City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


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.

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.

Seventieth Edinburgh Festival Starts With a Bloom, Ends with a Bang


The Edinburgh International Festival will mark its 70th year by remembering the spirit of 1947 when the first Edinburgh Festival was introduced aga

Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks (Dave Stewart)

The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual 45-minute Festival Fireworks Concert.

Edinburgh International Festival

Macbeth - Teatro Regio Torino

The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) marks its 70th anniversary in 2017. A high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, the festival was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.

The Paris Concert, Queen's Hall, Review

The Paris Concert

Rameau’s ‘Suite from the Boreades’ was the opening composition in this concert.

The RSNO’s 2017:18 Season Announced

New music, more concerts and greater diversity as the RSNO celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding organisation, the RSNO Chorus

RSNO Beethoven’s Eroica, Usher Hall, Review

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Following the much admired Leader of the Orchestra, Maya Iwabuchi, on to the stage was 27-year-old Lava Shani who was to conduct the evening's concert.

Mozart Coronation Mass, Queen's Hall, Review

The first piece on the Scottish Chamber Orchestra programme was Beethoven’s Corioloan overture with Richard Egarr as the guest conductor.

The Edinburgh Singers: British Choral Icons

Chorus Awards 2016 winners The Edinburgh Singers present a programme of a cappella music celebrating the wealth of British choral music, featuring works by MacMillan, Tavener, Holst, Purcell and Howel