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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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December 2018
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Handel: Messiah
John Butt; Dunedin Consort

EdinburghViennese Christmas by Candlelight

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Strauss II, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Schubert
London Concertante

EdinburghChristmas Concert

Blake: The Snowman
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Matthew Hamilton; RSNO Chorus; RSNO Junior Chorus; Jamie MacDougall

EdinburghSci-Fi Spectacular!

North, Williams, Horner, Goldsmith
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Anthony Weeden; Tom Redmond

EdinburghAnthropoceneWorld première

MacRae: Anthropocene
Stuart Stratford; Matthew Richardson; Scottish Opera; Samal Blak; Jennifer France; Jeni Bern; Stephen Gadd

EdinburghSøndergård Conducts Bruckner Four

Mahler, Bruckner
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård
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Seasonal joy from Ludus Baroque at Greyfriars Kirk

Ludus Baroque © Andy Staples
Edinburgh’s Ludus Baroque joined by the Marian Consort bring seasonal joy and Baroque warmth in a complete performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
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Scottish Ballet's Cinderella lights up Edinburgh

Roses in Scottish Ballet's Cinderella © Andy Ross
A welcome revival of Christopher Hampson's imaginative reworking of this perennial fairy tale 
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McFall’s Chamber: Warsaw’s Tango and Afterwards

Wojtek the Bear © David Smythe
McFall’s Chamber’s bittersweet programme of Polish music referenced Tango in Warsaw, exploring the avant-garde of Grażyna Bacewicz and early and late Penderecki
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Knockout playing from the Tonkünstler in Edinburgh

The Tonkünstler in Usher Hall © Ute van der Sanden
This concert at Usher Hall delivered extraordinary playing, in repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Bernstein and Sibelius.
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Bourne’s Swan lake revival will have audiences flocking to it

© Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was controversial twenty-three years ago. These days it seems pretty tame - but the swans aren't!
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Wonderful choral singing in Edinburgh's Mahler 8

Daniel Harding © Aly Wright
A superb choral performance and some memorable solo moments bring Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" to life, even if the sheer energy of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra turns frantic at times.
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