Review: The Royal Scottish National Orchestra returns to the Edinburgh International Festival with Richard Strauss’ comedic opera Ariadne auf Naxos.
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Review: Edinburgh-based dance theatre company Curious Seed makes its Edinburgh International Festival debut with Field – Something for the Future Now. This durational and immersive outdoor experience of dance and movement is set in Holyrood Park.
Review: Former Blur frontman continues his quest for the surprising and eclectic with fresh material at the Edinburgh International Festival’s Contemporary Music stage.
Review: Dancemakers from around the world reflect on their home cities through film for the Dancing in the Streets series. Commissioned by and premiered at Edinburgh International Festival, with funding from the British Council.
Review: Acclaimed songwriter and singer Nadine Shah brings her insistent and dark indie-pop to Edinburgh International Festival.
Review: Two masters of their instruments – Malian and French – display a sparkling creative synergy at Edinburgh International Festival.
Review: Edinburgh International Festival presents Chineke! chamber ensemble’s thrilling display of extraordinary, ethnically-diverse classical musical talent.
Review: The Edinburgh International Festival continues with an inspiring weekend trilogy of traditional music concerts curated by Aidan O’Rourke.
Review: Floating Points’ Edinburgh Park stage set was an evolving and involving sonic techno-adventure.
Review: Edinburgh International Festival’s warm welcome back to the performing arts continues with Neu! Reekie! for a night of poetry, film and banter, rounded-off by a set by Scottish pop music royalty Edwyn Collins.
Review: Celebrated Irish playwright Enda Walsh brings his intense, immersive production ‘Medicine’ to Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre for the city’s International Festival.
Review: Renowned playwright Zinnie Harris takes her directorial skills into a new arena with her film debut ‘A Glimpse’, as part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
Review: The first of four virtual live pieces from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) brings a crisp and soulful jazz to the sweeping 12th-century arches of Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral.
Review: A season of fifty short digital artworks from Scotland’s National Theatre features several of Scotland’s best-known actors working from isolation on new scripts.
Review: The third in a series of three Brunton Classical online concerts culminates in a masterful Mendelssohn piece, bookended by two contrasting pieces from 20th and 21st centuries.
Review: The Resol String Quartet’s performance on the theme of Prodigies Grow Up, is the second in a series of three Brunton Classical online concerts airing from lunch times in February and March.
Review: Available to view until 6th February, Celtic Connections’ Transatlantic Sessions are a long-standing high point of Glasgow’s folk and roots music festival – this year online, but the performances nonetheless sparkling.
Review: In a defiant response to the Covid crisis, Edinburgh International Festival brought together a comprehensive collection of major performances on its YouTube channel from a variety of premier international and Scottish artists, together with major national commissions and special light installations in the Festival’s regular venues across the capital.
Review: John Adams’ acclaimed take on President Nixon’s memorable 1972 visit to Maoist China returns to Scotland after 42 years.
Review: Celtic Connections 2020 Highlights
Review: The Sunderland-based art-rockers focus their eager energies on a new set of erudite and historically-themed songs, in the vast cathedral-like setting of Kelvingrove’s centre hall.
Review: One of England’s most idiosyncratic songwriters brings his surreal, angular takes on life to Glasgow.
Review: A visually spectacular retelling of this well-known fairytale.
Review: Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre brings Carlo Collodi’s famous boy-puppet story to life, presenting Robert Alan Evans’ and Lu Kemp’s adaptation at Tramway.