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... 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

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

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

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

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. 

Jazz Lates

Jazz Lates

A smooth late-night concert of jazz classics and new interpretations. Served with a glass of wine – what better way to end the day! 

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. 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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.  

From Deerstalker to DCI: Detectives as Anti-Heroes

From Deerstalker to DCI: Detectives as Anti-Heroes

Why are we fascinated by the anti-heroes of the law? From Sherlock Holmes to Luther, we will discuss the modern crime writing interest in the blurred lines between the goodies and baddies, instead of merely studying criminals in a deerstalker… 

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. 

The Heroine Question

The Heroine Question

From Elizabeth Bennett to Hermione Granger, literature inspires readers with spectacular female leads. But what makes a heroine and why are some more iconic than others? With more fully-fledged, radical heroines appearing across all cultural mediums, we look to the future of the heroine whilst paying homage to past and present ones. 

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

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

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. 

Mendelssohn After Lunch

Mendelssohn After Lunch

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

Why Harry Potter Matters

Why Harry Potter Matters

Considering the Harry Potter phenomenon and other fantasy works, we will be mounting a defence of fantasy! It’s time to acknowledge the explosion of fantastical works in the 20th and 21st centuries; its importance to readers, viewers and culture alike, and why you ignore this genre at your peril... 

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. 

Oh Flower of Scotland: Then and Now

Oh Flower of Scotland: Then and Now

Does the wistful attitude of Robbie Burns longing for the Highlands have the same resonance today as in 19th century Scotland? Alongside today’s hot topics of independence and national identity, we debate the relevance of Scotland’s poetic legacy... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The Colour Blue: From Paradise to Poison

The Colour Blue: From Paradise to Poison

Deep blue is the most popular colour in the world. Artist Hilary Hope Guise investigates the endless meanings of the colour itself. Tea, coffee and pastries afterwards. 

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. 

The Colour Red: Its Sacred and Secular Meaning

The Colour Red: Its Sacred and Secular Meaning

Artist and lecturer Hilary Guise speaks about the significance and history of the colour red. Tea, coffee and pastries included afterwards. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

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

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... 

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... 

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. 

The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician

The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician

2014 Caine Prize shortlisted author Tendai Huchu reads from his new novel and reveals how the heritage, traditions and vibrancy of African storytelling continue to inspire and influence his writing... 

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 Kindness of Enemies

The Kindness of Enemies

Author Leila Aboulela, the first winner of the Caine Prize in 2000, reads from her new novel and reveals how the heritage, traditions and vibrancy of African storytelling continue to inspire and influence her writing... 

Bei Strauss

Bei Strauss

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

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

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

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... 

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... 

Jazz Standards Late

Jazz Standards Late

Stylish musical nightcap. Already a fixture in new generation London jazz scene, vocalist Brigitte Beraha with pianist John Paul Muir bring their sophisticated take on great jazz standards to 100 Princes Street... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Stravinsky Late

Stravinsky Late

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

Mendelssohn and Schumann After Lunch

Mendelssohn and Schumann After Lunch

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

Love and Death Late

Love and Death Late

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

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

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

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

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

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

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

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

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

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

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

Accordion Classics

Accordion Classics

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

Leo du Feu and Susan Smith

Leo du Feu and Susan Smith

Watercolours, oils and prints of Scottish landscapes and wildlife by artist Leo du Feu and Susan Smith. Open daily. www.rosl.org.uk 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

When a classical accordionist and a jazz sax player meet, this is the result! Paul Chamberlain and Michael Haywood perform a selection of music which will delve into the seductive world of tango and the rhythmic music of the Balkans along with influences from Russia and Scotland... 

Sax Before Midnight

Sax Before Midnight

A heady cocktail of Fitkin, Piazzola, Ravel and Turnage: plus surprise ingredients served by master musical mixologists Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and James Sherlock (piano). Includes glass of wine beforehand... 

Bach and Zappa Late

Bach and Zappa Late

Four hands - one piano - Bach chorales - Kurtag - Frank Zappa. The brilliant Françoise Green piano duo weave a classic late night Fringe musical tapestry. Includes glass of wine beforehand... 

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

Music by Schubert performed by award-winning musicians including Thomas Atkins tenor, Alexander Knight baritone, pianists Carson Becke, Somi Kim, Joseph Middleton, Françoise-Green piano duo... 

Flutes X 3 Late

Flutes X 3 Late

Tempest flute trio amaze and beguile with their magical programme blending music by Bernstein, Debussy, Ellington Chick Correa and Tempest commissions. Chill out with a glass of complimentary wine beforehand... 

Bartók and Janácek Late

Bartók and Janácek Late

Janacek Piano Sonata From the Street, Pohadka (Fairy Tale) and Bartok 5th String Quartet with Yelian He cello, Yasmin Rowe piano. Stiff musical nightcap for Fringe diehards. Includes glass of wine beforehand... 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

Works by Brahms and other 19th century masters. Françoise-Green piano duo, Lazarus Quartet, Peter Moore trombone, baritones Alexander Knight and Morgan Pearse, Joseph Middleton piano... 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Fifteenth sell-out series. Tempest flute trio, Huw Wiggin saxophone, Michael Foyle violin, cellists Yelian He, Edward King, pianists Joseph Middleton. Works by Bach and contemporaries... 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. Thomas Atkins tenor, Trinity Trio, Lazarus Quartet, Michael Foyle violin, Yelian He cello, and pianists Carson Becke and Yasmin Rowe. Different programmes each concert... 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

15th year sell-out series: award-winning musicians including Thomas Atkins tenor, Morgan Pearse baritone, pianists Somi Kim and Joseph Middleton, Trinity Trio, and Lazarus Quartet. Different artists and programmes each concert... 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Music by Chopin and other romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians including cellist Yelian He, pianists Carson Becke, Sophia Dee, Yasmin Rowe, James Sherlock... 

Violetta's Last Tango

Violetta's Last Tango

An ageing singer in a Buenos Aires cabaret, Violetta refuses to let illness overcome her as she sings her impassioned tango songs each night for her clients. After a chance encounter in the street, she is overwhelmed by vivid memories of desire, jealousy, and her great lost love... 

Latin American and Spanish Song Recital

Latin American and Spanish Song Recital

Opera singer Ann Liebeck and Edinburgh pianist Guy Newbury will perform songs by Granados, Ginastera, de Falla, Villa Lobos and Lecuona. Ann has performed this recital programme in Vienna, Rome and Oxford to great acclaim... 

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 including Weber's famous Konzertstück in F Minor, along with pieces by Rameau, Piazzolla and Zolotariev... 

Edinburgh Printmakers at ROSL

Edinburgh Printmakers at ROSL

Edinburgh Printmakers return to Over-Seas House Edinburgh in summer 2014 to exhibit more stunning work by some of Scotland’s best known printmakers. www.rosl.org.uk