City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra with Angela Hewitt, Usher Hall, Review

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Last night’s concert, as part of the Sunday Classics series at the Usher Hall, was with the acclaimed Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra.

Ear Candy Music Festival

Ear Candy Festival is a grassroots music festival for Edinburgh’s up and coming bands in the Traverse Bar Café.

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert, Orion String Trio, Balmoral Hotel, Review

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Winners of this year's Swiss Ambassador's Award, Orion String Trio, are given a week-long tour of five concerts accompanied by the Ambassador of Switzerland, His Excellency Mr Alexandre Fasel.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra : Søndergård Conducts Shéhérazade, Usher Hall, Review

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The few words from the Orchestra's Music Director at the start of the concert were again most welcome.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Haydn The Seasons with the SCO Chorus, Usher Hall, Review

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Haydn's oratorio The Seasons came three years after his particularly well received The Creation.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Søndergård Conducts Mahler Five, Usher Hall, Review

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If you think the word flounce means a strip of material gathered and sewn into a skirt or dress, you might be surprised that it also means an exaggerated action that expresses annoyance or impatience.

Edinburgh Christmas Light Night

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

Celebrating Hans Gál Concert, Queen’s Hall, Review

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Pianist Sarah Beth Briggs opened The Hans Gál Society’s Sunday afternoon concert with Haydn’s Sonata in C Major with its jaunty start, thoughtful middle and galloping extrovert end.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Samhuinn Performer by Gordon Veitch (Beltane Fire Society)

The Beltane Fire Society is best known for the Beltane Fire Festival in April, but it also hosts a Winter Festival - Samhuinn - which for the first time will be held on Calton Hill, in 2018. It's one of many fiery events that take place each year around Bonfire Night and Halloween.

Jazz in the Village

Professional jazz duo Ian Millar (saxophone) and Dominic Spencer (piano) are based in Edinburgh and have performed together for many years, playing high quality, sophisticated, melodic jazz standards,