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. 

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. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

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

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. 

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… 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

3 performers. 

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 … 

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. Performing the hits from the world of musical theatre, classical and contemporary music, Thomas has blown away audiences internationally with his critically acclaimed show… 

Alasdair in Concert

Alasdair in Concert

Alasdair Cameron ‘the Master’ (EdinburghGuide.com) is back, with mixed emotions and a varied programme reflecting Brahms, Chopin and Schubert’s varying takes on patricide, love, tenderness and passion… 

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, including works by Gibbons, Vautor, Delius (German Partsongs), Britten (Flower Songs) and Bob Chilcott. 

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 journey around Europe, Russia and South America… 

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 around the world, from the USA to China and further afield, over the years… 

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 Shelley… 

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 improvisation… 

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 powerful Alleluia, I Heard a Voice, for unaccompanied choir… 

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. With pianist Robert Duncan, Susan McNaught (soprano) performs a selection of some of Schubert’s most sublime settings of Goethe’s poetry… 

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… 

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 George’s West church of Two Pages and Music in Fifths, as well as 1979’s Mad Rush. 

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. Discover stunning pieces including music by Parry, Holst, Gjeilo, Walton and Billy Joel. Polymnia, Milton Keynes’ premiere chamber choir, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe… 

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). Dedicated to the performance of unfamiliar piano trio repertoire, the group have crafted an enthralling programme which traverses the genre’s development from its classical roots to various contemporary branches. 

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 programme of music rich in drama, imagery and passion, including a selection of pieces by Isaac Albéniz, Joaquin Rodrigo and Astor Piazzolla, in the candlelit splendour of St Mary’s Cathedral. 

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 Bach, along with a complete performance of Widor’s Symphony No 5, concluding with the famous Toccata. 

Yo Wu Debut Recital

Yo Wu Debut Recital

Multi talented nine-year-old Taiwanese musician Yo Wu, having her debut recital at Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Yoyo started to learn the piano and violin at age of 5 and she has composed since the age of six… 

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. Polymnia, Milton Keynes’ premier chamber choir, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe… 

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. Petrucci printed some of the most popular chansons from across Europe by the most famous composers of the day, including Josquin des Prez, Alexander Agricola and Henrich Isaac, and served as inspiration for the first printed lute books by Francesco Spinacino… 

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. They perform tangos by Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla and other composers from the Golden Age of Tango… 

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 exhibited landscape paintings of the artist John Busby… 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. Veronica is much-admired worldwide for her sensitivity, creativity and deep expression. This year, she presents Beethoven’s Les Adieux in a literary way, alongside with Albeniz’s Spanish dances, Chopin’s Mazurkas and her own new compositions… 

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 Rachmaninov through opera by Mozart and Puccini to Gershwin and Bernstein on Broadway… 

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, fixing up, and contributing to the musical fabric of a nation, with musical guidance from Stephen Clarke… 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies brought to you by CYD. These talented highly skilled improvisers are enjoying their fourth year at the Fringe. If there was a spirit of the Fringe, this group is it… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

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. She specialises in promoting Latin American themed performances with Latin Rediscovery in venues such as Dublin National Concert Hall, Purcell Room Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Wiltons Music Hall… 

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God

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

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. All musicians at Sound Collective Scotland are strong believers in the power that music can have on people, communities and education… 

Love Me Out: The Opera

Love Me Out: The Opera

100% my type on paper… or so they thought. Opera Kipling present an innovative re-imagining of Mozart‘s classic opera Cosi Fan Tutte set on the island of Ferrando. Find out if these two sets of lovers will keep their lights on or face the dramatic consequences of recoupling! Opera Kipling are a newly formed group of young professionals working around Europe. 

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 musicians to perform another exciting programme… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

JS Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 846, Ronald Stevenson (1928-2015) Passacaglia on DSCH. Peter Seivewright performs Ronald Stevenson’s legendary Passacaglia on DSCH and JS Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C major. 

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life feels like a social experiment. 

Bach: A Year in the Life

Bach: A Year in the Life

Central to Bach’s output as a composer are his chorale preludes. David Hamilton’s performance uses some of these pieces to illustrate the liturgical year and juxtaposes some larger chorale-free works. 

#Pianodrome Live Guest: Hebrides Ensemble

#Pianodrome Live Guest: Hebrides Ensemble

An exceptional international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture. The Hebrides Ensemble’s fresh and intelligent approach resonates with the Pianodrome as they present a piano trio led by cellist and conductor William Conway… 

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 genre: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and Corelli… 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. Veronica is much-admired worldwide for her sensitivity, creativity and deep expression. This year, she presents Beethoven’s Les Adieux in a literary way, alongside with Albeniz’s Spanish dances, Chopin’s Mazurkas and her own new compositions… 

Contemporary Choral Classics

Contemporary Choral Classics

Rock Festival Choir is Alnwick’s renowned chamber choir of 22 singers under director Peter Brown. The choir appeared at the Fringe 2018 singing the Rachmaninov Vespers to great acclaim and returns singing contemporary choral classics by Chilcott (Little Jazz Mass), Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Gorecki and others… 

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 create a language through the piano, speaking all sounds… 

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 and mazurkas along with the second sonata. 

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). A celebration of 20th-century choral classics sung by the internationally renowned Cathedral choir, including music by Kenneth Leighton, Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar. 

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. John is a published author and Poet-in-Residence at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Ayman is a Syrian classical guitarist who studied in Madrid and at Julliard, and has performed his music all over the world… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

Contemporary Choral Classics

Contemporary Choral Classics

Rock Festival Choir is Alnwick’s renowned chamber choir of 22 singers under director Peter Brown. The choir appeared at the Fringe 2018 singing the Rachmaninov Vespers to great acclaim and returns singing contemporary choral classics by Chilcott (Little Jazz Mass), Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Gorecki and others… 

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. Be enchanted with music by Giuliani, Bellini, Schubert, Sor, Garcia Lorca, De Falla, Rodrigo… 

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. The programme includes songs by Clara Schumann, Liza Lehmann, Franz Schubert and some favourite opera arias by Mozart and Saint-Saëns. 

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 arrangements of a Bach Cello Suite and the famous Chromatic Fantasia, Brahms’s arrangement of Bach’s celebrated Chaconne in D minor, plus Frank Bridge’s charming Improvisations, as well as the technical and musical tour de force of all 12 of Godowsky’s left-hand elaborations on Chopin’s Opus 10 Etudes… 

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… what could possibly go wrong?! This interactive experience features specially created animations from Aardman, as well as live orchestral accompaniment and escapades from some of the UK’s top musicians and presenter Matthew Sharp… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. With their unique playing style, characterised by a wide range of genres and with a creative vision of combining theatrical elements, dance, improvisation and their own compositions/arrangements, they were invited to perform extensively across the continents, from Europe to Asia to America, and in international art/music festivals around the world… 

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 Decameron Negro and the compelling Rodrigo Sonata Giocosa… 

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 to be the focus of a devotional concert rather than a liturgical service… 

'The Köln Concert' Concert

'The Köln Concert' Concert

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, shares his passion for Keith Jarrett’s brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. It’s jazz, but not improvised. It’s a recital, but with grooves, riffs and song form chord changes… 

Andrew Carnegie 2

Andrew Carnegie 2

A wonderful programme of music played by Michael Foyle (violin) and Maksim Stsura (piano) to commemorate Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), the world’s richest man and the world’s greatest philanthropist… 

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. Set in the romantic city of Paris, various suitors squabble to win the hand of the recently widowed, but very wealthy, Hannah Glawari… 

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. Here, with pianists Elena Fischer Dieskau, Richard Beauchamp and John Cameron they perform both of Bach’s superb but rarely performed 3 Keyboard Concertos and are joined by the young soprano Electra Lochhead for more Bach: the Solo Cantata Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke BWV 84 also featuring soloists Fraser Kelman (oboe) and Simon Graham (violin)… 

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. Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770) responded by “improving” Handel’s Eight Great Suites and making revisions to the great master’s works. 

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. Franck’s monumental Grande Pièce Symphonique features, along with Baroque and 20th-century masterworks, including music by Georg Böhm, Franz Tunder, Arvo Pärt, Jean Guillou and George Bake. 

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. John Kitchen, Edinburgh University and City Organist, plays music by Michael Praetorius, JL Krebs, Heinrich Scheidemann, Georg Böhm and Handel. 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

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

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. Performed by Turning the Elements (Frances Cooper (soprano) and Joanna Nicholson (clarinet)); Tom Poulson, Danielle Price and Timothy Cooper (trumpet, tuba, electronics) and Duo van Vliet (Ian Anderson (viola) and Rafal Luc (accordion))… 

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. Ensemble 1880 comprises the best classical musicians Scotland has to offer, performing on instruments of the time. 

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. 

The Night With... Lunchtimes

The Night With... Lunchtimes

Two alternating programmes featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry. Performed by Turning the Elements (Frances Cooper (soprano) and Joanna Nicholson (clarinet)) and Tom Poulson, Danielle Price and Timothy Cooper (trumpet, tuba and electronics)… 

17th to 21st-Century Airs

17th to 21st-Century Airs

Come and hear this tenor/countertenor duo of Hugo Mallet and Fritz Spengler perform airs from the 17th to 21st century, with music by Adès, Barber, Britten and Purcell. Conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, and produced and funded by McFarlane Productions… 

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh. The 21-year-old is one of the brightest stars emerging on the music scene. The raw emotion her concerts create are breathtaking and leave audiences stunned with her unique and exquisite tone… 

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. The piece explores how opera singers also became great actors; the tremendous highs of their career, and the costly price of success for performers… 

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. Praised for their excellent technique and attention to stylistic detail, this highly professional ensemble presents musical highlights from the past 500 years, from Monteverdi to Morricone, many of them featuring exciting new arrangements… 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

The 1950s: a golden era, idyllic, patriarchal. Pretty Bianca yearns for what every girl wants, a husband. But her father is refusing unless her sister Kate marries first. And sharp-tongued Kate? Kate wants more!  

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 Kate’s journey from strength and independence to being trafficked into a forced marriage… 

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Festival Fringe for an eighth consecutive year. A fabulous lineup of wind players Fraser Kelman, Steve Wiggets and Morven Bell (oboes), Jennifer Kelly (bassoon)… 

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. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

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

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. A selection of Bach’s monumental masterworks, sonatas and partitas written for unaccompanied violin including the gigantic Chaconne… 

The Merry Wives of Seoul

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Korean-ised adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. Falstaff, a fat and debauched knight, tries to tempt two married women in Seoul and steal their wealth. But these two clever women see through his plan and set out to deceive him… 

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. Performed by Alison Bishop and Stuart Hope. 

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Rossini’s last work, the Petite Messe Solennelle (Little Solemn Mass), was composed in 1863. Rossini was living in Paris, having stopped writing operas over 30 years previously… 

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 and Cantique de Jean Racine, with orchestra, in the lush acoustics of St Patrick’s (an 18th-century hidden gem)… 

Late 17th to Mid 19th-Century Arias

Late 17th to Mid 19th-Century Arias

Come and hear this young German countertenor, Fritz Spengler, perform arias from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries. His programme includes compositions by Broschi, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Offenbach and Rossini… 

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-generation artist Rose McLachlan… 

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. The programme will include the Horn Trio by Brahms. This concert is generously sponsored by the University of Edinburgh, in memory of Sir Nicholas Shackleton. 

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 the inspired direction of conductor Sian Edwards… 

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. An evening of glorious sonority in St Giles’ unparalleled acoustic. 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Once again this exciting ensemble performs Henry Purcell’s glorious masterpiece. In this semi-staged production, Coro 19 and the small instrumental ensemble are directed from the harpsichord by Neil Metcalfe… 

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 G minor… 

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitarist Stephen Morrison guides you on a journey with the music of Spain. Participate, experience and enjoy the passion, imagery and brilliance through Spain’s national instrument… 

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 by poets and composers… 

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 musicians around… 

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

The two Early Romantic masters, Chopin and Schumann, produced wonderful masterpieces for the piano. Chopin’s Bb minor sonata and a selection from Schumann’s Noveletten form an arresting selection of their music… 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. Performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians… 

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. 

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. ROSL is celebrating with a gala concert! Enjoy Schubert’s wonderful String Quintet in C performed by the Marmen Quartet with cellist John Myerscough, as well as performances from guitarist Sean Shibe, soprano Jennifer Witton and pianist Simon Lepper… 

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). Arne’s Cuckoo, Schubert’s Die Forelle, Poulenc’s Bestiaire, Grieg’s Swan, Ravel’s Le Paon and more (even Moussorgsky’s Flea)… 

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. The concerts will contain music by JS Bach, Franz Liszt, James MacMillan, JP Sweelinck and Jehan Alain. 

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 Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam. 

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Captivating and evocative guitar music. Sam’s arrangement of Malaguena, used in the film Joy. Tachi-ai record of the week (Lyric FM). Shinkansen Bullet Train. Crouch End Suite. Sam and Louise will present a delightfully varied show with sad, beautiful, motivating, energising compositions… 

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 Dvorak’s American packed full of lively Czech rhythms and beautiful folk-inspired melodies. 

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. Programme of vocal, choral and instrumental music changing nightly. See website www… 

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. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits after the performance. 

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… 

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-winners… 

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 delightful violin and piano pieces, including Elgar… 

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. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits. 

Classical at One

Classical at One

The Brunton’s series of classical lunchtime concerts. Showcasing the talented musicians of Royal Conservatoire Scotland – Broen Ensemble and Spitha Brass Ensemble, as well as Savitri Grier and Richard Uttley, with all ten of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas across four concerts… 

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. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits after the performance. 

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 renowned Annual Music Competition… 

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 some of Dickens’ best-known characters… 

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 first home… 

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. The printed page seems to have faded, as if the bar lines, time signatures, key signatures and even the notes themselves have disappeared over a timeless number of years… 

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 and Hummel on the Cathedral Steinway… 

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. She will also play The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky arranged by Pletnev and a Beethoven Sonata, along with solo Chopin piano music. 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

An uproarious tale of marriage, mischief, jealousy, lies and laundry. Set around Page’s Steamie on the Windsor Estate in 1950s Edinburgh, Falstaff woos two women in an attempt to swindle their husbands and regain his squandered wealth… 

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 left), plus 16 Brahms Waltzes Op 39 the right way round! 20th Anniversary Concert Series… 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy in this historic church with renowned choir and organ directed by John Kitchen. Including Haydn Kleine Orgelmesse, Davis Short Mass, Rheinberger Mass in E flat and Holst Mass in A minor… 

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. 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. Ayman studied in Syria, Spain and Juilliard. He has performed worldwide in places ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan… 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music. Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best young contemporary music talents take inspiration from our exhibition Wild and Majestic to perform an exciting blend of traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets… 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

‘You will acknowledge me. And love me because I am Dionysos. I am the Scream.’ Ritual madness has descended upon Thebes. This retelling of Euripides’ The Bacchae is a radical examination of liberation and oppression… 

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. Both sets of pieces were given with quite notable interpretative mastery – bringing this subtly-planned and finely-executed recital to a satisfying conclusion’ (Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion)… 

The Comedy of Operas

The Comedy of Operas

Operatic soprano Louise Geller is on a mission to show you that there is more to opera than deafening vibrato from ladies in horned helmets. 

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 traditional Scottish music, continuing through Walton’s lively Bagatelles and a thrilling Bach prelude before leaping on to the Mediterranean for stirring folk-inspired music from Greece and Spain… 

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 crazy love, fairies and a donkey!  

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. With the help of the audience – and some extremely dodgy wigs – David William Hughes plays Tobias and a trio of his lovers, all whilst singing and playing the lute… 

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, love and redemption… 

Dome Nights: Planets 360

Dome Nights: Planets 360

An immersive re-imagining of British Composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets orchestral suite. 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. The eccentric scientist is horrified and flees into the night leaving his creature alone, lost and confused… 

Hamluke

Hamluke

‘A long time ago in a castle far, far away…’ The vision of Ghosty Wan Kenobi ignites young Hamluke and the audience onto an epic journey of betrayal, revenge and tragedy in this hilarious, high energy mash-up! Hamluke is the celebrated comedy that pulls the poetic language from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and mixes it with the beloved characters and exciting visuals from Star Wars to create a surprising realm filled with droids, alien creatures, lightsabre duels and theatre magic! Written by Brad Erickson and produced by the Stillwater Area High School theatre department. 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese Cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show. A burning mix of styles: from baroque to rock, folk to jazz – a virtuoso, passionate, poetic and colourful musical journey you can’t miss… 

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 Granados… 

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. Too impious for the left wing and too irreverent for the right wing, Will Franken flies above all the nonsense to bring you another satirical helping of common sense… 

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 adapted for illegal performance whilst theatre was outlawed, over 350 years ago… 

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 are Shit-Faced Shakespeare and they are back in Edinburgh with an all-new show for 2019… 

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, and Duruflé’s Suite, with its dazzling Toccata… 

Scottish Music Old and New

Scottish Music Old and New

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

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

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

A Shakespeare Song

A Shakespeare Song

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

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 in progress... 

A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

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

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

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

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

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

Falstaff

Falstaff

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

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

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

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Orchestra of the Canongait

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Orchestra of the Canongait

The Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) premiered in October 1893, conducted by the composer himself, only nine days prior to his death. It spans the widest extremes of human emotions, from light-hearted frivolity to the deepest depths of melancholy... 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

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

Esther – The First English Oratorio

Esther – The First English Oratorio

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

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

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

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

Bach, Brahms, Leighton and Danse Macabre

Bach, Brahms, Leighton and Danse Macabre

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

Violetta

Violetta

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

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

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

The Soldier's Tale

The Soldier's Tale

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

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

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

The Orchestra of the Canongait

The Orchestra of the Canongait

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

Rachmaninov Vespers

Rachmaninov Vespers

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

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 been doing with your life every August up until now? However, now that you’re here and you’ve seen the proverbial light, let me fill you in on what this Shakespearean company is all about... 

Bach: Young at Heart

Bach: Young at Heart

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

Rolling in the Barrel

Rolling in the Barrel

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

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

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

Rachmaninov Vespers

Rachmaninov Vespers

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

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

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

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... 

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

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

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

Bach and Handel

Bach and Handel

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

Schütz: Resurrection History

Schütz: Resurrection History

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

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

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

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem

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

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

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

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

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

La Vieille Alliance

La Vieille Alliance

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

Classical at One

Classical at One

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

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

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

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

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

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Castle and Kirk

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Castle and Kirk

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

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

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

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

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

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

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

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

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

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

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

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

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

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

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

Antigone

Antigone

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

A Midsummer Night's Droll

A Midsummer Night's Droll

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

Hans Gál Celebration

Hans Gál Celebration

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

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

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

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

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

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. 

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. 

Guitar Folias

Guitar Folias

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

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

Haydn: Seven Last Words

Haydn: Seven Last Words

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

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

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

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. 

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

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

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

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

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

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

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

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

All Chopin Programme

All Chopin Programme

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

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

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

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

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

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

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

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

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

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

Choral Classics

Choral Classics

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

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs

An evening of poetry and music given by John Coutts and Ayman Jarjour. John is a published author and poet-in-residence at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Ayman is a Syrian classical guitarist who studied in Madrid and at Julliard, he has performed his music all over the world... 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

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

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

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

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

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

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

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

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

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

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

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

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

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

Drew Crichton in Concert

Drew Crichton in Concert

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

Panchkanya

Panchkanya

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

Votadini Guitar Duo

Votadini Guitar Duo

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

Nancy Crook Organ Recital

Nancy Crook Organ Recital

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

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

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

Beethoven and Grieg Violin Sonatas

Beethoven and Grieg Violin Sonatas

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

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

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

Cathedral Choristers

Cathedral Choristers

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

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

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

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

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

Songs of the Hebrides

Songs of the Hebrides

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

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

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

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

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

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

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

Edward and Maude

Edward and Maude

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

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

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

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

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

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

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

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

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

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

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

Mozart Serenades 1

Mozart Serenades 1

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

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

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

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

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

Antigone

Antigone

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

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

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

The Genius of Charles Dickens

The Genius of Charles Dickens

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

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

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

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

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

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

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

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

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

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

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

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

Bakkhai

Bakkhai

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

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

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

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

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

A Midsummer Night's Droll

A Midsummer Night's Droll

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

Lost Seasons

Lost Seasons

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

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

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

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

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

Faust Korea

Faust Korea

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

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 Foreign Language School, attached to Sichuan International Studies University, well known for their high standard of education and passion for theatre... 

Excelsa Voces

Excelsa Voces

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

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

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

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

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

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

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

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

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

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

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

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

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

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

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

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

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

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

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

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

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

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

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

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

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 foremost choral ensembles... 

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

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

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

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

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

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

Bach at St Vincent's

Bach at St Vincent's

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

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

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

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

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

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

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

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

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

Thy Name is Woman

Thy Name is Woman

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

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

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

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

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

Struggle

Struggle

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

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD

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

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

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

Remember Me My Dere

Remember Me My Dere

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

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

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

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Requiem for Aleppo

Requiem for Aleppo

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

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

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

Schildt Organ Works

Schildt Organ Works

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

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

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

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

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

Saul and the Witch at Endor

Saul and the Witch at Endor

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

Echoes of American Jazz

Echoes of American Jazz

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

Organ Recital

Organ Recital

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

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

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

The Last Post

The Last Post

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

Festival Strings

Festival Strings

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

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

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

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. 

19th-21st Century Song Recital

19th-21st Century Song Recital

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

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

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

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. 

Medea

Medea

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

Bach at Bedtime

Bach at Bedtime

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

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

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

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

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

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

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

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

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

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

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

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

DROLL

DROLL

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

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

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

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

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

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

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

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

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

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

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

Piano Masterworks 2017

Piano Masterworks 2017

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

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

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

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

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

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

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

Karl Jenkins Palladio

Karl Jenkins Palladio

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

Guitar Solos

Guitar Solos

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

The Course of True Love

The Course of True Love

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

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

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

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

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

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

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

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

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

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

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

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

All That Malarkey

All That Malarkey

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

The Romantic Piano

The Romantic Piano

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

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

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

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet

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

HSSFC

HSSFC

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

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

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

Pianos @ One

Pianos @ One

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

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

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

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

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

Guitarra Mexicano!

Guitarra Mexicano!

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

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

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

L'Amore e Il Dolore

L'Amore e Il Dolore

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

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

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

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

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

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

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

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

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

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

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

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

DROLL

DROLL

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

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

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

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

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

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

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

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

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

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

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

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

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

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

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

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

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

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

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

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

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

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

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

Volpone

Volpone

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

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

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

Cello and Piano

Cello and Piano

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

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

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

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

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

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

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

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

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

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

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. 

Music Diaspora

Music Diaspora

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

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

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

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

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

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

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

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

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

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

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

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

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

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

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

The Tempest

The Tempest

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

The Birds

The Birds

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

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital

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

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

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

B Minor Mass

B Minor Mass

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

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

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

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

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

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

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

Caleidocello

Caleidocello

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

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

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

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

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

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

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

Bach's 4 Lute Suites with Paul Gregory guitar

Bach's 4 Lute Suites with Paul Gregory guitar

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

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

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

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

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

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

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

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

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

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

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

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

A Light Classical lunch

A Light Classical lunch

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

An Evening of Gypsy

An Evening of Gypsy

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

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

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

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

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

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

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

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

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

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

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

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

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

Festival Tchaikfest

Festival Tchaikfest

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

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

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

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

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

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

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

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

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

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

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

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

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

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

A Fool and Three Courses

A Fool and Three Courses

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

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

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

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

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

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

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

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

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

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

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

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

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

Organ Music at St. Bart's

Organ Music at St. Bart's

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

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

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

Canciones Amatorias. Eline Vandenheede: Soprano

Canciones Amatorias. Eline Vandenheede: Soprano

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

Reading Phoenix Choir

Reading Phoenix Choir

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

The Tempest

The Tempest

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

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

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

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

Choral and Concerto Concert

Choral and Concerto Concert

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

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

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

According to Angelica

According to Angelica

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

An amazing 5 hour piano marathon Sorbaji's Opus Clavicembalisticum

An amazing 5 hour piano marathon Sorbaji's Opus Clavicembalisticum

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

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices

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

A European Pilgrimage

A European Pilgrimage

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

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

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

American Lates

American Lates

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

Bach: Variety and Variations

Bach: Variety and Variations

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

The Furnace

The Furnace

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

The Jazz Influence

The Jazz Influence

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

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

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

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Hommage à Robert Schumann

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

Reflections

Reflections

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

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

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

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

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

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

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

Organ Duets in the City

Organ Duets in the City

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

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

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

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

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

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

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

Classical Piano Recital

Classical Piano Recital

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

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

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

The Snow Child

The Snow Child

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

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

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

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

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

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

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

La Bohème

La Bohème

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

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

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

Elektra Violin Duo

Elektra Violin Duo

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

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. 

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

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

Unknown and Liminal

Unknown and Liminal

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

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

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

Droll

Droll

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

Songs of Travel

Songs of Travel

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

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

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

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

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

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

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

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

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

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

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

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

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

Felix Holt: The Radical

Felix Holt: The Radical

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

Conductors Unbecoming

Conductors Unbecoming

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

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

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

Melody of Love and Shadows

Melody of Love and Shadows

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

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. 

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

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

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

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

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

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

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. 

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

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

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

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

Mendelssohn After Lunch

Mendelssohn After Lunch

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

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

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

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

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

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

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

French Lates

French Lates

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

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

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

Bach: St John Passion

Bach: St John Passion

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

Bach B minor Mass

Bach B minor Mass

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

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

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

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

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

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

Bachiana

Bachiana

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

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

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

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

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

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

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

String Academy

String Academy

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

Aham Indian Classical Dance Workshop and Performance

Aham Indian Classical Dance Workshop and Performance

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

Hot Chocolate at 10

Hot Chocolate at 10

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

Russian Lates

Russian Lates

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

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

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

YCA Secret Opera: Mansfield Park

YCA Secret Opera: Mansfield Park

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

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

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

Choral Vespers

Choral Vespers

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

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely Amazing!

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

Violin and Piano Recital

Violin and Piano Recital

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

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

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

Guitar Homages

Guitar Homages

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

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

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

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

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

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

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

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. The Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti provide the centrepiece for the Orchestra's three 2016 festival concerts, and each performance will include a different Beethoven symphony... 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

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

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

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

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

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

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

As You Like It

As You Like It

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

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

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

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

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

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

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

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

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

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

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

Guitar Selection Box

Guitar Selection Box

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

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

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

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

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

Bach and Vivaldi

Bach and Vivaldi

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

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

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

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

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

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

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

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. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

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

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

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

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

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

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. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

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

Four-Hand Fantasia

Four-Hand Fantasia

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

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

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

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

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

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

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

Hamlet

Hamlet

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

Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

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

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

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

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

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

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

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

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

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

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

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

¡Saxo Clásico!

¡Saxo Clásico!

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

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

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

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

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

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

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

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

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

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

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

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

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... 

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 Bach, including the might Chaconne, for unaccompanied violin... 

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

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

Blissful Harmonies

Blissful Harmonies

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

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

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

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

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

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

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

Afternoon Concerts at Three Thirty

Afternoon Concerts at Three Thirty

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

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

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

Bach and the Dance of God

Bach and the Dance of God

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

Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

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

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

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

flow²

flow²

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

YCA Recital

YCA Recital

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

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 Young Symphony Orchestra, performing Eastern and Western classical music, including Grieg, Handel, Bizet and Tianhua... 

flow²

flow²

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

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

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

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

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

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

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

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

Worbey and Farrell's Rhapsody

Worbey and Farrell's Rhapsody

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

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

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

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

Charity Concert for ICIN: Carl Bahoshy: Piano & Organ

Charity Concert for ICIN: Carl Bahoshy: Piano & Organ

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

Brahms Debussy Schubert & Rachmaninov: Duo Spianato

Brahms Debussy Schubert & Rachmaninov: Duo Spianato

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

The Folk side of Classical

The Folk side of Classical

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

Bouffe!

Bouffe!

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

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

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

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

Piaf: Love Conquers All

Piaf: Love Conquers All

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

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

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

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

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

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

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

Helen

Helen

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

Sussex Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

Sussex Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

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

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

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

Crippled Symmetry

Crippled Symmetry

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

Brahms Volodos Horowitz Chopin & Mozart: Two Solo Piano Performances

Brahms Volodos Horowitz Chopin & Mozart: Two Solo Piano Performances

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

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

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

Airs & Grace Notes

Airs & Grace Notes

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

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

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

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

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

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

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

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

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

The Iliad

The Iliad

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

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque

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

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

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

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

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

Bach Violin Sonata in E & Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Bach Violin Sonata in E & Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

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

Bach Cello Suites & Beethoven Cello Sonatas Complete

Bach Cello Suites & Beethoven Cello Sonatas Complete

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

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

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

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

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

Chopin Liszt & Rachmaninoff Performed by Julia Wallin

Chopin Liszt & Rachmaninoff Performed by Julia Wallin

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

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

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

9

9

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

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

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

Soundscape

Soundscape

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

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

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

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

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

Ambrose Page performs Schumann & a Choir from Vienna

Ambrose Page performs Schumann & a Choir from Vienna

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

Bach, Brahms & Scriabin: Works for Piano Left Hand

Bach, Brahms & Scriabin: Works for Piano Left Hand

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

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

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

Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas & Beethoven & Mozart String Trios

Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas & Beethoven & Mozart String Trios

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

Karl Jenkins Requiem and Concertos

Karl Jenkins Requiem and Concertos

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

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

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

Organ Music at St. Barts

Organ Music at St. Barts

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

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

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

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

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

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba

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

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

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

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

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

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

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

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

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

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

Lasses, Love and Life

Lasses, Love and Life

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

Classically Chilled Piano

Classically Chilled Piano

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

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett

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

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

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

Songs of Scotland

Songs of Scotland

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

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

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

Art Song and Operatic Arias

Art Song and Operatic Arias

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

Cole Porter Classics Late

Cole Porter Classics Late

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

The Furies

The Furies

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

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

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

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

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

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

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

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

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

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

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

Bei Strauss

Bei Strauss

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

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

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

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

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

Gershwin Late

Gershwin Late

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

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

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

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

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

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

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

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

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

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

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

Bach Hours

Bach Hours

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

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

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

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

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

Debussy's Muse

Debussy's Muse

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

Sonic Waves

Sonic Waves

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

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

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

Tangos for Tea

Tangos for Tea

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

Figaro Fugit

Figaro Fugit

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

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

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

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

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

Breadth of Bach

Breadth of Bach

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

In Paradisum

In Paradisum

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

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

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

PianoPiano

PianoPiano

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

L'invitation au Voyage

L'invitation au Voyage

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

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

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

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

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

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

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

Sor and Giuliani

Sor and Giuliani

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

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Night

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

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

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

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

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

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

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

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

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

Trios @ 3

Trios @ 3

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

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

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

More Sax Before Midnight

More Sax Before Midnight

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

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

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

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

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

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

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

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

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Heavysonic Solo Piano

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

Shostakovich Late

Shostakovich Late

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

Independence

Independence

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

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

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

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

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

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

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

C H O cello P I N

C H O cello P I N

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

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

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

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

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

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

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

Music for Strings

Music for Strings

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

Guitarray

Guitarray

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

Bach to Baby Family Concert - The Soulful Cello

Bach to Baby Family Concert - The Soulful Cello

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

Othello

Othello

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

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

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

Bach Concertos and Cantata

Bach Concertos and Cantata

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

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

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

Complete Brahms Symphonies

Complete Brahms Symphonies

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

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

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

Old Saint Paul's Festival Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival Masses

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

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

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

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

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

Plainsong at Crichton

Plainsong at Crichton

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

Bruhns Organ Works

Bruhns Organ Works

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

All in One

All in One

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

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

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

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

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

Metropolitan Cathedral Choral and Organ Vespers

Metropolitan Cathedral Choral and Organ Vespers

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

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

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

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

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

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

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

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

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

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

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

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

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

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

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour by Dom Mason

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

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

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

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

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

Brahms the Romantic

Brahms the Romantic

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