theatre, Review

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Annilese Miskimmon directed an extraordinarily sensitive and accurate portrayal of a family's tribulations.

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Rudyard Kipling, Brunton Theatre, Review

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Robert Powell delivers a gentle evening’s entertainment recounting the life of writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, accompanied by live music of the period.

An American in Paris Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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Peter Oundjian's opening remarks focussed us on a programme by American composers.

Video: Max Richter's Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Max Richter talks about his re-composing of Vivaldi's Four Seasons which is being performed at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Video: 50 Years of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

The amateur chorus Edinburgh Festival Chorus celebrates its 50th in August 2015.

Here's some of the participants talking about why the chorus is so special.

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 Programme Launched

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The new Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan, today unveiled his first programme with a strong theatrical line-up and a foray into pop.

The Harmonium Project Opens the Festival

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This year’s Edinburgh International Festival opens with a large, free, public outdoor event which sees a spectacular digitally animated artwork projected onto the front of the Usher Hall, set to music

Video: Edinburgh International Festival 2015 Trailer

The trailer for the Edinburgh International Festival 2015. The programme for the EIF 2015 was launched today.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra launches its 2015/16 Season

Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati celebrates Johannes Brahms, including performances of all four symphonies and Ein deutsches Requiem,

125th Birthday for Scotland’s National Orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is to embark on a two-season quasquicentennial anniversary celebration:

Thomas Dausgaard announced as Chief Conductor-Designate of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has appointed a new Chief Conductor as it launches the 2015/16 season, which also sees it celebrate its 80th birthday.

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