City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music


Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Classical Music Preview

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There's an exciting programme of classical music for us in August. Here are my 2018 Edinburgh International Festival highlights.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Søndergård Conducts Ein Heldenleben Usher Hall, Review

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The winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006 was the soloist for the second of Brahms' two piano concertos. Sunwook Kim was 18 and the first Asian winner of the prestigious award.

Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Bursting With Youth

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A free, outdoor show by Scots electronic and acoustic composer Anna Meredith (see video below) and laser and light artists 59 Productions will launch this year’s 2018

Summerhall to host its first ever festival event outwith the Fringe in June 2018

This June, Summerhall, in association with Nothing Ever Happens Here…, Synergy Concerts, National Museums Scotland, and Edinburgh International Film Festival, will hold Southern Exposure Summ

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Oundjian Conducts Bruckner Eight, Usher Hall, Review

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With Peter Oundjian on his rostrum and Christian Blackshaw at the piano we heard the pompous opening of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 25.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Elgar One, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert began with Benjamin Britten's An American Overture. You wouldn't be the only one not to have heard of it.

A Night At The Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Review

"Vanishing Point"

A raucous night of melody and macabre, this blend of cabaret, spoken word, and music rings out its unholy message, “We’re all going to hell anyway, so let’s have a rare ol’ time.”

Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Sunday Classics, Usher Hall, Review

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The chamber orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields (named after the church in London’s Trafalgar Square) was founded in 1959 by Neville Marriner who remained its music director for decades unti

Dear Esther, Usher Hall, Review

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“Dear Esther. I sometimes feel as if I’ve given birth to this island. Somewhere, between the longitude and latitude a split opened up and it beached remotely here.”

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Handel’s Messiah, Usher Hall, Review

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The Usher Hall was all but full for the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union's 131st Annual New Year performance of Handel's Messiah.

RSNO: Tchaikovsky Five, Usher Hall, Review

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A seven minute film score opened the concert. Bernard Herrmann's career was in the film industry and he gained his fame for writing music which enhanced the visual action.