City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music


Another round of FestivALE at Summerhall!

On 11-13 May, FestivALE returns to Summerhall, with street food, music and DJs taking over the space along with some excellent beers.

Dip a spoon in to Edinburgh Soup 7

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Edinburgh Soup, the innovative live music night to support local community projects, is back for its seventh event at Assembly Roxy, Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh.

RSNO Beethoven One, Usher Hall, Review

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This was a concert of Sibelius, Mahler and Beethoven - deliberately chosen by the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Søndergård.

RSNO Brahms Four, Usher Hall, Review

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Beethoven wrote five piano concertos. Recently Jonathan Biss, an American pianist, asked five composers to write a work complementary to those five concertos.

Scottish Opera announces 2017/18 season

• New productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Eugene Onegin, Greek and Pagliacci (The Clowns)
• Sir David McVicar’s production of Verdi’s La traviata opens the Season

Schumann Symphony No 2, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Review

It was an interesting choice of music on this Scottish Chamber Orchestra programme: all three pieces are infrequently performed.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2017/18 Season

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has announced its 2017/18 season of concerts, which marks Robin Ticciati’s ninth and final Season as Principal Conductor.

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint, Queens Hall, Review

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In 2016, celebrities were dropping like flies and John Shuttleworth, ‘Sheffield’s finest singer-songwriter’, himself had a health scare.

EIF 2017 Classical Music Preview

The Opening Concert at the Usher Hall on Saturday 5th August begins with Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, just as it did at the first concert of the 1947 International Festival.

EIF 2017 Opera Preview

 Turin’s Teatro Regio Tornio

Festival Director Fergus Linehan has given us nine operas this year, more than usual. He has told us of the central role opera took in the early days of the Festival.