Edinburgh News: music
John Whitener's pre-concert talk in the Upper Circle Bar was full of cheer and joy and when he demonstrated on the tuba his audience was delighted.
The musicians in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra displayed their talented versatility at last night’s concert.
In earlier days the Brussels Philharmonic, founded in 1935, was known as the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra and then as the Flemish Radio Orchestra.
As the picture shows there was a full audience on Sunday evening at Greyfriars Kirk - cheek-by-jowl with the Edinburgh Pro Musica Orchestra.
To open the concert, the distinguished Scottish composer Kenneth Dempster conducted the forty strong Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra in the bright and cheerful overture to Idomeneo, Mozart's first
Handel's Messiah, written in 1741 (in only three and half weeks) is one of the most popular choral works ever to be performed.
In what can be known as Music Director's Pride, his Principal string players with Aleksei Kiseliov in front came on stage in front of Peter Oundjian.
They called it Postcard from Paris.
Several hundred enthusiasts were in the stalls an hour before the concert started to hear the conversation between Donald Runnicles and James Naughtie. We learned a little, but not a lot.
The first four minutes set us in the mood for some fine Russian music with the seldom heard March from Rachmaninov's Cinq Études-tableaux.
There are many versions of the comedy we know as Cinderella but all relate to the unwanted daughter who finds her way to the heart of a prince much to the annoyance of her family.
A concert devoted to Remembrancetide and the outbreak of the Great War could well have been a sad and sorrowful event.
Nordic Fiddlers Bloc embrace the traditions of Shetland, Norway and Denmark, in addition to music furth of these northern locations.
John Kitchen told us that the lunchtime recital was titled 'To absent friends: Music for Remembrance in the week of the Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance' because All Soul's Day was just past a
If the overture or the first work played in a concert sets the scene then Liadov's short Kikimora gave us a slow and sombre beginning - enough to remind us that we were hearing Russia's longest establ
Mr. Cannon’s passion for all things historical is infectious, as he makes real the sort of magical history lesson you thought was only possible in your dreams.
I am having a weird altered states flashback to an evening in Sativa circa 1995. My states altered purely by the conflict between nostalgia and the aged reality both within and around me.
The programme spanned centuries and began with ‘Solfeggio’, an a cappella composition for a choir written in 1963 by the Estonian composer Arvo Part.
Known for their love of shoes together with the hairs of a stringed instrument's bow, Alice Rickards and Sonia Cromarty are High Heels and Horse Hair.
It may seem incredible that a 1930s musical showing the farcical shenanigans of the privileged few is still popular in the 21st century but when it arrives with the sumptuousness of this classy produc