City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Social invitation to RSNO Season Finale run-through

Guests to the Orchestra’s Edinburgh rehearsal are free to attend, tweet, post film and take photos, to celebrate the partnership of the RSNO and departing Music Director Peter Oundjian

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Der Rosenkavalier, Usher Hall, Review


When a young Richard Strauss showed his playful scherzo to the conductor Hans von Bülow, for whom he was working, it was rejected and considered unplayable.

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Usher Hall, Review

Last night’s concert at the Usher Hall was the final one in the SCO season. Devoted to works in the nineteenth century it began with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No 3.

Edinburgh Academy Choir and Choral Society Concert

The Edinburgh Academy Choir and Choral Society perform two choral works, conducted by Angus Tully.

The Edinburgh Singers: Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

The Edinburgh Singers' season finale is a performance of Elgar's epic "The Dream of Gerontius", widely regarded as his finest choral work.

Handel's Solomon, The Usher Hall, Review


In his later life, Handel started to compose oratorios and Solomon is considered to be one of his masterpieces with stupendous choruses and heart rending love lyrics.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Oundjian Conducts Shostakovich’s Leningrad, Usher Hall, Review


This was Peter Oundjian's second last appearance in the Usher Hall after his six years as Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Dvorak New World Symphony, Usher Hall, Review

SCO conducted by Robin Ticciati (Photo: Marco Borgreve)

Last night’s concert at the Usher Hall was Robin Ticciati’s final concert as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Classical Music Preview

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There's an exciting programme of classical music for us in August. Here are my 2018 Edinburgh International Festival highlights.