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Edinburgh News: music


John Kitchen's Get ORGANised, Usher Hall, Review

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Yet again an enthusiastic audience of nearly two hundred organ music lovers were in the Usher Hall for a lunchtime concert by the City Organist, Dr John Kitchen.

Edinburgh Singers Scotland at Night, Old St Paul's, Review

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Even the best of singing seems bare in a concert without some human interest and Alistair Digges knew this.

Hans Gál's 125th Anniversary Concert, Queen's Hall, Review

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There will have been some older members of the audience who remember Hans Gál, who was born 125 years ago in Austria. Fleeing from Nazi Germany he and and family arrived in Edinburgh in 1939.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Dream of Gerontius, Usher Hall, Review

John Henry Newman was a Church of England priest who in 1845 converted to Roman Catholicism. For the last forty years of his life he lived at the Oratory he had built in Birmingham.

"Big Four" Launch Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Programme

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As we head towards June, it’s only a couple of months before the curtain rises to launch the Edinburgh Festival Fringe again and a world of visitors will arrive i

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, St Stephen’s Centre, Review

Michael Bawtree introduced a concert without a overarching theme but of pieces which were his favourites.

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.

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