Classical

RSNO: Shostakovich Ten, Usher Hall, Review Barnaby Miln Sat, 19 Oct '19 9.13am
Martin Grubinger

Kalevi Aho's Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra is properly titled Sieddi - a hill, or what they would call a mountain in Finland, with all sorts of mysti

Community Christmas

Submitted by edg on Sat, 19 Oct '19 7.08am

A new addition to Edinburgh's Christmas in 2019, Community Christmas takes place in twelve locations over twelve nights around Edinburgh, with a building being brought to life in each locality by winter projections.

The visuals will be accompanied by local choirs and singing groups performing festive tunes. 

Details about choirs and times are still be released, but the venues are: 

Concert: Immortal Bach

Submitted by Sarah Gore on Sun, 13 Oct '19 12.08pm

The Edinburgh Singers present the first concert of their 2019-20 season: Immortal Bach.

The focus of our concert will be Bach – JS Bach, for chorus and for cello along with other members of the Bach family as well as Bach reimagined by Knut Hystedt in the piece which gives us our concert title – “Immortal Bach”.  We will also be presenting Tavener’s emotionally charged “Svyati” and will bring our concert to a stunning close with Ēriks Ešenvalds’ “In Paradisum”.

RSNO: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3, Usher Hall, Review Barnaby Miln Sat, 12 Oct '19 8.54am
Vadym Kholodenko

Arnold Bax was commissioned by Henry Wood to write a trilogy of tone poems.

EIF 2019: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Princes Street Gardens, Review

It was the most perfect of summer evenings to celebrate the ending of another fine Edinburgh International Festival. Entering the Gardens from the St Cuthbert's Steps, the audience seemed larger than it has ever been. Regulars had been arriving in good time to get a view from the grassy slope that is not interrupted by trees. This year more than ever; many were having to watch through the branches. But there was an eager expectation and only slight frustration of a seven minute delay in the start of the concert.