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

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EdinburghScheherazade

Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Rimsky-Korsakov
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Aleksei Kiseliov

EdinburghOundjian conducts Brahms' Requiem

Fauré, Dvořák, Brahms
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Augustin Hadelich; Sarah-Jane Brandon; Roderick Williams; RSNO Chorus

EdinburghKozhukhin Plays Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov; Denis Kozhukhin

EdinburghMendelssohn Violin Concerto

Schumann, Mendelssohn
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Sir Roger Norrington; Esther Yoo

EdinburghTchaikovsky Five

Herrmann, Korngold, Tchaikovsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; John Storgårds; Baiba Skride

EdinburghRSNO Christmas Concert

Blake: The Snowman
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Christopher Bell; RSNO Chorus; RSNO Junior Chorus
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Gomez steps in late for Russian Revolution programme

José Luis Gomez saves the day for the RSNO at Usher Hall. 
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Arvo Pärt’s Angel Music: poignant performances from the Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point

What is it about Arvo Pärt’s ‘Angel Music’ that appeals to the dying? Vanishing Point’s theatre and Scottish Ensemble’s playing combine to produce a thoughtful and poignant performance.  
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RSNO gives Wolfgang Rihm première

Rihm is probably Germany’s most famous living composer, and he has a reputation for cerebral intellectualism in his music. That’s admirable, but it doesn’t make him approachable. 
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Songful Schumann from Sir Roger Norrington and the RSNO

Norrington's Schumann cycle with the RSNO begins convincingly.
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James Ehnes excels in Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Ehnes excels in Beethoven, and Gardner draws lovely tone from the RNSO.
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Delightful Dvořák from Ticciati and the SCO in Usher Hall

Robin Ticciati's final season with the SCO begins with some promising Dvořák. 
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