Joseph Tawadros and the Grigoryan Brothers

Joseph Tawadros and the Grigoryan Brothers

The music making between siblings Slava and Leonard Grigoryan has a palpable ease, the unspoken affinity of kinship. 

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Looking Forward, Looking Back

A concert of contemporary classical chamber music featuring both compositions by musicians who served in the armed forces, and new work composed in response to the works of these … 

Cadenza at the Fringe 2022

Cadenza at the Fringe 2022

Cadenza performs Handel’s joyous coronation anthem Zadok the Priest and his Foundling Hospital Anthem with its famous last chorus, Lotti’s Missa Sapientiae, admired by Handel (who … 

Billet Doux Britannique

Billet Doux Britannique

Join Gwilym Bowen (tenor), Benjamin Goldscheider (cor anglais) and Jams Coleman (piano) in a love letter to Europe for Brexit – a programme of music by Schubert, Schumann, Britte… 

Joseph Tawadros and the Grigoryan Brothers

Joseph Tawadros and the Grigoryan Brothers

The music making between siblings Slava and Leonard Grigoryan has a palpable ease, the unspoken affinity of kinship. 

Song for the Forgotten Rose

Song for the Forgotten Rose

Join classical trio Oscen Ensemble as they explore works by female composers in their Song for the Forgotten Rose. 

Cathedral Concert: Maximiliano Martin

Cathedral Concert: Maximiliano Martin

Principal Clarinettist of the SCO and international soloist Maximiliano Martin accompanied by Scott Mitchell comes to St Mary’s Cathedral to perform works by Poulenc, Saint-Saens, … 

An Evening at the Musicals with Classic Brit Award Nominee Thomas Cameron

An Evening at the Musicals with Classic Brit Award Nominee Thomas Cameron

Singing sensation Thomas Cameron is a charismatic, Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose powerful voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and is making ‘wave… 

Young Classical Artists Trust Showcase Concerts

Young Classical Artists Trust Showcase Concerts

Three future stars, committed and passionate chamber musicians, Irène Duval, Jean-Selim Abdelmoula and Maciej Kulakowski, met at The Kronberg Academy. 

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 2): Music for Organ

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 2): Music for Organ

Programme marking the 85th anniversary of Philip Glass, three of his compositions are performed at the Wells Kennedy organ by Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding: Music in Fifths… 

The Last Judgement

The Last Judgement

In this new work, Peter D Robinson – MTM: UK nominee for Best Composer on the Fringe 2007 for Sailing to Tomorrow – combines ancient and contemporary, sacred and secular texts … 

Young Classical Artists Trust Showcase Concerts

Young Classical Artists Trust Showcase Concerts

Three future stars, committed and passionate chamber musicians, Irène Duval, Jean-Selim Abdelmoula and Maciej Kulakowski, met at The Kronberg Academy. 

SONIC and All Stars

SONIC and All Stars

A selection of music of all styles performed by the best musicians in Scotland. 

Orchestral Showcase

Orchestral Showcase

A musical journey through film and dance featuring music by Mendelssohn, Arnold, Bernstein, Elgar and Toner. 

Jonny Liebeck Organ Recital at St Giles Cathedral

Jonny Liebeck Organ Recital at St Giles Cathedral

Jonny Liebeck is a classical organist, jazz musician, composer, teacher and producer whose varied musical influences range from Bach to Lyle Mays and Herbie Hancock, jazz funk, Lat… 

A Classical/Folk Crossover

A Classical/Folk Crossover

Musicians Jonathan and Dom Prag with sparkling arrangements of songs from Greece, Catalonia, Eastern Europe and Scotland. 

Guitar Recital by Stephen Morrison: American Suites

Guitar Recital by Stephen Morrison: American Suites

A beautifully melodic, rich programme of universally loved music: Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Suite Populaire Bresilienne and Sublime arrangements of classic George Gershwin songs by local… 

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

Full of fantastic music, scheming fairies and hapless peers, the University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society is proud to present Iolanthe. 

Beethoven – Violin Concerto and Fifth Symphony

Beethoven – Violin Concerto and Fifth Symphony

Electrifying violinist Anna-Liise Bezrodny makes a welcome return to the Fringe with the Orchestra of the Canongait and conductor Robert Dick to play one of the most beloved of all… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Shackleton Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Shackleton Concert

In the 2022 Nicolas Shackleton concert supported by University of Edinburgh, Calum Robertson, Sally Carr and Juliette Philogene present an exciting programme of music for clarinet,… 

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Lunchtime Organ Recital on Saturday the 20th August at 1. 

Sacred Arts Festival Church Service at St Vincent’s Chapel Stockbridge

Sacred Arts Festival Church Service at St Vincent’s Chapel Stockbridge

Les Shankland directs the Chapter House Singers in Choral Evensong. 

Bach à la Française

Bach à la Française

Musical influences on JS Bach were many and varied. 

This Old Cello Box

This Old Cello Box

From Bach to The Beatles and beyond, renowned South Australian musician/songwriter William Jack presents a free (non-ticketed) multi-style cello recital in the heart of Edinburgh. 

Bach Mass in B Minor

Bach Mass in B Minor

Bach’s most spectacular choral work, a delightful mixture of sensitive moments of peace, blistering excitement and majestic hope, performed by chamber choir and orchestra. 

Away Vain Warld: The Music and Poetry of Elizabeth Melville

Away Vain Warld: The Music and Poetry of Elizabeth Melville

The Scottish Reformation: a time of conflict and transformation. 

Sacred Arts Festival Music at Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sacred Arts Festival Music at Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church

In Every Corner Sing: The Choir of Old St Paul’s with Director of Music John Kitchen MBE, Edinburgh City Organist. 

The Contemporary Cello

The Contemporary Cello

Principal cellist of the London Sinfonietta and a member of the Fidelio Trio, Tim Gill joins composer/pianist David Gompper in two recitals featuring new and traditional 20th-centu… 

Àirigh Orchestra – Piano Concerto Festival

Àirigh Orchestra – Piano Concerto Festival

Àirigh Orchestra celebrates the amazing depth and variety of the classical piano concerto genre: Bach D minor (BWV1052), Koželuch concerto for piano duet and a recently composed … 

Cathedral Concert: Music for Royal Occasions with the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral

Cathedral Concert: Music for Royal Occasions with the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral

Music from across the ages marking important royal events from deaths and funerals to weddings and coronations, sung by ‘one of Scotland’s (indeed the UK’s) musical jewels’… 

Fantasy and Fairytales: A Solo Piano Recital

Fantasy and Fairytales: A Solo Piano Recital

A sparkling programme of classical piano music, from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to the magnificent Norma Fantasy by Liszt. 

Symphonic Ibiza

Symphonic Ibiza

Featuring some of the most famous Ibiza club anthems from the last 30 years, celebrate the European island of clubbing this summer. 

Sacred Arts Festival Music at St Vincent’s Chapel Stockbridge

Sacred Arts Festival Music at St Vincent’s Chapel Stockbridge

Henry Purcell’s Sacred and Secular. 

Guitar Dances

Guitar Dances

After a two-year break, Luca Villani returns to play for local and international guitar enthusiasts new pieces and beloved works, like the Albèniz Asturias and the Aguado Rondò. 

Bach, Handel, Vivaldi

Bach, Handel, Vivaldi

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to Canongate Kirk for their ninth Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a baroque programme of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. 

Sacred Arts Festival Music at Canongate Kirk

Sacred Arts Festival Music at Canongate Kirk

Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for clarinet, violin, cello and piano was written when Messiaen was a prisoner of war in German captivity and first performed in 19… 

Celebrity Recitals 2022 – 3

Celebrity Recitals 2022 – 3

Matthew Owens, organist-renowned recitalist, gives the Scottish premiere of Book One of 50 Preludes and Fugues for Organ by Howard Skempton, one the UK’s foremost living composer… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Inspired Master of Our Art

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Inspired Master of Our Art

The accomplished and versatile team of McDonald and Kitchen are joined by gifted young violinist Lydia Kirschenbaum* to present an all Handel programme of virtuoso works featuring … 

Celebrating the Music of Einaudi: A Solo Piano Recital

Celebrating the Music of Einaudi: A Solo Piano Recital

A selection of music by Ludovico Einaudi, performed by talented pianist Ailsa Aitkenhead. Contemplative and beautiful classical piano in a gorgeous ambience.  

The Tempest

The Tempest

On a distant island, Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, plots revenge on those who overthrew her. 

John Bell: A Few of My Favourite Things

John Bell: A Few of My Favourite Things

Spend a relaxed hour with Australian living legend John Bell, as he rummages through his swag of favourite things, fishing out poems, stories, backstage gossip: things he finds ins… 

Black Glass in Pieces

Black Glass in Pieces

Award-winning experimental composer Michael Begg’s groundbreaking Black Glass Ensemble reveals new music from the borderlands of classical and experimental music. 

Say You're With Me – Piano and Creative Coding

Say You're With Me – Piano and Creative Coding

Algorithms are art. 

Classical Guitar and Bel Canto

Classical Guitar and Bel Canto

After the debut in 2019 of Duo Corde InCanto, the versatile soprano Silvia Mirarchi and refined guitarist Luca Villani return with a new recital spanning five centuries of music fo… 

Bach, Vivaldi, Handel

Bach, Vivaldi, Handel

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to Canongate Kirk for their ninth Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a baroque programme of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band Returns to St Mark's

Edinburgh Renaissance Band Returns to St Mark's

Join us on a tour through medieval and renaissance Europe, playing period instruments of every kind: cornetts, sackbuts, serpents, viols, rebecs, fiddle, violins, shawms, curtals, … 

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar

Jonathan’s gorgeous programme starts with two beautiful Villa-Lobos preludes, then dances through a Bach Bourree and Gigue. 

Amazing Piano Virtuoso

Amazing Piano Virtuoso

Stefan Warzycki’s solo recital at last year’s Fringe was rated five out of five and described as a dramatic, compelling recital. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts

Cathedral Coffee Concerts

John Bryden returns to St Mary’s to give two piano recitals on the Cathedral Steinway, with coffee available. 

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Join this brilliant London-based cello/piano duo as they perform highlights of the cello repertoire in three consecutive concerts by composers of the classical area. 

Sacred Arts Festival Church Service at Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sacred Arts Festival Church Service at Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sacred Arts Festival 2022 Opening Service High Mass for the Feast of the Assumption, celebrated in accordance with the Scottish Liturgy of 1970 in the beautiful setting of the hist… 

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

Gunnar Berg (1909-1989) GAFFKY’s. 

Piano Favourites

Piano Favourites

Come and hear William Alexander perform, on the piano, a selection of popular pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Spinning the Works

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Spinning the Works

Lucia Capellaro, László Rózsa and David Gerrard, some of Scotland’s most exciting period instrument players, explore the musical offerings of two of Germany’s greatest baroque… 

Duo Violin and Cello

Duo Violin and Cello

This London-based violin/cello duo, formed in 2018, returns to give a recital of music by composers from the 17th to 19th centuries. 

Folk Meets Baroque: Historical Scottish Fiddling

Folk Meets Baroque: Historical Scottish Fiddling

From wild dance tunes to solemn laments, frenzied improvisations to lush Baroque compositions, Highland strathspeys to Lowland ballads, join US National Champion fiddler Tim Macdon… 

Cathedral Concert: Calum Huggan

Cathedral Concert: Calum Huggan

Award-winning Scottish marimbist and percussionist Calum Huggan performs a captivating and eclectic programme in St Mary’s Cathedral, including works by French composers Séjourné… 

Maria Stuarda

Maria Stuarda

Stunning opera in which two famous queens are locked in dangerous power play. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience the romantic passion of the music of Rachmaninov, performed by the best young classical musicians out there – all ROSL prizewinners. 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

ROSL’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians bring Paris to Edinburgh performing the music of one of France’s finest composers and his contemporaries. 

Old Saint Paul's Music at 8pm

Old Saint Paul's Music at 8pm

Time to relax and listen to classical music in this beautiful historic church. 

Cesse Divine Beaute: French Airs and Their Fans

Cesse Divine Beaute: French Airs and Their Fans

Extraordinary concert of French airs de cour and their baroque admirers – Lully, Lambert, Tessier, Purcell, Handel. 

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Scotland’s professional touring opera company returns with Mozart’s sublime comedy. 

Celebrity Recitals 2022 – 2

Celebrity Recitals 2022 – 2

Michael Harris, Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ through its paces, with a programme including Healey Willan Introduction, Passa… 

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 1): Music for Piano

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 1): Music for Piano

Programme marking the 85th anniversary of Philip Glass, Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding returns with a programme of compositions from six decades performed at the piano. 

Esther Swift – Sound Effects

Esther Swift – Sound Effects

Likened to Kate Bush, Anna Meredith and Bjork, Esther Swift combines her love of folk, jazz, classical and all things in-between in this brand-new commission from Celtic Connection… 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries as performed by ROSL prize-winners; some of the finest international classical musicians arou… 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by ROSL’s exceptionally talented prize-winning musicians. 

Flute Recital: From Darkness to Light

Flute Recital: From Darkness to Light

Join talented duo Leila Marshall and Ailsa Aitkenhead for an evening recital of lyrical and rousing works for flute and piano. 

Cocktails and Concert with Edinburgh Gin

Cocktails and Concert with Edinburgh Gin

Enjoy an hour of classical music performed live by the talented ensemble Classical. 

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha in Concert

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha in Concert

Join the South African soprano and winner of the Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2021, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, with Simon Lepper at the piano in… 

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks return triumphant after their last Fringe sell-out success with a new show bringing the excitement of brass to a beautifully balanced programme of classical and contem… 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL recital series, Bach for Breakfast concerts feature the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. 

Music from a Grand Tour

Music from a Grand Tour

Presented by the Barsanti Ensemble and the University of Edinburgh Musical Instrument Collection, this concert highlights a manuscript collection of music in Edinburgh University L… 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from ROSL’s renowned Annual Music C… 

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

What would you trade to preserve a special relationship? Bassanio has squandered his wealth but plans to regain it by wooing wealthy Portia of Belmont, whose late father has impose… 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, as performed by ROSL’s exceptional, prize-winning classical musicians. 

Cathedral Evensong

Cathedral Evensong

Choral Evensong sung by the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, the only cathedral in Scotland to continue the tradition of daily worship. 

Poulenc: Sextet

Poulenc: Sextet

Dynamic Manchester-based wind quintet Festivo Winds present an evening of French music culminating in a performance of Poulenc’s dazzling sextet for piano and winds. 

Cathedral Eucharists

Cathedral Eucharists

Glorious choral settings of the Mass sung in their liturgical setting, with the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral. Music by Schubert, Byrd and Kodaly.  

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals

Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral), Joseph Beech (Durham Cathedral) and Imogen Morgan (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform popular organ music on the Cathedral’s magnificent and recent… 

Messiah (Part 1) George Frederic Handel

Messiah (Part 1) George Frederic Handel

Coro 22 returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform the celebratory first part, The Coming of Christ, from Handel’s masterpiece. 

Scotland's Piano Music: Another Short Introduction

Scotland's Piano Music: Another Short Introduction

The sequel concert to 2018’s A Really Short Introduction to Scotland’s Piano Music exploring the work of 19th and 20th-century Scottish composers. 

Shahbazi – Handel en Edimbourg

Shahbazi – Handel en Edimbourg

Join Cameron Shahbazi, a Persian-Canadian counter-tenor with Ashok Gupta on the piano in a series of two song recitals of music composed by Handel for the Edinburgh Musical Society… 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show. 

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty vanished into the abyss of the Reichenbach Falls. 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

Join the young musicians of Edinburgh Youth Orchestra, directed by international conductor Sian Edwards, as they perform a varied and exuberant programme of large orchestral works. 

Marc Corbett-Weaver: Piano Recital 2022

Marc Corbett-Weaver: Piano Recital 2022

A recital of virtuosic piano music given by the popular London-based classical pianist Marc Corbett-Weaver. 

Rhythms of India – Free

Rhythms of India – Free

Rhythms of India by Dr Radha Krishnan, Arabhi Krishnan and students. Storytelling using complex footwork set to rhythmic music along with facial expressions. 

Highlight Tour of St Cecilia's Hall

Highlight Tour of St Cecilia's Hall

Join us on these free guided tours of the musical treasures on display at St Cecilia’s Hall, Scotland’s oldest concert hall and home to the University of Edinburgh’s Musical … 

Peppa Pig – My First Concert

Peppa Pig – My First Concert

From Mozart to Muddy Puddles! Peppa Pig – My First Concert is a fun interactive introduction to a live orchestra with everyone’s favourite Pig family! Join Peppa as she discovers… 

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

A classic tale of greed and guilt, this visceral and lucid interpretation of Shakespeare’s blood-soaked tragedy is truly Flabbergast. 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Three performers. 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

Three Performers. 

Classic!

Classic!

Despite Kindles and Netflix and Twitter and Podcasts, our collective love of books will never die; at least, if the audience of Classic! at Pleasance Courtyard is anything to go by… 

Flamenco Fusion

Flamenco Fusion

Ben Bruant and Will Cashel play songs you know in ways you probably don’t in a style fusing flamenco, pop and classical music. 

Celebrity Recitals 2022 – 1

Celebrity Recitals 2022 – 1

Kumi Choi, winner of the first prize and Peter Hurford prize at the 2019 St Albans International Organ Competition, presents a programme centred on César Franck’s Grande Pièce … 

Cathedral Lunchtime Recital Series

Cathedral Lunchtime Recital Series

Join us at St Mary’s Cathedral for free lunchtime recitals every day except Sundays and August 17th. 

Jamie MacDougall Sings Vienna

Jamie MacDougall Sings Vienna

Jamie MacDougall, tenor and Michael Barnett on keyboard, perform songs from Viennese operetta, opera and musical theatre. 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

SCOTTISH SINFONIA, Leader Michael Rigg, Conductor Neil Mantle. 

World Premiere: No Alleluias, Requiem for 2020

World Premiere: No Alleluias, Requiem for 2020

Commissioned by Just Festival, No Alleluias is sung by professional singers and supported by a virtual NHS choir. 

Classical Dance of India

Classical Dance of India

Classical dance genres performed by Dr Radha Krishnan, Arabhi Krishnan and students of Dr Radha Krishnan showcasing their talent. 

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Nikita Lukinov plays Beethoven, Scriabin and Debussy

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Nikita Lukinov plays Beethoven, Scriabin and Debussy

Outstanding young Russian pianist Nikita Lukinov gives a recital of Beethoven (Sonata No. 

Iconnotations

Iconnotations

‘It was touching, eccentric, wry, surprising, profound. 

Choral Classics

Choral Classics

The Leconfield Singers present: Choral Classics. 

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

Elspeth McVeigh’s an accomplished singer of baroque and early Scottish music with performances described as having a haunting, ‘entrancing voice. 

Choral Classics

Choral Classics

The Leconfield Singers present: Choral Classics. 

Cathedral Organ Recital

Cathedral Organ Recital

Matthew Owens returns to St Mary’s to play a programme of organ music from Christmas to Christmas and lots in between! Join us for an exciting programme from JS Bach to Garth Edmun… 

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of The Pirates of Penzance

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of The Pirates of Penzance

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers and instrumentalists. 

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Choral Evensong

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Choral Evensong

The 2021 Festival of the Sacred Arts concludes with a service of Choral Evensong. 

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore

Immerse yourself in a pint-sized version of HMS Pinafore, with an unforgettable journey through the opera’s musical and dramatic highlights – in just 30 minutes. 

A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera: critically-acclaimed pianist Andrew Wright performs attractive arrangements by Liszt and others, taken from operas by Wagner, Mascagni, Bellini and Rossini. 

Piano Favourites

Piano Favourites

Edinburgh-based pianist, William Alexander, plays a recital of popular pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt. 

Sean Shibe Guitar Recital

Sean Shibe Guitar Recital

Music by Villalobos, Mompou and Bach with Scottish lute melodies. 

Cathedral Choir Concert: Fauré Requiem

Cathedral Choir Concert: Fauré Requiem

The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral sings Fauré’s moving and famous work. 

One-Hand Piano

One-Hand Piano

Stefan Warzycki presents a programme of piano music for the left hand including Godowsky’s studies on Chopin’s Op 10 Études, Scenes of Iceland by Thordur Magnusson and Scriabin’s … 

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) – Airs of Chivalry, Romance and Drama

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) – Airs of Chivalry, Romance and Drama

Claire Barnett-Jones, BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year, winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize 2021, gives a 250th anniversary homage to Sir Walter Scott, the world-famous… 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

The accomplished German-born but London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer returns to the Fringe to perform the complete set of Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello over three days i… 

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time

Lunchtime recital: Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Including Peter Maxwell Davies’s Farewell to Stromness, a rousing Paco Peña flamenco, a Bach Prelude and Fugue, a beautiful traditional Russian melody, telling a tragic love story… 

Duo Violin Cello

Duo Violin Cello

Charlotte Edwards (violin) and Anne-Isabel Meyer (cello) perform music by Scarlatti (his Sonata K 204a), Mozart (Duo after KV 423), Corelli (Sonata 12 op. 

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Festival Opening Service

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Festival Opening Service

Mass setting: Lassus’ Missa Bell ‘Amfitrit’ altera. 

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Haydn’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Haydn’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

Evening concert: one of Scotland’s most renowned string ensembles, The Edinburgh Quartet, plays Haydn’s Seven Last Words from the Cross, with the movements interspersed by poet… 

Mahler in the Evening

Mahler in the Evening

South African artists, baritone Njabulo Madlala and pianist James Baillieu bring our ROSL recitals series to a close with a beautiful programme of Mahler, Schumann and traditional … 

Cathedral Organ Restoration Celebrity Recital: Wayne Marshall

Cathedral Organ Restoration Celebrity Recital: Wayne Marshall

One of the world’s most famous musicians comes to St Mary’s to give the first organ recital on the magnificent and newly restored Father Willis organ. 

Kora in the Evening

Kora in the Evening

Tunde Jegede (kora and cello). 

Sounds on Saturday – Organ Colours 4

Sounds on Saturday – Organ Colours 4

Jordan English, Assistant Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, playing the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’, brings the series to a stunning conclusion with the final virtuos… 

Poulenc and Faure Violin Sonatas

Poulenc and Faure Violin Sonatas

Join Richard Montgomery and Anna Michels for a programme of two colourful and contrasting French works for violin and piano. 

Beethoven in the Evening

Beethoven in the Evening

Roberto Ruisi (violin). 

William Shakespeare's Henry V

William Shakespeare's Henry V

King Henry, recently come to the British throne, sets forth to claim the throne of France. 

Beethoven for Brunch

Beethoven for Brunch

ROSL alumni take on Beethoven as their inspiration for their late morning recitals. 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Concerts include: Saxophonist Jonathan Radford and pianist Ashley Fripp perform with some brilliant arrangements of some of Gershwin’s contemporaries, culminating with a show stopp… 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Scottish soprano Irene Drummond presents the soloists of Coro 21 in a performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and selected arias from Handel’s operas and oratorios. 

Bach for Brunch

Bach for Brunch

Kicking off our 2021 Edinburgh Fringe series we have concerts including: 2020 Gold Medal winner, violinist Eleanor Corr performing with Aleksandra Myslek, who have put together a b… 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin is the inspiration for our post-lunchtime recitals. 

Mozart in the Evening

Mozart in the Evening

Concerts include: Soprano Siân Dicker won our Singers Prize in the 2020 annual music competition and she returns to the Princess Alexandra Hall programme with a delightful Mozart … 

Guitar Recital: Stephen Morrison

Guitar Recital: Stephen Morrison

A carefully selected programme for everyone returning to live public music events. 

Organ Recital

Organ Recital

Enjoy a lunchtime recital on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street; Andrew Carvel, Drew Crichton… 

Bethan Langford Sings in Edinburgh

Bethan Langford Sings in Edinburgh

A previous Emerging Artist with Scottish Opera, Bethan, accompanied by Keval on the piano, sings a selection of songs by Chaminade, Crumb, Dove, Haydn and Mozart. 

Cathedral Festival Evensong

Cathedral Festival Evensong

Choral services sung by St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, the only choral foundation in Scotland with the tradition of daily services. Full details of music at cathedral.net. 

Cathedral Organ Demonstration

Cathedral Organ Demonstration

Cathedral Organ Demonstration: Sunday August 8th, 5pm, 1 hour, free. 

Cathedral Eucharists

Cathedral Eucharists

Choral Eucharist sung by the choir of St Mary’s Cathedral.  

Pianodrome Sessions – Chamber Music Scotland Special

Pianodrome Sessions – Chamber Music Scotland Special

Pianodrome presents four stunning performances from exceptional musical acts who are passionate about bringing their deep understanding of classical chamber music to a contemporary… 

Ciara Harvie – Cinema Paradiso

Ciara Harvie – Cinema Paradiso

Ciara Harvie is a classical crossover singer from Edinburgh. 

Sounds on Saturday – Organ Colours 3

Sounds on Saturday – Organ Colours 3

Michael Harris, Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ through its paces, in a colourful programme including Franck’s Choral No 1 in E… 

The Violin Orchestra: Summer Concert 2021

The Violin Orchestra: Summer Concert 2021

Join the Violin Orchestra and the violinists of ViolinSchool for a summer extravaganza of wonderful violin music, including: The Blue Danube, Largo from Xerxes (Handel), the Weller… 

Iconnotations

Iconnotations

Music-theatre with solo cello plus dance, Iconnotations is extraordinary: surreal, wry, expressionistic, at times baffling, profoundly sad but at the end joyous. 

ABCd'airs

ABCd'airs

ABCd’airs. 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

There are a handful of stories which truly stand the test of time. 

Michael Mofidian Sings Sibelius

Michael Mofidian Sings Sibelius

Join Glasgow-born Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone) accompanied on the piano by Keval Shah as he sings a selection of songs by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band – On Demand

Edinburgh Renaissance Band – On Demand

A unique opportunity to enjoy this award winning, ever popular Early Music group, who have performed at every Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1973. 

Pianodrome Sessions – Chamber Music Scotland Special

Pianodrome Sessions – Chamber Music Scotland Special

Pianodrome presents four stunning performances from exceptional musical acts who are passionate about bringing their deep understanding of classical chamber music to a contemporary… 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

In his own opinion, by far the most important, Doctor Faustus is a certified genius. 

Coro Edina: Byrd, Bruckner and Stanford

Coro Edina: Byrd, Bruckner and Stanford

The Edinburgh chamber choir Coro Edina return to the Fringe with a socially distanced programme of Byrd, Bruckner and Stanford, recorded live at Old St Paul’s church. 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The year is 1894: three years since the world-famous Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty plunged to their deaths in The Reichenbach Falls. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August. 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

The programme features Vocalise, Piano Concerto No 4 in G (soloist Adam Davies) and Symphony No 2 in E minor. 

Three Broads and a Piano

Three Broads and a Piano

A light-hearted afternoon of trios, duets and solos from opera and musical theatre, encompassing Mozart to Sondheim. 

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Felix Mendelssohn came to Scotland in 1829, drawn by myth and history, the works of Walter Scott, and our country’s natural beauty. 

Guitar Echoes

Guitar Echoes

Luca Villani returns to play three masterworks for guitar: the virtuoso Bach Suite BWV 1006, the epic Sonata Romantica by Ponce, and the magnificent Cantos de España by Albeniz, i… 

Debussy at Six

Debussy at Six

In 1880, Debussy was piano teacher and accompanist to the children of Nadezhda von Meck, a wealthy patroness. 

Ophelia/Hamlet

Ophelia/Hamlet

FTLO Theater Troupe Presents Ophelia/Hamlet; seeking to offer one specific interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Hamlet – that their arcs are twinned and their depr… 

The Music of Trees

The Music of Trees

Guitarist Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. 

Schubert's Winterreise with Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Schubert's Winterreise with Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Schubert’s masterpiece song cycle Winterreise (A Winter Journey) performed by Scotland’s foremost operatic bass accompanied by legendary Scottish pianist, Walter Blair. 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Edinburgh’s very own St Andrew Camerata return after two five-star sell-out performances in 2019 with their ever-popular atmospheric, late-night, candlelit performances of Gabriel … 

Beethoven-2-Boogie! Amy Abler and Daniel Smith in Concert

Beethoven-2-Boogie! Amy Abler and Daniel Smith in Concert

What would happen if Ludwig van Beethoven met Albert Ammons!? They might play classical and boogie-woogie piano for each other, exchange anecdotes and musical facts, or perhaps eve… 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries. 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

ROSL’s exceptional prizewinning classical musicians bring Paris to Edinburgh, performing the music of one of France’s finest composers and his contemporaries. 

The Princesse de Polignac, Patron of the Arts

The Princesse de Polignac, Patron of the Arts

A cornucopia of music and the extraordinary life story of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, heir to the vast Singer sewing machine fortune. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience the romantic passion of the music of Rachmaninov. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by ROSL’s exceptionally talented prizewinning musicians. 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

‘Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed into different bodies’. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL Recital Series, Bach for Breakfast features the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of the romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from ROSL’s renowned Annual Mus… 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by ROSL’s exceptional prizewinning classical musicians. 

La Serva Padrona

La Serva Padrona

Opera is dying! Can David bring it back to life with his one-man production of La Serva Padrona? Comedy, cocoa and questions of consent collide in this new English version of Pergo… 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. 

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination – a musical journey about wrong notes, hard knocks and the keys to success. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived nine consecutive Edinburgh Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

3 performers. 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

What’s it like to play the flute while hanging upside down? How loud is the trombone? Jazz accordion?!? Music, theatre, and dance collide in this madcap variety show, and YOU cho… 

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities. 

Alasdair in Concert

Alasdair in Concert

Alasdair Cameron ‘the Master’ (EdinburghGuide. 

Cantica Alba – Nature's Glory

Cantica Alba – Nature's Glory

Edinburgh-based vocal ensemble Cantica Alba, directed by Michael Harris, present Nature’s Glory, a programme of madrigals and partsongs, exploring the world of nature in music, inc… 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

Performing their unique take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return to the Fringe with another thrilling, virtuosic musical j… 

Scottish Music Old and New

Scottish Music Old and New

The Whistlebinkies’ rich blending of the tones and rhythms of fiddles, flute, concertina, lowland pipes, Scottish small-pipes, double bass and percussion has captivated audiences a… 

Cadenza at the 2019 Fringe

Cadenza at the 2019 Fringe

Puccini’s beautiful Messa di Gloria, Haydn’s joyous Te Deum and energetic Insanae et Vanae Curae with orchestral accompaniment, plus first Scottish performance of Janet Wheeler’s p… 

Lieder Recital – Schubert and Wagner

Lieder Recital – Schubert and Wagner

Sit back and enjoy an hour of some of the most beautiful 19th-century German lieder. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – If It Chance

Sounds of St Cecilia's – If It Chance

The Scottish guitarist/composer Gordon Ferries returns to St Cecilia’s with tenor Stuart Mitchell, performing Ferries’ new songs from A Shropshire Lad and from poems by Byron and S… 

Bach to Benny Goodman

Bach to Benny Goodman

The Scottish Clarinet Quartet return to the Edinburgh Fringe to present the much-loved music of JS Bach, reimagined for multiple clarinets and infused with swing jazz, funk and imp… 

Philip Glass: Minimalism at the Organ

Philip Glass: Minimalism at the Organ

Marking the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1969 minimalist compositions of Philip Glass (born in 1937), a performance at the Wells-Kennedy organ in St Andrew’s and St Georg… 

Perfect Joy: Moments of Choral Ecstasy to Stir Your Heart

Perfect Joy: Moments of Choral Ecstasy to Stir Your Heart

Lift your spirits with a selection of spine-tingling choral gems to inspire and delight. 

Cathedral Concert: An Evening of Classical Guitar by Candlelight

Cathedral Concert: An Evening of Classical Guitar by Candlelight

Acknowledged as ‘a forerunner in the new generation of classical guitarists’ (BBC Radio 3) and a graduate of the Royal College of Music, Michael Christian Durrant presents a progra… 

Forth Trio

Forth Trio

Forth Trio is a newly established group of Edinburgh Napier music graduates - Alexandra Prentice (violin), Joanna Stark (cello) and Max McWhirter (piano). 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 4

Experience the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral played by Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’, in a programme featuring the music of JS… 

Deep Peace: Moments of Choral Bliss to Soothe Your Soul

Deep Peace: Moments of Choral Bliss to Soothe Your Soul

Step aside from the frantic streets and slip into a meditative mood with the tranquil harmonies of five centuries from Gibbons and Tallis to Gjeilo, Whitacre and Lauridsen. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Concert

At the turn of the 16th century, the first music ever to be printed was published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice. 

Piano Landscape

Piano Landscape

Acclaimed pianist Nicholas Ashton plays the beautiful music of Debussy, Daquin, Rameau, Liszt and Ravel in celebration of the natural environment – a programme inspired by the ex… 

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

The artists have collaborated intensely on tango projects nationally and internationally, especially with the opera/tango/dance-fusion show Violetta’s Last Tango. 

Love Me Out: The Opera

Love Me Out: The Opera

100% my type on paper. 

Organ and Soprano Classics and Latin

Organ and Soprano Classics and Latin

Ann Liebeck is an international opera and concert singer who has sung in Vienna, Prague and many theatres in Germany. 

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

We are a professional, Scotland-based classical music ensemble – a flexible group that explores and performs a variety of pieces from solo to chamber orchestra repertoire. 

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God is a Japanese tale of deception, seduction and betrayal. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies brought to you by CYD. 

The Scots Musical Museum: Sea Shanty Sing-Along Concert

The Scots Musical Museum: Sea Shanty Sing-Along Concert

The Scots Musical Museum, an enormous pop-song survey produced by enterprising publisher James Johnson with Robert Burns, who, enlisted as editor, became crazed with compiling, fix… 

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Adrian Sims, five-star reviewed Edinburgh Festival Fringe pianist, accompanies Miriam Sharrad, Australian mezzo, in an eclectic journey from the salons of Schumann, Duparc and Rach… 

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

Russian and Scottish piano music. Tommy Fowler (born 1948): Remergence. Medtner (1880-1951): Sonata Reminiscenza, Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Piano Sonata Number 2. 

Grieg Piano Concerto (Soloist: Fali Pavri) and Elgar Symphony No 1

Grieg Piano Concerto (Soloist: Fali Pavri) and Elgar Symphony No 1

Following their recent cycle of Tchaikovsky concerts, the Orchestra of the Canongait brings together a selection of the finest local amateur, student and semi-professional musician… 

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Learning from the Chicago Symphony, the home of the blues, Chi-Town’s singular jazz scene, folk, roots-rock and life in the 60s-70s, Tim’s wondrous musical immersion allowed him to… 

Bach: A Year in the Life

Bach: A Year in the Life

Central to Bach’s output as a composer are his chorale preludes. 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

For the seventh year at this wonderful venue, William Alexander again gives a recital of Chopin’s piano music and performs a selection of preludes, waltzes, nocturnes, polonaises a… 

#Pianodrome Live Guest: Hebrides Ensemble

#Pianodrome Live Guest: Hebrides Ensemble

An exceptional international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Masters of the Concerto

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Masters of the Concerto

The accomplished and versatile team of Anthony Robson, Gerry McDonald and John Kitchen present a programme of virtuoso concertos in miniature by five undisputed masters of the genr… 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. 

Contemporary Choral Classics

Contemporary Choral Classics

Rock Festival Choir is Alnwick’s renowned chamber choir of 22 singers under director Peter Brown. 

Corde InCanto

Corde InCanto

Soprano Silvia Mirarchi joins guitarist Luca Villani in a new wonderful duo with poignant Italian arias, refined German lieder and exciting Spanish songs. 

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women. 

Cathedral Choir Festival Concert

Cathedral Choir Festival Concert

‘You’ll have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this’ (International Record review). 

Ayman Jarjour in Concert with John Coutts

Ayman Jarjour in Concert with John Coutts

An evening of poetry and music given by John Coutts and Ayman Jarjour. 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. 

'The Köln Concert' Concert

'The Köln Concert' Concert

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, performs Keith Jarrett’s brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. 

Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of Our Jesus)

Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of Our Jesus)

Directed by Les Shankland, Director of Music, St Vincent’s Chapel, composed in 1680, this rarely performed work is regarded as the very first Lutheran oratorio, and was intended … 

Bach and Handel

Bach and Handel

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for an eighth consecutive year for two concerts. 

The Merry Widow (Lehár)

The Merry Widow (Lehár)

Scotland’s professional touring company celebrates 10 years with one of the world’s best-loved operettas. 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 4

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 4

A wonderful programme of music played by the world’s violin virtuosi at The Carnegie Hall, starring Scots virtuoso violinist Michael Foyle with Somi Kim piano. 

Chitarra Giocosa

Chitarra Giocosa

A fabulous new guitar recital by Luca Villani playing finest guitar masterworks: the exquisite Sor Bagatelles, the thunderous Arcas Fantasia on El Paño, the Brouwer imaginative De… 

BBC – Bach, Bridge, Chopin

BBC – Bach, Bridge, Chopin

Perhaps the most insightful left-handed piano player of today, Stefan Warzycki returns to St Andrew’s and St George’s West with dazzling performances of his own left-hand arrangeme… 

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit. 

Organ Recitals in the City 2

Organ Recitals in the City 2

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 3

Experience the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathdedral, played by Jordan English, assistant organist. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Handel Revenged

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Handel Revenged

Handel was famous for making unauthorised quotations of musical material from other composers in his own works. 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 3: Love and Loss

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 3: Love and Loss

The tenor/countertenor duo of Hugo Mallet and Fritz Spengler perform famous airs and arias of the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). 

The Night With... Lunchtimes

The Night With... Lunchtimes

Two alternating programmes featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry. 

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Join this talented London-based cello/piano duo as they perform a series of three consecutive concerts of music by these composers of the classical era. Not to be missed. 

Wagner and Brahms

Wagner and Brahms

Alec Frank-Gemmill directs Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and the Serenade No 1 by Brahms in its original version for nonet. 

The Night With… Evenings

The Night With… Evenings

Three alternating concert programmes over multiple days featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry. 

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. 

Lucrece

Lucrece

William Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece tells the story of Lucrece, a noblewoman in ancient Rome whose rape at the hands of her husband’s friend, Tarquin, ulti… 

On a High Note

On a High Note

On a High Note is a dramatic new piece of operatic theatre performed and written by award-winning soprano Erin Alexander. 

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks is back for one night only! For the fifth consecutive year, the respected brass quintet returns with a timely show paying homage to our rich cultural ties with Europe. 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

The 1950s: a golden era, idyllic, patriarchal. 

Shrew

Shrew

This radical adaptation, set in a nightclub populated with drag kings and gangsters, releases Shakespeare’s famous yet controversial play from its comedic origins to foreground K… 

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Festival Fringe for an eighth consecutive year. 

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. 

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh. 

Songs of Scotland

Songs of Scotland

A collection of song settings from some of Scotland’s best-loved writers including George MacKay Brown, Robert Burns, Hugh MacDiarmid, William Soutar and Robert Louis Stevenson. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Accomplished Hungarian violin virtuoso Tamás Fejes returns to this year’s Fringe to perform from his recently released, highly acclaimed album. 

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Rossini’s last work, the Petite Messe Solennelle (Little Solemn Mass), was composed in 1863. 

The Merry Wives of Seoul

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Korean-ised adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. 

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. 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Edinburgh’s very own St Andrew Camerata return to the Fringe in 2019 with their ever-popular atmospheric, late-night, candlelit performances of Gabriel Faure’s much-loved Requiem a… 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 2: Faithful Shadow

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 2: Faithful Shadow

Young German countertenor, Fritz Spengler, performs iconic arias from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries to bring italianate opera to a wider world through The Carnegie Hall. 

McLachlan Plays McLeod

McLachlan Plays McLeod

Leading Scottish Composer John McLeod launches a new album featuring his entire music, composed over 50 years, for solo piano played by outstanding pianist Murray McLachlan and new… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Concert

This year’s Shackleton memorial concert, featuring horn player Andy Saunders playing the Courtois horn from circa 1840. 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

After multiple sell-out performances in the last two years’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Youth Orchestra returns once again with an exciting and varied programme under th… 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir and instrumental ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, in a programme of choral classics including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Schubert Mass in G. 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Once again this exciting ensemble performs Henry Purcell’s glorious masterpiece. 

NatyaKatha

NatyaKatha

Natya Katha: a play of rhythmic beats, expressive music and stylised hand gestures that bring to life different stories that connect the mundane to the celestial. 

Haydn and Grieg String Quartets

Haydn and Grieg String Quartets

After their successful Fringe debut in 2018, the Fyrish String Quartet returns to perform Haydn’s String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) and Grieg’s String Quartet No 1 in … 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries performed by Royal Over-Seas League prize-winners, some of the finest international classical… 

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

The two Early Romantic masters, Chopin and Schumann, produced wonderful masterpieces for the piano. 

Eclipse

Eclipse

What happens when darkness strikes, unexpected? How do night and day affect the human soul? In a semi-staged recital, mainly sung in English, Daïmon invites you on a journey told … 

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitarist Stephen Morrison guides you on a journey with the music of Spain. 

ROSL Recitals: 20 Years of Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

ROSL Recitals: 20 Years of Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Since 1999, ROSL has brought together young classical musicians from across the Commonwealth to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Cathedral A Cappella

Cathedral A Cappella

A concert of close harmony, classical numbers and pop songs arranged for men’s voices and sung by St Mary’s Cathedral lay clerks. 

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

A celebration of wonderful wildlife in songs and poetry with Joan Busby (mezzo-soprano), Brian Bannatyne Scott (bass), Walter Blair (piano) and Joshua Manning (reader). 

Organ Recitals in the City 1

Organ Recitals in the City 1

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 2

Experience the awe-inspiring sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral, in a programme featuring Liszt’s monumental virtuosic masterpiece, his Fantasia and Fu… 

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Captivating and evocative guitar music. 

Cathedral Concert: Langonet String Quartet – Travellers and Turmoil

Cathedral Concert: Langonet String Quartet – Travellers and Turmoil

The Langonet String Quartet plays a programme contrasting a late work by Haydn, the inventor of the string quartet; an early quartet by Beethoven, the great revolutionary; and Dvor… 

Old Saint Paul's Music at 8pm

Old Saint Paul's Music at 8pm

Time to relax and listen to classical music in this beautiful historic church just off the Royal Mile. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience the romantic passion of the music of Rachmaninov and his contemporaries, performed by the best young classical musicians out there, all Royal Over-Seas League prize-winn… 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians bring Paris to Edinburgh, performing the music of one of France’s finest composers and his contemporaries… 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptionally talented prize-winning musicians. 

Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 and Stravinsky

Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 and Stravinsky

Sheena Jardine returns, with Richard Lewis, to play the beautiful Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor by Brahms, plus Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, in a varied programme with other delig… 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of the romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from Royal Over-Seas League’s r… 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL Recital Series, Bach for Breakfast features the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians. 

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

Left-handed international pianist Christopher Seed performs Beethoven’s Sonata Op 109 and Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke D 946 on his unique backwards fortepiano (high notes to the… 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

An uproarious tale of marriage, mischief, jealousy, lies and laundry. 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

This International Japanese pianist gives two recitals of music mainly by Chopin, to include his second Piano Concerto with the Fyrish String Quartet. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Pianist John Bryden, joined for one of the performances by St Mary’s Cathedral Assistant Master of the Music Joseph Beech, plays music by Liszt, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mozart… 

Cathedral Concert: Musica Callada by Federico Mompou

Cathedral Concert: Musica Callada by Federico Mompou

Stephen Hough wrote: ‘The music of Federico Mompou is the music of evaporation. 

Classical at One

Classical at One

The Brunton’s series of classical lunchtime concerts. 

The Genius of Charles Dickens

The Genius of Charles Dickens

In his one-man show, 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… 

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

American violist Christine Rutledge returns to the Fringe with her new multimedia program combining music by Bach with newly commissioned works by poets from Detroit, Rutledge’s fi… 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Duncan Ferguson, Joseph Beech and John Kitchen perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mighty ‘Father’ Willis organ. 

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. 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music. 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

‘You will acknowledge me. 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Join Tobias Bacon as he lutes and lusts his way through Elizabethan England in this new musical comedy based on genuine Renaissance songs. 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show. 

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life feels like a social experiment. 

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital 2019: Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital 2019: Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff

‘An interpretive artist fully immersed in the subtleties and considerable technical demands of each composer’s writing. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Actors from around the world rehearsed via Skype for four months and then met here in Scotland to put on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Come join us for … 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Back again at St Columba’s By The Castle, with its excellent acoustics, Jonathan presents an invigorating programme taking the audience on a musical promenade beginning with trad… 

The Comedy of Operas

The Comedy of Operas

Operatic soprano Louise Geller debuts her innovative show with pianist Alex Norton. 

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

In Shakespeare’s romance, led by women’s sagacity and the vitality of youth, we are guided out of the breach of things dying to a rebirth into the miracle of art and nature, lo… 

Hamluke

Hamluke

‘A long time ago in a castle far, far away. 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. 

Dome Nights: Planets 360

Dome Nights: Planets 360

The classic version of the show is driven by a 132-piece orchestral recording of the original Holst suite with awe-inspiring solar system visuals featuring the latest images that h… 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary, traditional Scots and jazz. Full details at cathedral.net 

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Award-winning classical pianist Ingrid Cusido will give a piano recital with works including Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor, Beethoven Pastoral Sonata and works of Brahms and Granad… 

Spontaneous Order

Spontaneous Order

The most trusted name in comedy makes his triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe following a three-year hiatus of soul-searching, soul-destroying, and soul-transference. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived eight consecutive Festival Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 1

Experience the mastery of Christophe Mantoux and the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral in a programme including Franck’s Choral in B minor… 

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

Award-winning Fringe favourites The Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and ridiculous reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the 1640s, originally a… 

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. 

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 aud… 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Mahler Symphony No 4 in G major. 

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 … 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday today, culminating with his choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. 

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 Fraue… 

Falstaff

Falstaff

Scotland’s professional touring company returns with Verdi’s comic masterpiece. 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano music of Erik Satie. 

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 (x… 

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. 

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, … 

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 Engli… 

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. 

Shakespeare Catalysts

Shakespeare Catalysts

Before I begin this review, I would like to clarify, as James Beagon (co-director and actor) did at the start of the show, that Aulos Productions’ Shakespeare Catalysts is a work… 

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. 

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. 

Violetta

Violetta

Opera Allegra’s chamber version of Verdi’s popular opera La Traviata uses just three voices with piano but has a contemporary twist. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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 wonderfu… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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 … 

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

America’s Diversity in Song. 

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. 

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 … 

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 … 

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 Chur… 

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 an… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Antigone

Antigone

Using Don Taylor’s BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 adap… 

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. 

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. 

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, ‘voice. 

Haydn: Seven Last Words

Haydn: Seven Last Words

The Edinburgh Quartet, founded in 1960, is one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles. 

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 touri… 

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. 

Guitar Folias

Guitar Folias

The new guitar recital by Italian guitarist Luca Villani is inspired by the famous theme of La Folía de España: Luca will interpret two major works, the virtuosic Variations by r… 

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. 

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). 

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… 

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. 

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 legenda… 

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 performan… 

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. 

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 … 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece. 

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. 

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… 

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs

An evening of poetry and music given by John Coutts and Ayman Jarjour. 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy an hour of relaxing and evocative music from one of the greatest jazz composers and his contemporaries. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Brahms and his contemporaries. 

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 an… 

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. 

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, o… 

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 Gi… 

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. 

Panchkanya

Panchkanya

Panchkanya: sufferings of five heroines of Indian mythology are experienced by many Indian women to this date. 

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 … 

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; … 

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience some of the most virtuosic classical music ever written by Rachmaninov and his contemporaries. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Pianist John Bryden plays music by Ravel, Scriabin, Bach and Schubert on the Cathedral Steinway. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Edward and Maude

Edward and Maude

The beautiful songs of Edward Elgar and Maude Valérie White. 

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. 

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. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Multi award-winning, Edinburgh-based EGTG, return with this Shakespearean classic. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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 pinnac… 

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. 

Antigone

Antigone

All eyes are on the city of Thebes. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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), Dorie… 

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. 

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 … 

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

A new adaptation of Homer’s classic presented in iambic pentameter using physical theatre and shadowplay. 

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… 

Excelsa Voces

Excelsa Voces

World premiere of Pie Jesu – written by Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and Andrew Keeling, arranged especially for Excelsa Voces. 

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. 

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 work… 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Tobias Bacon died of love in 1618. 

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. 

Faust Korea

Faust Korea

Goethe’s Faust dealing with human agony and the way of salvation, is frequently read in Asia, especially in Korea. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

Two of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the 15 to 20-year-old children from two of China’s schools, Shanghai International Studies University and For… 

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. 

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. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Enjoy al fresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. 

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 … 

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 … 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

If you haven’t already heard of this band of bawdy, Bardy performers, it prompts the question, “Is this your first time to the Fringe?” If the answer is yes - what have you b… 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times Critics’ Choice. 

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,… 

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 albu… 

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 y… 

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… 

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. 

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 foremos… 

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 Khachaturia… 

Bach at St Vincent's

Bach at St Vincent's

We welcome back Coro Vincenzo, directed by Les Shankland, who are to perform J. 

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. 

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 … 

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

Two pairs of identical twins cause havoc in Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of mistaken identity. 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

An earthquake is erupting, but not in Orange Street. 

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 musi… 

Thy Name is Woman

Thy Name is Woman

‘Frailty, thy name is woman,’ said Hamlet. 

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative. 

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. 

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. 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, Julius Caesar is perhaps the best aware of its historical place. 

Struggle

Struggle

Chinese traditional opera – Wu Opera (intangible cultural heritage). 

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 p… 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The Last Post

The Last Post

Trumpet, electronics and text. 

Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Talented young string players perform together in a series of concerts at St Giles Cathedral. 

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 Col… 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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 Lie… 

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 thro… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Medea

Medea

Medea by Euripides is a classic Greek tragedy that follows the myth of Jason and Medea. 

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. 

Bach at Bedtime

Bach at Bedtime

Bach takes us from breakfast to bedtime; a perfect way to round off your day. 

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. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a concert featuring glorious choral music. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

DROLL

DROLL

In 1642, theatre was made illegal. 

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. 

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. 

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: Sinfon… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s enduring comedy bubbles with youthful wit. 

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 muc… 

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… 

The Romantic Piano

The Romantic Piano

Alasdair Cameron ‘one of Scotland’s foremost’ (Glasgow Cultural Services). 

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 Gru… 

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 e… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Pianos @ One

Pianos @ One

Showcasing the finest piano and chamber music from RCS and St Mary’s Music School students. 

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 … 

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. 

Guitarra Mexicano!

Guitarra Mexicano!

Stephen Morrison performs a recital of evocatively beautiful guitar music from the great nation of Mexico. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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… 

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 h… 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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 Ca… 

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 flamboy… 

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 Re… 

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 Mussorg… 

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 seamlessl… 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

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. 

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. 

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Ghost Light Players have brought an animalistic Hamlet to theSpace on the Mile with fervour and intensity. 

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 … 

Volpone

Volpone

He’s dying to get rich. 

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. 

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 Zeala… 

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. 

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 mi… 

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… 

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano four-hands programme by two young French artists. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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 … 

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… 

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. 

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 character… 

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. 

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). 

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 S… 

The Birds

The Birds

The Birds – Aristophanes. 

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 engagin… 

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. 

DROLL

DROLL

Award-winning theatre company Owle Schreame performs a series of very droll ‘drolls’: short, illegal comedies from the 17th century. 

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 (E… 

Caleidocello

Caleidocello

A colourful mix of styles, genres and characters, from Viennese cellist Peter Hudler. 

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. 

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 … 

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 reno… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

A former Times critic’s choice. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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, pio… 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. 

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Catalan composer Federico Mompou’s death. 

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 … 

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. 

An Evening of Gypsy

An Evening of Gypsy

This year Sophia and Amoret will be roaming through Europe, discovering the story of Gypsy music. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 W… 

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. 

Festival Tchaikfest

Festival Tchaikfest

An evening of the incredibly powerful music of Tchaikovsky. 

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at lunchtimes. 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. 

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. 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

A Fool and Three Courses

A Fool and Three Courses

A short adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’. 

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. 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton’s beautiful Mother Church. 

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. 

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. 

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 cl… 

Reading Phoenix Choir

Reading Phoenix Choir

Come and hear Reading Phoenix Choir in its only weekend at Brighton Fringe. 

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. 

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. 

Choral and Concerto Concert

Choral and Concerto Concert

Roedean community musicians perform classic choral favourites by Monteverdi, Handel and Parry. 

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-2… 

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. 

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 carve… 

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. 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Experience the thrill of hearing Saint-Saens’ exciting Organ Symphony live. 

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 … 

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices, directed by Graham Hair, presents a recital for four women’s voices and piano. 

Reflections

Reflections

Reflections concert UK tour is the result of a creative collaboration between two young and beautiful singers from Russia and the Ukraine. 

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… 

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. 

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) perfo… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

Organ Duets in the City

Organ Duets in the City

Join Brigitte and Michael for the third of our popular series of lunchtime recitals. 

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). 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

John Kitchen’s latest programme promises his audience uncommon delights. 

American Lates

American Lates

An endearing display that demonstrates both exceptional vocal and instrumental talents. 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold. 

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. 

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 … 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Get a glimpse of something new happening. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Elektra Violin Duo

Elektra Violin Duo

Internationally renowned duo Elektra instantly bring the stage to life in a stunning show of musical virtuosity. 

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Brilliance, sensibility, joy and mastered technique are the inspiring forces of the Volt & Potenza duo. 

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 a… 

Unknown and Liminal

Unknown and Liminal

It has been said that creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. 

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 s… 

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 ret… 

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. 

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 spe… 

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. 

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

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

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. 

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. 

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 India… 

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). 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Mendelssohn After Lunch

Mendelssohn After Lunch

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

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 Jub… 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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 piani… 

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. 

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 alongsid… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

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. 

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. 

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Philomusica of Edinburgh give a performance of Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons. 

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. 

Bachiana

Bachiana

This acclaimed cellist returns with Bach expert, Peter Lea-Cox, to play Schumann’s accompanied versions of the six Bach cello Suites. 

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. 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. 

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

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

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.  

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. 

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. 

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. 

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely Amazing!

Be astounded by Stefan Warzycki’s series of two recitals of virtuoso works from the left-hand piano music repertoire. 

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. 

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 mid… 

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. 

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… 

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. 

Felix Holt: The Radical

Felix Holt: The Radical

‘Wholesome’ is how a lady I spoke to after the performance described Felix Holt: The Radical. 

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 I… 

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. 

Choral Vespers

Choral Vespers

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

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

Staged opera performances from some of Scotland’s most talented young singers. 

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 Mansfiel… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Je… 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

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. 

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 bea… 

As You Like It

As You Like It

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

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 … 

Guitar Selection Box

Guitar Selection Box

Enjoy an indulgently refreshing, mix of luxuriant guitar music. 

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. 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians return once again to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

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

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 ret… 

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 whil… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

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. 

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. 

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 Y… 

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. 

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. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Youth reigns in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, a lavish retelling of Ovid’s tales, brought to stunning visual life. 

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-cla… 

¡Saxo Clásico!

¡Saxo Clásico!

‘Infectious energy!’ (Observer). 

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). 

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. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin and the romantics. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach and contemporaries. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart and contemporaries. 

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. 

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… 

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 ‘… 

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. 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. 

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… 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 violi… 

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Hamlet’s got the hump. 

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts: Hamlet - Shakespeare’s Hamlet condensed into an hour by kids, for kids. 

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 mos… 

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 mos… 

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 shine… 

YCA Recital

YCA Recital

Enjoy a summer evening recital in the calm surroundings of Edinburgh Academy’s Robertson Room. 

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. 

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… 

Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

Champs Mêlés’ production of Iphigenia in Tauris is a two hour, French language translation of J. 

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. 

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. 

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 conse… 

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. 

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. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times critic’s choice. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Bouffe!

Bouffe!

“Highly recommended. 

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton. 

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre. 

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 t… 

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. 

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. 

Piaf: Love Conquers All

Piaf: Love Conquers All

This character-driven play from Moving On Theatre had something for everyone. 

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. 

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 wh… 

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/glocke… 

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. 

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, selec… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Helen

Helen

Although you may well have some early misgivings, Helen is a show to persevere with. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. 

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. 

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 among… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Mi… 

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. 

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Beautiful relaxing classical music for piano duet, including pieces by J. 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 

Soundscape

Soundscape

Premiere of the multimedia show ‘Soundscape’, featuring stunning visual projections with soundtrack of their hauntingly beautiful cinematic score. 

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) -… 

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. 

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. 

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

A stunning exhibition in a beautiful, spacious setting. 

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 Praelu…