City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music


The Firebird Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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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.

The Donald Runnicles Birthday Concert, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Beethoven 9 at the Usher Hall

Several hundred enthusiasts were in the stalls an hour before the concert started to hear the conversation between Donald Runnicles and James Naughtie. We learned a little, but not a lot.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2014/15 Programme Announced

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Organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay today invited revellers to join the planet's "hottest" party when they announced the programme of events for this year.

Oundjian and Benedetti Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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The first four minutes set us in the mood for some fine Russian music with the seldom heard March from Rachmaninov's Cinq Études-tableaux.

Scottish Opera's La Cenerentola, Festival Theatre, Review

Cinderella - Scottish Opera

There are many versions of the comedy we know as Cinderella but all relate to the unwanted daughter who finds her way to the heart of a prince much to the annoyance of her family.

Elgar's Enigma, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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A concert devoted to Remembrancetide and the outbreak of the Great War could well have been a sad and sorrowful event.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Queen's Hall, Review

Nordic Fiddler's Bloc

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc embrace the traditions of Shetland, Norway and Denmark, in addition to music furth of these northern locations.

John Kitchen's Get Organised, Usher Hall, Review

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John Kitchen told us that the lunchtime recital was titled 'To absent friends: Music for Remembrance in the week of the Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance' because All Soul's Day was just past a

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Nikolai Lugansky, pianist with Russian National Orchestra

If the overture or the first work played in a concert sets the scene then Liadov's short Kikimora gave us a slow and sombre beginning - enough to remind us that we were hearing Russia's longest establ