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

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EdinburghSøndergård conducts The Firebird (Edinburgh)

Rooke, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Bruno Delepelaire

EdinburghSøndergård conducts Dvořák Nine (Edinburgh)World premiere

Rautavaara, Glanert, Dvořák
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Midori

EdinburghSchønwandt Conducts Scheherazade (Edinburgh)

Strauss R., Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Michael Schønwandt; Kirill Gerstein

EdinburghSøndergård Conducts Sibelius Two (Edinburgh)

Sørensen, Berlioz, Sibelius
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Catriona Morison

EdinburghKim Plays Brahms Piano Concerto no.1 (Edinburgh)

Wagner, Thorvaldsdottir, Sibelius, Brahms
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Eva Ollikainen; Sunwook Kim

EdinburghChan Conducts The Nutcracker (Edinburgh)

Ravel, Tchaikovsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Elim Chan; Bertrand Chamayou; RSNO Junior Chorus
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Lionel Bringuier leaps in to help Scottish Chamber Orchestra close EIF

The EIF finale brings a Covid-related cancellation, but French conductor Lionel Bringuier replaces Kazushi Ono to help the SCO close the festival in style. 

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EIF closes in style with a terrific Ariadne auf Naxos

Memorable role debuts from Dorothea Röschmann, David Butt Philip and Catriona Morison make Ariadne auf Naxos with the RSNO and Lothar Koenigs a night to savour.

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Renée Fleming brings star power to Edinburgh

The American diva dazzles with plenty of star power, but shows she still has a remarkable power to communicate.
****1
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Devilish downpour cannot dampen The Soldier's Tale at the EIF

Rarely has so distinguished a group been assembled to give this work live; it would have shone as a highlight even in a normal year of visiting foreign ensembles and performers.
*****
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Mariam Batsashvili gives stunning display of pianism in her EIF debut

You don’t get to win the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition by being a shrinking violet. Mariam Batsashvili demonstrates fistfuls of chords in Edinburgh. 

****1
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Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO lift the spirits at the EIF

An entertaining assortment of vignettes from Ibert, Martinů and Richard Strauss made for a delightful summer evening of music.

****1
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