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Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Catriona Morison & Simon Lepper
Works by Brahms
Works by Schumann
Works by Mahler
Catriona Morison, Mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper, Piano

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Hansel & Gretel
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel (Concert performance)
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Elizabeth DeShong, Hänsel
Laura Wilde, Gretel
Okka von der Damerau, Gertrude / Mother
Tomasz Konieczny, Peter / Father
Thomas Blondelle, Witch
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Aug 16, 17, 18 mat, eve, 19 mat
Edinburgh International Festival

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

The Beggar's Opera
Gay, The Beggar's Opera
William Christie, Conductor
Robert Carsen, Director
James Brandily, Set Designer
Petra Reinhardt, Costume Designer

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Robert Levin
Mozart, Piano Piece in C major (Fragment, comp by Robert Levin)
Mozart, Four Preludes K284a (formerly Capriccio in C major K395)
Mozart, Piano Sonata in B flat major, "Linz", K333 (K315c)
Mozart, Piano Sonata in E flat major, K282 (K189g)
Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384: overture
Mozart, Piano Sonata in C major, K330 (K300h)
Robert Levin, Fortepiano

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Strauss R., Orchestral Songs
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 6 in E flat minor, Op.111
Lise Davidsen, Soprano
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Aug 17 mat, eve, eve, 18, eve, eve

Edinburgh international Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Works by Meredith
Scottish Ensemble
Eleanor Meredith, Visual artist

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & David Meier
Tartini, Sonata in G minor "The Devil's Trill" for violin and string ensemble
Schumann, Märchenbilder for viola and piano, Op.113
Barratt-Due, Correspondences (World première)
Franck, Violin Sonata in A major
Schubert, Ave Maria (originally Ellens Gesang III), D.839
Ysaÿe, Caprice – Étude en forme de valse
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Viola
David Meier, Piano

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky, Funeral Song, Op.5
Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 orig version)
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra 1
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Robin Ticciati, Conductor
Sat 18 Aug at 22:00

St Patrick's Church, Edinburgh

Faure Requiem
Fauré, Requiem, Op.48
St Andrew Camerata

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Robin Ticciati, Conductor

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Obukhov, Révélation
Obukhov, Création d'or
Scriabin, Désir for piano, Op.57 no.1
Scriabin, Caresse dansée for piano, Op.57 no.2
Scriabin, Poème-Nocturne Op.61
Debussy, Études: selection
Chopin, Nocturne no. 18 in E major, Op.62 no.2
Messiaen, Le loriot
Chopin, Nocturne no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.9 no.1
Messiaen, Catalogue d'oiseaux: L'alouette-lulu, no.6
Chopin, Nocturne no. 14 in F sharp minor, Op.48 no.2
Messiaen, L’alouette calandrelle
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Colburn Orchestra
Salonen, Nyx
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op.14
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Simone Porter, Violin
The Colburn Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, Conductor
Tue 21 Aug at 20:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Dvořák's Requiem
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Dvořák, Requiem, Op.89
Kateřina Kněžíková, Soprano
Elisabeth Kulman, Mezzo-soprano
Pavel Černoch, Tenor
Jan Martiník, Bass
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles
Schubert, Mignon Lieder
Schumann, Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42
Beethoven, Songs
Wolf, Mignon Lieder
Wolf, Mörike Lieder: no. 7 Das verlassene Mägdlein
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Roger Vignoles, Piano
Tue 21 Aug at 19:30

St Vincent's Chapel, Edinburgh

Childhood Perfumes - A Piano recital
Aug 22 mat, 23 mat

St Mark's Unitarian Church, Edinburgh

Classical Brazilian Piano
Nepomuceno, Suite Antique, Op.11
Emmanuel Garnier, Piano

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Pavel Haas Quartet
Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op.108
Schubert, String Quartet no. 13 "Rosamunde" in A minor, D.804
Ravel, String Quartet in F major
Pavel Haas Quartet

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Des canyons aux étoiles...
Messiaen, Des Canyons aux étoiles
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher, Conductor
Wed 22 Aug at 19:30

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Esther – The First English Oratorio
Handel, Esther, HWV 50a
Peter Keenan, Conductor
Opera dei Lumi
Wed 22 Aug at 22:00

Old St Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

The Secret Exit
Laitman, The Secret Exit
Vaughan Williams, 3 Vocalises for soprano and clarinet
Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel
Sally Carr, Soprano
Calum Robertson, Clarinet

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

James Ehnes & Steven Osborne
Brahms, Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor, Op.108
Prokofiev, Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor, Op.80
Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor
Prokofiev, Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op.35bis
Ravel, Tzigane, for violin and piano
James Ehnes, Violin
Steven Osborne, Piano

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

La Cenerentola
Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Opéra de Lyon
Stefano Montanari, Conductor
Stefan Herheim, Director
Daniel Unger, Set Designer
Esther Bialas, Costume Designer
Michèle Losier, Angelina (Cinderella)
Taylor Stayton, Don Ramiro
Nikolay Borchev, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Renato Girolami, Don Magnifico
Clara Meloni, Clorinda
Katherine Aitken, Tisbe
Simone Alberghini, Alidoro
Choeurs de l'Opéra de Lyon
Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich
Brahms, Sonata for 2 pianos in F minor, Op.34b
Messiaen, Visions de l'amen, for two pianos
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1
Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite (1919)
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F major
Schumann, Symphony no. 2 in C major, Op.61
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble
Bernstein, Piano Trio
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Copland, Variations for piano
Bernstein, Arias and Barcarolles
J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-soprano
Jacques Imbrailo, Baritone
James Baillieu, Piano
Philip Moore, Piano
Hebrides Ensemble

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2
Berio, John Corigliano & John Williams, Bernstein Birthday Bouquet
Bernstein, Serenade after Plato's "Symposium", for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussion
Bernstein, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Bernstein, On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Mahler's Eighth Symphony
Mahler, Symphony no. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
National Girls Choir NYCoS
Lise Lindstrom, Soprano
Ida Falk Winland, Soprano
Hanna Husáhr, Soprano
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Contralto
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Christopher Maltman, Baritone
Shenyang, Bass-baritone
Fri 14 Sep at 19:30

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

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Works by Biber
Works by Handel
Works by Cage
Works by Oliveros
Works by Glass
Works by Shaw
Scottish Ensemble
Sun 23 Sep at 15:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in Edinburgh
‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in Edinburgh
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Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Thomas, Brio
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein, Songfest
Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor
Nadine Sierra, Soprano
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-soprano
Michèle Losier, Mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, Tenor
Nmon Ford, Baritone
Musa Ngqungwana, Bass
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Thu 27 Sep at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Vilde Frang plays Beethoven Violin Concerto
Nielsen, Helios, overture, Op.17
Sibelius, Symphony no. 3 in C major, Op.52
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Vilde Frang, Violin
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Enrique Mazzola, Conductor
Sat 29 Sep at 19:30

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Bach, Double Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV1043
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op.8 no. 1-4 (The Four Seasons)
Piazzolla, 4 Estaciones portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires)
London Concertante
Thu 4 Oct at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

François Leleux plays Haydn Oboe Concerto
Haydn, Symphony no. 82 in C major "The Bear”
Haydn, Oboe Concerto in C major, Hob VIIg:C1
Schubert, German Dances (arr. Webern)
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B flat major, Op.56a
François Leleux, Oboe, Conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Fri 5 Oct at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård conducts Mahler Five
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Wennäkoski, Flounce (Scottish premiere)
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
Tue 9 Oct at 19:30

St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Chamber Notes
Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Adams, The Wind in High Places
Matthew Hunt, Clarinet
Scottish Ensemble
Thu 11 Oct at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Haydn's Season with SCO Chorus
Haydn, The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten) Hob XXI:3
Andrew Staples, Tenor
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Neal Davies, Bass
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, Conductor
Fri 12 Oct at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård Conducts Rachmaninov One
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Grieg, Peer Gynt (Selection)
Ravel, Shéhérazade
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 1 in D minor, Op.13
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Catriona Morison, Mezzo-soprano
Fri 19 Oct at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The Three-Cornered Hat
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Ortiz, Hominum (Scottish première)
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Ana Gabriella Schwedhelm, Soprano
Thu 25 Oct at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Beethoven, Grieg and McLeod
Grieg, Holberg Suite for String Orchestra, Op.40
McLeod, Viola Concerto, “Nordic Fire” (World première)
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 (arr. Swensen)
Jane Atkins, Viola
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Joseph Swensen, Conductor
Sat 27 Oct at 14:00

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

The Sixteen: Choral Workshop
The Sixteen: Choral Workshop
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Sat 27 Oct at 19:30

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
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Britten, Hymn to the Virgin
Cornysh II, My love she mourn'th for me
Britten, Hymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27b
Cornysh II, Salve regina
Britten, Advance Democracy
Cornysh II, Ave Maria, mater dei
Cornysh II, Woefully Arrayed
Cornysh II, Ah, Robin, gentle Robin
Britten, Sacred and Profane for five voices, Op.91
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor
Sun 28 Oct at 15:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tonkünstler Orchestra in Edinburgh
Bernstein, On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Angela Hewitt, Piano
Tonkünstler Orchestra
Yutaka Sado, Conductor
Thu 1 Nov at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Mozart with Bezuidenhout
Bach C.P.E., Symphony in E flat major, Wq 183/2
Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K201 (K186a)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K491
Mozart, Rondo in A major for piano and orchestra, K386
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano, Conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Fri 2 Nov at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Chan Conducts Rachmaninov
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Dukas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, Op.21
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Elim Chan, Conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Thu 8 Nov at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Altstaedt plays Schumann Cello Concerto
Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Suckling, Meditation (after Donne) (World première)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93
Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello, Conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nov 09, 11 mat, 15, 17

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Rumon Gamba, Conductor
Matthew Richardson, Director
Jon Morrell, Set Designer
Aris Argiris, Rigoletto
Lina Johnson, Gilda
Adam Smith, The Duke of Mantua
David Shipley, Sparafucile
Sioned Gwen Davies, Maddalena
Bethan Langford, Giovanna
Dingle Yandell, Count Ceprano
Lucy Anderson, Countess Ceprano
Aled Hall, Borsa
Stephen Gadd, Monterone
Alexey Gusev, Marullo
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Scottish Opera Chorus
Fri 9 Nov at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård Conducts Poulenc's Gloria
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Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical", Op.25
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Johnston, All Those Men Who Marched Away
Poulenc, Gloria
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
Elin Rombo, Soprano
RSNO Chorus
Glasgow Cambiata
Sat 10 Nov at 19:30

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Bach Violin Concertos
Bach Violin Concertos
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Mozart, Divertimento in F, "Salzburg Symphony no. 3", K138 (K125c)
Albinoni, Concerto in D minor for oboe, Op.9 no.2
Bach, Concerto for oboe, violin and string orchestra in C minor, BWV1060R
Mozart, Quartet in F for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, K370 (K368b)
Bach, Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042
London Concertante
Fri 16 Nov at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary Concert
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Goldsmith, Theme music from Alien
Bernstein, Film Music from To Kill A Mockingbird
North, Theme from Spartacus: Suite
Djawadi, Game of Thrones
Silvestri, Theme from Back to the Future
Davis, Film music from The Matrix
Silvestri, Film music from The Abyss
Fiedel, Terminator 2: Main Title
Jones, Film music from Last of the Mohicans
Arnold, Theme from Stargate
Diego Navarro, Conductor
Sara Andon, Flute
RSNO Chorus
Sun 18 Nov at 16:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sunday Classics: War Horse
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Sutton, Music for War Horse