The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

This summer, brand new outdoor theatre company Slapstick Picnic will embark on their first UK tour with a mischievous reimagining of The Importance of Being Earnest. 

Bach at Bedtime

Bach at Bedtime

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

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

A richly evocative concert of the works of Schubert, the tragically short-lived and deeply-feeling lieder and chamber music composer. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

If you’re feeling adventurous after lunch, come along to these virtuoso performances of the great Romantic composer, Rachmaninov. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

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

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! 

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. 

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. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

The favourite of the ROSL Fringe Series, Bach for Breakfast features some of the finest young musicians, prizewinners of ROSL’s Annual Music Competition and scholars from New Zeala… 

American Lates

American Lates

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

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 … 

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

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

The Heroine Question

The Heroine Question

From Elizabeth Bennett to Hermione Granger, literature inspires readers with spectacular female leads. 

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… 

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… 

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). 

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

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

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 na… 

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.  

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. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. 

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. 

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. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin and the romantics. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach and contemporaries. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart and contemporaries. 

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 infl… 

Cole Porter Classics Late

Cole Porter Classics Late

Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Everytime You Say Goodbye. 

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 … 

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. 

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 a… 

Bei Strauss

Bei Strauss

Gillian Keith, soprano. 

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. 

Jazz Standards Late

Jazz Standards Late

Stylish musical nightcap. 

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

Relaxed Sunday morning at 100 Princes Street. 

Tangos for Tea

Tangos for Tea

Blend one part jazz sax with one part classical accordion for a refreshing musical brew. 

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). 

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. 

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

Music by Schubert including Grand Duo and Trout Quintet. 

Stravinsky Late

Stravinsky Late

Four hands – two pianos – one flute. 

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… 

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 … 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

16th sell-out series. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

Works by Brahms and other 19th century masters. 

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 J… 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. 

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, … 

Accordion Classics

Accordion Classics

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

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 … 

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). 

Bach and Zappa Late

Bach and Zappa Late

Four hands - one piano - Bach chorales - Kurtag - Frank Zappa. 

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… 

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. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

Works by Brahms and other 19th century masters. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Fifteenth sell-out series. 

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. 

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. 

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 S… 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. 

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. 

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. 

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 Ra… 

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