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RSNO The Great Concertos: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Review

The prospect of a rousing overture, the return of a brilliant young French violinist and a favourite symphony had most of the seats in the Usher Hall filled. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra was back under the command of its Music Director, Stéphane Denève, who had been conducting in North America for a few weeks. His exuberant talent of welcome and brief introduction to the music ahead was again clearly appreciated.

RSNO Sir Roger Norrington Conducts Beethoven and Schumann Review

Vibrato was forbidden and the orchestra repositioned because, for this concert, Sir Roger Norrington was very much in charge.   Speaking beforehand a double bassist who has been in the orchestra since 1974 said it had been one of the most interesting weeks of concert preparation in all his 35 years.

Review: Alec Empire, 22 November 2009

The GRV is a mass of piercings and blackness, awash with Edinburgh’s punk-goth contingency in varying stages of inebriation.  Dry ice billows around the room, sweetly licking one’s nostrils.  The air feels ripe with anticipation.  But there is tension also.  Curfew time is ticking ever closer and all we see is a prolonged technical display involving a disgruntled roadie wrestling with stubborn microphones.

Review: Tegan and Sara, 15 November 2009

Submitted by Loorn85 on Wed, 25 Nov '09 6.24pm

Tegan and Sara… apparently they’re twins and it’s not just clever use of mirrors.  Having trudged through many an interview to differentiate which was which it became clear that at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter. Having proved themselves internationally as being excellent Canadian exporters of indy/pop/rock they have certainly earned themselves a definitive fan base here in the UK.