City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: music

SCO "Intensity, Poetry, Elegance", Usher Hall, Review

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Robin Ticciati conducted last night’s concert at the Usher Hall which began with a performance of Beethoven’s violin concerto.

Roxy Spring Music Season 2015 Announced

Assembly Roxy has announced some of its eclectic programme of musical events coming up this spring (March – May 2015).

Ravi Coltrane Quartet / Konrad Wiszniewski’s New Focus Quartet, Royal Lyceum, Review

At a time when Edinburgh’s ever-fragile live music scene outside of festival season seems to be finally succumbing to terminal malaise and lack of support from powers-that-be, Jazz Scotland are to be

Scottish Opera's Orfeo ed Euridice, Festival Theatre, Review

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Straightaway we see Orfeo and Euridice frolicking, but then Euridice is taken ill and dies.

Beethoven's Pastoral Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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'Will you dance, dear?' one bishop said to another is what Sir Roger Norrington thought might have happened at the start of the third movement of Haydn's La Passione, the Minuet.

Summerhall Live Music Prog 'Nothing Ever Happens Here...' Opening March

Summerhall in Edinburgh presents a new regular live music programme Nothing Ever Happens Here... in its 450 capacity Dissection Room platforming local and touring bands starting on 26th March 2015.

Opera World Premiere for Three to Four Year Olds!

Scotland’s national opera company, Scottish Opera, is set to prove yet again that you are never too young to enjoy music with its new interactive show KidO.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Järvi Conducts Shostakovich Five, Usher Hall, Review

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The dignified and grandfatherly presence of Neeme Järvi was at once welcomed in the applause for him as he arrived at his podium to conduct.

Edinburgh Science Festival 2015 - It's An "Ideas Factory"

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival (4-19 April, 2015) wants visitors to see it as "The Ideas Factory" - a hub for information, ideas and innovation.

Preview: Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s Theatre

Sarah Chandler on the pool deck of the Silver Shadow in Rio

It certainly is a small world. Quite extraordinary whom one can meet by chance, when travelling far from home.

New Location For Hidden Door Arts Festival This May

Hidden Door Arts Festival, which last year stepped behind the drab frontages of the Market Street Vaults and produced one of the most innovative arts events to occur in Edinburgh outside of August.

Big stars of Classical Music align at Edinburgh International Festival 2015

Festival Director, Fergus Linehan has unveiled the classical music programme at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2015.

Buniatishvili Plays Liszt Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review


Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 Robert Schumann’s Symphonette, or short symphony, opened the concert. It set us with the mood for the night with its Overture, Scherzo and Finale.

Three’s A Crowd, manipulate Festival, Review


This year’s annual international visual theatre festival, manipulate is now in its 8th year.

Mahler: Song of the Earth, Queen's Theatre, Review

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra concert began with a Hadyn Symphony.

Scottish Opera's Inés de Castro, Festival Theatre, Review

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Way back in time Portugal was at war with Spain and this created a problem for the King of Portugal. His son's mistress was Spanish and considered a threat.

Llyr Williams plays Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2, Queen's Hall, Review

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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra had a full programme at the Queens Hall last night and the first composition played reflected the variety of moods being portrayed during the evening.

The RSNO Christmas Concert, Usher Hall, Review


The RSNO Christmas Concert is one of the few pieces of entertainment available that not only appeals to all the family, it brings families together.

Fire and Ice Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Kirill Gerstein

John Whitener's pre-concert talk in the Upper Circle Bar was full of cheer and joy and when he demonstrated on the tuba his audience was delighted.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4, Usher Hall, Review

The musicians in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra displayed their talented versatility at last night’s concert.

Brussels Philharmonic, Usher Hall, Review

Michel Tabachnik

In earlier days the Brussels Philharmonic, founded in 1935, was known as the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra and then as the Flemish Radio Orchestra.

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