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Oct 16, 17, 18 mat, eve, 19, 20 mat, eve

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

New Adventures: Swan Lake (The Legend Returns)
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (Matthew Bourne)
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
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
Fri 19 Oct at 19:30

St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Armonico Tributo
Armonico Tributo
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Francesco, Navara, Sinfonia à 5 in C major
Muffat, Armonico Tributo: Concerto Grosso no. 1 in D major
Biber, Sonata Representativa
Rosenmüller, Sonata da Camera: Sinfonia sesta
Biber, Balletti Lamentabile á 4
Muffat, Armonico Tributo: Sonata no. 5 in G major
Dunedin Consort
Sat 20 Oct at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Music from Mexico
Mr McFall's Chamber
Jamie MacDougall, Tenor
Thu 25 Oct at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Beethoven, Grieg and McLeod
Grieg, Holberg Suite, 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 19:30

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
Sat 3 Nov at 19:30

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

For the Fallen
Rossi, Voices of Remembrance
Duruflé, Requiem
Edinburgh Bach Choir and Orchestra
Sat 3 Nov at 19:30

St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Singers: Agnus Dei
Barber, Agnus Dei, (transcr. from Adagio for strings), Op.11
Tavener, Mother of God: Here I stand
Schnittke, O, Master of all living things, from Concerto for Choir
Duruflé, Quatre motets de Séverac – Tantum ergo
Tavener, Funeral Ikos
Tippett, A Child of our Time: Five negro spirituals
The Edinburgh Singers
Tue 6 Nov at 13:10

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

© Rama Knight
Madeleine Mitchell & Nigel Clayton perform Scottish & American music, Edinburgh
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Beach, Romance for violin and piano, Op.23
McLeod, Another Time, Another Place - Three Interludes for violin & piano
Copland, Nocturne
MacMillan, Kiss on Wood (written for Madeleine Mitchell for volin & piano)
Osborne, Taw-Raw (for solo violin, for Madeleine Mitchell)
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Madeleine Mitchell, Violin
Nigel Clayton, 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
Thu 15 Nov at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Music from Poland
Works by Bacewicz
Works by Penderecki
Works by Gold
Works by Petersburski
Works by Wiehler
Works by Gordon
Works by Ferszko
Works by Krupinski
Mr McFall's Chamber
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin
Simon Smith, Piano
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
Thu 22 Nov at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Chamayou plays Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4
Mendelssohn, The Fair Melusina, overture in F major, Op.32
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120 (1851 version)
Bertrand Chamayou, Piano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor
Fri 23 Nov at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra
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Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34
Winner of RSNO Composers' Hub 17:18, New work (world première)
Poulenc, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor, Op.61
Carpenter, Ghost Songs (world première)
Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Christina Naughton, Piano
Michelle Naughton, Piano
RSNO Junior Chorus
Thu 29 Nov at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Tales of Mendelssohn I: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music, Op.61
Mendelssohn, Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Op.60 (The First Walpurgis Night)
Hilary Summers, Contralto
Huw Montague Rendall, Baritone
Martin Mitterrutzner, Tenor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus
Laurence Equilbey, Conductor
Fri 30 Nov at 19:30

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

The Golden Age
The Golden Age
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Victoria, Missa, O Magnum Mysterium
Johnson, Ave Dei patris filia
MacMillan, Strathclyde Motets
Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium
Peebles, Si quis diligit me
Dunedin Consort
Ben Parry, Director
Fri 30 Nov at 19:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Anne-Sophie Mutter in Concert
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Penderecki, Violin Concerto no. 2 "Metamorphosen"
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Krzysztof Penderecki, Conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Tue 4 Dec at 19:30

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Musica Adventus: Concerts by candlelight
Works by Vivaldi
Works by Bach
Works by Corelli
Works by Vasks
Works by Holst
Scottish Ensemble
Sean Shibe, Guitar
Thu 6 Dec at 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Tales of Mendelssohn II: Symphony no. 1
Rossini, L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): overture
Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite no. 1
Mendelssohn, Concert piece no. 1 in F minor, for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra, Op.113
Mendelssohn, Concert piece no. 2 in D minor, for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra , Op.114
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.11
Maximiliano Martín, Clarinet
William Stafford, Clarinet
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Fri 7 Dec at 19:30

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Vivaldi, Trio Sonata in D minor Op.1 no. 12 RV 63 "La follia”
Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Handel, Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6 No.7, HWV 325
Bach, Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione: Violin Concerto in F major, Op.8 no. 3, RV 293 "L'autunno” (Autumn)
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op.8 no. 4, RV 297 "L'inverno" (Winter)
London Concertante
Dec 08 mat, eve, 09 mat, 12, 13 mat, eve, 14 mat, eve, 15 mat, eve, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, 27, 28 mat, eve, 29 mat, eve, 30 mat

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella
Cinderella (Enrico Cecchetti, Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa)
Scottish Ballet
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 19:30

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Musical Cosmopolitans
Works by Mozart
Works by Piazzolla
Cyril Garac, Violin
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

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 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
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 Zigmantaite, 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