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Forget Me Not

Komische Oper Berlin / Barrie Kosky

Yiddish operetta songs from Warsaw to Broadway

16 August 2019

Amber Wagner & Malcolm Martineau

Programme to include lieder by Strauss, a Song selection by Barber and Bellini, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. 

14 August 2019

The Rosary Sonatas: Part I

The Joyful Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The first of three concerts.

6 August 2019

The Rosary Sonatas: Part II

The Sorrowful Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The second of three concerts.

8 August 2019

The Rosary Sonatas: Part III

The Glorious Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The final of three concerts.

9 August 2019

META4

The Finnish string quartet makes its International Festival debut, with a recital of surging emotion.

13 August 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

MacMillan's Symphony No 5 world premiere

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the first performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony.

17 August 2019

Orfeo ed Euridice

The English Concert and Bernard Labadie

World-renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies performs one of the most powerful love stories in all of opera.

15 August 2019

The Sixteen

With a repertoire spanning over 500 years of music, the world-renowned choir blends resplendent vocal colour, immaculate technique and irresistible power and passion.

15 August 2019

Nash Ensemble

Two glorious chamber classics and the remarkable Fourteen Little Pictures make up the Nash Ensemble’s richly coloured recital.

17 August 2019

Angela Hewitt 1

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

The Canadian pianist’s recordings of Bach are held up as benchmarks for their profound insight. The first of two concerts.

12 August 2019

Angela Hewitt 2

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

The Canadian pianist is revered above all for her performances of Bach. The second of two concerts.

14 August 2019

Maxim Emelyanychev & Principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Russian conductor and pianist is joined by the SCO’s principal players for a Romantic recital of Brahms, Dohnányi and Schumann.

12 August 2019

Lawrence Brownlee & Iain Burnside

The US tenor and Scottish-born pianist performs Schumann’s intimate song cycle before a programme of Poulenc, Liszt and Ginastera.

16 August 2019

Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi

The Italian period instrument Baroque orchestra journey through four of Mozart’s youthful string quartets and forgotten gems by Italian composer Carlo Monza.

10 August 2019

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler and Shostakovich

Mahler's bright and sunny Fourth Symphony is paired with Shostakovich’s witty, incisive Second Piano Concerto.

13 August 2019

Peer Gynt & Glorious Percussion

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard explores Grieg’s exuberant music and Glorious Percussion, an astonishing concerto by composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

8 August 2019

Cuarteto Casals

The Barcelona-based quartet open with the magical radiance of Haydn, followed by the intense emotions of Bartók and close with the grand dramas of Beethoven.

6 August 2019

Sir James MacMillan at Greyfriars Kirk

The Culham Motets and All the Hills and Vales Along

Christopher Bell conducts Sir James MacMillan’s poignant oratorio written to commemorate the fallen of the First World War.

16 August 2019

Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

The powerhouse German baritone performs a gloriously dramatic programme of Schubert, Mahler and Strauss.

8 August 2019

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