City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Music


Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Oundjian Conducts Bruckner Eight, Usher Hall, Review

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With Peter Oundjian on his rostrum and Christian Blackshaw at the piano we heard the pompous opening of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 25.

Edinburgh Singers: Amazing Grace

The Edinburgh Singers present a programme of heavenly a cappella music, featuring works by Talbot, Whitacre, Ešenvalds and a world première by Edinburgh composer Chris Hutchings, specially commission

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Elgar One, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert began with Benjamin Britten's An American Overture. You wouldn't be the only one not to have heard of it.

A Night At The Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Review

"Vanishing Point"

A raucous night of melody and macabre, this blend of cabaret, spoken word, and music rings out its unholy message, “We’re all going to hell anyway, so let’s have a rare ol’ time.”

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

Dear Esther -  Music Beyond Mainstream  /  Chinese Room

“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. The event combines a wild mix of fire, drumming, and pagan performance.

Prévert, Piano and Poetry (Season 2) - Alexandre Prévert

"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.