Edinburgh News: music
Scotland’s reputation for being dour and buttoned up may be well and truly shattered at this year’s Fringe with the Celtic Cabaret that is Le Haggis.
‘Fringe by the Sea’, North Berwick’s somewhat doucer answer to Edinburgh’s bacchanalian August festivities, returns with a musical bang this year.
Yet again an enthusiastic audience of nearly two hundred organ music lovers were in the Usher Hall for a lunchtime concert by the City Organist, Dr John Kitchen.
Even the best of singing seems bare in a concert without some human interest and Alistair Digges knew this.
There will have been some older members of the audience who remember Hans Gál, who was born 125 years ago in Austria. Fleeing from Nazi Germany he and and family arrived in Edinburgh in 1939.
John Henry Newman was a Church of England priest who in 1845 converted to Roman Catholicism. For the last forty years of his life he lived at the Oratory he had built in Birmingham.
Michael Bawtree introduced a concert without a overarching theme but of pieces which were his favourites.
Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy.
Il trovatore, along with Rigoletto and La traviata, is a must-see grand opera by Verdi. Il trovatore is based in Spain in the 15th century.
Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.
De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!
Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.
The Creation was composed at the end of the eighteenth century.
A jig called post-modernity
Imagine an overnight sleigh ride across Finland finishing with the sight of sunrise - and that's Nightride and Sunrise composed by Sibelius in 1908.
The Intermezzo that opened Sibelius's Karelia Suite began with a distant horn which before long brought on the jaunty march of Karelian hunters.
British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search.
Annilese Miskimmon directed an extraordinarily sensitive and accurate portrayal of a family's tribulations.