Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Mahler Symphony No 4 in G major. Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Mozart Symphony No 35 in D – Haffner. Elizabeth Roberts soprano. Neil Mantle conductor. Hear these exciting works live as they happen performed by our ninety musicians – there is no substitute. 

Scottish Music Old and New

Scottish Music Old and New

The Whistlebinkies' rich blending of the tones and rhythms of fiddles, flute, concertina, clarsach, lowland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, doublebass and percussion has captivated audiences from the USA to China... 

A Shakespeare Song

A Shakespeare Song

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based, ten-voiced, a cappella ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, return for their annual Fringe performance. With a programme of part-songs inspired by Shakespeare including music by Vaughan Williams, Mäntyjärvi, Chilcott, and John Rutter. 

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

Susan McNaught (soprano), Taylor Wilson (mezzo) and Robert Melling (pianist) present a recital of beautiful German lieder including the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss and Frauenliebe und Leben by Robert Schumann... 

A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

Caritas Strings from George Watson's College are returning to Canongate Kirk with a programme which spans three centuries; from Vivaldi's Winter from The Four Seasons to Warlock's Capriol Suite. 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday today, culminating with his choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. Cadenza, one of Scotland’s foremost ensembles, sets the mood with Elgar’s magnificent Lux Aeterna, Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater and Trois Chansons by Debussy... 

Falstaff

Falstaff

Scotland’s professional touring company returns with Verdi’s comic masterpiece. Based on Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff is as energetic and exciting musically as it is dramatically... 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano music of Erik Satie. Peter Bream (piano). Prélude en Tapisserie, Four Préludes, Three Véritables Préludes Flasques (pour un chien), Four Ogives. 'Zen-like calm... takes us to another world... 

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra will perform works by Holst (The Planets Suite), Khachaturian, and Weber conducted by Mr Allan Young – with soloists Shona Rae (bassoon), Sophie Chisholm (xylophone) and Jess McFarlane (trumpet) and guest conductor Sam McLellan... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Hear the internationally renowned recitalist Maurice Clerc on the magnificent St Giles’ Rieger organ with a programme full of French virtuosity, including Franck's Chorale No 3, Langlais' Suite Médiévale, and Tournemire's Victimae Paschali Laudes. 

Esther – The First English Oratorio

Esther – The First English Oratorio

Steadily establishing a reputation as specialists in music from the Enlightenment era, Opera dei Lumi return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a rare performance of the very first English oratorio: Handel's masterpiece Esther... 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

The French and Italian styles compared and contrasted by Francois Couperin, JS Bach and Telemann. Anthony Robson and Gerry McDonald (oboe and recorder) and John Kitchen playing the 1755 Baillon Harpsichord. 

Bach, Brahms, Leighton and Danse Macabre

Bach, Brahms, Leighton and Danse Macabre

Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) perform sonatas by JS Bach, Brahms and Kenneth Leighton and the ever-popular Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens. Following on from their Complete Beethoven Sonatas... 

Violetta

Violetta

Opera Allegra adapts Verdi's popular opera La Traviata into a chamber version for just four voices and piano – but with a contemporary twist. The swoon tunes and the two lovers, Violetta Valery (soprano) and Alfredo Germont (tenor), remain the same but their future is determined by her Fate (baritone) and his Mother (mezzo-soprano)... 

Shakespeare Catalysts

Shakespeare Catalysts

'Abide the change of time', Cymbeline II:4. Multi award-winning Edinburgh company (Gobland for the Goblins! ***** (Families Edinburgh), Women of the Mourning Fields **** (FringeGuru... 

The Soldier's Tale

The Soldier's Tale

David Corkhill and the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble reunite for a special centenary performance of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. Rachael Liddell narrates what will be a special performance. 

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

Marion Lees McPherson will spend an afternoon in Stockbridge Church with her annual organ recital of music by Bach, Schumann and Brahms. Full information available at stockbridgechurch... 

Rachmaninov Vespers

Rachmaninov Vespers

The highly acclaimed Rock Festival Choir (Alnwick’s a cappella Chamber Choir) under its director Peter Brown come to the Fringe for the first time to sing Rachmaninoff's wonderfully rich All-Night Vigil (more commonly known as the Vespers) in the fantastic acoustic of two of Edinburgh's oldest kirks – Greyfriars and Canongate... 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear... 

The Orchestra of the Canongait

The Orchestra of the Canongait

Technically brilliant, thrillingly passionate and globally in demand, Finnish violin soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny is 'a real and true musician... and plays at white heat' (Jessica Duchen)... 

Rachmaninov Vespers

Rachmaninov Vespers

The highly acclaimed Rock Festival Choir (Alnwick’s a cappella Chamber Choir) under its director Peter Brown come to the Fringe for the first time to sing Rachmaninoff's wonderfully rich All-Night Vigil (more commonly known as the Vespers) in the fantastic acoustic of two of Edinburgh's oldest kirks – Greyfriars and Canongate... 

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

Music by 17th-century composer John Dowland for lute, soprano and viol. Lutenist Gordon Ferries, playing a copy of 1693 Sixtus Rauwold lute made by Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet, is joined by soprano Carla Chiappa and violist Mark Summers. 

Bach: Young at Heart

Bach: Young at Heart

A programme that includes some of Bach's earliest organ music as well as pieces that are decidedly youthful in spirit including the Prelude and Fugue in D and the Partita on Christ, der du bist der helle Tag... 

Rolling in the Barrel

Rolling in the Barrel

Sackbuts and theorbos meet fiddles at teatime(!) for a razzle-dazzle, slide-slipping, bow-slapping musical frolic. Bothy-ballad champion Shona Donaldson joins international early musicians Emily White, Morag Johnston and Fernando Olivas... 

España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain – Classical and Flamenco Guitar

España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain – Classical and Flamenco Guitar

Internationally acclaimed 10-string guitarist Matthew Fagan combines musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate el Vito – the Spirit of Spain. Bringing together the traditional Flamenco elements of Spanish guitar with the concert masterpieces of composers Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo and George Bizet’s Carmen... 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear... 

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Bringing energy and charisma, the Fyrish String Quartet presents a thrilling programme including Mozart's enigmatic Dissonance quartet, K 465, and Elgar's quartet in E minor, Op 83... 

Schütz: Resurrection History

Schütz: Resurrection History

Heinrich Schütz, perhaps the most highly regarded composer in 17th century Germany, wrote The Resurrection History on returning to Germany in 1623, following a period of study in Venice with Giovanni Gabrieli... 

Bach and Handel

Bach and Handel

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a seventh consecutive year for two concerts. Here, they perform Handel Concerti Grossi Op 6 Nos 3 and 11 with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham and Sheena Jardine, Handel Salve Regina with Electra Lochhead (soprano), and Bach Keyboard Concerto in G Minor BWV 1058 with John Cameron (piano)... 

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem

Virtuoso renaissance polyphony of fabulous complexity by Scottish composer Robert Carver, showcasing his Missa L'Homme Arme and other exquisite works sung by stunning professional voices in a unique programme to mark the centenary of the WWI Armistice... 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. With precision and skill Santa then combined these early jazz influences with 30 years of intense study and performance in the field of classical music... 

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

America’s Diversity in Song. Peter Allen, baritone. Paul Machlin, piano. Broadway, jazz, folk song, classical. This appealing mix of American 20th-century song, sung by Peter Allen, whose 'rich, rounded baritone' is supported by Paul Machlin’s 'subtle coloration' (Portland Press Herald), reflects America’s broad diversity of heritages and cultures as represented by its composers... 

La Vieille Alliance

La Vieille Alliance

Come and hear this recital of Franco-Scottish music of the late 19th to 21st centuries for voice, violin and piano. Conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, produced and funded by McFarlane Productions... 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. With precision and skill Santa then combined these early jazz influences with 30 years of intense study and performance in the field of classical music... 

Classical at One

Classical at One

A showcase of the finest piano and chamber music from Royal Conservatoire Scotland and St Mary’s Music School rising stars, featuring great composers such as Bach, Rachmaninov and Mozart... 

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Come and hear Shetland’s premier harpist Sophie Rocks take you on an enthralling cultural musical journey all the way from her peaceful northern archipelago homeland to the most populous city on the planet, Shanghai... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles' through its paces, with music by JS Bach, Ritter’s Sonata No 4 and Parry’s Fantasia and Fugue in G, marking the centenary of the composer's death. 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Enjoy our popular lunchtime recitals by the next generation of organists on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street... 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Castle and Kirk

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Castle and Kirk

The music of great halls, cathedrals and servants’ quarters is brought to life by the group who have been delighting Fringe audiences since 1973. A dozen musicians play a huge range of period instruments including shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, nakers, crumhorns, viols, fiddles, recorders, bells, bagpipes, rackets and a serpent... 

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Stephen Morrison performs a diverse array of compositions for classical guitar from this vast and varied cultural landscape. Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela provide the itinerary for this passionate and vibrant tour. 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding return to the Fringe to play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello Sonatas... 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

This acclaimed London-based cellist makes her annual visit to the Fringe to perform all Bach's glorious solo cello suites in three consecutive performances. Come and experience once again Anne-Isabel Meyer’s performances in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church... 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. With precision and skill Santa then combined these early jazz influences with 30 years of intense study and performance in the field of classical music... 

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a seventh consecutive year for two concerts. Here, with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kirsty Main, they perform Handel Concerti Grossi Op 6 Nos 2 and 7, Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins Op 3 No 10, and Bach Keyboard Concerto in D Major BWV 1054 with Richard Beauchamp piano, performing in the historic and atmospheric setting of Canongate Kirk. 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. With precision and skill Santa then combined these early jazz influences with 30 years of intense study and performance in the field of classical music... 

Hans Gál Celebration

Hans Gál Celebration

Noted US violist Christine Rutledge returns to Edinburgh to perform chamber works by celebrated Edinburgh Festival founder Hans Gál which feature viola in a starring role. She will be joined by US colleagues David Gompper (piano), Scott Conklin (violin), and Courtney Miller (oboe)... 

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, 'voice... of real purity and integrity' **** (BroadwayBaby.com) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with another selection of fabulous, rarely performed Scottish music – this time with baroque fiddle and flute... 

Violin and Cello

Violin and Cello

Join this talented duo as they play a selection of much-loved pieces from the duo's repertoire. An afternoon of enjoyment. 

Antigone

Antigone

Using Don Taylor's BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd. Demonstrating the clash and interweaving of human passions and failings, their production of Sophocles' deeply poetic tragedy promises to bring universal themes and cultural archetypes to Fringe audiences... 

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

Since 2013 Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres. Blowing the cobwebs off the Italian Renaissance and Russian romanticism, diversifying into hits from The Great American Songbook and showcasing new interpretations of popular Scottish folk songs... 

A Midsummer Night's Droll

A Midsummer Night's Droll

Award-winning Fringe favourites the Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and drunken reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night's Dream from the 1640s, originally adapted for illegal performance in pubs and back alleys whilst theatre was outlawed, over 350 years ago... 

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

Come and hear this exciting recital of music for voice, violin and piano written in or around 1918. Conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, produced and funded by McFarlane Productions. 

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Nancy Crook will be returning to the Fringe with her annual afternoon organ recital of music by Bach, de Grigny and Jackson at Stockbridge Church. More information available at stockbridgechurch... 

Guitar Folias

Guitar Folias

La Folía is possibly the oldest remembered European musical themes. The virtuosic Variations by underrated romantic guitarist Miguel Llobet is a breathless rapture of Fernando Sor rendition... 

Haydn: Seven Last Words

Haydn: Seven Last Words

The Edinburgh Quartet, founded in 1960, is one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles. In 2018, the Quartet appointed the internationally-acclaimed musician Tijmen Huisingh as its new leader and first violin... 

Mozart Serenades 2

Mozart Serenades 2

The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble perform Mozart's Serenade in E flat for wind alongside Dvorak's beautiful Wind Serenade. 

Lord of the Strings Plays the 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

Lord of the Strings Plays the 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

After sold-out shows, rave reviews and standing ovations at Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe, Lord of the Strings! – the ultimate one-man guitar show, first created for touring with Billy Connolly – returns to Edinburgh... 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Traditional choral evensong and benediction with the renowned choir and organ of this historic Anglican Catholic church directed by Dr John Kitchen. Full details from osp.org.uk or venue leaflet. 

Frauenliebe und Leben: A Woman's Life and Love

Frauenliebe und Leben: A Woman's Life and Love

Robert Schumann's song cycle of a woman's life, paired with music by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Alma Mahler. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy in this historic church with renowned choir and organ directed by John Kitchen. Including Carver Missa: Fera Pessima, Gounod: St Cecilia Mass and Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band are joined by Polyhymnia Dancers in the ever-popular Viol Rackett Show, our best-loved programme of music, song and dance from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance... 

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

This is a chance to hear some of the finest exponents of classical pipe music, or piobaireachd (pronounced peebroch). Some of this music is 400 years old but there are modern tunes written in the ancient style too... 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Ahead of their European tour in October, and by popular demand, the St Andrew Camerata return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their atmospheric late-night candlelit performances of Gabriel Faure's much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, with orchestra, in the lush acoustics of St Patrick’s (an 18th-century gem)... 

Brahms and Liszt: A Recital of Songs by Brian Bannatyne-Scott and Walter Blair Featuring Catherine Hooper

Brahms and Liszt: A Recital of Songs by Brian Bannatyne-Scott and Walter Blair Featuring Catherine Hooper

Brahms and Liszt – two great masters of German song in a luscious recital by internationally renowned bass Brian Bannatyne-Scott, rising star soprano Catherine Hooper and legendary Scottish pianist Walter Blair... 

All Chopin Programme

All Chopin Programme

Bill Alexander returns to the Fringe to give a piano recital of a favourite selection of rondos, nocturnes, waltzes, études and the sonata in B minor Op 58. 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. Ayman Jarjour started learning guitar in Damascus, Syria, then studied in Madrid and Juilliard... 

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

Hear the magnificent Canongate Frobenius organ in a series of concerts played by resident organist, David Goodenough, who returns to play at the Fringe this year. Full programme details will be available on the Canongate Kirk website. 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece. The choral and instrumental ensemble is directed from the harpsichord by Neil Metcalfe. With soloists Lesley Bruce, Jenny Goss and Rachael Liddell the programme also includes works by Mozart... 

Choral Classics

Choral Classics

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, presents a programme of choral favourites, including music by Haydn and Mozart, together with Tippett’s Spirituals from A Child of Our Time, and Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens. 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

Fife musicians Kirsty (French horn), Alasdair (oboe) and Janice (piano) return for their annual Fringe performance, featuring the premier of On Wancombe Hill by Edinburgh composer Nigel Don, alongside classics by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Grovlez and Basler. 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Poetic and creative Taiwanese pianist, Veronica Yen, presents two solo recitals featuring a combination of Beethoven's sonata The Tempest, Mozart Concerto K466, Chopin, Granados and her own magical composition Spanish Watery Garden with inside-the-piano technique... 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Brahms and his contemporaries. Performed by some of the world's finest young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy an hour of relaxing and evocative music from one of the greatest jazz composers and his contemporaries. Performed by the world's best young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after... 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. With precision and skill Santa then combined these early jazz influences with 30 years of intense study and performance in the field of classical music... 

Panchkanya

Panchkanya

Panchkanya: sufferings of five heroines of Indian mythology are experienced by many Indian women to this date. Some like the earth are stable, some feel affinity to the fire for their passion, some like water flow serenely through their life and some dream of being light as air, vast as space but most carry within themselves the shades of all five elements... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Thomas Gaynor, winner of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2017 St Albans International Organ Competition, presents a programme of stunning virtuosity on the renowned St Giles’ Rieger organ... 

Votadini Guitar Duo

Votadini Guitar Duo

Alfred Lennox Leishman and Finlay Hay invite you to the premiere of The Votadini Classical Guitar Duo! These two young musicians of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, studying under Richard Wright, will be playing unique arrangements of carefully chosen works, from Bach all the way to Bartok... 

Drew Crichton in Concert

Drew Crichton in Concert

This young organ scholar at St Andrew’s and St George’s West returns to the Fringe to perform a programme of works by composers including Bach, Widor and Karg-Elert. Not to be missed. 

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With... Wooden Elephant presents totally acoustic versions of Björk’s Homogenic and Radiohead's Kid A. Both reimagined for string quintet and a variety of miscellaneous objects... 

Nancy Crook Organ Recital

Nancy Crook Organ Recital

Experienced organ virtuoso, Nancy Crook, plays a varied programme of familiar and less well known organ masterpieces, including: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 by J S Bach; Recit de Tierce en Taille by Nicolas de Grigny; Piece Heroique in B minor by C Franck; Chorale Fantasias on When I survey and Old 100th by C H Parry; selection from 24 Pieces in Free Style Op 31 Book 2 by L Vierne; and Prelude for a Solemn Occasion, The Sweet Rivulet from the Hovingham Sketches and Fanfare by F Jackson. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

David Gerrard, the soloist and doctoral student, plays music by JS Bach, favourite composer of the late chairman of the Friends, and by his French contemporary Antoine Forqueray, on the 1763 Hass clavichord and the 1769 Taskin harpsichord*... 

Cathedral Choristers

Cathedral Choristers

A concert of sublime music from Britten to Fauré, with the choristers of St Mary's Cathedral conducted by Duncan Ferguson, following their highly successful tour to Vienna, Prague and Bratislava... 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience some of the most virtuosic classical music ever written by Rachmaninov and his contemporaries. Performed by some of the world's finest young musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Pianist John Bryden plays music by Ravel, Scriabin, Bach and Schubert on the Cathedral Steinway. Followed by coffee and shortbread. Donations welcome. Full details at cathedral.net. 

Songs of the Hebrides

Songs of the Hebrides

A programme telling the adventurous life story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser and illustrated with the lovely Hebridean songs she collected, arranged and published. Recently performed in the Scottish Arts Club, though it was first conceived many years ago for the Scottish Portrait Gallery. 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

Enjoy the enchanting sound world of Debussy and his contemporaries in this relaxing concert of music, performed by some of the world's finest young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

Renowned Scottish pianist Christopher Guild offers listeners the chance to become acquainted with a burgeoning force in Scotland's culture: its classical music. Drawing upon a vast range of influence from Gaelic history, Sephardic Jewish song and late Romantic expressionism, this is a unique event in the Fringe's classical music diary for 2018... 

Beethoven and Grieg Violin Sonatas

Beethoven and Grieg Violin Sonatas

This dynamic Edinburgh duo are back with another lovely programme of music for violin and piano. Beethoven's delightful and quirky G major Sonata Opus 30 No 3 and Grieg's brooding second Sonata... 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the world's most talented young musicians. Tea/coffee and biscuits included and served after the concert... 

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Little Shakespeare Company returns once again to the Fringe with a talented group of Scottish young actors. After last years 'tour de force' (FringeReview.co.uk) performance of Creepy Macbeth, they will be tackling one of Shakespeare's rarest plays... 

Edward and Maude

Edward and Maude

The beautiful songs of Edward Elgar and Maude Valérie White. A lively fin de siecle salon recital also featuring works by Gabriel Fauré, Roger Quilter, Ethel Smyth and Frank Bridge... 

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

A journey through chamber music gems with the Edinburgh Quartet – featuring works by Mozart, Bruckner, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak and Gesualdo over three performances. Mozart – String Quintet in C Major, K515... 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast features some of the finest young musicians performing some of the greatest works in the classical repertoire. ROSL finds and nurtures the finest international classical talent... 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch interlude with one of the greatest composers for piano, exploring the fire and gentility of Chopin and his contemporaries. Performed by the world's best young professional musicians... 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart's incredible music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by some of the finest international professional young musicians. Tea/coffee and biscuits included and served after the concert... 

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

This talented, international Japanese-born pianist returns to the Fringe to perform Mozart’s piano concerto No 12 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1. She will be accompanied by a local string quartet and will also perform an exciting programme of solo piano music. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Multi award-winning, Edinburgh-based EGTG, return with this Shakespearean classic. May 1945: the war is over. The Prince and his courtiers, returning from war, have come to visit Leonata and her household... 

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

Prévert: Piano and Poetry is a concert-show created and performed by the young French concert pianist Alexandre Prévert (21 years old) graduated from Conservatoire de Paris. This concert-show is an invitation to go on a musical and poetic journey through time and history, focusing on great classical music composers and great poets, accessible to all audiences... 

The Genius of Charles Dickens

The Genius of Charles Dickens

Author/actor Chris Foote Wood gives animated readings from Dickens’ novels in the same manner as Dickens himself: reading and acting out the parts to illustrate some of Dickens’ best known characters... 

Antigone

Antigone

All eyes are on the city of Thebes. Antigone dares to raise the question: whose laws matter most – the laws of men or the laws that come from natural or divine justice? In defying the powerful Creon, Antigone’s stance invokes a timeless, moral issue and takes 'civil disobedience' to a very dark place indeed... 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Daniel Cook (Durham Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary's Cathedral) and Joseph Beech (St Mary's Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral's mighty 'Father' Willis organ... 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to uplifting music performed in its liturgical context by one of Edinburgh's best church choirs in the glorious setting of this church. Composers include Mozart, Morales, Gorecki, Pekiel and Haydn. 

Mozart Serenades 1

Mozart Serenades 1

The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble is directed by Ian Munro in a performance of Mozart's sparkling Haffner Serenade. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

The accomplished Hungarian violinist Tamas Fejes returns to the Fringe with a selection of Bach's monumental masterworks written for unaccompanied violin, regarded to be the pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire... 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

After two sell-out performances in last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Youth Orchestra return once again to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an exciting and varied programme under the inspired direction of conductor Sian Edwards... 

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Performers: Theresa Burton (recorder), Aisling Kenny (soprano), Ursula Schlapp (viola da gamba), Katie Johnston (cello), Ailsa Aitkenhead (piano), Annemarie Klein (recorder), Dorien Schouten (harpsichord), Roxburgh Quartet, Turadh, Sean Webster (baritone), Ingrid Sawers (piano), Fyrish Quartet, Tatiana Plavans (viola), Simon Smith (piano), Hans Gál Trio, Musica Mundana, Emily Mitchell (soprano), Geoffrey Tanti (piano)... 

Bakkhai

Bakkhai

Alternating dialogue with Bakkhic women's odes of song and speak chorus, this new version of Euripides' text by Anne Carson brings Greek tragedy to life. Dionysos weaves his spell in the land of Thebes, seeking revenge on those who refuse to honor him... 

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

A new adaptation of Homer's classic presented in iambic pentameter using physical theatre and shadowplay. A predominantly female cast highlights the story's themes of the toxicity of violence and the generational impact of masculine warrior cultures. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert

Emily Worthington, clarinettist and musicologist, presents 19th-century chamber music on historical clarinets from the world-class Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection,* accompanied on the fortepiano... 

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

The buns are burning in The Great Brexit Bake Off as Beatrice battles Benedick, Don Juan's confused and Hero harassed. What’s the man-eating Margaret doing with her scones and where does Borachio keep his fondant fancies? Keep calm and carry on baking in a tale of soggy bottoms, burned biscuits and scalded scones as Leonato tries to make a TV spectacular from this bowl of souring sponge mix... 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. St Vincent's is the village church at the heart of the city, adorned with more than 150 shields and achievements depicting modern European heraldry, from its time as the Collegiate Church of the Commandery of Lochore of the Order of St Lazarus... 

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Kate’s cast is revolting; fed up of being outnumbered by the audience, they want to make Shakespeare fun to watch by turning the history plays into a rugby game, Romeo and Juliet into an ice cream war and Hamlet into a comedy... 

Faust Korea

Faust Korea

Goethe's Faust dealing with human agony and the way of salvation, is frequently read in Asia, especially in Korea. What kind of person is Faust in Korea today? What kind of person is Mephisto in Korea today? What kind of person is Grechen in Korea today? What is the ultimate appearance of an anguish or wandering human being in Korea today? What is the salvation of Koreans today? In the context of today's Korean society where Western and Korean gods' points of view are mixed, these questions lead us to a performance called Faust Korea. 

Excelsa Voces

Excelsa Voces

World premiere of Pie Jesu – written by Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and Andrew Keeling, arranged especially for Excelsa Voces. Described as 'ethereal' (Gloucester Echo) and utterly superb, Excelsa Voces performances are an immersive experience seamlessly blending medieval and contemporary music... 

Marc Corbett-Weaver's Piano Recital on the Theme of Moonlight

Marc Corbett-Weaver's Piano Recital on the Theme of Moonlight

Following last year’s debut, the internationally acclaimed, London-based pianist Marc Corbett-Weaver makes an eagerly anticipated return to the festival. This year he presents a solo piano recital on a theme of moonlight, featuring a dazzling array of pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel, including Beethoven’s popular Moonlight Sonata and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit... 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Peter Hill's Bach series for Delphian has been described as one of the most impressive solo recording projects of recent years. He performs the Bach Goldberg Variations in the candlelit Cathedral. 

Lost Seasons

Lost Seasons

Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live into a personal and innovative take on one of classical music's most well-loved works... 

A Midsummer Night's Droll

A Midsummer Night's Droll

Award-winning Fringe favourites the Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and drunken reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night's Dream from the 1640s, originally adapted for illegal performance in pubs and back alleys whilst theatre was outlawed, over 350 years ago... 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Tobias Bacon died of love in 1618. Join him on the 400th anniversary of his death as he finds out how. This piece of new writing by David William Hughes combines comedy, historical research and authentic performances of Renaissance music... 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Prag’s programme is chosen from the pieces that inspired him in his early days: including a Bach Prelude and Fugue, masterpieces by Barrios and Albeniz, and lyrical contemporary music by Vincent Lindsey Clark and Peter Maxwell Davies which challenges and delights him... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. Love will bloom amongst the boughs in this family-friendly production full of sparking wit, chaos and confusion. In the forest of no rules people do as they choose… Outdoor Shakespeare at its best from Fringe favourites C theatre: ‘A joy to watch’ **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese crossover cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show after a successful run in 2017. Cello on Fire is a burning hot mix of styles, genres and characters... 

B Minor Mass

B Minor Mass

Join Anna Dennis, Ed Lyon, Andy Staples and Susanna Hurrell on the eve of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a stunning performance of Bach's masterpiece. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times Critics' Choice. Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August, with leading performers. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary and jazz... 

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

One of Shakespeare's finest comedies, The Comedy of Errors, in a vigorously fresh and exciting production that offers a delicious mixture of classical text, original musical score, diverse dance styles topped with a squirt of satirical farce... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Arno Hartmann plays the world-renowned Rieger organ of St Giles' Cathedral with a programme featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, together with works by Liszt, Vierne, Glasunow and Muschel... 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

The legendary Fringe hit is back again with their biggest shit-faced show to date: Hamlet. This hilarious, sell-out, award-winning, smash-hit show has already sold over 250,000 tickets worldwide and is back once more to help you "enjoy Shakespeare responsibly"... 

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

It is a rare treat to hear a dramatised performance of Shakespeare’s first published work, Venus and Adonis. Publishedin 1593, the poem became the bestseller of its day, helped to a certain extent by the closure of theatres during an outbreak of plague... 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Playing an instrument with over 2,500 years of recorded history, after some 100 public recitals in the UK, international classical Zheng performer Yi Dong, a soloist with five albums to her name by China Record Corporation since the age of 16, makes her 16th annual return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (China Xinhua News Agency), with music of love stories and poems from China... 

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

For one night only, award-winning comedian/composer Vikki Stone will perform her brand-new orchestral work Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, alongside one of Scotland's finest youth orchestras: the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Camerata... 

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

This Edinburgh-based ten-voiced a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present Heavenly Harmony, a programme of sacred music, from the Renaissance to the present day, from Byrd and Bruckner to Ešenvalds and Miskinis. 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Brahms’ powerful Deutches Requiem, Rheinberger’s exquisite unaccompanied double-choir Mass in Eflat, Cantus Missae, and Monteverdi motets performed by one of Scotland's foremost choral ensembles... 

Bach – Schübler Chorales

Bach – Schübler Chorales

David Hamilton returns to the magnificent setting of Canongate Kirk for a performance including Bach's Schübler Chorales and Third Organ Sonata. 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Songerie vers Jack. Le Fils des Étoiles – 3 préludes. Descriptions automatiques. Sarabandes. ‘An accomplished pianist, Bream… plays with the gentle zen-like calm one would hope for in a performance of Satie’s fascinating works… takes us to another world through his playing... 

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Accordionist Paul Chamberlain returns to the Fringe with a programme of original works and transcriptions from Russia, France, Spain and Argentina - including pieces by Khachaturian, Granados, Rameau, Zolotariev and Piazzolla... 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, Julius Caesar is perhaps the best aware of its historical place. It’s a retelling of an event already mythologized at the time of its writing – the assassination of the eponymous Caesar – and takes stock of its own place in the historical canon; it, more than any other Shakespeare play, confronts its own role in future recreations of the story it tells... 

Bach at St Vincent's

Bach at St Vincent's

We welcome back Coro Vincenzo, directed by Les Shankland, who are to perform J.S. Bach's Cantata No.106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, along with music from Schemelli's Musicalisches Gesangbuch. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest demands the most obvious and taxing effort of imagination from the audience. In Shakespeare’s wooden Globe in the heart of the metropolis, we are told to imagine a huge storm in a raging sea and a magical island peopled with spirits... 

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

Nature, love and life: a programme of 19th-century art song devised by Stephen Morrison (guitar) and Jenny Nex (soprano) who bring an impassioned immediacy to performance of works by Schubert, Beethoven and Keller, and Italian contemporaries Ferrari and Giuliani... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the renowned Rieger organ through its paces in its 25th anniversary year with a feast of dazzling sound. Music by JS Bach, Francis Jackson and Franck. 

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

You would be forgiven for thinking that a production of The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck performed in a circus tent might involve people dressed up as the characters acting out the tales... 

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

Sam Hird (baritone) and Sam Johnson (piano) perform songs by British composer George Butterworth, whose death on the Somme 100 years ago robbed us of one of our most promising musical talents... 

Thy Name is Woman

Thy Name is Woman

‘Frailty, thy name is woman,’ said Hamlet. But what did Shakespeare himself think? How are females characterised throughout his plays? We live in an age where feminine identity and the names we call women are at the forefront of public discourse, so let's bring the Bard's ladies into the limelight! Join the Rose Theatre Players for a mash-up of scenes and speeches featuring Shakespeare's women – their joys, their struggles, their losses and their triumphs. 

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

Two pairs of identical twins cause havoc in Shakespeare's hilarious comedy of mistaken identity. Raiser Theatre's vibrant young cast bring the story right up to date in this fast-paced production of the knock-about classic, turning Ephesus into a modern city obsessed with status and blighted by Xenophobia... 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

An earthquake is erupting, but not in Orange Street. Shakespeare meets Ska, Two-Tone and Rudeboy in a high-energy comedy of... um... errors! Two pairs of twins, separated at birth now cause chaos in Ephesus as merchants and magistrates, and even wives can't tell which is which! Somehow Madness, Bad Manners, The Pretenders and even Bananarama all add to the fun... 

Struggle

Struggle

Chinese traditional opera – Wu Opera (intangible cultural heritage). With history spaning over hundreds of years, Wu Opera comes to the Fringe for the first time. We will lead you back to ancient China, to feel the most incredible Chinese culture... 

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative. Sean Shibe’s new show combines contemporary classic Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich), with mellow Scottish tunes; searing New York sounds in Julia Wolfe’s LAD (originally for nine bagpipes) play against gentle melancholy in Maxwell Davies’ hit Farewell to Stromness... 

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor was first performed in 1901 soon after the amazing success of his second piano concerto. It is delightful to hear many of the attractive features of the piano concerto again in the cello sonata: warm rich harmonies, sweeping melodies, virtuosity from both instruments, and an unforgettable slow movement... 

Remember Me My Dere

Remember Me My Dere

Elspeth McVeigh brings another gorgeous and unusual programme of little known, rarely performed Scottish and European 17th-century music to the Fringe. Sung by street musicians, these beautiful, haunting songs have survived in all their glorious celebration of life and the heart... 

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

The orchestra of the Canongait and conductor Robert Dick make their 10th consecutive Fringe appearance with a performance of Tchaikovsky's ever-popular first piano concerto, with pianist Geoffrey Duce... 

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

“All I knew was the playground song Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off,” says opera singer Louise Macdonald, “until I started learning Schumann’s Maria Stuart Lieder with renowned pianist, Malcolm Martineau, OBE... 

Requiem for Aleppo

Requiem for Aleppo

There are a few moments in your life when it dawns on you that you are experiencing something very unique and special and being an audience member for Requiem for Aleppo was one of those once in a lifetime experiences for me... 

Schildt Organ Works

Schildt Organ Works

Sweelinck's pupil Schildt wrote some of the finest north German baroque organ music before his death in 1667. David Hamilton performs Schildt's complete organ works on the 350th anniversary of his death in the sublime setting of Canongate Kirk. 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

A selection of favourite variations, nocturnes, fantasias, waltzes, mazurkas and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano). 

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

For His Lordship's entertainment: In August 1717, Handel joined Lord Carnarvon's household as what we would now call composer in residence at Cannons where Johann Christoph Pepusch (b... 

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

It’s Shakespeare performed in a completely new way: a Shakespeare play condensed to the size of one woman, Emily Carding, and the way she deals with the audience.Carding is Richard III, and Richard III, Carding shows us, is the only thing Richard III is really about... 

Saul and the Witch at Endor

Saul and the Witch at Endor

A lunchtime recital featuring music drawn from Henry Purcell's Harmonia Sacra, and folk song settings by Benjamin Britten. Directed by Les Shankland, St Vincent’s Director of Music... 

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

The story of the clarinet told from a truly global perspective by Scotland's premier clarinet ensemble, in virtuosic performances on clarinets of all sizes. Featuring the quartet's well-established concert format of original compositions, commissions and little-known arrangements, SCQ will take you on a thrilling musical tour from Mozart to African Highlife via Indian raga and contemporary Australian sounds, without neglecting Scotland's own musical traditions... 

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year for two concerts. Here they perform Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 with Hannah Foster (Flute), three concertos from Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico Op 3, Nos 4, 5 and 6 with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kirsty Main, and Bach Brandenburg Concerto No... 

Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Talented young string players perform together in a series of concerts at St Giles Cathedral. There's something for everyone, from Purcell to Disney and showcases bass concerti by Bach, Dittersdorf and Vivavldi, all performed by outstanding, up and coming young musicians... 

The Last Post

The Last Post

Trumpet, electronics and text. One man’s love letters from the front line. Towards the close of WW2, Army signaller Dennis Marshall wrote a series of moving letters to his fiancée, tracing his journey and his experiences... 

Echoes of American Jazz

Echoes of American Jazz

Three evocative works hint of American jazz: David Amram conjures up 1950s Greenwich Village, David Liebman draws on the jazz avant-garde and Stephen J Rush riffs on an Ornette Coleman melody... 

Organ Recital

Organ Recital

Come and hear this young Napier University music graduate and St Andrew's and St George's West organ scholar perform in his first solo Fringe organ recital. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

The contribution of travelling composers and performers to the music of Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group in the vibrant acoustic of St Mark’s Church... 

Devon Camerata and String Academy

Devon Camerata and String Academy

Andrew Bernardi and Fiona Mclean Beuchel direct an eclectic virtuoso string music programme with their outstanding tutors students and the 1696 Stradivarius violin. 

19th-21st Century Song Recital

19th-21st Century Song Recital

A programme of Finnish, German, English, Scottish and Russian 19th to 21st-century songs conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, produced and funded by McFarlane Productions. Part of the baroque to 21st-century recital series... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 3

Experience the power and glory of the Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral in the hands of renowned recitalist Paul Ayres; a kaleidoscopic display of organ colours. 

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

Passionate international artist Martyna Kazmierczak has swiftly earned a specialist reputation for historical keyboard performance, mastering instruments from the 16th century through the Viennese klavier to late romantic grand pianos... 

Medea

Medea

Medea by Euripides is a classic Greek tragedy that follows the myth of Jason and Medea. After Jason leaves Medea for a Greek princess, Medea plans to take vengeance on Jason by murdering his new wife and children. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

John Bryden plays music by Haydn and Schubert in a series of recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. Followed by coffee and shortbread. Donations welcome. Full details at cathedral.net. 

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

A rare chance to hear some of the loveliest Romantic music ever written, in the glorious acoustic of St Andrews and St George's West Church in the heart of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town... 

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

John Sampson (trumpet and recorder) joins the orchestra for performances of Vivaldi's recorder concerto in C minor and Handel's trumpet suite in D. Programme also includes Ravel's Bolero, John Rutter's Suite for Strings, Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Bach's Air from Suite in D (Air on the G string). 

Bach at Bedtime

Bach at Bedtime

Bach takes us from breakfast to bedtime; a perfect way to round off your day. With a glass of wine and performances by ROSL prizewinners, discover a new side to one of the world's most famous composers... 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Composer and pianist Julian Layn returns to the Fringe to perform his unique 21st century classical music, including his Thunderstorm Trilogy, the Queen and the Ecocalypse works. His composition style extends beyond classical minimalism, offering a sound and themes that resonate with today's social and political context. 

Anne Evans (Flutes, Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Saxophones, Recorder) – Beside Themselves

Anne Evans (Flutes, Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Saxophones, Recorder) – Beside Themselves

Anne and Dick with support from their recorded selves – duos, quartets, octets and more. Music from the jazz/classical borderland, with a centenary nod to Scott Joplin featuring specially commissioned new arrangements of The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag, plus Anne and Dick's usual cornucopia of great tunes including J S Bach's Badinerie and Benny Goodman's signature tune Don't Be That Way... 

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year for two concerts. Here they perform Bach Cantata Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten BWV202 with Electra Lochhead (Soprano); three concertos from Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico Op 3, Nos 1, 2 and 3 with violin soloists Robert Dick, Claire Docherty, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kirsty Main, and Bach Keyboard Concerto in A BWV1055 with Richard Beauchamp (piano), performing in the historic and atmospheric setting of Canongate Kirk. 

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

This original one-man show entitled Prévert: Piano and Poetry, was created and interpreted by the 20-year-old French concert pianist Alexandre Prévert. It is a concert show that combines major works for classical piano with poetry, staged in a simple fashion that is accessible to all audiences... 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a concert featuring glorious choral music. Handel coronation anthems and music by Elgar, Walton and Finzi. 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! 'Beautifully nuanced playing' (Strad). 'A seriously good violinist' (Scotsman)... 

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, returns to the Fringe with two concerts of unusual 16th- to 17th-century Scottish and French music, exploring The Auld Alliance. Gorgeous, rarely performed songs take you to another age of love, with all its joys and pain, expressed straight from the heart... 

DROLL

DROLL

In 1642, theatre was made illegal. Theatre didn't die. The award-winning Owle Schreame theatre company present a chaotic and semi-improvised selection of rough, wild, raucous and bawdy, short (illegal) plays from the 16th and 17th centuries... 

Piano Masterworks 2017

Piano Masterworks 2017

New Zealand pianist Charles Whitehead returns to the Fringe with a compelling programme of classical masterworks from Schumann's Fantasie, Op.17, to Stravinsky's Petrouchka Suite.  

The Course of True Love

The Course of True Love

A reinterpretation of some of William Shakespeare's best scenes woven together to create a new story about two young lovers. Together, they explore the different stages of their relationship: from the fiery passion of novelty to the cold staleness of repetition... 

Karl Jenkins Palladio

Karl Jenkins Palladio

Karl Jenkins’ ever popular Palladio for string orchestra is partnered with Abram Stassevich’s arrangement for strings and timpani of Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet: Sinfonietta, and Britten’s Simple Symphony renowned British musician and Britten collaborator David Corkhill conducts. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Acclaimed Hungarian violinist Tamás Fejes returns to this year's Festival Fringe to perform a selection of Bach's sonatas and partitas from Fejes's debut solo album. These masterpieces, which include the mighty Chaconne, are the pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire, full of intellectual and emotional nourishment... 

Guitar Solos

Guitar Solos

Luca Villani performs a masterworks anthology to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the death of Andrés Segovia, the greatest guitarist of all time. Starting with Renaissance evocative Aria con Variazioni by Frescobaldi and classical Fernando Sor Variations on a Mozart theme, Luca interprets the flamenco rooted Sevilla by Isaac Albéniz and its flamboyant twin Sevillana by Joaquin Turina... 

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s enduring comedy bubbles with youthful wit. Bapista has two daughters, and he has decreed that the younger, Bianca, cannot marry before her waspish and sharp-tongued sister, Katherina... 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Join us for traditional Choral Evensong and Benediction with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic Anglican Catholic Church. Directed by Edinburgh City and University Organist Dr John Kitchen... 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Join us for traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic church, directed by City and University Organist Dr John Kitchen. The music to be performed is chosen from our extensive repertoire, and will this year include Orlande de Lassus' Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera, Mozart's Spatzenmesse (Sparrow Mass) and Francis Jackson's Missa Matris Dei... 

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

Scottish early guitar/lute specialist and composer Gordon Ferries plays solos by the great 19th-century guitarist/composer Mauro Giuliani including Le Bouquet Emblematique (where each beautiful piece represents a different flower); popular Handel arrangements (Harmonious Blacksmith); and melodic Airs Irlondois Nationales... 

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Nicholas Parsons, Radio 4 legend, narrates the children's classic tale Peter and the Wolf, arranged by Tom David Wilson for double-reed and brass ensemble and conducted by John Grundy... 

The Romantic Piano

The Romantic Piano

Alasdair Cameron 'one of Scotland's foremost' (Glasgow Cultural Services). 'A master' (EdinburghGuide.com) presents a programme rich in poetry and passion. The Spanish dances and waltzes of Granados are colourful and evocative... 

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

One of his most popular and awe-inspiring works, Brahms's Requiem provides a universally humanistic vision of comfort and hope. Responsible for making the composer an international name, this masterpiece is one of the finest examples of choral writing... 

Elgar and His Contemporaries – Music for Horn and Piano Performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

Elgar and His Contemporaries – Music for Horn and Piano Performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

An ear-opening recital of music for Horn and Piano – including an Elgar first – by leading Edinburgh musicians, Neil and Gill Mantle. 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

By popular demand the St Andrew Camerata return for the 11th successive year to the Edinburgh Fringe with their atmospheric late-night, candlelit performance of Gabriel Faure's much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, with orchestra, in the lush acoustics of St Patrick’s (an 18th century gem)... 

All That Malarkey

All That Malarkey

‘Four dangerously good singers, with a hilarious MC and pianist’ (ThreeWeeks) – All That Malarkey return to the Fringe with an all-new, outrageous music show, flaunting their unique brand of operatic cabaret... 

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Ghost Light Players have brought an animalistic Hamlet to theSpace on the Mile with fervour and intensity.With Hamlet being Shakespeare’s longest production, this troupe of actors have cut the play down to a simple hour and a half making the show accessible to all... 

Pianos @ One

Pianos @ One

Showcasing the finest piano and chamber music from RCS and St Mary’s Music School students. Cafe at venue for lunch followed by a delightful concert featuring great composers such as Scarlatti, Schumann, Mozart and Chopin... 

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie plays Elgar’s own transcription for piano of his ‘Enigma Variations’ and a selection of short pieces by other English composers. Elspeth is well-known throughout the UK (particularly in Scotland) and abroad as a solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist and has recently recorded Enigma Variations for Divine Art Recordings (DDA 25145). 

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

Launched in the mid 1960s, the Kingston University Brass Ensemble is our longest running ensemble and includes staff, students and alumni. For the ensemble’s first visit to the Fringe, the programme for their performance in the wonderful setting of St Giles Cathedral will include Fantasia by Jerome Bassano, Fanfare and Sonatina for Brass Sextet by Bryan Kelly (Movements one and two) a selection of music from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, arranged by David Purser and also student compositions... 

Guitarra Mexicano!

Guitarra Mexicano!

Stephen Morrison performs a recital of evocatively beautiful guitar music from the great nation of Mexico. Influential composers Ponce and Chavez evince their culture utilizing traditional song with indigenous influences each creating their highly personal expression... 

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Two afternoon organ recitals in Stockbridge, one featuring Nancy Crook and one featuring Marion Lees McPherson. Full programme available at stockbridgechurch.org.uk. Come and enjoy a wonderful lunchtime music! 

HSSFC

HSSFC

HSSFC, which comes from Guangdong, China, is a concert band comprising of diverse students majoring in music as well as a professional composer who has performed in the 2010 Asian Games Opening Ceremony... 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

If you're feeling adventurous after lunch, come along to these virtuoso performances of the great Romantic composer, Rachmaninov. The performers are all ROSL prizewinners, recent and previous, and the concert is followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. 

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

A richly evocative concert of the works of Schubert, the tragically short-lived and deeply-feeling lieder and chamber music composer. The musicians performing include ROSL ARTS prizewinners, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits... 

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra performs two concerts at Greyfriars Kirk with players from the Palestine Youth Orchestra. Sian Edwards conducts an all Russian programme of Shostakovich Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony and Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with Cuban piano soloist Daniel Rodriguez Hart... 

L'Amore e Il Dolore

L'Amore e Il Dolore

Join Anna Dennis (soprano), Owen Willetts (countertenor) and Tom Foster (harpsichord) in a concert of Baroque arias, cantatas and duetti da camera by Durante, Geminiani, Handel and Scarlatti... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians: Kirsty Howe (horn), Alasdair Hill (oboe) Janice Gibson (piano), will play their fifth Fringe, presenting a jazzy number by Paul Basler, romantic Schumann, a hunting song by Cooke, sublime Blanc, and a quirky piece by Damase... 

Beyond Enigma – Judith Gardner Jones Sings Elgar, With Pianist Richard J Lewis

Beyond Enigma – Judith Gardner Jones Sings Elgar, With Pianist Richard J Lewis

Elgar songs for solo and trio featuring Judith Gardner Jones and pianist Richard J Lewis, with Madeleine Trépanier, and Alicia Pettit.  

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba's most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano music... 

DROLL

DROLL

Award-winning theatre company Owle Schreame performs a series of very droll ‘drolls’: short, illegal comedies from the 17th century. There are around 30 texts they hope to get through over the course of the festival, and they are the first group to perform some of these rare nuggets of theatrical history in almost 400 years... 

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

Inaugurating the Friends of St Cecilia's 2017 Fringe season in the stunningly refurbished concert hall on Niddry Street, John Kitchen and David Gerrard will demonstrate the flamboyant richness of German and French repertoire for harpsichord duo... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

Renowned concert organist Gordon Stewart celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Rieger organ with a colourful programme of music from JS Bach to Paul Halley, Andrew Carter and David Bednall... 

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

Since 2013, Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres, blowing the cobwebs out of Italian Renaissance and Russian romanticism, diversifying into hits from the Great American Songbook and showcasing new interpretations of popular Scottish folk songs... 

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

Over two recitals, Stefan Warzycki performs all Chopin's Op 10 études as recast for the left hand by Leopold Godowsky. Plus, Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and a transcription of his famous D minor Chaconne. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. Performed by ROSL ARTS prize winners and followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the intricacy and passion of Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by ROSL prizewinners and overseas scholars, and with refreshments served after the concert. 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

This Japanese-born international pianist returns to the Fringe with a charming programme of music by Chopin, Bach and Mozart and finishes with Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky... 

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

The future of classical piano is here! With cutting-edge virtuosity and sleek elegance, this four piano, eight hands ensemble from South Korea blends Beethoven and Chopin seamlessly with the traditional and contemporary sounds of their nation... 

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

Join BBC Radio 3’s vibrant drivetime programme live in Edinburgh. With classical music, special guests and news from this year’s festivals. 

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano. Brahms A Major Sonata. Debussy Sonata. Piano solo. From 2nd book of Preludes by Claude Debussy: No 5 Bruyeres (Heather), No 8 Ondine (The Water Sprite), No 12 Feux d'Artifice (Fireworks). 

Cello and Piano

Cello and Piano

This exciting American cello and piano duo returns to the Fringe for the second time to perform works by Mendelssohn, Louis Vierne and Dmitri Shostakovich. A performance not to be missed. 

Volpone

Volpone

He's dying to get rich... With the aid of his servant, Mosca, Volpone convinces the wealthy citizens of Venice that he is on his deathbed, prompting them to shower him with gifts in order to become his sole heir... 

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba's most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano music... 

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the world most renowned plays, however this year the production will be performed in an entirely unique style, that of traditional Cantonese opera... 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart's wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by recent and previous ROSL ARTS prizewinners. Opera, chamber music and solo works fill our little hall, followed by the traditional tea, coffee and biscuits... 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

The favourite of the ROSL Fringe Series, Bach for Breakfast features some of the finest young musicians, prizewinners of ROSL's Annual Music Competition and scholars from New Zealand and Australia, performing some of the greatest works in the classical repertoire... 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch interlude with one of the greatest composers for piano, exploring the fire and the gentility of Chopin's works. Featuring ROSL prizewinners and followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Duncan Ferguson (St Mary's Cathedral), Nicholas Wearne (Birmingham Conservatoire) and Joseph Beech (St Mary's Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral's mighty 'Father' Willis organ. 

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano four-hands programme by two young French artists. Performing: The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires (Piazzolla), Hungarian dances (Brahms), Slavonic dances (Dvorak). Pierre-Bastien Midali and Elodie Griscelli have performed in France, UK and several other European countries, as well as in Argentina... 

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts-style building: truly one of Edinburgh's hidden gems... 

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

Ian Munro and The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble are reunited with Mozart’s charming Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments. 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to beautiful sacred music in the liturgical context for which it was written in the setting of one of Edinburgh's finest churches. Composers include: Mozart, Monteverdi, Rheinberger, Brahms, Dove and Todd. 

Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving: A Musical Celebration of the Reformation

Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving: A Musical Celebration of the Reformation

Join the former King's singer and renowned choral director Simon Carrington and the Reformation Festival Chorus as they present an hour-long programme of inspirational choral music from the Baroque to the 21st century, with works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, and songs and spirituals from the New World... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best contemporary talents take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets... 

Music Diaspora

Music Diaspora

Internationally acclaimed British/Syrian musicians Waseem Kotoub (piano) and Ayman Jarjour (guitar) in concert, accompanied by a visual display of Syria before and after the war. Programme includes themes of immigration, acquired cultures and music around the world... 

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba's most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano music... 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. St Vincent's is the village church in the heart of the city... 

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches is an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's play Flight, a story of five refugees fleeing the civil war and the Soviet regime in 1920. They search for peace only to find destruction and poverty, the outside world as indifferent to them as Russia is hostile... 

The Tempest

The Tempest

From our metaphorical island on the landlocked, rolling plains of Montana, our players transport you to Shakespeare’s Elizabethan shore! Spirited, fun, and physical; this engaging comedy revels in some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful and thoughtful language... 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! 'Beautifully nuanced playing' (Strad). 'A seriously good violinist' (Scotsman)... 

The Birds

The Birds

The Birds – Aristophanes. Sick of the world of man? What do you do? It’s obvious, travel to the realm of Birds, seek out the ruler of Birds, ask the ruler to make you Birds! Then, build a great empire! Of Birds! 

Cuba/Brazil: Solo Piano Recital by Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal

Cuba/Brazil: Solo Piano Recital by Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal

Marcos Madrigal is one of Cuba's best young concert pianists. He has won many international prizes and appears for the first time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With a busy international career, he has performed in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in many of the most renowned concert halls of the world, such as the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome, the Queen Elizabeth Hall of London, the Auditorium Manuel de Falla of Granada, the Opera House of Bucharest and Volkstheater, Vienna. 

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital

The internationally acclaimed pianist Marc Corbett-Weaver gives his Edinburgh debut recital with a spectacular programme of Bach/Busoni Chaconne, Beethoven’s dazzling Waldstein Sonata, Preludes by Rachmaninoff and pieces by Debussy and Ravel. 

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

A theatrical concert for the whole family – a combination of classical music, humorous mime and audience participation with a soundtrack consisting of well-known pieces from renowned composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Strauss and Brahms... 

B Minor Mass

B Minor Mass

Ludus Baroque returns to the Fringe with their popular annual concert of JS Bach's magnificent B Minor Mass, showcasing the beautiful sounds of a chorus of top class professionals alongside their period ensemble... 

Caleidocello

Caleidocello

A colourful mix of styles, genres and characters, from Viennese cellist Peter Hudler. Educated as a classical cellist in Austria’s finest universities, Peter Hudler now performs cello in a completely new and different way, pushing the limits of the instrument and the player... 

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Movement and grace: a Dowland galliard, rousing Bach gavottes, a rippling Russian polka, the compelling rhythms of Cuba and South America. The guitar dances in every country. ‘Most impressive’ (Scotsman). 

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Performers: Roxburgh Quartet, Hans Gál Trio (Emma Donald, Katie Johnston, Ailsa Aitkenhead), Squair Mile Consort of Viols, Duo da Chiesa (Andrea Kuypers, Philip Sawyer), Turadh (Emma Donald, Isbel Pendelbury), Annabella Ellis, Joanna Gil, Chavdar Mazgalov, Rachel Fryer, Annemarie Klein, Theresa Burton, Eric Thomas, Ward Ginneberger, Dorien Schouten, Sean Webster, Ingrid Sawers, Carol Clarke, George Wilson... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

Michael Harris celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Rieger organ with music by Bach, and Franz Liszt's monumental Fantasia on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam. Enjoy a feast of dazzling sound. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

A former Times critic's choice. Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August, with leading performers. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary and jazz... 

Bach's 4 Lute Suites with Paul Gregory guitar

Bach's 4 Lute Suites with Paul Gregory guitar

Much-loved guitarist, Paul Gregory, returns to perform a solo recital of J. S. Bach's 4 Lute Suites performed on the guitar. Apparent to the listener are the French ouvertures, the improvisatory Preludiums, the graceful dance rhythms of the Sarabandes, Menuets and Bourees, as well as the more lively Gigues... 

Ambrose Page & friends present The Mendelssohn's, their lives & music with Marcia Bellamy Mezzo

Ambrose Page & friends present The Mendelssohn's, their lives & music with Marcia Bellamy Mezzo

A concert of words and music focusing on the relationship between Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny. The recital will include a selection of their songs and piano works alongside extracts from their letters and diaries... 

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) directs an ensemble of young, highly talented UK-based musicians in a programme drawn from the celebrated American avant-gardists including John Cage, Morton Feldman and Earle Brown; plus 'Wild Nights', an Emily Dickinson setting, by American-born Stephen Montague, a Sussex resident... 

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

Renowned American pianist and conductor Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) performs piano music by three of America's greatest composers: Charles Ives' First Piano Sonata, pioneering works by Henry Cowell, including 'Tiger', and two late works by Aaron Copland: 'Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives)' and 'Two Piano Pieces'... 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. The music of LST is an intriguing hotchpotch of shared influences. This is the debut in a series of 'In the Round' concerts at the new Gem Electric over the coming months... 

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Catalan composer Federico Mompou's death. Born in 1893 and closely associated with French Impressionism (and the music of Fauré and Satie), Mompou is essentially a miniaturist and his most celebrated works are all for solo piano... 

Bach Toccata Beethoven's Tempest Sonata & Nocturnes by Chopin with Pierre-Bastien Midali piano

Bach Toccata Beethoven's Tempest Sonata & Nocturnes by Chopin with Pierre-Bastien Midali piano

Duo Spianato [now renamed Duo Terra Nova], Pierre and Elodie, impressed our audience last year, and so we are delighted to welcome back one of the young French pianists for a solo recital this Brighton Fringe... 

An Evening of Gypsy

An Evening of Gypsy

This year Sophia and Amoret will be roaming through Europe, discovering the story of Gypsy music. They will be exploring how it influenced classical composers such as Ravel, Bizet and Brahms, and uncovering the explosive gypsy classics, for which they will also be joined by a guest guitarist. 

A Light Classical lunch

A Light Classical lunch

Join Classical Folk for a lunchtime concert of beautiful and fun music - Classical, Folk (English and around the world) and gypsy - with a seasoning of parlour songs. Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute), Andrew Wickens (Philharmonia Orchestra, violin), Peter Golden (guitar)... 

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. We play a colourful mix of Baroque/Classical works, contemporary and traditional mandolin orchestra music, featuring fantastic guest soloists... 

Bach's 6 Flute Sonatas with The Brunswick Duo Flute & Piano

Bach's 6 Flute Sonatas with The Brunswick Duo Flute & Piano

St Michael's are pleased to welcome the Brunswick duo to perform Bach's 6 Flute Sonatas. The Sonata in E minor, with its serene G major slow movement and the dramatic intensity of the Sonata in B minor contrast with the innocent beauty of the Sonatas in C & A... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

“Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”The Shit-faced formula has been reliably churning out popular shows since 2010 and has become a much loved staple of the Fringe... 

Festival Tchaikfest

Festival Tchaikfest

An evening of the incredibly powerful music of Tchaikovsky. Three of his most famous and well-loved works, played live, transporting the listener to places one rarely dares to go. This concert will leave the audience completely fulfilled, having experienced every emotion from joy to despair, a concert not to be missed! Mark Andrew James and the Sussex Symphony will be doing what they do best, putting their hearts and souls into performing the music of a composer they adore along with one of the most exciting soloists in the country today, a winning combination. 

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

In the beautiful, atmospheric church of St Nicholas, dating back to 1091, Duo Maddalena recreate the soundscape of medieval France, England and Spain. Music by Troubadours and Trobairitz such as the Comtessa Beatrice de Dia are intertwined with lute-songs by Binchois, up-beat dances by Machaut, a contemporary setting of a Trobairitz poem, and a range of serious, humorous and devotional anonymous pieces... 

Bach's Goldberg Variations with a pre concert talk by Rachel Fryer piano

Bach's Goldberg Variations with a pre concert talk by Rachel Fryer piano

We are pleased and delighted to be welcoming the return of Pianist Rachel Fryer performing the Goldberg Variations. Rachel will give a pre-performance talk about this great work from 19:30pm which will be followed by an interval, with the performance starting at approximately 20:15pm... 

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

Music of the 19th century: the Laplace String Trio: Andrew Biggs - Violin, Beatrice Sales - Viola, NickCooper - Cello, with Sue Mileham - Soprano, Jane Money - Mezzo-Soprano, Tim Wilcox - Tenor and Andrew Robinson - Baritone and Hugh O'Neal - Piano come together to celebrate the bi-centenary of St... 

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at lunchtimes. Three Tuesday concerts: Hill String Quartet May 16 (Harp Quartet op.47) Corrine Morris cello and Peter Limonov piano May 23 (Variations and Sonata op.5) JulianJacobson piano May 30 (Eroica Variations op... 

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

This is Richard II as you’ve never seen him before, in a purple shell-suit wielding power over his puppet kingdom with subjects that range from beautiful two foot high hand carved rod puppets to kitchen spoons, shoe trees and gloves with balls of wool for heads... 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. Stunning big-screen visuals mixed by live VJ create a breathtaking backdrop to the quartet’s hauntingly beautiful cinematic music and soundtrack... 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. New Note Orchestra is the Sex Pistols of the classical world due to its punk ethos and attitude. It believes that, with a bit of encouragement, anyone can write great music... 

Chopin-Godowsky 12 etudes Op 10 for the left hand & Bach-Brahms Chaconne with Stefan Warzycki piano

Chopin-Godowsky 12 etudes Op 10 for the left hand & Bach-Brahms Chaconne with Stefan Warzycki piano

St Michael's is pleased to welcome the return of pianist Stefan Warzycki. He is gifted enough to be able to present to us the opportunity to experience an extremely rare performance of all 12 Op... 

A Fool and Three Courses

A Fool and Three Courses

A short adaptation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'. A feminist perspective on the problems Lear's daughters face as siblings and royalty, and their relationship with their father. Part narrated through the eyes of the Fool. 

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

Soaring soprano and passionate cello lines intermingle with sumptuous piano writing in a recital programme featuring Esther Ward-Caddle (cello)and Nicole Panizza (piano) performing Ned Rorem's song cycle 'Last Poems of Wallace Stevens', Samuel Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano Op... 

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. ‘Umami’ were unheard of at the time but amongst the crowd were a 7-year-old John Cleese, the entire cast of the Goon Show and a starry-eyed Vladimir Putin... 

Beethoven Piano Sonatas & Violin Sonatas with Raija Walker & Ellie Blackshaw

Beethoven Piano Sonatas & Violin Sonatas with Raija Walker & Ellie Blackshaw

St Michael's is delighted to welcome the return of pianist Raija Walker and violinist Ellie Blackshaw. Raija will perform Beethoven's Pathetique and Waldstein Sonatas. Raija then returns one week later with violinist Ellie to perform Beethoven's Violin Sonata in A, Op... 

Bach's 6 Cello Suites & Beethoven's 5 Cello Sonatas & Variations

Bach's 6 Cello Suites & Beethoven's 5 Cello Sonatas & Variations

St Michael's welcomes back Pavlos Carvalho to perform Bach's Cello Suites, over two evenings. The evergreen Suite in G, and the Suites in D minor and D are performed on the Friday, with the Suites in C, E flat and C minor on Saturday... 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton's beautiful Mother Church. May 10: Clarinet solo project - Luca Luciano. May 17: Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams music for viola and piano - Katharina von Colson and Michael Freyhan... 

Organ Music at St. Bart's

Organ Music at St. Bart's

Lunchtime recitals on Tuesdays by distinguished local organists on the fine organ at St. Bartholomew's Church. 

Reading Phoenix Choir

Reading Phoenix Choir

Come and hear Reading Phoenix Choir in its only weekend at Brighton Fringe. The choir’s repertoire includes Classical, Jazz, madrigals, and Pop. There is always something for everyone! "The first thing you notice is the focused radiance of sound that comes from a well-trained group of voices who are clearly cruising and not having to push the tone at all... 

Canciones Amatorias. Eline Vandenheede: Soprano

Canciones Amatorias. Eline Vandenheede: Soprano

The songs of Enrique Granados, Donizetti and Mozart brought to life with the signature warmth and power of the ravishing voice of Eline Vandenheede, a young soprano with a world class voice... 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity... 

The Tempest

The Tempest

For twelve years Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan, has dwelt on an island after his brother Antonio betrayed him and cast him adrift in a small boat. For twelve years he has plotted revenge on those who overthrew him... 

Bach's Sonatas & Partitas for solo Violin & Chamber music for String Trio & Guitar

Bach's Sonatas & Partitas for solo Violin & Chamber music for String Trio & Guitar

We welcome violinist Benedict Cruft along with his fine Cruft-Robertson-Pleeth String Trio and guest guitarist, Paul Gregory. The Bach: Saturday is the Partitas in E and D minor and the Sonata in A minor... 

Choral and Concerto Concert

Choral and Concerto Concert

Roedean community musicians perform classic choral favourites by Monteverdi, Handel and Parry. Programme to include student performances of solo and concerto movements by Purcell, Weber and Rutter. 

An amazing 5 hour piano marathon Sorbaji's Opus Clavicembalisticum

An amazing 5 hour piano marathon Sorbaji's Opus Clavicembalisticum

Opus Clavicembalisticum is perhaps Sorabji’s best known work, even if more talked about than played until the 1980s. Its twelve movements in three parts occupy at least 4¼ hours in performance... 

According to Angelica

According to Angelica

This play takes a fresh look at Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from the Nurse's point of view, and how she became Juliet's nurse. In doing so it gives an account of the nurse's history and introduces a surprising twist interpretation of this British classic. 

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

Special first night of Brighton Fringe event - Ligeti Quartet plays 'Black Angels' for amplified strings and percussion, which David Bowie named as being among his favourite 'Top-25' pieces... 

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices, directed by Graham Hair, presents a recital for four women's voices and piano. The recital includes Hans Gal's romantic Rilke Trios, Boston-based composer Margaret McAllister's Rilke duo Wendung and new works by Graham Hair: Mediterranean Duets and Trios to Salvatore Quasimodo's haunting Italian translations from the Greek... 

A European Pilgrimage

A European Pilgrimage

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present A European Pilgrimage, a journey through six centuries of sacred choral music from around Europe, from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary colours... 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Experience the thrill of hearing Saint-Saens' exciting Organ Symphony live. No recorded performance, however brilliantly engineered, can reproduce the full dynamic range of a live, real time performance! Also included are works by Debussy (L'Apres Midi), Respighi (Fountains of Rome) and Webern Passacaglia... 

American Lates

American Lates

An endearing display that demonstrates both exceptional vocal and instrumental talents. Beginning by apologising for the state of politics in his home country (a jibe at both Clinton and Trump), tenor Tom Randle takes to the stage with a sonorous take on the traditional American folk song, The Boatman... 

Reflections

Reflections

Reflections concert UK tour is the result of a creative collaboration between two young and beautiful singers from Russia and the Ukraine. Ekaterina Gopenko (Moscow, Russia) and Magda Nova (Kiev, Ukraine) unite to create this spellbinding concert programme, featuring songs in Russian, English and Ukrainian... 

Bach: Variety and Variations

Bach: Variety and Variations

Organist David Hamilton presents a programme including Bach's Sei gegrüsset variations and the mighty Passacaglia. 

The Furnace

The Furnace

A setting of the story of the three holy children from the Book of Daniel for choir, soloists and a string orchestra. Sung in English, Latin, Greek and Hebrew, the piece examines how political spin and propaganda are often at odds with the truth of a situation, resonating with the many troubles in societies across the world today... 

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann's Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano, stormy and tender, set the mood for György Kurtág's deeply-felt Hommage to R.Sch: a work rich in allusions to the romantic composer's fantastical alter egos Master Raro, Eusebius and Florestan... 

The Jazz Influence

The Jazz Influence

Peter Seivewright, who is constantly active both as a classical concert pianist and a jazz pianist, presents a programme of jazz-influenced piano music, including Grace Castagnetta's staggering transcription for solo piano of Gershwin's Piano Concerto. 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Beethoven’s glorious Choral Fantasy, Cherubini’s Mass in C minor, much-admired by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, and Schubert’s Gebet and Gott ist mein Hirt (Psalm 23) performed by one of Scotland's most exciting choirs... 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Renowned pianist Martin Cousin performs a recital of Rachmaninov to fill the post-lunch relaxation mood. Tea, coffee and pastries included afterwards.  

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Join this young Edinburgh-based pianist in his solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut as he performs an exciting programme of piano music including works by Liszt and Bach. 

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

Alasdair Cameron, in his second Fringe recital, plays a potpourri of masterpieces by Marcello/Bach, Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor, Debussy’s Moon pieces and Schubert Impromptus. ‘One of Scotland’s best’ (Glasgow Cultural Enterprises)... 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold. Suite for Strings – John Rutter. Concertino for Clarinet – Carl Maria von Weber (soloist: Joe Pickering). Kinnoull Symphony No 1 – Ian White and Andy MacDonald... 

Classical Piano Recital

Classical Piano Recital

Two piano students from Edinburgh Napier University perform a 45 minute recital of lesser known masterpieces by Franz Schubert, Alban Berg and Claude Debussy. Schubert; Sonata in A minor D... 

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding follows on from last year's warmly received recital marking 40 years of Stockhausen's Tierkreis, with a programme honouring veteran Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag in his 90th anniversary... 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

John Kitchen's latest programme promises his audience uncommon delights. His recital illustrates the flexible form of the baroque suite featuring music by Johann Jakob Froberger (a student of Frescobaldi) and by Georg Böhm (an important forerunner of JS Bach, whose work is now seldom performed)... 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Peter Hill's Bach series for Delphian has been described as 'one of the most impressive solo recording projects of recent years' (New York Times). He brings his technical and intellectual brilliance to an all-Bach programme, including excerpts from the French Suites and Goldberg Variations. 

Organ Duets in the City

Organ Duets in the City

Join Brigitte and Michael for the third of our popular series of lunchtime recitals. On the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument, in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street, they perform a programme of four hands and four feet on one pipe organ. 

The Snow Child

The Snow Child

A short and well-formed chamber opera, which shows lots of potential, but needs to pick up on the details. This is an adaptation of The Snow Child by Angela Carter that stays very true to the original... 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

The Edinburgh Fringe ‘smashed’-hit Shit-Faced Shakespeare returns in its seventh year to perform Measure for Measure in its unorthodox and unique inebriated manner. You might think that this “problem play” about nuns, corruption and threatened rape is already contentious enough without getting a member of the cast utterly plastered... 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Jean Rondeau has been stirring up the early music scene since winning the Bruges Harpsichord Competition. Celebrated for his often iconoclastic interpretations of standard repertoire, this young French artist already has two successful solo CDs to his credit... 

La Bohème

La Bohème

Following their 2015 Scottish tour of Maria Stuarda, **** (Herald), Magnetic Opera presents a new production of Puccini's much loved La Bohème. This contemporary staging is performed by excellent young professional singers in English and with a chamber orchestra. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles' famous Rieger organ. St Albans International First prize winner Johannes Zeinler plays Vierne's Second Symphony and works by de Grigny, Alain and Reger... 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Get a glimpse of something new happening. Alt-rock classical composer and pianist Julian Layn gives a solo excerpt on the piano of his unique form of 21st century classical music – thrilling, driving, thriving maximalism. 

Unknown and Liminal

Unknown and Liminal

It has been said that creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Unknown explores the theme of uncertainty and the inescapable part that taking risk and accepting the possibility of failure plays in life... 

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

Powerful improvising pianist and composer Alexander Hawkins and classically trained singer Elaine Mitchener rework and take on the great American Songbook, from 21st-century jazz and contemporary classical perspectives. 

Cathedral Chamber Music

Cathedral Chamber Music

Sophie Williams (violin), Hugh Mackay (cello), Anna Michels (piano) and Emilia De Geer (piano) perform Smetana Piano Trio in G minor and music by Ravel and Debussy. 

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Brilliance, sensibility, joy and mastered technique are the inspiring forces of the Volt & Potenza duo. Oda Voltersvik (Norway, welcomed by conductor Marios Papadopoulos as a ‘pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone’) and Giulio Potenza (Italy, praised by Martha Argerich as ‘a very gifted and deep pianist’), have been performing together since 2014, attracting enthusiastic reviews... 

Elektra Violin Duo

Elektra Violin Duo

Internationally renowned duo Elektra instantly bring the stage to life in a stunning show of musical virtuosity. This unique collaboration combines a wealth of musical experience with slick, foot-tapping glamour and challenges any preconceptions... 

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

Rarely performed and more or less unknown to all but the most hardcore of Shakespeare addicts, Troilus and Cressida explores star-crossed love and political machinations in the midst of the Trojan War... 

Droll

Droll

Drolls, Brice Stratford tells us in the show’s scholarly introduction, were originally performed by half-drunk actors in covert locations on raucous evenings during the Puritan Interregnum... 

Songs of Travel

Songs of Travel

Two of Scotland's finest musicians come together for a magical recital, featuring Vaughan Williams' song cycle Songs of Travel, based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and other songs relating to travel and separation by Schubert, Borodin, Haas and Robert Burns... 

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China) and take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

David Corkhill conducts the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and his own St Francis. This concert is a wonderful introduction to classical music with vivid storytelling and wonderful music. 

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

Enjoy a relaxing and delicious brunch, accompanied by jazz singer Elaine Mitchener and pianist Alex Hawkins.  

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

The Scottish Saxophone Ensemble present haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers Ian Wilson, Ross Ainslie and Eddie McGuire, and welcomes special guest Fraser Fifield, with his Traditions Suite for Saxophone Quintet... 

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries presents a new, mainly solo programme inspired by compositions of the early nineteenth-century Hungarian guitar virtuoso, Johann Kaspar Mertz. This elegant recital is designed to demonstrate the predominantly Romantic, pianistic influences found in Mertz's work, and to explore the repertoire of duos which Mertz wrote for the specific combination of terz guitar and standard guitar... 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti (1,2 and 3) provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 Festival concerts, concluding performances with a different Beethoven symphony... 

Felix Holt: The Radical

Felix Holt: The Radical

‘Wholesome’ is how a lady I spoke to after the performance described Felix Holt: The Radical. It’s not a word I can remember using, but the subsequent conversation revealed her to be well versed in Eliot, the Midlands and the nineteenth century... 

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Born 400 years ago, Weckmann was regarded as one of the greatest organists of his generation. David Hamilton performs his complete organ works in two parts with an interval. 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Robert Dick and his Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 festival concerts, concluding each performance with a different Beethoven symphony... 

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

Eboracum Baroque are joined by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary in a performance for all the family. Be transported back in time to hear about what life was like at the time of the slimy Stuarts and the glorious Georgians... 

Aspects of Love

Aspects of Love

Romance, passion, joy, heartbreak – all are here in a programme of wonderful music by Liszt, Granados and Chopin, given by a ‘Master’ (EdinburghGuide.com). 

Conductors Unbecoming

Conductors Unbecoming

Gavin Henderson, formerly of the Philharmonia, a trumpeter, and artistic director of Brighton Festival, Dartington International Summer School, for many years Chair of Arts Council Music Panel, also Chair of the judges of ROSL Music Competition, tells stories of the conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Maazel, Muti, Giulini, Rattle, Svetlanov, Ashkenazy, Davis and Klemperer, to name but a few. 

Melody of Love and Shadows

Melody of Love and Shadows

Saudha, 'one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country' (BBC Radio), offers a hypnotic and 'breath-taking' presentation (Rhapsody of Soul, Guardian) of Indian classical music by the leading classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty (ChandraChakraborty... 

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

Hecate’s Poison is a one-woman version of Macbeth, performed by Players Tokyo’s T. Sato. Through use of physicality and clever costume indications, Sato manages to create a mystical and atmospheric take on the Scottish play... 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

Light out of darkness: music exploring Easter themes, including works by Bach (Jesu, meine Freude), Schütz (Psalm 100), Brahms (Warum ist das Licht gegeben), and Rutter (Wells Jubilate)... 

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Marion Lees McPherson and Nancy Crook present a series of afternoon recitals of Bach, Bruhns, Mendelssohn and many more renowned classics. Full programme available on stockbridgechurch... 

Mendelssohn After Lunch

Mendelssohn After Lunch

Mendelssohn and Webern, peformed by the Solem Quartet. Tea, coffee and other refreshments afterwards.  

Schubert in Stockbridge

Schubert in Stockbridge

Vocal and instrumental music by Schubert performed at lunchtime in St Vincent's Church. Featuring the Shepherd on the Rock, the Fantasia in F minor, D.940. 

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

Join us for a celebration of some of the most beautiful French and English songs of the early 20th Century. Robert Melling (piano), Susan McNaught (soprano) and Walter Thomson (baritone) will perform gems of the repertoire including songs from Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad and the Bailero from Canteloube’s Chants D’Auvergne... 

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

Presented by The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh, the programme for this concert comprised of lesser-known and hugely underappreciated works by the three baroque greats: Antonio Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico Nos... 

French Lates

French Lates

A late night with the soothing French romantics Debussy, Sancan and Renié, performed by the Tasman Duo, Juliana Mysolov (harp), Jonty Coy (flute) and Ian Tindale (piano). Includes a glass of wine. 

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

Accomplished Italian guitarist Luca Villani offers a wonderful guitar recital dedicated to Scarlatti and Tansman. Some Scarlatti Sonatas sound great on the guitar, evoking a Spanish court made of dark lounges, silky tapestries and a royal atmosphere... 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

The music, song and dance of the Medieval and Renaissance worlds is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group. A dozen musicians play a huge range of period instruments including shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, nakers, crumhorns, viols, fiddles, recorders, bells, bagpipes, rackets and a serpent... 

Bach: St John Passion

Bach: St John Passion

Coro Edina return to the Fringe following previous years' acclaimed performances of Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Handel's Messiah. This year, they will sing JS Bach's masterpiece, St John Passion, with full chamber orchestra. 

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

USA-based, New Zealand pianist Charles Whitehead programmes an intriguing recital of Bach, Chopin, the grand Liszt Sonata, plus Persian-influenced music by fellow New Zealand pianist, Stephen Small. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles' famous Rieger organ. Michael Harris, Organist of St Giles', plays Bach, and music from France and Scotland. Stunning musical colour in historic surroundings. 

Bach B minor Mass

Bach B minor Mass

We return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with our popular annual concert of JS Bach's magnificent B minor Mass, showcasing the singing virtuosity of ten stellar soloists alongside our period ensemble... 

Aham Indian Classical Dance Workshop and Performance

Aham Indian Classical Dance Workshop and Performance

15.00 to 16.00: Indian classical dance workshop (open to all ages) – learn a dance and perform it! (optional). 16.00 to 17.00: Performance by Dance Ihayami’s youth dance group Ihayami Fusion, with curtain-raiser by workshop participants... 

Russian Lates

Russian Lates

Enjoy the Russian greats, Shostakovitch, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, with the Solem Quartet and the Tasman Duo. Includes a glass of wine afterwards.  

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert Quintet D956 with the prizewinning Solem Quartet. Tea, coffee and shortbread served afterwards. 

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works. Featured artists include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan's Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. The culmination of four musicians from the Tokyo University of Arts, one of the greatest music environments in Japan, will bring classic, contemporary Japan, friendship and our original composed music all rolled into one, wearing traditional kimonos... 

Bachiana

Bachiana

This acclaimed cellist returns with Bach expert, Peter Lea-Cox, to play Schumann's accompanied versions of the six Bach cello Suites. Robert Schumann loved Bach's music and was determined to make the Cello Suites known to a wider audience... 

Hot Chocolate at 10

Hot Chocolate at 10

End your Fringe day with relaxing classical music performed by candlelight in this sensuous church, witness to over 300 years of history just off the Royal Mile. Varied programme of vocal and instrumental music changing nightly... 

String Academy

String Academy

String Academy first met on the historic Elizabethan Long House Estate in West Sussex through the generous support of Gordon and Alexandra Tregear DL. Subsequently, it has become the enrichment programme for West Sussex, where students from all backgrounds find transformative pathways through into professions... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015! Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. An educational and interactive experience of classical music where wriggling is allowed, suitable for the whole family... 

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Philomusica of Edinburgh give a performance of Vivaldi's popular Four Seasons. A rare opportunity to hear Vivaldi's original sonnets read by Robin Cairns. Lawrence Dunn (solo violin), Ursula Schlapp (cello continuo) and Gilmour Macleod (keyboard continuo). 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

Come and experience Anne-Isabel Meyer, the London-based cellist who returns again to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform all the Bach Cello Suites over three days. 'Meyer's mastery of the bow imbued the music with a warm air' (BroadwayBaby... 

Violin and Piano Recital

Violin and Piano Recital

A stunning programme for violin and piano including Handel's Sonata No 1, Dvorak's popular Sonatina, Prokofiev's Sonata No 2 and other violin favourites. The musical and exuberant playing of Sheena Jardine (violin) and Stephen Doughty (piano) returns to the Fringe... 

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

Staged opera performances from some of Scotland’s most talented young singers. From established classics to less well known repertoire, each performance offers something new and unique... 

Choral Vespers

Choral Vespers

Latin Choral Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption for strings and choir, including exquisite plainsong and music by Pergolesi. 

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely Amazing!

Be astounded by Stefan Warzycki's series of two recitals of virtuoso works from the left-hand piano music repertoire. They would be enough of a challenge for two hands: how he does it with only one is beyond belief! '... 

Guitar Homages

Guitar Homages

Fantastic new recital by Italian guitarist Luca Villani, who interprets great pieces composed by the finest guitar composers celebrating other musicians. The Mexican Manuel Ponce Sonata Clasica is, in fact, a perfect homage to Fernando Sor, the classical guitar icon... 

YCA Secret Opera: Mansfield Park

YCA Secret Opera: Mansfield Park

Following a sell-out run and five star reviews for their recent production of Carmen, Edinburgh Studio Opera return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park... 

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. An educational and interactive experience of classical music, suitable for the whole family where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music with a theme of Sun, Moon and Stars and includes a story and a chance to join in! 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Award-winning Sudden Impulse Theatre Company are marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by bringing his much-loved comedy classic to the Edinburgh Fringe. This is the first time that the Warwickshire based company have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, but they have enjoyed much success at the Buxton Fringe for many years... 

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

‘Power into will, will into appetite’ – Shakespeareonthelevel applies its attack to Shakespeare’s thrilling play about the depravity of war. This young company of professional actors brings pace and precision to Shakespeare’s most energized language... 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Join us for traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic church, directed by City and University Organist Dr John Kitchen. The music to be performed is chosen from our extensive repertoire, and will this year include Palestrina's well-known Renaissance Missa Papae Marcelli, Widor's grand Messe Op... 

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works. Featured artists include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Join us for traditional choral evensong and benediction with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic Anglican Catholic Church. Directed by Edinburgh City and University Organist Dr John Kitchen... 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait's wider 2016 project encompasses performing all nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 festival concerts, and each performance will include a different Beethoven symphony... 

Brunch with a Harp

Brunch with a Harp

What could be better than a leisurely brunch accompanied by the mellifluous harp, performed by prize winner Juliana Mysolov. Includes delicious Edinburgh fayre. 

A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes

A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes

For a fast-paced, fun show filled with audience interaction, A Fool’s Paradise might be for you. This talented troupe of five women set themselves the terrifying task of performing 30 scenes from Shakespeare in an hour, having the audience shout out numbers and filling in bingo sheets provided, making it a rapidly paced, competitive and fun show to spectate... 

As You Like It

As You Like It

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. From award-winning director Nicholas Barter comes a 1920s Chinese inspired version of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy performed by the Shanghai Theatre Academy... 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

A selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, scherzos, waltzes, mazurkas, etudes and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano). 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Now in its 10th year, with nine sell-out years, the St Andrew Camerata return with this atmospheric late-night performance of Gabriel Fauré's much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, with orchestra, in the hauntingly beautiful setting of Old Saint Paul's... 

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Karl Jenkins’ compelling anti-war work charts the descent into and the consequences of war and the hope for peace. Written to commemorate the new millennium and dedicated to victims of the Kosovo War, this large-scale work is based on texts drawn from a diverse array of cultural and religious sources... 

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

Described as the sublimest achievement that the modern period has contributed to the church, there can be few more befitting settings in which to experience the heart-wrenching beauty of Mozart’s Requiem than by candlelight in the historic St Giles' Cathedral... 

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts: Hamlet - Shakespeare’s Hamlet condensed into an hour by kids, for kids. Performed by eleven kids from Shakespeare at Traquair, this was a very entertaining piece with the script reduced and simplified to make it more accessible to youngsters... 

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Countertenor James Laing, theorbo player James Akers and bass violist Susanna Pell’s hour long feast of Dowland was one of the most spectacular concerts I have attended in a while... 

Guitar Selection Box

Guitar Selection Box

Enjoy an indulgently refreshing, mix of luxuriant guitar music. Spanning two centuries; from the birth of the six string guitar to the present day, performed on a beautifully restored period instrument and a uniquely designed modern instrument... 

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

The Japanese piano duo returns to the Fringe with a programme of works ranging from classical pieces of Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov to Alexander Rosenblatt's visually vibrant Concertino on Two Russian Themes. 

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Showcasing the finest piano and chamber music from RCS and St Mary’s Music School students. Cafe onsite for lunch (call The Brunton for info 0131 6652240) followed by a delightful concert featuring great composers such as Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Tchaikovsky... 

Bach and Vivaldi

Bach and Vivaldi

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a fifth consecutive year for two concerts. Here they perform Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite and Keyboard Concerto in F Minor and three Concertos from Vivaldi’s L'Estro Armonico Op 3 No... 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Enjoy our popular series of lunchtime recitals on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument, in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street. 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians return once again to the Edinburgh Fringe. Their popular concert of music for oboe, horn and piano will feature music by Herzogenberg, Molbe, Saint-Saens, Bozza and a quirky little number by Damase. 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Free lunchtime concerts with emerging professional musicians in ensembles from our national conservatoire. 

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni, the Indian classical trio, returns to Edinburgh after a successful year in 2015! Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today... 

Late Sax

Late Sax

A late night with the prize-winning Ferio Saxophone Quartet, performing Glass, Nyman and Lago in the midnight hours. Includes a glass of wine afterwards. 

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her return to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China) and take us on a journey through the spirit of China... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles' famous Rieger organ. Prize-winning recitalist Henry Fairs plays works with a Bach theme, by Bach (arr. Reger), Schumann and Reger (BACH). Vibrant music in historic surroundings. 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Youth reigns in Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, a lavish retelling of Ovid's tales, brought to stunning visual life. Set in and around a pool of water on stage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in this 60-minute gem. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. Performers include Australian prizewinners the Tasman Duo, Edward King (cello), the Dolmen Ensemble, Thomas Randle (tenor) and pianists Ashley Fripp and Tyler Hay... 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms and contemporaries, featuring the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, Chad Vindin (piano), Gillian Keith (soprano), Henry Neill (baritone), Emily Sun (violin), and many others. Different artists and programme each concert... 

Four-Hand Fantasia

Four-Hand Fantasia

Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale present their Fringe fantasy – Schubert's great late work in F minor, the sylvan and rustic world of Dvorak legends and the Suite Op 52 by York Bowen, 'the English Rachmaninov'. 

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

This American cello and piano duo, on their Fringe debut, will perform two glorious masterpieces: Beethoven’s Viennese classical Sonata in A major, op. 69 and Boëllmann’s French Romantic Sonata in A minor, op... 

Nocturnal

Nocturnal

Soothing late night guitar with Sean Shibe, playing works by Benjamin Britten, John Dowland and William Walton. Includes a glass of wine afterwards. 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

It would be hard to find a piano recital in this year's festivals better than those by this Japanese-born international soloist. Come and hear her perform in a delightful series of two concerts... 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Performing as part of the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, this fast past cut down version of Shakespeare’s classic tale of madness, death, and existential crisis shines in its look and feel, but falters considerably in realising the substance of the Bard’s great tragedy... 

Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

Champs Mêlés’ production of Iphigenia in Tauris is a two hour, French language translation of J.W von Goethe’s 18th century adaptation of Euripides’ original Greek tragedy with the occasional English surtitle... 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Bach’s magnificent Solo Cello Suites are the centrepiece of this candlelit recital from Philip Higham, a cellist lauded by the Strad as having ‘all the qualities of a world-class artist’. 

¡Saxo Clásico!

¡Saxo Clásico!

‘Infectious energy!’ (Observer). ‘An exceptional saxophonist’ (Saxophone Journal). ‘Sawers... like Schumann on acid!’ (Scotsman). This duo, of Salsa Celtica and Delphian Records, explores the richness of classical music for saxophone and piano by composers from Scotland and Latin America, such as James MacMillan, Villa Lobos, Peter Maxwell Davies, Paquito D’Rivera, Astor Piazzolla... 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Prière; 3 Gymnopédies; 3 Embryons Dessèchés; 6 Pièces Froides: 3 Airs à Faire Fuir; 3 Danses de Travers. ‘An accomplished pianist, Bream … plays with the gentle zen-like calm one would hope for in a performance of Satie’s fascinating works…[he] takes us to another world through his playing... 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach and contemporaries. Featuring Somi Kim (piano), Michael Foyle (violin), Henry Neill (baritone), Gillian Keith (soprano), Juliana Mysolov (harp), Charlotte Ashton (flute), the Jackson/Beilby duo and many others... 

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

This celebrated international soloist returns to Edinburgh to 'indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind' (Xinhua, China). Featuring the full Zheng score of The Butterfly Lovers... 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

John Bryden plays music by Bach and his followers, Robert and Clara Schumann and Beethoven, in a series of recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. Followed by coffee and shortbread. Donations welcome... 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin and the romantics. Ferio Saxophone Quartet, pianists Ben Schoeman, Martin Cousin, Tyler Hay and Ashley Fripp, and Stephanie Tress (cello). Different programme each concert. Tea, coffee and pastries afterwards. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart and contemporaries. Som Howie (clarinet), Ann Beilby (viola), Martyn Jackson (violin), Carson Becke (piano), Damian Arnold (tenor), Consone Quartet, Ian Tindale (piano), Jonty Coy (flute), plus many others... 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan's Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. The culmination of four musicians from the Tokyo University of Arts, one of the greatest music environments in Japan, will bring classic, contemporary Japan, friendship and our original composed music all rolled into one, wearing traditional kimonos... 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Donald Hunt (St Mary's Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary's Cathedral) and Peter Backhouse (St Giles' Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral's mighty 'Father' Willis organ... 

Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas

Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas

Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) perform all of Beethoven's Sonatas for piano and violin in four concerts, with each concert containing a different set of sonatas... 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

The accomplished and acclaimed Hungarian-born violinist Tamas Fejes returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform from his debut CD a selection of Sonatas and Partitas by JS Bach, including the might Chaconne, for unaccompanied violin... 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to one of Edinburgh's best amateur choirs sing uplifting music in the liturgical context it was written for. Music to include works by Howells, Tallis, Mozart (with strings) and Hassler and Gabrieli works for double choir and brass. 

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts style building: truly one of Edinburgh's hidden gems... 

Afternoon Concerts at Three Thirty

Afternoon Concerts at Three Thirty

Fourteen concerts given by musicians from Estonia, Finland, Luxemburg, Poland, UK, and from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Music for consort of viols, flute and organ, voice and piano, lute, recorder, violin and piano and piano by Renaissance and Baroque composers, Brahms, Martin, McGuire, Laakso, Oswald and many others... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum with the best contemporary talents from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. See nms.ac.uk/fringe for details of these daily performances celebrating Celtic culture today... 

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Balthasar’s bemused, Romeo’s a wuss and the Friar’s on the fiddle but Juliet Capulet calls the shots in an ice cream war with the Montagues. Throw in a voluptuous Nurse, a dandy Paris, two warring tribes with loads of raspberry ripple and you’ve got the recipe for a rip-roaring romance with a twist in a show specially adapted for a young audience... 

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

Ayman Jarjour is an internationally renowned Syrian classical guitarist and graduate of The Juilliard School in New York. He performed solo and with orchestra in Syria, UK, Belgium, Spain, Lebanon, Egypt, Malta, Jordan, Germany, Taiwan, Tunisia, Sudan, USA and Turkey... 

Bach and the Dance of God

Bach and the Dance of God

In their sixth appearance at the Fringe, George, Adam and Tom Wilson have borrowed the title of Wilfred Meller's book for a programme which will include music for organ, solo violin and solo 'cello. 

Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

Ada Lovelace, computing, Caroline Herschel, comets, Mary Sommerville, mathematics, Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, pulsars, Anne McLaren, genetics, Eva Crane, bees. Theatrical virtuosa, Frances M Lynch, sings spectacular stories... 

Blissful Harmonies

Blissful Harmonies

For one night only we invite you into the blissful, exciting musical worlds of Johannes Brahms, Frank Bridge and Hermann Reutter. We bring you their most touching works written for contralto, viola and piano... 

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Balthasar’s bemused, Romeo’s a wuss and the Friar’s on the fiddle but Juliet Capulet calls the shots in an ice cream war with the Montagues. Throw in a voluptuous Nurse, a dandy Paris, two warring tribes with loads of raspberry ripple and you’ve got the recipe for a rip-roaring romance with a twist in a show specially adapted for a young audience... 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. St Vincent's is the village church at the heart of the city, adorned with more than 150 shields and achievements depicting modern European heraldry - from its time as the Commandery of Lochore of the Order of St Lazarus... 

Shanghai Culture Week – Opening Orchestral Concert

Shanghai Culture Week – Opening Orchestral Concert

Shanghai Culture Week opens with a concert featuring three of the city’s top orchestras: Shanghai Young Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai City Young Symphony Orchestra, performing Eastern and Western classical music, including Grieg, Handel, Bizet and Tianhua... 

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

BBC Radio 3’s vibrant drivetime programme. Live classical music, special guests and news from this year’s festivals. 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK's freshest and most innovative ensembles... 

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Hamlet’s got the hump. His Uncle Claudius has bumped off his dad and married his mum, who’s a bit too fond of "ginger beer". Girlfriend Ophelia won’t listen to a word he says and his best mate, Horatio, keeps seeing ghosts... 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK's freshest and most innovative ensembles... 

YCA Recital

YCA Recital

Enjoy a summer evening recital in the calm surroundings of Edinburgh Academy’s Robertson Room. A brilliant selection of Scotland’s emerging young classical talents perform their favourite music in an intimate setting. 

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

As seen on BBC Four television and winner of the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Music Show, Declan Zapala returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his fourth consecutive solo guitar show... 

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

William Shakespeare is back for his 400th anniversary, but he needs your help with his newest play. A brother and sister are lost at sea, but the Bard is at a loss for what happens next... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Will poor Viola ever find her twin brother Sebastian? Expect adventure, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare in the picturesque surroundings of St Peter's... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles' famous Rieger organ. Franz Josef Stoiber plays Bach, Reger, Bruckner and Elgar, together with his own improvisations. A feast of musical colour in these historic surroundings. 

Worbey and Farrell's Rhapsody

Worbey and Farrell's Rhapsody

In this brand new show following sell-outs in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the internationally acclaimed duo bring their unique touch to the world's greatest music. Expect exhilarating rhapsodies, beguiling boogie-woogies and sensational piano-playing... 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times critic's choice. Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August, with leading performers. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary and jazz... 

Charity Concert for ICIN: Carl Bahoshy: Piano & Organ

Charity Concert for ICIN: Carl Bahoshy: Piano & Organ

Pianist and organist Carl Bahoshy performs works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and Rachmaninoff in aid of Iraqi Christians in Need (ICIN) charity. Free parking available. Contact the church at: [newline] www... 

Brahms Debussy Schubert & Rachmaninov: Duo Spianato

Brahms Debussy Schubert & Rachmaninov: Duo Spianato

Duo Spianato, a piano duet from France, will perform Schubert's F minor Fantasia, Rachmaninov's Pieces Op. 11, Debussy's En Bateau and a Hungarian Dance by Brahms. Free parking available... 

The Folk side of Classical

The Folk side of Classical

Join Classical Folk for another evening of Schubert, Paganini, Massenet, Boccherini; gipsy and folk songs; tales of composers. "Violin mastery... virtuosity on guitar... beautiful singing... 

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton. Come and hear classic harp favourites, discover new sounds and experience the harp music of today. 

Bouffe!

Bouffe!

"Highly recommended. Great performances of Donizetti, Martini, and Offenbach. If you missed it, you'll be kicking yourself!" (Fringe Review 2015) Redblonde Productions and West Sussex Opera present the triumphant return of last year's hit... 

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre. Presented as a double bill, both pieces explore the relationship between text, movement and music, telling the stories of two men walking into the unknown. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The course of true love doesn’t run smooth for long in this Shakespearian comedy. As Duke Theseus and Hippolyta prepare for their wedding, Egeus, an Athenian citizen arrives with a predicament: His daughter Hermia won’t marry the man he intends for her, Demetrius, and instead has fallen for Lysander... 

Piaf: Love Conquers All

Piaf: Love Conquers All

This character-driven play from Moving On Theatre had something for everyone. From romance to hatred, happiness to tragedy, there was no emotion left unturned in this provocative production detailing Edith Piaf’s life both on and off the stage... 

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

Incorporating as many different styles, centuries and saxophones as a sixty minute recital will allow, we'll take you through the timeline of the saxophone quartet, demonstrating the inspirations which have led to the modern day ensemble. 

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Laurene Hope, who amazed as Piaf, is now 'La Divina' Callas - from unwanted child to opera Goddess and her obsession with Onassis. With 'O Mio Babbino Caro', and more... For promo videos visit our website. 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

For those of you who have yet to encounter the fringe phenomenon that is Shit-Faced Shakespeare, this is a show that does exactly what it says on the tin. The current production showing at The Warren (although they have now branched out internationally) is a trimmed, hour long version of The Merchant of Venice in which one of the performers drinks an unreasonable amount of alcohol before, during and quite possibly after the performance... 

Helen

Helen

Although you may well have some early misgivings, Helen is a show to persevere with. Re-imagining the myth of Helen of Troy as an ageing beauty during the fall of her dictator husband's regime, it could depict any modern day insurgency although inevitably it draws parallels with Syria... 

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Join the Know My Neighbour campaign for a week of free activities and performances to encourage neighbourliness in our city! Come and be entertained, connect with others and all whilst drinking the best coffee in Brighton and eating amazing food provided by the Real Junk Food Project. 

Sussex Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

Sussex Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

The Sussex Symphony Orchestra and BBC's Alistair Appleton present a fun afternoon of music for children and families. Hear two of the most magical pieces of classical music for a young audience - Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf' and Saint Saëns' 'Carnival of the Animals'. 

Brahms Volodos Horowitz Chopin & Mozart: Two Solo Piano Performances

Brahms Volodos Horowitz Chopin & Mozart: Two Solo Piano Performances

Jacky Fong, piano, performs works by Brahms, Horowitz and Volodos on 20 May. Simon Ballard, piano, performs music by Mozart, Ries & Steibelt on 21 May. Free parking available. Contact the church at: [newline]www... 

Crippled Symmetry

Crippled Symmetry

Morton Feldman’s epic, spectral and beautiful 'Crippled Symmetry', performed by Adam Swayne (piano/celeste), Helen Whitaker (flute/bass flute) and Adam Bushell (vibraphone/glockenspiel)... 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

The story of Macbeth's tragic demise has been told many times by hundreds, if not thousands, of theatre makers. His sharp rise and subsequent fall from power always comes as a surprise to the titular Macbeth, despite a warning from three witches who try to impart their wisdom; cryptically warning him of upcoming troubles... 

Airs & Grace Notes

Airs & Grace Notes

Local Brighton pianist, Johan de Cock, presents an hour-long recital of Baroque sonatas by Antonio Soler, a classical sonata by Joseph Haydn, two late elegies by Franz Liszt, selections from Cançons i Danses by Federico Mompou, and a new milonga-inspired commission by R... 

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

The atmospheric Spiegeltent was bursting at the seams as the three tenors took the stage and the audience with their sunny, easy-going manner. The acoustics were great, spirits were high and the tenors top-notch... 

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. We play a colourful mix of Baroque/Classical works, contemporary and traditional mandolin orchestra music, featuring fantastic guest soloists... 

The Iliad

The Iliad

It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the year that Calchas the soothsayer has predicted the city will fall. The mightiest Princes of Ancient Greece are camped in their thousand black beached ships, desperate for revenge for the kidnapping of Helen, the world's most beautiful woman. 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. An Dhá means 'The Two' in Gaelic; two musicians, a violin and a cello, on a journey exploring life and music together... 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Critically-acclaimed pianist Helen Burford returns to Brighton Fringe with a fascinating solo programme, featuring works by Somei Satoh, Piazzolla, Handel and Timo Andres. 

Bach Violin Sonata in E & Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Bach Violin Sonata in E & Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Pianist Raija Walker performs Beethoven's Moonlight and Appassionata sonatas on 14 May. Raija joins violinist Ellie Blackshaw to perform Beethoven's Kreutzer sonata on 21 May. Free parking available... 

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

Shabaka Hutchings (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist) teams up with Ligeti Quartet to perform Shabaka's own Clarinet Quintet, Morton Feldman’s Clarinet and String Quartet, and Milton Babbitt’s String Quartet No... 

Bach Cello Suites & Beethoven Cello Sonatas Complete

Bach Cello Suites & Beethoven Cello Sonatas Complete

Great cellist Pavlos Carvalho performs Bach's solo cello suites on 14 and 15 May. Pavlos returns with pianist Louisa Lam on 28 and 29 May to play Beethoven's complete cello sonatas... 

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque, Saturday 14 May: Katherine Nicholas - soprano, Janet Omerod - mezzo-soprano and Nick Andrews - piano, present arias and duets by Purcell, Bach and Handel. Saturday 28 May: Sophie Kay - piano: Beethoven: Sonata Op... 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. Walton's exuberant 'Crown Imperial', Elgar's moving 'Nimrod' and Chilcott's uplifting 'Requiem' - regarded by many as equal to Fauré's. 

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Gavin Henderson regales first hand hilarious stories of the many conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Otto Klemperer, Giulini, Svetlanov, Barbirolli, Sargent and Rattle amongst them. 

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis return for their third Brighton Fringe recital to celebrate women composers. An exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works: featured composers include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Beautiful relaxing classical music for piano duet, including pieces by J.S. Bach and Schubert's glorious 'Rondo in A Major', plus one or two surprises played on St Nicholas Church's new Steinway grand piano by Zhanna Kemp and Norman Jacobs... 

Chopin Liszt & Rachmaninoff Performed by Julia Wallin

Chopin Liszt & Rachmaninoff Performed by Julia Wallin

Pianist Julia Wallin from the Royal Academy performs a selection of Chopin's Etudes and Nocturnes, Liszt's 2nd Ballade, Rachmaninoff's Moment Musicaux and music by Sibelius. Free parking available... 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 9 voices. 9 busy lives. 9 women with nothing in common but a shared joy in singing... 

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen’s Inori is an incredibly intense show. From an academic point of view it is brilliant and aurally it’s aesthetic is astounding. However, this is not a show for Brighton Fringe... 

Soundscape

Soundscape

Premiere of the multimedia show 'Soundscape', featuring stunning visual projections with soundtrack of their hauntingly beautiful cinematic score. Heart-stopping, beautiful music from this extraordinary piano quartet of piano, clarinet, cello and violin... 

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

Tuesday lunchtime concerts: 10th: Ensemble Reza - Boccherini and Beethoven String Quintets; 17th: Paul Gregory (guitar) - South American music; 24th: James Larter (percussionist) - BBC Young Musician finalist 2012; 31st: Spike Wells jazz trio... 

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

Broadway musical composer, jazz saxophonist and electronic music pioneer, Milton Babbitt is regarded as one of America’s foremost musical geniuses. This 100th birthday tribute features his groundbreaking piece 'Philomel' for voice and tape and several rarely-performed masterpieces... 

Ambrose Page performs Schumann & a Choir from Vienna

Ambrose Page performs Schumann & a Choir from Vienna

The Kalverienberg choir from Vienna will sing at our 10:30am service on 8 May. All are welcome. On 28 May, Ambrose Page, piano, performs works by Clara and Robert Schumann. Free parking available... 

Karl Jenkins Requiem and Concertos

Karl Jenkins Requiem and Concertos

Roedean community musicians perform Karl Jenkins' powerful and evocative Requiem with student soloists in Mozart's Queen of the Night aria, Bruch's Kol Nidrei and Kreisler's Praeludium and Allegro... 

Bach, Brahms & Scriabin: Works for Piano Left Hand

Bach, Brahms & Scriabin: Works for Piano Left Hand

Pianist Stefan Warzycki performs works for piano left hand. The programme will include the Bach/Brahms chaconne from the 2nd partita and Scriabin's Prelude and Nocturne Op. 9. Free parking available for this concert... 

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

A stunning exhibition in a beautiful, spacious setting. Paintings and glass by Annelies Clarke and glass works by co-exhibitors Jose Heasman and Beth Midgley plus works by students of the Cedar Centre, Hollingdean... 

Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas & Beethoven & Mozart String Trios

Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas & Beethoven & Mozart String Trios

Violinist Benedict Cruft will perform Bach's solo works on 7 and 8 May. Benedict returns with his excellent trio on 27 May to play Beethoven trios, and again on 3 June with Mozart and Schubert's guitar quartet with Paul Gregory... 

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light. This public recording session presents music exploring the theme of ‘Noah’s Zoo’ by students at the East Sussex Academy of Music. 

Organ Music at St. Barts

Organ Music at St. Barts

Recitals on Tuesdays by distinguished local organists on the fine organ at St. Bartholomew's Church. 3 May: Nick Milner-Gulland; 10 May: Nicholas Houghton; 17 May: Alastair Macfadyen; 24 May: Richard Toms. 

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based a cappella ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, present Music for a Summer’s Afternoon, a programme of part-songs from a variety of traditions, including Mendelssohn Sechs Lieder Op 59, Reger Nachtlied, Delius To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water, Saint-Saens Calme des Nuites, Frank Bridge four part-songs and Veljo Tormis Estonian Lullabies. 

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

Glasgow-based Aurea Quartet comprises of four prize-winning graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Winners of the St Martin-in-the-Fields chamber music prize, and finalists in the Sándor Végh International Competition in Budapest, appearances include their Wigmore Hall debut... 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Strauss Don Juan; Faure Pavane; Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (Danny Miller violin); Elgar Symphony No 1 in Ab major, Opus 55. Conducted by Neil Mantle. An exciting programme including Classic FM favourites... 

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

Cellist Feargus Egan is accompanied by David Hamilton in this programme, featuring two outstanding works for cello and piano from World War I: Delius’ Cello Sonata (1916) and the Sonata by Frank Bridge (1917)... 

Peter Seivewright (Piano) Performs Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Peter Seivewright (Piano) Performs Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Peter Seivewright brings the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to a thrilling conclusion with his performance of Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus, one of the very greatest piano works ever composed... 

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

Edinburgh debut concert of the Berlin-based Tegel Quartet. Following their hugely successful Berlin debut in 2014, four of Europe's most dynamic string players come to Edinburgh to perform the Haydn Bird Quartet, Puccini Crisantemi, Dvorák's dazzling, folk-inspired American Quartet and exciting new war-themed work by the up and coming Berlin-based composer, Iain Stark... 

Lasses, Love and Life

Lasses, Love and Life

A recital by Karen West, Elizabeth Woollven and George Ross, accompanied by Helen Maddox and Alan Graham, to include Schumann’s Frauen-Liebe und Leben and John Maxwell Geddes’ clever and quirky Scots songs on a similar theme. 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Prélude de la Porte Héroïque du Ciel, 6 Gnossiennes, 3 Sarabandes, Dances Gothiques. 

Classically Chilled Piano

Classically Chilled Piano

Rich Batsford’s Classically Chilled Piano is exactly that. It’s an hour to sit back and relax, take a break from the franticness of the festival and chill with these soothing piano melodies... 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

There can be few more atmospheric settings in which to experience Fauré’s Requiem Mass than by candlelight in the historic St Giles' Cathedral. Composed purely for the pleasure of it, and much loved for its serenity and soothing gentleness, his Requiem interprets death as a happy deliverance... 

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett’s new album In Conflict was released in 2014. Made in collaboration with Brian Eno, it features Pallett’s trademark looping string and electronic arrangements – 'beautiful and often strangely euphoric' (Guardian)... 

Songs of Scotland

Songs of Scotland

Join the National Youth Choir of Scotland as it presents a patriotic programme of Scottish songs, including John Gardner's A Burns Sequence, a dynamic setting of eight poems by Scotland's favourite son, Robert Burns... 

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Two Japanese-born pianists based in Tokyo and Berlin perform a wide variety of brilliant duets covering Grieg's much-loved Peer Gynt, the classic duets of Dvorak and Debussy as well as Ravel's wild waltz La Valse. 

Cole Porter Classics Late

Cole Porter Classics Late

Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Everytime You Say Goodbye. Pianist Viv McLean with Matthew Sharp cello/vocalist pay tribute to Cole Porter and great music theatre lyricist/composers... 

Art Song and Operatic Arias

Art Song and Operatic Arias

A programme of varied art song and a smattering of Operatic favourites from around the world including Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovich, Korngold, Schumann, Berlioz and Bizet. Jemma and Maryam met whilst studying at the formerly named Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and quickly established a strong partnership... 

The Furies

The Furies

Durham's Ethrael Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Aeschylus's The Furies, a tale of vengeance, honour, justice and mercy. The Furies, representing the angry, the grudging and the avenger, chase Orestes for his blood after he displays has what a famous Austrian psychiatrist might call 'parental issues' – he killed his mother Clytemnestra, who had killed his father Agamemnon... 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

In Violin Variations, Ian Peaston invites the audience to share his passion for experimenting with his electric violin and looping set-up.  Taking us from staples of the classical violin repertoire to a mashup of some classic 90s electronica in the space of minutes, the audience is shown all the processes the sounds from the violin goes through to create the different effects, illustrating how the violin is capable of so much more than a standard classical repertoire with a bit of imagination... 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra is one of the UK’s oldest youth orchestras, having recently celebrated its 50th birthday. The orchestra tours regularly at home and abroad – most recently to Florence... 

Golden Age of Violin Playing (1920-1940) Recital: Violin and Piano

Golden Age of Violin Playing (1920-1940) Recital: Violin and Piano

Sonata in E major by George Frideric Handel, Violin Concerto in E minor by Jules Conus, Suite from Much Ado About Nothing by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and an arrangement of Deep River by Jascha Heifetz – this programme reflects a popular format for concerts between the two world wars... 

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa and erhu are commonly nicknamed as Chinese lute and Chinese violin. Jing-hua Gao and Zhi-qin Zhu, both graduate students at China Conservatory and multiple prize winners from childhood, are making their UK debut this summer by giving a concert on these two characteristic Chinese musical instruments with over 1,000 years of history of being main participants in Chinese ensembles but originally arrived from abroad... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles' through its paces, with music including JS Bach Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541, Ritter Sonata No 3 in A, and Dupré Prelude and Fugue in B major. 

Gershwin Late

Gershwin Late

Rhapsody in Blue, Embraceable You, Summertime, I Got Rhythm and more – Gershwin’s greatest hits remastered by virtuoso pianist Viv McLean. Great end to the day, or start to a night on the town... 

Bei Strauss

Bei Strauss

Gillian Keith, soprano. Simon Lepper, piano. Exploration in words and music of Richard Strauss’ love affair with the soprano voice, and Pauline his exasperating but irresistible wife, ultimate dedicatee of his lyrical output... 

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo and his cello are a superhero duo going on epic adventures, overcoming impossible odds – singing and sharing fun with friends along the way! Coffee/tea, fruit juice and muffins included afterwards... 

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

Senior players from St Mary's Music School perform Schubert's final chamber work, the sublime String Quintet in C major and a new work by Tom David Wilson. Full details at www.cathedral... 

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

The popular Scottish composer presents highlights from his chamber music, musicals and operas. Spanning over a decade of work, this hour-long show includes songs and arias from the stage works John Paul Jones, The Turing Test and Breathe Freely, the piano trio A Persistent Illusion and many more... 

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

There are scissors, pens and other tools for lefties, but a lefty piano? Melodies on the piano are often confined to the right hand, supported by chords in the left. International concert pianist and left-hander, Christopher Seed turned this back to front by creating the world's first left-handed piano... 

Bach Hours

Bach Hours

Rare chance to hear Bach's uplifting Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) complete, plus a dozen modern contributions to the Orgelbüchlein Project – the project aiming to fill the 118 blank pages in Bach's collection... 

Sonic Waves

Sonic Waves

After reaching his £2,000 crowd funding target in less than five days, this charismatic pianist has broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2 and 3, and was named as the Independent newspaper’s One to Watch, and BBC Music Magazine’s Rising Star... 

Debussy's Muse

Debussy's Muse

A retelling of the love affair between Debussy and high soprano Blanche Vasnier, blending songs and readings from letters, diaries and memoirs. Directed by Nina Brazier. Tea/coffee, shortbread afterwards included... 

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Students of Edinburgh Napier University return to the Fringe to perform a wonderful selection of solo piano repertoire, including works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Brahms. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

A composer a day: John Bryden will play music by Elgar, Mozart and Dvorák in three recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. Followed by coffee and shortbread. Donations welcome. Full details at www... 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Recitals for Wrigglers are concerts especially tailored for babies and toddlers, delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. Music by real composers is performed in an informal environment where the children are allowed to move around... 

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

Celebrating six years, Opera Bohemia returns with its most popular and successful production to date, Madame Butterfly. A cast of some of Scotland’s finest young opera singers bring Cio-cio San's heartbreaking tale to life... 

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Tim Cais and Chris Harding present two recitals of cello and piano music focusing on the works of Felix Mendelssohn, including both Cello Sonatas and the stunning Variations Concertantes, alongside wonderful sonatas from J S Bach and Prokofiev... 

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

Relaxed Sunday morning at 100 Princes Street. Take in the castle view and enjoy a brunch buffet of fine Scottish fayre with unlimited tea/coffee, while jazz pianist John-Paul Muir provides the musical chill out factor... 

Figaro Fugit

Figaro Fugit

VoiceArc have compacted their production of Le Nozze di Figaro to just 70 minutes of fast furious Figaro fun for the Fringe: Figaro Fugit. Almaviva (Il Conte) is having a bad day. Suddenly the head of this Scottish-Italian family is struggling to keep control of his drugs and prostitution empire... 

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

Ian Munro leads the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Mozart's charming Gran Partita for wind. 

Tangos for Tea

Tangos for Tea

Blend one part jazz sax with one part classical accordion for a refreshing musical brew. Haywood and Chamberlain return to the Fringe with an eclectic fusion of music from Latin America, Balkans, Russia and Scotland... 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

The Cambridge Theatre Collective offer up a largely genderbent production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, set in a high school. Despite some positives, the show makes puzzling decisions and could do more to maximise the emotional potential of the text... 

Breadth of Bach

Breadth of Bach

Organist David Hamilton returns to Canongate with a programme to illustrate the breadth of Bach's genius. The Frobenius organ in Canongate Kirk is universally admired for its range of colour and was used by David Hamilton on his 2010 CD of Bach on the Divine Art label. 

PianoPiano

PianoPiano

PianoPiano redefines modern classical music with this powerful show of original pieces dedicated to nine female trail-blazers. Composed and performed on two grand pianos by the award-winning duo of Hilary Brooks and Karen MacIver, the show’s unique blend of thrilling new music and enlightening anecdotes has enchanted audiences across Scotland and England since its critically acclaimed debut in 2013... 

In Paradisum

In Paradisum

Enjoy a heavenly performance of Fauré’s Requiem in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West. The choir will also sing newly commissioned spirituals by Andrew Carvel and Stuart Murray Mitchell... 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

John Kitchen brings to St Andrew's and St George's West Church a stunning new programme of lesser-known French music, 1680-1780, featuring a suite by Louis XIV's petite merveille, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, who was born exactly 350 years ago... 

L'invitation au Voyage

L'invitation au Voyage

Let us transport you to France with a journey through some of the most beautiful French chanson of the 19th and 20th centuries including favourites of the repertoire from Fauré, Liszt, Duparc and Poulenc. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles' Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a programme including Mozart Coronation Mass, Tippett Spirituals and Britten Rejoice in the Lamb. Vibrant music and the spectacular Rieger organ fill the ancient splendour of St Giles'... 

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

An hour of pure delight. Haiku, the three-line, 17-syllable verse form invented in Japan, might not seem the most obvious to set to music. But with the wit of poets Alan Spence, Alexander McCall Smith and George Bruce, and music by John Maxwell Geddes, Martin Suckling, Tom Cunningham, Colin Suckling, and Louise Burnet, the combination works wonderfully... 

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

Join Sean Rafferty for BBC Radio 3’s vibrant drivetime programme. Live classical music, special guests and news from this year’s festivals. 

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Powerful music by Haydn in the beautiful setting of St Mary's Cathedral. 'You will have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this' (International Record Review). Join them for their much anticipated Festival concert... 

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Enjoy a showcase of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s finest piano students in this exciting nine concert series. Enjoy soup and sandwich at noon (extra charge, call The Brunton on 0131 665 2240 to book) followed by a delightful hour long concert of classical music featuring two musicians... 

Sor and Giuliani

Sor and Giuliani

Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani were the greatest guitar composers and virtuosos in the classical era. Luca Villani, Italian accomplished guitarist at his 20th festival in Edinburgh, offers a varied and challenging portrait of their great music... 

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Concert @ connected - musical miscellany with the Rasaratnams. Enjoy a relaxing evening in an intimate venue with a selection of solo and chamber works. 

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

As part of a year-long project marking the 40th anniversary of Stockhausen's Tierkreis (Signs of the Zodiac), a performance on organ with improvised percussion interludes by composer Haworth Hodgkinson... 

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh, with soloists Robert Dick, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kate Miguda, return for a fourth time to perform Vivaldi's ever-popular The Four Seasons... 

More Sax Before Midnight

More Sax Before Midnight

Heady musical cocktail of Fitkin, Nyman, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos served by master mixologists Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and James Sherlock (piano). Can they top last year’s sell-out show? Plus guests Quattro... 

Trios @ 3

Trios @ 3

Hans Gal - E major, Op. 18 and Felix Mendelssohn - D minor, Op. 49. Both Gal and Mendelssohn have strong links to Edinburgh. Gal lived in Britain after fleeing Austria during WW2 and taught at Edinburgh University until his retirement in 1960... 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

Three of Scotland's most exciting young professional musicians unite to perform ravishing repertoire for voice, viola and piano, including Brahms, Poulenc, Rubbra, Falla and Loeffler... 

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

There are scissors, pens and other tools for lefties, but a lefty piano? Melodies on the piano are often confined to the right hand, supported by chords in the left. International concert pianist and left-hander, Christopher Seed turned this back to front by creating the world's first left-handed piano... 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

“O God, that I were a man,” Beatrice laments in Much Ado About Nothing’s fourth act. Well, in Arkle Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy, she is. And her Benedick is a man... 

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Julian Layn is a classical composer and pianist. His unique style of music can best be described as contemporary classical for piano solo with a romantic era harmonic structure underpinned by a heavy basso-continuo concept... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

The internationally acclaimed recitalist Adriano Falcioni in a programme of dazzling virtuosity, including JS Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E minor (The Wedge) and concluding with Joseph Jongen's Sonata Eroica... 

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is one of the only five soloists who has given a recital in China's Great Hall of the People, and the soloist with the biggest number of public performances of any Chinese instrument in the UK... 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello Sonatas. 

Independence

Independence

Following their critically acclaimed 2014 Fringe debut, leading new music group Ensemble Thing return to Summerhall to perform John De Simone's powerful, moving new work, Independence... 

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

Bound by blood and only by bloody acts will they be free of one another. This contemporary staging of Maria Stuarda ruthlessly exposes the emotions in Bardari’s visceral words and Donizetti’s emotional score, which work to dramatise an imagined meeting of rival queens who could not coexist: Elizabeth and Mary... 

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms sings art song melodies from great classical and traditional composers and poets of the 18-20th centuries and beyond. Art song is the relationship between music and the written or spoken word, where each is of equal importance to the other. 

Shostakovich Late

Shostakovich Late

Prepare to be amazed by QUATTRO cello quartet from New Zealand, in their brilliant transcription of Shostakovich’s searing 8th quartet. Pianist Alexander Soares explores the transcendental musical visions of Dutilleux and Messiaen... 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

Come and experience once again Anne-Isabel Meyer’s performances of the six Cello Suites over three days in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church. 

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

Accollage – The Accordion Orchestra of Lower Saxony (Germany) is proud to present its classical programme. A first time participant at the Fringe, the musicians cordially invite you to the fascinating world of classical accordion music... 

C H O cello P I N

C H O cello P I N

Technical wizardry and impressive attention to detail. By invitation, this Polish and Taiwanese-Canadian duo performs Chopin’s cello sonata – ‘meditative, introspective and profoundly original’ (Jim Samson), together with Debussy’s cello sonata – programmatic masterpiece, evoking old Italian theatre... 

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

Mikel N'Dong will play the solo piano part and the orchestra part will be played live by a sequenced virtual symphony orchestra. Enjoy Rachmaninov's music in a different way, without losing the traditional flavour... 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

Exciting, young French pianist Louise Cournarie will give a recital on the Cathedral's Steinway, including music by Handel, Schubert and Mendelssohn. More information at http://louisecournarie... 

Bach to Baby Family Concert - The Soulful Cello

Bach to Baby Family Concert - The Soulful Cello

The critically acclaimed classical concert for baby, tot and you returns to Edinburgh! Children can dance, roam about and listen to music while you take a moment for yourself and enjoy an exhilarating performance... 

Bach Concertos and Cantata

Bach Concertos and Cantata

An exciting all Bach programme: Concerto in C major for two Keyboards BWV 1061 with pianists John Cameron and Richard Beauchamp, Solo Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen with soprano Electra Lochhead and Brandenburg Concerto No... 

Othello

Othello

Shakespeare's tale of jealousy and revenge retold by a vibrant young cast. Othello is brought up to date. Set in a prestigious public boarding school, students are ruled by the CCF (Combined Cadet Force)... 

Guitarray

Guitarray

To celebrate his 20th Festival, Luca Villani plays a formidable array of the most beautiful compositions of his wide guitar repertoire. Starting with Fernando Sor’s Scottish Fantasy, followed by J... 

Music for Strings

Music for Strings

Ian Munro leads the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in music for strings including Beethoven's Grosse Fugue. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival Masses

Traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy in this historic church close to Edinburgh's Royal Mile with renowned choir and organ. Directed by City and University Organist John Kitchen. Service music will include Masses by Victoria (O Quam Gloriosum), Andrew Carter (Missa Sancti Pauli), Howells (Collegium Regale)... 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Traditional choral evensong and benediction in the catholic Anglican style with the renowned choir and organ of this historic church close to Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Directed by city and university organist John Kitchen... 

Complete Brahms Symphonies

Complete Brahms Symphonies

The Orchestra of the Canongait and its conductor, Robert Dick, have been developing an enviable reputation over the past few years for the quality of their performances of some of the largest scale works in the entire symphonic repertoire, including the towering masterpieces of Bruckner, Mahler and Richard Strauss... 

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries and Stephen Morrison return with a new compilation to delight their many followers. Rich stores of nineteenth-century works for guitar duet have inspired them to bring this once popular but now neglected genre back into concert prominence... 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Now in its 10th year, with nine sell-out years, the St Andrew Camerata return with this atmospheric late-night performance of Gabriel Fauré's much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, with orchestra, in the hauntingly beautiful setting of Old Saint Paul's... 

Bruhns Organ Works

Bruhns Organ Works

In the 350th anniversary of Bruhns’ birth, David Hamilton presents his complete organ works in the superb surrounding of Canongate Kirk. Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-97) was a pupil of Buxtehude and composed some of the most dramatic organ music of the north German baroque period... 

Plainsong at Crichton

Plainsong at Crichton

Beautiful Crichton Church is host to the Scottish Plainsong Choir, recreating a mediaeval vespers for the Feast of the Assumption in this numinous setting. Scotland's leading proponent of plainsong revival, Alan Tavener, conducts... 

All in One

All in One

Two staves (and all the leger lines!) become one under Stefan Warzycki's dextrous left hand, in two virtuoso piano recitals including works by Bach, Chopin (arrangement by Godowsky) and a specially commissioned sonata by Pavel Zemek Novák. 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

Charlotte Rowan is recognized for her compelling, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. She will be performing an exciting variety of virtuosic works, from sparkling showpieces to spell-binding lyricism, including Wieniawski, Shostakovich, Bazzini, Bartok and Vitali's Chaconne... 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

A selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, scherzos, waltzes, mazurkas, etudes and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano). 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Will Todd’s Mass in Blue (Scottish première), Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor, Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals, performed by one of Scotland's most exciting and versatile choirs, with Will Todd (piano), Joanna Forbes-L’Estrange (soprano) and Brian Molley Quartet... 

Metropolitan Cathedral Choral and Organ Vespers

Metropolitan Cathedral Choral and Organ Vespers

The traditional evening service with exquisite plainsong, and choral polyphony sung by professional voices, and concluding with a musical offering of a major organ work by Marcel Dupré... 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie is a hard play to get wrong. Tennessee Wiliams’ words have an innate power all of their own. It is also, however, a difficult play to master. With this in mind, the group from Cleveland High School should be proud with the decent amount that they’ve accomplished... 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

There are many productions of reimagined Shakespeare plays that try to add a unique twist to the Bard's work. I have seen many such interpretations of Twelfth Night, both successful and unsuccessful, and so was pleased to see that The Lincoln Company have just about managed to do it well... 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

If you like classical guitar and want to escape the bustling madness that is the Mile at 1pm in the middle of the Fringe, then you are going to enjoy Jonathan Prag’s hour long recital... 

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

Ostensibly, Worbey and Farrell’s show is a piano recital. But it so much more than that. With the addition of the corniest jokes and literal bells and whistles, their performance strips away all the demure stuffiness associated with a concert and adds something rarely seen at these events... 

Brahms the Romantic

Brahms the Romantic

Forming the cornerstones of the repertoire for clarinet and piano, the late Sonatas by Johannes Brahms are passionate and lyrical by turn, infusing Classical form with Romantic feeling... 

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

Sheena Jardine (violin) and Stephen Doughty (piano) will perform the beautiful Elgar Violin Sonata and also Tartini's famous Devil's Trill Sonata. Included in the programme will be several Kreisler lollipops including Liebesleid and the lovely Schon Rosmarin... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio play their third Fringe, presenting masterpieces for oboe, horn and piano by Herzogenberg and York Bowen, a gentle lullaby by Damase and Schumann's fiery Adagio and Allegro, written for horn but played this time on the oboe. 

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

Music by Schubert including Grand Duo and Trout Quintet. Performed by Solem Quartet: Toby Hughes (double bass), Somi Kim (piano), Françoise-Green (piano duo). Different artists and programmes each concert... 

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour is a WWI Centenary-inspired composition by the composer and poet Dom Mason. This performance is a transcription of the work for pianoforte, cello and recordings of the poetry (featuring a recording by Sir Derek Jacobi)... 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is forming a Chamber Orchestra to return to Greyfriars Kirk on Friday 14th August. EYO will welcome back Julian Lloyd Webber in his new role as conductor, with his wife, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, as soloist, in a programme to include William Lloyd Webber's Invocation, Elgar Serenade for Strings, Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, Mozart's Symphony No 40 and Howard Goodall's And the Bridge is Love... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has the potential to either be comedic gold or irritating lip-service, depending on the quality of the cast and crew... 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

In Macbeth, Act II, Scene 3, the Porter states “Drink [...] is a great provoker of three things...nose painting, sleep and urine”. When it comes to Magnificent Bastard Productions, however, drink provokes a fourth thing - a fantastic night out... 

Le nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro

Join Opera dei Lumi for a performance of Mozart’s vivacious comedy Le nozze di Figaro. Mozart’s glorious score effortlessly drives the plot's rollercoaster mix of vivacious humour, sexual intrigue, mistaken identity and unexpected revelation towards a touching finale of forgiveness and joy... 

Music of Two Nations

Music of Two Nations

Eddie McGuire, former Chairman of the Musicians’ Union (Scottish Region), and classical zheng performer Dong Yi, the first and so far only musician of any Chinese instrument to give a public recital in China's Great Hall of the People, are celebrating the 10th year of their collaboration by giving a presentation with bamboo flutes, classical flutes and Chinese zheng (zither) with a recorded history of over 2,500 years and 36,000,000 active participants, on the music of the two nations in comparative perspective... 

Stravinsky Late

Stravinsky Late

Four hands – two pianos – one flute. Dynamic Francoise-Green piano duo with flute diva Charlotte Ashton weave a dazzling late night musical tapestry of Ligeti, Messiaen and Stravinsky... 

Triveni

Triveni

Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian Classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today. He is joined by Pulkit Sharma on the tabla and Drupad Mistry on the sarod to present Triveni – a journey where rhythm, voice and the sound of strings will merge into one... 

Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Beethoven Violin Sonatas

For the final concert in the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas series Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) play the Sonata No 3 in Eb major and the 10th and last Sonata in G major. 

Alasdair Cameron, a Piano Recital

Alasdair Cameron, a Piano Recital

Alasdair Cameron, former student of Louis Kentner and Joyce Hatto, debuted in London’s Royal Festival Hall’s Purcell Room. He eventually moved to Europe, and spent 14 years performing, teaching and coaching in Rome, Frankfurt and Salzburg... 

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

Declan Zapala is one hell of a talented guitarist. If you imagine that Nick Drake and Jimi Hendrix had a love-child, taught it to play classical guitar and do whatever he felt would sound great, that’s essentially the skill level of Zapala... 

Hot Chocolate at 10

Hot Chocolate at 10

Back for a seventh year, relaxing music by candlelight in this historic and sensuous church provides the perfect end to your day. Programme of vocal and instrumental music changing nightly... 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Come and enjoy organ music performed by young organists. Lunchtime concerts on the newly refurbished Wells-Kennedy instrument in the stunning Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-2

Tom Bell, one of Britain's foremost young international recital organists, presents a programme centred on Schoenberg's monumental Variations on a Recitative. 

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Philomusica of Edinburgh make a welcome return to the wonderful acoustic venue St Mark's Unitarian Church, where they were regular performers in the 1980s and 1990s. The programme consists of three of JS Bach's most popular instrumental works: Brandenburg Concerto No 3, which is for a 10-part string orchestra, No 4 which features solo violin and two solo flutes and No 5 where the strings are joined by violin, flute and piano... 

Mendelssohn and Schumann After Lunch

Mendelssohn and Schumann After Lunch

Mendelssohn, Schumann and romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians Solem Quartet, Ruben Palma (cello), and pianists Jan Hugo, James Sherlock, Alexander Soares and William Vann... 

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Come to hear Colin Kingsley at 90 years old playing Mozart at age 22 (Sonata in C K309) and age 31 (Rondo in A minor K511), also stylish Schubert spring-like Grieg, idyllic Chabrier and Blackbird by Dutilleux (died age 97)... 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

Works by Brahms and other 19th century masters. Solem Quartet, Zelkova Quartet, cellists Sam Lucas, Ruben Palma, double bass Toby Hughes, and pianist Stephen de Pledge. Different programme each concert... 

The Dispute

The Dispute

In the wicked game of love, who cheats first, men or women? To settle the debate, a prince conducts a scientific experiment into the human psyche and our primitive carnal desires. Four orphans that were raised in isolation behind high walls are released into their own Garden of Eden at age 18... 

Whither Must I Wander?

Whither Must I Wander?

Canadian baritone David John Pike and pianist Stephen De Pledge present a moving programme centred around Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel set by Vaughan Williams, and Butterworth’s settings of poems from Housman’s A Shropshire Lad... 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

16th sell-out series. Charlotte Ashton flute, Ruben Palma cello, pianists Jan Hugo, Stephen de Pledge, James Sherlock, William Vann. Works by Bach and contemporaries. Different programmes each concert... 

Love and Death Late

Love and Death Late

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, and the obsessive passion of Janacek’s Intimate letters: a lethal late night musical potion with Stephen de Pledge (piano) and Zelkova Quartet... 

Running to Paradise

Running to Paradise

‘And all that I need do is to wish…’ The poetry of WB Yeats’ Running to Paradise accompanies new music by northern composer Michael Jon Smith (1941-2009) for flute, viola and piano – passionate and wistful – always melodic... 

Bach to Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello Performed on Viola

Bach to Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello Performed on Viola

Noted US violist Christine Rutledge returns to Edinburgh to perform her new transcription of Bach's six cello suites. Rutledge has been praised by The Strad and BroadwayBaby.com for her beautiful tone... 

Organ Recitals @ St Cuthbert's

Organ Recitals @ St Cuthbert's

A series of six lunchtime recitals on the renowned Walker organ. Featuring John Kitchen, Ruaraidh Sutherland, Lee Dunleavy, Ingrid Sawers with Jeremy Cull, Kevin Bowyer, and Simon Nieminski... 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

16th year sell-out series, award-winning musicians including Charlotte Ashton flute, Solem Quartet, Zelkova Quartet, Quattro (cello quartet), Françoise-Green piano duo, pianists Jan Hugo and Alexander Soares... 

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

This talented, Japanese-born pianist returns to Edinburgh to perform two delightful programmes of piano works from Bach to Bartok, Mozart to Prokofiev, and including Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt. 

Metropolitan Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Metropolitan Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Enjoy Scotland's finest emerging professionals from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, our national conservatoire, with a rich variety of instruments and voices playing classical or traditional programmes... 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Music by Chopin and other romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians including cellist Matthew Sharp, Catherine Kwak, pianists Jan Hugo, James Sherlock, Viv McLean Alexander Soares... 

The Pity of War

The Pity of War

David Corkhill conducts the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble and singers Stuart Murray Mitchell and Hugh Hillyard-Parker in his adaptation of a song cycle of the Wilfred Owen war poems in Britten's War Requiem: The Pity of War. 

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Enjoy a showcase of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s finest piano students in this exciting nine concert series. Enjoy soup and sandwich at noon (extra charge, call The Brunton on 0131 665 2240 to book) followed by a delightful hour long concert of classical music featuring two musicians... 

Bach, Medtner and Schumann (Piano Recital)

Bach, Medtner and Schumann (Piano Recital)

Award-winning pianist Sasa Gerzelj-Donaldson returns to the Fringe for Bach’s French Suite No 5, Medtner’s Fairy Tales and Schumann’s Humoreske. ‘Ferocious energy ... tender expression ... 

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

Edmonton: such an idyllic village. Mother Sawyer, a poor and lonely old woman, has turned to the devil to revenge herself on the village that called her, what else but, a witch. Well-loved Frank, on the other hand, has secretly become a bigamist in order to protect his family’s fortunes... 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. Includes Solem Quartet, Zelkova Quartet, cellists Christian Elliott, Ruben Palma, pianists Robin Green, Jan Hugo, Somi Kim, and Alexander Soares. Different artists and programmes each concert... 

Saxophone – Evolution and Revolution!

Saxophone – Evolution and Revolution!

Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers, Scotland’s foremost sax and piano duo, present the historical musical journey of the saxophone. Set against the backdrop of 1920s Paris – Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau and the huge influence of Les Six – we trace the saxophone's course from its bumpy beginnings to its inclusion in orchestral music, through to its impact on jazz and post minimalism... 

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts building: truly one of Edinburgh's hidden gems. Guided tours after services... 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Steven Grahl (Peterborough Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary's Cathedral) and Donald Hunt (St Mary's Cathedral) perform on consecutive Sundays on the Cathedral's 'Father' Willis organ... 

Greyfriars Festival Sunday Worship and  Lunchtime Organ Classics

Greyfriars Festival Sunday Worship and Lunchtime Organ Classics

Celebrate the 25th birthday of the magnificent Peter Collins organ at Greyfriars Kirk with festival Sunday worship and a series of classic lunchtime organ recitals, featuring some of the UK's finest organists, including Jonathan Williams, Michael Harris, Chris Bragg, John Kitchen, George Barrett and Tom Wilkinson. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Come and enjoy an hour of sonatas and partitas by J S Bach for solo violin performed by the Hungarian virtuoso, Tamas Fejes. After past years huge success the acclaimed violinist returns to play these selections from his recently recorded debut CD. 

Accordion Classics

Accordion Classics

Scottish classical accordionist Paul Chamberlain astounds with his virtuosic take on Mozart, Rossini, Rachmaninov, Piazzolla, Rossini, Wieniawski and more. Different programme each concert... 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to one of Edinburgh's finest church choirs perform sacred music in the liturgical context for which it was written, in the beautiful setting of this stunning church... 

Afternoon Noise

Afternoon Noise

A daily evolving production line of musicians and artists involved in and around the musical life of Jamie Sharp. Explore the hints on Twitter for more clues... 

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Imagine Karen Matheson singing Japanese-Ainu traditional songs at Royal Opera House in a Scottish soundscape, backed by Pink Floyd and Martha Argerich. Imagine Scottish-Gaelic folk songs performed by Sarah Brightman, King Crimson and Chick Corea... 

Bach E

Bach E

For the fourth year, George, described in the Scotsman as 'a musician of extraordinary flair and sensitivity' with his twin sons – now aged 13 – will offer insight into Bach's output... 

The Sound of Hungary in Choral Music and Choral Singing

The Sound of Hungary in Choral Music and Choral Singing

The New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir was established on 1 February 2010 from the members of the Liszt Academy’s Alma Mater Choir and from the freshly graduated students of the Liszt Academy... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum. From bold brass to fabulous fiddlers, our daily performances showcase the best contemporary talents from Scotland and further afield... 

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Join CSWO as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of music making in the East Midlands. Come and hum along, or just tap your toes as you are transported on a musical journey through time... 

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Join CSWO as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of music making in the East Midlands. Come and hum along, or just tap your toes as you are transported on a musical journey through time... 

F-Holes

F-Holes

Sketch Comedy + Live Orchestra = F-Holes 

Young Classical Artists

Young Classical Artists

A varied evening recital programme from some of Fife’s most talented young classical performers. As part of FYAH’s talent development programme our young artists have been working with industry professionals in workshops, master classes and summer schools to develop their recital programmes... 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-1

Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist at St Giles' Cathedral, puts the renowned Rieger organ through its paces in a feast of dazzling sound. A programme focusing on French grandeur and including Franck Choral No 2 and Widor's 2nd Symphony. 

MacMillan Cantos Sagrados Vivaldi Gloria

MacMillan Cantos Sagrados Vivaldi Gloria

Juxtaposing poetry of political repression against religious texts, MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados protests against the disappearances of the politically inconvenient. The striking dissonance propels us unceremoniously into the violence of 1970s Latin America... 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times Critics’ Choice. Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August, with leading performers. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary and jazz...