City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Sunday Classics, Usher Hall, Review

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The chamber orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields (named after the church in London’s Trafalgar Square) was founded in 1959 by Neville Marriner who remained its music director for decades unti

Dear Esther, Usher Hall, Review

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“Dear Esther. I sometimes feel as if I’ve given birth to this island. Somewhere, between the longitude and latitude a split opened up and it beached remotely here.”

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival procession

On the last night of April and first day of May up to 12,000 people take to Calton Hill for a ritualised and theatrical pantheistic celebration to mark the arrival of Summer.

Prévert, Piano and Poetry (Season 2)

"PRÉVERT, PIANO & POETRY" is a concert-show created and performed by the young French pianist Alexandre PRÉVERT (21 years old).

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Handel’s Messiah, Usher Hall, Review

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The Usher Hall was all but full for the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union's 131st Annual New Year performance of Handel's Messiah.

RSNO: Tchaikovsky Five, Usher Hall, Review

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A seven minute film score opened the concert. Bernard Herrmann's career was in the film industry and he gained his fame for writing music which enhanced the visual action.

A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline, Gilded Balloon Rose Street Theatre, Review

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As part of Edinburgh’s Christmas, the Gilded Balloon is staging A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline that was originally part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór, with the dynamic Gail Watso

RSNO: Oundjian Conducts Brahms’ Requiem, Usher Hall, Review

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Of all the music composed by Gabriel Fauré his Pavane is the most popular. Fauré was the leader of his generation of French composers.

Bach Christmas Oratorio, Queen's Hall, Review

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Entering into the festive mood, the concert last night was J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

The Edinburgh Singers: Christmas at Greyfriars

The Edinburgh Singers present a choral celebration of Christmas in the historic Greyfriars Kirk.