City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


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

Big wheel on Princes Street

Dates and times to be confirmed

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.

RSNO: Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1, Usher Hall, Review

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Sir Roger Norrington is of the firm belief that the 1920s are to blame for the introduction of larger orchestras and a great deal of vibrato.

Schumann Piano Concerto, Queen's Hall, Review

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A prolific composer, some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most popular compositions are his series of six Brandenburg Concertos, and the concert began last night with his first – the only one in four movem

Christoph Croisé, Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert at the Balmoral Hotel, Review

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This year's winner of the prestigious Swiss Ambassador's Award began his four-concert tour of the United Kingdom in Edinburgh.

RSNO: Beethoven and Sibelius, Usher Hall, Review

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Gardner's Question Time was how Principal Double Bass, Ana Cordova, introduced the pre-concert talk with conductor, Edward Gardner.