City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: music


Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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Microphone in hand, Thomas Søndergård introduced an extraordinary successful concert to celebrate Scotland's Year of Young People.

The Reid Consort: Music for Remembrance, St Vincent’s, Review

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The Reid Consort, founded in 2016 by Cole Bendall, has serious intent for dedicated musicians. No more so than his sixteen singers for an a cappella concert entitled Music for Remembrance.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria, Usher Hall, Review

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On the eve the one hundredth Remembrance Day weekend, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra paid its tribute of the dead of ghastly wars.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Chan Conducts Rachmaninov, Usher Hall, Review

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With this concert Elim Chan began her reign as the RSNO's Principal Guest Conductor, succeeding Thomas Søndergård now prompted to the top job, Music Director.

Francesca Hegyi Appointed New Executive Director of Edinburgh International Festival

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The Edinburgh International Festival has announced the appointment of Francesca Hegyi OBE as the incoming Executive Director.

Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra with Angela Hewitt, Usher Hall, Review

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Last night’s concert, as part of the Sunday Classics series at the Usher Hall, was with the acclaimed Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra.

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert, Orion String Trio, Balmoral Hotel, Review

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Winners of this year's Swiss Ambassador's Award, Orion String Trio, are given a week-long tour of five concerts accompanied by the Ambassador of Switzerland, His Excellency Mr Alexandre Fasel.

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

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The few words from the Orchestra's Music Director at the start of the concert were again most welcome.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Haydn The Seasons with the SCO Chorus, Usher Hall, Review

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Haydn's oratorio The Seasons came three years after his particularly well received The Creation.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five, Usher Hall, Review

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If you think the word flounce means a strip of material gathered and sewn into a skirt or dress, you might be surprised that it also means an exaggerated action that expresses annoyance or impatience.

Celebrating Hans Gál Concert, Queen’s Hall, Review

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Pianist Sarah Beth Briggs opened The Hans Gál Society’s Sunday afternoon concert with Haydn’s Sonata in C Major with its jaunty start, thoughtful middle and galloping extrovert end.