Edinburgh News: music
Tindersticks suit the opulent yet slightly faded grandeur of an auditorium such as the Usher Hall.
Just as we judge their age when we look at buildings so it is in music. The concert started with late Victorian, moved to mid twentieth century and ended with late eighteenth century - just when Edinburgh’s New Town was starting.
Not everybody will have realised that the conductor for the night, Thomas Søndergård, was appointed the Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra earlier in th
His Excellency Mr Anton Thalmann, the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom, introduced the concert.
The stage is dominated by an all-white backdrop, in keeping with Spirtualized’s traditionally functional aesthetic, with what appear to be 60watt light bulbs hanging down from above, as though ready and prepared to flash with inspiration and volts of electricity.
The Tuesday lunchtime concerts at the Reid Concert Hall, beside the McEwan Hall, are popular not just because they are free but because of the range of high quality artists, some professional some still students, who perform on Tuesdays. But none fills the venerable Reid more than the Edinburgh Quartet, now in their fifty first year and with a new viola player, Jessica Beeston.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed 42-year-old Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as its next Principal Guest Conductor.
The concert began with the world premiere of storm, rose, tiger composed by Glasgow born Martin Suckling and commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Stéphane Denève is even more of an expert on Debussy now that, as he told us, he has poured through all 2,200 of his letters as his reading for the summer past.
Last night's opening concert at the Usher Hall of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's new season consisted of the overture to Schumann's opera Genoveva (written in a period of only three days) and two
This concert was pure Russian. The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra playing Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. No doubt this is why there was such a full audience.
In a strongly worded statement, Primal Scream have attacked Home Secretary Theresa May's use of their 1994 hit Rocks (above) at the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.
David Essex may be the main attraction but ‘All the fun of the Fair ‘has a lot more going for it!
Just over 700 years ago there began the oldest military treaty in the world, the Auld Alliance - between France and Scotland. It lasted for well over 250 years, largely at the expense of England.
This is living proof that Rock n’ Roll is still king! In what is a tribute concert to six of the all-time greats who are no longer with us, the cast of Rock 'n’ Roll Heaven, backed by talented musicians, deliver an enjoyable evening of nostalgia for some and a great experience for those who missed out first time around.
As retailers say, if you love line-dancing and Country & Western music, then you will like ‘Rhinestone Mondays’. Conversely, the show is probably not for you!
In the pink with Legally Blonde!
Bryan Ferry is, without question, the most effortlessly cool man in his mid-sixties that I have ever laid eyes on.
It’s the first day of September and summer is pretty much semi-officially over.