Edinburgh News: music
Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2010/11 announced today the launch of ‘Hog the Stage’, a new battle of the bands competition which will
Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2010/11 announced today that Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro will headline the
Stéphane Denève was bubbling with enthusiasm as he introduced the first concert of 10:11 season. Bubbling particularly because during the coming season the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is to play ten pieces that have been written in the last ten years.
To mark the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) on Friday 13th, director Jonathan Mills was photographed on Calton Hill flying the flags of the man
The Central Library tonight launched its recently gifted Edinburgh Jazz Archive covering over 60 years of jazz in Edinburgh.
As the musicians take the stage in front of Nobles Bar's large dominating set of stained glass windows the sun comes out and highlights the central image high above them, of Madonna and child in a boat alone in the ocean.
The National Theatre of Scotland (NATS) is launching a nationwide search to find a piper for a touring production of the critically acclaimed production of Black Watch. Open auditions are being held in Glasgow on Friday 16th July 2010 at the The National Piping Centre from 12.30pm – 7.30pm.
Even if you have never seen Cole Porter’s madcap musical, you are sure to know many of the songs: the performance opens with the foot tapping, “Another Opening, Another Show”, Act II with “Too Darn Hot”. Blending romantic ballads, dance numbers, jazzy tunes and Operetta, the original 1948 production ran for over 1,000 performances and won a Tony Award for Best Musical.
As August approaches and another jamboree of music, comedy, dance and theatre comes Edinburgh’s way, Mika, Dizzee Rascal and Plan B are just some of the headline acts confirmed for this years Edge Festival.
Red Note Ensemble is a Scottish-based professional music ensemble that made its debut in 2008. Based on an observation that "compositional software ...out of range notes [would turn] red ..." when faced with the innovation of Bill’s Sweeney’s work, it was decided that "Red Note will be the group that will play the unplayable.” And so Red Note was baptised.
Assembly Theatre has announced it will create a new city centre Fringe venue in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens, set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Assembly says the venue will re-invigorate the Ross Bandstand site with a special sub-structure to create an elevated platform for a Belgian dance tent along with a Festival garden bar in association with Bulmers.
The Manfred Overture which started the Schumann Jubilee Concert by the Orchestra of the Canongait was a turbulent and troubled piece of music.
On an early summer’s afternoon we were treated to not just one, but two mass settings with five lively but mystical songs in between. It was very much a concert for the Usher Hall organ and the organist. Morley Whitehead is organist at Morningside Parish Church. Indeed last week he and the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union were the featured choir on BBC Radio Two’s Sunday Half Hour.
The Bishop of Edinburgh was at St Michael and All Saints Church in Brougham Street, Tollcross, whose Rector, the Very Reverend Kevin Pearson, is also Dean of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Edinburgh.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra are developing into a very fine orchestra indeed. Last night, under the expert baton of guest conductor Trevor Pinnock, they gave an excellent performance of compositions by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Mozart.
Visitors to Edinburgh over a summer weekend this year have a choice of Sunday morning Christian worship in two dozen churches in the centre of the city. The main services start at either 10.30 am or 11 am and last between an hour and an hour and a half. Every church welcomes visitors.
The composers in this programme are interlinked by friendship. Brahms visited Robert and Clara Schumann in 1853 when he was 20, and immediately became a close friend of the couple.