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Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella
Cinderella (Christopher Hampson)
Scottish Ballet
Sophie Martin, Dancer
Barnaby Rook, Dancer
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Tales of Mendelssohn III: Mendelssohn and Bach
Mendelssohn, Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Bach, Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042
Webern, Fuga (2. Ricercata) a 6 voci aus "Das Musikalische Opfer"
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 5 in D, "Reformation", Op.107
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Fri 14 Dec at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård Conducts The Nutcracker
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Prokofiev, Winter Bonfire, Op.122
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: excerpts
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Johannes Moser, Cello
RSNO Junior Chorus
Fri 14 Dec at 19:30

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
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Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Strauss II, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op.214
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: waltz
Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 5 in F sharp minor
Schubert, Rondo for violin and string orchestra in A major, D.438
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
London Concertante
Fri 14 Dec at 19:00

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Christmas Oratorio
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248
Ludus Baroque
The Marian Consort
Richard Neville-Towle, Conductor
Fri 14 Dec at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Musical Cosmopolitans
Works by Mozart
Works by Piazzolla
Cyril Garac, Violin
Sun 16 Dec at 16:00

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

An Opera Singer, Piano Duo and a Ballerina, A Classical Music Banquet for Christmas
Schumann, Kinderszenen, Op.15: Auszüge (Paulius)
Schumann, Dichterliebe, Op.48 (Alexey)
Rachmaninov, Melodie in E major for piano, Op.3 no.3 (Paulius)
Rachmaninov, All was taken from me, (Vsjo otnjal u menja), Op.26 no.2 (Alexey)
Chopin, Polonaise no. 6 in A flat major, "Heroic," Op.53 (Paulius)
Rachmaninov, Christ is risen, Op.26 no.6 (Alexey)
Leoncavallo, Zaza: Cascart's aria (Alexey)
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 1 in C major, Op.46 no.1 (Paulius & Egle)
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 2 in E minor, Op.46 no.2 (Paulius & Egle)
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Largo al Factotum (Alexey)
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: excerpts (Paulius, Egle and Polina)
Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: Robert's aria (Alexey)
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Kogda bï zhizn domashnim krugom (Onegin's aria) (Alexey)
Traditional Russian, Kalinka (Alexey)
Traditional Russian, Dark Eyes (Alexey)
Alexey Gusev, Baritone
Paulius Rudokas, Piano
Egle Sarmaviciute, Piano
Polina Shakhanova
Mon 17 Dec at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Free Charity Christmas Concert
Sibelius, Karelia Suite for orchestra, Op.11
Schubert, Rosamunde, D797: overture
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Beethoven, Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21
Elgar, The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 for orchestra, Op.1b
Arnold, Little Suite no. 1, Op.53
Wed 19 Dec at 19:00

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Dunedin Consort
John Butt, Director
Thu 20 Dec at 19:30

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

SCO Chorus Christmas Concert
Works by Rachmaninov
Works by Tchaikovsky
Works by Grieg
Works by Tavener
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Gregory Batsleer, Choirmaster / chorus director
Fri 21 Dec at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Christmas Concert
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Blake, The Snowman
Matthew Hamilton, Conductor
RSNO Chorus
RSNO Junior Chorus
Jamie MacDougall, Presenter
Fri 21 Dec at 19:30

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
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Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Strauss II, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op.214
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: waltz
Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 5 in F sharp minor
Schubert, Rondo for violin and string orchestra in A major, D.438
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
London Concertante
Tue 1 Jan 2019 at 15:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

New Year Gala Concert
Smetana, The Bartered Bride: overture
Smetana, Bartered Bride, The: Bohemian Dances
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 5 in A major, Op.46 no.5
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 15 in C major, Op.72 no.7
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
Strauss I, Radetzky March, Op.228
Strauss II, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op.214
Stephanie Gonley, Violin
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Duncan Ward, Conductor
Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Mozart Horn Concerto no. 4
Mozart, Symphony no. 31 in D major, K297 (K300a) "Paris”
Mozart, Sinfonia in G "Neue Lambacher"
Mozart, Adagio and Fugue in D major, K291
Mozart, Horn Concerto no. 4 in E flat major, K495
Bach J. C., Amadis de Gaule: suite
Mozart, Idomeneo, rè di Creta, K366: Ballet
Alec Frank-Gemmill, French horn
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Reinhard Goebel, Conductor
Fri 25 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sci-Fi Spectacular!
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North, Film music from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Williams, Film music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Horner, Theme from Avatar
Goldsmith, Theme music from Alien
Williams, Film music from Star Wars
Goldsmith, Film Music from Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Anthony Weeden, Conductor
Tom Redmond, Presenter
2019 Jan 31, Feb 02

King's Theatre, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Anthropocene
Anthropocene
World première
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MacRae, Anthropocene
Stuart Stratford, Conductor
Matthew Richardson, Director
Samal Blak, Set Designer
Jennifer France, Ice
Jeni Bern, Professor Prentice
Stephen Gadd, Charles
Benedict Nelson, Miles
Mark Le Brocq, Harry King
Paul Whelan, Captain Ross
Anthony Gregory, Vasco
Laura Zigmintaitė, Daisy
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Scottish Opera Chorus
Thu 31 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Les Nuits d’Eté with Carolyn Sampson
Gounod, Petite Symphonie for wind instruments
Debussy, Petite Suite (arr Büsser)
Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane
Tanguy, Incanto
Berlioz, Les Nuits d'été, Op.7
Carolyn Sampson, Soprano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
François Leleux, Conductor
Fri 1 Feb 2019 at 18:00

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Scottish Opera: National Opera Studio
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The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Fri 1 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård Conducts Bruckner Four
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Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major: Adagio
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Sun 3 Feb 2019 at 15:00

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Chamber Sunday with François Leleux
Prokofiev, Quintet in G minor, Op.39
Rossini, Quartet
Mozart, Quartet in F for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, K370 (K368b)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
Fri 8 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård and Benedetti
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Adès, Powder Her Face: dances
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Marsalis, Violin Concerto (Scottish première)
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Sun 10 Feb 2019 at 15:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Composer Roots: Mahler 1
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Bernstein, Candide: overture
Bloch, Schelomo, Hebrew Rhapsody for cello
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Jian Wang, Cello
Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor
Tue 12 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Babel
Montero, Babel
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony in A flat major (arr of String Quartet no. 10), Op.118a
Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus
Vasks, Viatore
Scottish Ensemble
Gabriela Montero, Piano
Fri 15 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet
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Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: Suite no. 1, Op.64bis
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: Suite no. 2, Op.64ter
Elim Chan, Conductor
Lukáš Vondrácek, Piano
2019 Feb 15 mat, Mar 10 mat

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Continental Drift
Keyvan Chemirani, Percussion
Bijan Chemirani, Percussion
Sokratis Sinopoulos, Kemenche
Scottish Ensemble
Thu 21 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Sir James MacMillan 60th Birthday Concert
Pärt, Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
MacMillan, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
MacMillan, Seven Last Words from the Cross
Colin Currie, Percussion
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir James MacMillan, Conductor
Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Norrington Conducts Schumann
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Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major, K218
Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major 'Rhenish', Op.97
Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor
Francesca Dego, Violin
Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Francesco Piemontesi plays Mozart
Stravinsky, Concerto in D for Strings
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 19 in F, K459
Stenhammar, Serenade in F major, Op.31
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Manze, Conductor
Fri 1 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Dvorák's New World Symphony
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Mathias, Requiescat
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Gilbert Varga, Conductor
Kristóf Baráti, Violin
Thu 7 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Brilliance of the Baroque with Richard Egarr
Purcell, The Fairy Queen Z 629: excerpts
Handel, Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.3 No.1, HWV 312
Handel, Semele, HWV 58: Excerpts
Handel, Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
Carolyn Sampson, Soprano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Richard Egarr, Director
Fri 8 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Carmina Burana
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Orff, Carmina Burana
Kensho Watanabe, Conductor
Can Çakmur, Piano
Fflur Wyn, Soprano
Adrian Dwyer, Tenor
Stephen Gadd, Baritone
RSNO Chorus
RSNO Junior Chorus
2019 Mar 13, 14 mat, eve, 15, 16 mat, eve

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (David Bintley)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Thu 14 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Swensen conducts Sibelius Symphony nos. 6 & 7
Beethoven, Coriolan overture, Op.62
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Sibelius, Symphony no. 6 in D minor, Op.104
Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Paul Lewis, Piano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Joseph Swensen, Conductor
Fri 15 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The Music of Harry Potter
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Williams, Film music from Harry Potter
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
2019 Mar 21, 23

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Káťa Kabanová
Káťa Kabanová
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Janáček, Káťa Kabanová
Stuart Stratford, Conductor
Stephen Lawless, Director
Leslie Travers, Set Designer
Laura Wilde, Káťa
Ric Furman, Boris
Patricia Bardon, Kabanicha
Samuel Sakker, Tichon
Brian Bannatyne-Scott, Dikój
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Kudrjaš
Hanna Hipp, Varvara
Alexey Gusev, Kuligin
Bethan Langford, Glaša
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Scottish Opera Chorus
Thu 21 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Pekka Kuusisto directs Ravel and Haydn
Bartók, Soldier Song
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Cello
Messiaen, L'Abîme des Oiseaux, for clarinet solo
Crumb, Black Angels: God-Music
Biber, Battalia, for strings and continuo
Haydn, Symphony no. 45 in F sharp minor "Farewell”
Pekka Kuusisto, Violin, Conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin
Maximiliano Martín, Clarinet
Philip Higham, Cello
Fri 22 Mar 2019 at 19:30

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV 497
Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Telemann, Oboe Concerto in C minor
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op.8 no. 1-4 (The Four Seasons)
London Concertante
Fri 22 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård Conducts Prokofiev
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Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Olga Kern, Piano
Sun 24 Mar 2019 at 15:00

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Chamber Sunday with SCO Strings
Dvořák, String Quintet no. 2 in G major, Op.77
Bartók, 6 Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56
Strauss R., Metamorphosen
Strings Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Thu 28 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Three Serenades with François Leleux
Wolf, Italian Serenade
Dvořák, Serenade for Wind in D minor, Op.44
Brahms, Serenade no. 1 in D major for Large Orchestra, Op.11
François Leleux, Oboe, Conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Thu 4 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Benedetti plays Mozart
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Clyne, Within her Arms
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major "Turkish", K219
Nicola Benedetti, Violin, Director
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin, Director
Thu 11 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Chamayou plays Ravel Piano Concerto
Ginastera, Variations concertantes
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Beethoven, Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60
Bertrand Chamayou, Piano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Josep Pons, Conductor
Fri 12 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert
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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Elim Chan, Conductor
Steven Osborne, Piano
NYOS Symphony Orchestra
Tue 16 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Silvano (concert performance)
Silvano (concert performance)
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Mascagni, Silvano (in concert)
Stuart Stratford, Conductor
Emma Bell, Matilde
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Scottish Opera Chorus
Thu 25 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Hardenberger plays Haydn and Gruber
Schulhoff, Serenade Op.18
Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob VIIe:1
Gruber, Busking for trumpet, accordion, banjo and string orchestra
Beethoven, Twelve contredanses for orchestra, WoO 14
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds, Conductor
Fri 26 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The Music of John Williams
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Williams, Film music from Schindler's List
Williams, Film music from Jurassic Park
Williams, Film music from E.T.
Williams, Film music from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Williams, Film music from Memoirs of a Geisha
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
Johannes Moser, Cello
Fri 26 Apr 2019 at 20:00

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Bach, Double Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV1043
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op.8 no. 1-4 (The Four Seasons)
London Concertante
Thu 2 May 2019 at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Jonathan Dove Accordion Concerto
Mozart, Symphony no. 34 in C major, K338
Dove, Accordion Concerto (World première)
Ligeti, Concert Românesc
Haydn, Symphony no. 90 in C major
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin
Murray Owen, Accordion
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Clemens Schuldt, Conductor
Fri 3 May 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Beethoven Five
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Beethoven, Coriolan overture, Op.62
Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299 (K297c)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Nathalie Stutzmann, Conductor
Katherine Bryan, Flute
Pippa Tunnell, Harp
Thu 9 May 2019 at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique & Fauré Requiem
Fauré, Requiem, Op.48
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Rudolf Rosen, Bass-baritone
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor