City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music

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.

The Christmas Truce Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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As the picture shows there was a full audience on Sunday evening at Greyfriars Kirk - cheek-by-jowl with the Edinburgh Pro Musica Orchestra.

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra, Stockbridge Parish Church, Review

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To open the concert, the distinguished Scottish composer Kenneth Dempster conducted the forty strong Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra in the bright and cheerful overture to Idomeneo, Mozart's first

Handel's Messiah, Usher Hall, Review

Handel's Messiah, written in 1741 (in only three and half weeks) is one of the most popular choral works ever to be performed.

The Firebird Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review


In what can be known as Music Director's Pride, his Principal string players with Aleksei Kiseliov in front came on stage in front of Peter Oundjian.