City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music

Scottish Opera: The Marriage of Figaro, Festival Theatre, Review

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Sir Thomas Allen's production of The Marriage of Figaro was such a success in 2010 that it is no surprise to see it again in Edinburgh.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Rachmaninov Three, Usher Hall, Review

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In 1914 Sergi Prokofiev won an important competition in Moscow with his first piano concerto. It had needed to be published and so he had just twenty copies made.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Traverse Theatre, Review

Formed in 2009, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc have spent the time since developing a unique melding of distinctive playing traditions which also allows each of these its deserved place.

Hidden Door Festival To Revitalise Leith Citadel Theatre

AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young strutted along its balcony.

Owen & Olly's Beastly Bash, Usher Hall, Review

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It’s a hundred years since the phizz-whizzing Roald Dahl was born and Owen & Olly’s Beastly Bash celebrates with a scrumdiddlyumptious children’s classical concert full of Revolting Rhymes an

As the Crow Flies, Traverse Theatre, Review


As the Crow Flies, created by award-winning artist Greg Sinclair, imaginatively brings together music, performance and 21st Century high-tech know-how, while managing to maintain its promise

Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert, Balmoral Hotel, Review

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Every year the Swiss Cultural Fund UK chooses a group of musicians from Switzerland to come to Edinburgh to perform before a largely invited audience.

Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ, Usher Hall, Review


Berlioz' parents were determined he was going to be a doctor but instead Berlioz pursued his passion for music and abandoned his medical studies, along with his parents' financial support, to devote h

RSNO Lewis Plays the Emperor, Usher Hall, Review


At both the otherwise fascinating pre-concert talk and again in the conductor's opening remarks we were given the hard sell. The great fear, it seemed, was that we would not like the opening work.

RSNO Benedetti Plays Tchaikovsky, Usher Hall, Review


Khachaturian's Waltz from Masquerade with its oompah start was an inspired choice to open a concert of Russian music.