City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: music


RSNO's The Music of John Williams, Usher Hall, Review

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The Usher Hall was full to hear a programme of high profile film scores written by John Williams.

Francesco Piemontesi Plays Mozart, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert began with Beethoven’s rousing Overture, Coriolan, which musically charts the raging emotions of Coriolanus, the fifth century Roman general, and his subsequent downfall.

The Glenn Miller Story, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Tommy Steele and cast in The Glen Miller Story

The oldest ‘swinger’ in town (Tommy Steele), with an orchestra, playing the music of legendary bandleader Glenn Miller adds up to a mellow show.

Nuala Kennedy Band, Traverse Theatre, Review

On a driech Monday night, with no invitation to a Burns Super in sight, what better than to head to the Traverse Theatre bar and enjoy the warm welcome afforded to the Nuala Kennedy Band?

Chamber Sundays, Queen's Hall, Review

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This chamber concert featured three instruments – the flute, harp and viola.

The Sound of Music (2016), Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Captain von Trapp, Maria and the Children (photo credit, Pamela Raith)

This new production on tour across the UK, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the film version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s global hit musical, “The Sound of Music.” Starring Julie Andrews and Chri

Scot:Lands - Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival, 1st January 2016

St. Giles Cathedral - Blue Skye:Land in Scot:Lands New Year Arts Festival (photo credit, Ken Scott)

Scot:Lands, the popular mini pop-up arts and cultural programme of free, ticketed events was staged again on New Year’s Day to conclu

The RSNO Christmas Concert 2015: The Snowman, Usher Hall, Review

The RSNO Christmas Concert is a festive treat for all the family.

SCO play "Generations of Bach", Queen's Hall, Review

Peter Whelan plays bassoon

"Generations of Bach" began with a composition by the best-known Bach, Johann Sebastian, the prolific Baroque composer who fathered twenty children (although only ten survived till adulthood).

Owen & Olly's Christmas Stocking, Usher Hall, review

Owen & Olly’s Christmas Stocking is a cracker of a concert that gives adults the excuse to let their hair down, while pretending it’s all for the kids.

RSNO Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Usher Hall, Review

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Latvian-born Baiba Stride was the soloist for Tchaikovsky's much loved Violin Concerto - a work well suited to the fine acoustic of the Usher Hall. She clearly understood this.

RSNO: Grand Gala Launch of New Headquarters

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The former chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, Sue Bruce, is now Dame Susan Bruce and newly appointed chair of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Brahms' Violin Concerto RSNO, Usher Hall, Review

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Vienna was the common theme of the three works performed. Two of them were crowd pullers whilst the opening Webern might well have been treated with caution by the unknowing.

Rhythm Machine hits Summerhall in new monthly residency in the Dissection Room

On 14th November Soulsville & Nothing Ever Happens Here present Rhythm Machine, Summerhall's new monthly club night.

RSNO Romeo and Juliet, Usher Hall, Review

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet describes the feuding between Romeo of the Montague family and thirteen year old Juliet of the Capulet family.

Scottish Opera's Carmen, Festival Theatre, Review

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It is hard to believe that when one of the most famous of all operas was first performed in Paris in 1875 Spain was a far-away and exotic country hard to reach over the Pyrenees.

Edinburgh International Festival announces first production of Festival 2016

The Edinburgh International Festival has revealed it will present the Salzburg Festival’s internationally acclaimed production of Bellini’s Norma as part of Festival 2016.

The Maiden in the Tower, Queen's Hall, Review

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra programme at the Queen’s Hall featured Finland – the conductor Tuomas Hannikainen; the violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the composer Lotta Wennakoski, whose composition ‘Ver

Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert, Balmoral Hotel, Review

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It was a privilege to be invited once again to the annual Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert which is the show case for the year’s winners of the competition among young Swiss musicians.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, A Word with Dr Johnson, Traverse, Review

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In 1746, when Samuel Johnson set out on creating the compilation of what was to be his renowned Dictionary of the English Language, he knew it wasn’t a one man job.

Mr McFall's Chamber - Solitude - Baltic Reflctions, Queen's Hall, Review

Robert McFall and the ensemble that bears his name bring a certain domesticity to the concert platform without ever domesticating their repertoire.