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Hugh Kerr

Hugh Kerr has written on music and cultural politics for the Scotsman, the Herald, the Guardian and Opera Magazine. With Nana Mouskouri he was in charge of music policy for the European Parliament from 1994-99. He has visited over 50 opera houses round the world and this is his 50th Edinburgh Festival

Reviews: 191
Other Articles: 1
Ilona Domnich
Usher Hall

RSNO: The Lark Ascending

The Lark Ascending gets top billing but the real interest is in a ‘new’ Vaughan Williams piece…

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Reid Concert Hall

Taylor Wilson

Some lesser-known songs by Kurt Weill form the finale of mezzo-soprano’s lunchtime concert at Edinburgh University

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Catriona Morison
Usher Hall

RSNO / Jarvi / Morison

Catriona Morison takes soloist duties as conductor laureate Neeme Järvi returns to lead a French programme

Elim Chan
Usher Hall

RSNO: Shostakovich Ten

Soon after the Moscow Philharmonic’s recent performance, the RSNO give another good account of the Russian’s great work

Quatuor Mosaiques
St Mary's Whitekirk

Quatour Mosaiques

Austrian quartet provide perfect harmony for the opening of Lammermuir Festival

Usher Hall

Orfeo ed Euridice

Despite some impressive performances, concert sorely misses opera’s theatricality

Smith and the SNJO
Queen's Hall

Sketches of Spain

A short summer night in Spain with Tommy Smith and the SNJO

Usher Hall

RSNO / Palmer

Lollipops all afternoon for the last concert of the season!

The Fureys
Queen's Hall

The Fureys

Irish folk family ain’t what they used to be

Usher Hall

RSNO / Chan / Beilman

The RSNO and dynamic conductor Elim Chan are joined by skilled and lyrical violinist Benjamin Beilman.