City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


RSNO: Scheherazade, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert opened with the bright and cheerful Suite from Les biches. Poulenc was 24 when he wrote the ballet score Les biches for Diaghilev and at a stage in his life when he was high spirited.

Scottish Opera’s La Traviata, Festival Theatre, Review

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With the autumn leaves falling we quickly gathered that Violetta had not been well but was now able to throw a party.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Armistice Day Concert, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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It is not surprising the the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union can pack Greyfriars Kirk for their concerts. On this occasion it fell on Armistice Day and that was the title of the event.

RSNO: Shostakovich Twelve, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert began with the world premiere of a short work entitled Zulu composed by one of the five participants in the second annual Royal Scottish National Orchestra Composers' Hub earlier this year

Copland Appalachian Spring, Queen's Hall, Review

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Most of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s programme at last night’s performance featured twentieth century composers.

Handel: Messiah

The Chapterhouse Singers and baroque orchestra present Messiah. An opportunity to hear Handel’s masterpiece this Christmas in the glorious surroundings of the Canongate Kirk.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

Edinburgh's Christmas

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Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Edinburgh Christmas Light Night

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Edinburgh's Christmas 2017 season launches on the second last Sunday of November, with the first in a series of Christmas light nights.

The Edinburgh Singers Fanfare, St Cuthbert’s, Review

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This was the first concert of the 65th season for The Edinburgh Singers and Vaughan Williams' O Clap Your Hands made for a strong and joyous start.