City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music

SCO Mozart at Christmas Review

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Rossini’s little known opera The Silken Ladder had just twelve performances in 1812 and was quietly dropped.

Cinderella, King's Theatre, Review

Cinderella 2011 cast

Everyone loves a good panto, and it doesn’t get any better than the traditional Edinburgh panto at the King’s Theatre.

Scottish Ensemble Baltic Renaissance Review

Scottish Ensemble

Adding music by Purcell and Byrd to works by living composers from the Baltic States produced a fascinating concert for the dozen string players of the Scottish Ensemble.

Children's Christmas Swingalong, Usher Hall, Review

Owen and Olly

The Children’s Christmas Swingalong incorporated music spanning 200 years, played swing-style and with a lot of know-how by the fabulous RSNO Big Band, accompanied by hosts Olly and Owen on p

RSNO Osborne Plays Shostakovich Review

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Steven Osborne was asked by William Chandler in the talk beforehand whether it was usual for a solo pianist to play two concertos in one concert.

We Will Rock You, Playhouse, Review

Scene from 'We Will Rock You'

Not just shaken, stirred but most definitely rocked!

Christmas Oratorio, SCO, Review

SCO woodwind

J S Bach was a prolific composer, writing hundreds of compositions. A devout Lutheran he composed this choral piece in 1734 when he was Kantor (Director of Music) at St Thomas church in Leipzi

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces new Associate Artist relationships

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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) has announced the appointment as Associate Artists of two long-standing musical collaborators: conductor and keyboardist, Richard Egarr, and violinist-director,

The Shoogle Project, Dance Base, Review

Shall We Shoogle?

The Shoogle Project is a collaboration between ‘acid croft’ Ceilidh band Shooglenifty and the contemporary dance company plan B. This meeting of unlikely genres made for an evening of wild, hybrid entertainment that actually turned out to be a lot of fun.

Keyboard Titans, Usher Hall, Review

Nicholas Angelich pianist

The conductor at last night's performance at the Usher Hall with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra was Leon Fleisher. At the age of 83, he continues to lead an extraordinary multifarious musical

The Little Match Girl Passion, Traverse, Review

Emma Snellgrove

Cryptic, an internationally-renowned producing art house based in Glasgow, has brought together some sensational talent to deliver an evening’s entertainment to savour.

Edinburgh Bach Choir: Brahms and Bruckner Review


A German Requiem is the longest work that Brahms composed and calls for a large choir and orchestra together with a soprano and a baritone soloist.

RSNO Naked Classics: Sibelius Five Review

Paul Rissmann

It was a perfectly normal concert for the first five minutes - under the baton of Christian Kluxen, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor.

Scottish Opera: The Barber of Seville Review

Photo: Cast of Scottish Opera's The Barber of Seville

When the curtain lifted for the first time, we saw Simon Higlett’s very realistic set of the front of houses and places of business of a street in Seville around the time Rossini wrote his opera in 1816. This was good, and it got better as the story began to unfold on the street, before the action moved to the inside of Dr Bartolo’s house.

The Usher Hall’s Tree Concert

"Sherlock" Violin

When he was three Conan Doyle and his family moved to Liberton Bank House, now Dunedin School, from Picardy Place where he was born.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: A Royal Celebration Review


It was in August 1911 that King George V commanded that the Edinburgh Choral Union be  henceforth styled Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.

James Yorkston and his band +The Pictish Trail and his band Review

James Yorkston at the Queen's Hall

An unsurprisingly good turn-out for a wet Friday in Edinburgh when James Yorkston, along with a few familiar faces from the Fence Collective played the Queens Hall.

RSNO Magnificent Mendelssohn Review

Vladim Gluzman violinist

Once again the Usher Hall was very near full for a concert with the traditional format of an overture, concerto and symphony.

The Fall, HMV Picture House, Review

The Fall

Mark E Smith is unwell. Rumours of his illness circulate the bars and hostelries around Lothian Road in the hours leading up to the devoted pilgrimage to worship at the feet of the Salford Bard.

Hebrides Ensemble - Expanding Horizons Season 2011/12

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The Hebrides Ensemble has just announced the Expanding Horizons Season 2011-12 moving from  Edinburgh and Glasgow to Perth, Inverness and Argyll.

Sister Act, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Sister Act cast

These Sisters are doing it not for themselves but for everybody.

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