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Edinburgh News: music

Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ, Usher Hall, Review


Berlioz' parents were determined he was going to be a doctor but instead Berlioz pursued his passion for music and abandoned his medical studies, along with his parents' financial support, to devote h

RSNO Lewis Plays the Emperor, Usher Hall, Review


At both the otherwise fascinating pre-concert talk and again in the conductor's opening remarks we were given the hard sell. The great fear, it seemed, was that we would not like the opening work.

RSNO Benedetti Plays Tchaikovsky, Usher Hall, Review


Khachaturian's Waltz from Masquerade with its oompah start was an inspired choice to open a concert of Russian music.

Connla, Traverse Theatre, Review

Some good things have come out of the University of Ulster, as this reviewer can attest from some brief time spent there over three decades ago.

Edinburgh's Christmas Spreads Across the City

Street of Light - George St

Edinburgh’s Christmas, the capital’s official Christmas programme, is spreading the drama and lights across the city centre this year.

Festival of Ian Smith: A Celebration of Death

This Autumn, Mischief La-Bas and Summerhall present a new festival with the theme of what ultimately affects us all – death.

Barry Steele and friends – the Roy Orbison Story, Brunton Theatre, Review

Barry Steele as Roy Orbison

It’s a brave man who decides to cover Roy Orbison the 1960s crooner who had such a distinctive voice and singing style. Barry Steele and his six-piece band make a brave stab at it.

Sunny Afternoon, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Garmon Rhys plays one of the Kinks

This is the backstage Kinks’ story. The band that made the Swinging London Mod scene of the 1960s their own.

Discover Dreams at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2016

Now in its 27th year, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns from 21 – 31 October 2016 with another vibrant programme of live story

Emerging Artists Calum Robertson and Juliette Philogène, Usher Hall, Review

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Edinburgh's clarinettist Calum Robertson was joined by Mauritius Island born pianist Juliette Philogène for the first of this season's Emerging Artists Series concerts.

Experience Nae Plans: Magic off-the-cuff music creation

Live Act of the Year 2015 Nominees, Nae Plans – top Scottish folk musicians Adam Sutherland and Hamish Napier – join forces once again to release ano