Up & Coming Events

Edinburgh Singing Weekend 2019 with Stephen Taberner

Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th October 2019
Ticket Price: £130 
Scholarship places may be available for under-25s available

We’re discovering two new venues in Edinburgh this year. After last year’s jaunt around the Old Town, this year we’ll be spending the weekend in the pretty area of Stockbridge. The area’s beautiful Georgian church and the grand hall of the Edinburgh Academy will play host to Stephen’s usual blend of wonderful arrangements, choral savvy, and general foolishness. Saturday night offers an informal get-together in the 1D Below bar at Six Degrees North.

The weekend runs from 7.30pm on Friday 11th October to 4.30pm on Sunday 13th October 2019 and costs £130 per person.
Click here for more info

A Spoonful of Vintage

5th October 2019: 10:30-4:30pm
Ticket Price: £1/Kids are Free

We’re back in Stockbridge for our autumn fair with a fabulous selection of hand-picked traders including vintage fashion, jewellery, accessories, furniture, collectables, ceramics, posters, glass and much more. Plus pop-up cafe from Queen of Tarts and dj Tojo on the decks. 

The Meadows Chamber Orchestra

28th September 2019: 7:45pm
Ticket Price: £14/11/£5

We are delighted to welcome back Gordon Bragg as the first guest conductor of our new season in this programme of music for string orchestra.

Elgar’s Sospiri (sighs) is  followed by Tom Aitken’s Pink Chaise Longue, which was last year's winning entry in the annual MCO Composers’ Competition.

Maxi Martin, the brilliant principal clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, joins us for Copland’s dynamic and virtuosic Clarinet Concerto, which was commissioned by jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman.  Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous, romantic Souvenir de Florence, originally a String Sextet, concludes the programme in its version for string orchestra. 

Tickets available at the door and from the Queens Hall Box Office
www.queenshall.net        0131 688 2019

Masterclass with Adam Walker - Principle Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra

18th September 2019: 10am-1pm
Ticket Price: Free 

In this public masterclass Adam will work with six young musicians and will provide them with advice on technique and musicianship. There will be the opportunity to hear Adam play and to ask questions at the end.

Further info about Adam Walker is on the St Mary’s Music School website https://www.stmarysmusicschool.co.uk/event/adamwalker

Tickets are free but must be reserved by emailing swhite@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

 

Coloured Up 

10:00 - 16:00, 12th August - 28th August 2019 

An exhibition of unique screen prints...abstract, bold and colourful that will excite and enrich by Tina Kypriadis. This event is held in Number 7 - a community space run by Stockbridge Parish Church at 7 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh EH4 1HU.

 

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

18:00, 26th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £15/£12    

Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities.  Join Thomas and his pianist for a breathtaking performance of his Classic Brit Award-nominated and BBC featured debut album, including his first single Bring Him Home, the well loved Moon River and some interpretations of the biggest hits from Coldplay, Paloma Faith and more!

Afternoon Organ Recital with Marion Lees McPherson

13:00, 23rd  August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price: £8/£6   

Marion Lees McPherson, organist of Stockbridge Parish, presents a programme of German and French music.

La Sonnambula

19:00, 22nd - 25th  August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £12   

1955 has been slow at sleepy Dunroamin Hotel. The wedding of the owner’s daughter is nigh. She has stolen her fiancé from the minister's daughter who has taken to drink. In turn, she schemes to sully the bride-to-be’s reputation by enlisting the returning laird as her secret weapon.  For the eighth year running, Aria Alba-Opera for All bring their operatic re-imagining to the Fringe in the form of Bellini’s La Sonnambula! Your invitation to the ceilidh awaits...

Joy Arts: Greetings from China! 

18:00 18th August 2019 (1hr) 
Ticket price:  Free 


A special performance of dance, drama and music, by students from China's mountain city-Chongqing, China. Our little performers have appeared on international stages many times. This year we bring folk songs adapted from Chinese ancient poetry, Chinese opera, English drama and more.  You can't miss this!

Kim Edgar

19:30, 17th August 2019  (1hr 30min)
Ticket price:  £12/£10/£5  


Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s performances are noted for their intimacy and intensity. Hear brand new songs alongside favourites from her acclaimed solo albums, Stories Untold (2016), The Ornate Lie (2012) and Butterflies and Broken Glass (2008), performed on grand piano, acoustic guitar and voice. ‘Moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung’ ***** (Scotland on Sunday)

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

13:00, 17th & 24th  August 2019  (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10/£8  

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in our fun presented concert! Hear a wide range of musical styles, expect surprises and meet the instruments and their musicians!

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

13:00, 16th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £8/£6   

Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women. The programme includes songs by Clara Schumann, Liza Lehmann, Franz Schubert and some favourite opera arias by Mozart and Saint-Saëns.

‘The Köln Concert’ Concert

19:00, 15th August 2019 (1hr 30min)
Ticket price:  £12/£10/£5   

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, performs Keith Jarrett's brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. It’s jazz, but not improvised. It’s a recital, but with grooves, riffs and song form chord changes. Like jazz and rock, but with no swing time or vocals. Ford’s aim is to reconcile equals and opposites: left brain/right brain, classical/jazz, composition/improvisation, preparation/spontaneity, Apollonian/Dionysian.

CACW – Cony's Collection

17:30 12th & 13th August 2019 (up to 4hrs)
13:30 & 17:00 14th August 2019 (up to 4hrs)
17:30 16th August 2019 (up to 4hrs)
Ticket price:  Free   

Contemporary Artists Competitive Week (CACW) – Cony’s Collection is an international platform for all kinds of art for young artists to show and express freely. Including theatre, music, video, fine arts, traditional arts, experimental arts all in one week. Highlights include physical performances from UAL (University of Arts London): L’illusionniste and Waiting in Schrodinger’s Box.

The Piano Men

12:30, 12th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £13.50/£11   

Why is it when we think of the piano it is always men at the forefront? 'Sing us a song, you're the piano man...' Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Tim Minchin: But where are the piano women? An exploration into the unknown stories of historic women pianists, from a successful Australian piano woman, Emma Knights. 'Talent just oozes from her fingers' ***** (SamAboutTown.com). 'The Piano Men is a beautifully classy show' ****½ (Glam Adelaide)

Devon Knows How They Make It So Musical!

19:00, 11th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  Free   


Join us for a magical, marvellous hour of songs from your favourite movie musicals including Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman and some Disney classics. Travelling to Edinburgh from deepest, darkest Devonshire, Take Note Community Choir have been bringing joy and enthusiastic singing to audiences for nine years and have enjoyed tours in West Sussex and Chinon, France. Take Note are joined by Italia Conti Academy undergraduate Emily Searle, who will be showcasing some of the world's finest musical theatre songs.

Sail Away!

10-13, 15-17, 19-20, 22-24th August 2019  (35min)
Times Vary - Click here to view dates & times
Ticket price:  £8/£5   (35min)

A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! A programme of water-themed music and the story of The Lucky Toy Soldier.

Wriggle Around the World

10, 12-13, 15-20, 22-24th August 2019  (35min)
Times Vary - Click here to view dates & times
Ticket price:  £8/£5   

Sell-out show returns! A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music from around the world and the story of the Gingerbread Man.

A Bohemian Fairytale

19:30, 9th August 2019  (1hr)
16:00 & 19:30, 10th August 2019  (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10  

Follow us down the rabbit hole to discover heroes and villains, witches and more in The Bohemians’ take on a classic theme. This magical show will take you on a journey that deals not only with the light side of fairy tales, but also with the uncertainty and fear that goes hand in hand with happiness and joy. Featuring songs from Shrek, Witches of Eastwick, Brave and many more where everyone lives happily ever after.

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

19:00, 6th - 7th August 2019 (1hr 20min)
Ticket price:  £14/£12   


Back at the Fringe again after a gap of a few years for another trip down memory lane. Hear again hits from the 50s and 60s like: Putting on the Style, Tom Dooley, Singing the Blues, My Old Man's a Dustman, Nobody's Child, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour and more, with some folk songs like: Wild Mountain Thyme, Wild Rover, and Dirty Old Town; a bit of fun and a great night out.

The Left-Handed Piano:
Concert in Mirror-Image

12:30, 5th - 9th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10/£8  

Beethoven's Sonata Op 109 and Schubert's Drei Klavierstücke D 946 performed on a unique backwards fortepiano (high notes to the left), plus 16 Brahms Waltzes the right way round! 20th Anniversary Concert Series.

Ayman Jarjour:
Syrian Guitarist

13:00, 3rd August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10  


Music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. Ayman studied in Syria, Spain and Juilliard. He has performed worldwide in places ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to refugee camps in Lebanon.

Bambino Beats:
Summertime Boogie Under the Sea

10:30, 12:30, 14:30 (1hr)
2nd - 10th August 2019 
Ticket price:  £6/£5   

Bambino Beats are back to take you on a Summertime Boogie... this time, Under the Sea! We'll be going swimming with the little fish, bobbing up and down with the ducks and catching all the nippy crabs as we meet all the creatures of our magical ocean. Watch out though... there may be sharks!

Awbody's Yoga Day Retreat

Saturday 27th July 2019: 10am-3pm

Come and join me (Diane Simpson of Awbody's Yoga) for a day of transformative, therapeutic and balancing practices with postures that are accessible to most people and adaptable to most abilities. This form of yoga is powerful but safe and will enhance your emotional wellbeing, which in turn improves your physical health. Not only will we practice postures we will also be working with breathing practices, meditation and awareness of values and ethical engagement and spiritual development inspired by Subtle Yoga.  Booking is required.


 


SongWorks Midsummer Concert

Friday 21st June 2019: 7:30pm

Come and join us for our Midsummer Concert.
Tickets available at the door (£10/£8)


Loud Proud - Stonewall 50 Anniversary Concert

Saturday 1st June 2019: 7:30pm-9:30pm

This year and for the first time, the concert repertoire has been put together on the theme of Stonewall 50 – the series of fightbacks that marked the beginnings of the gay liberation movement in 1969. We will be singing songs of protest and rebellion, love and loss and thoughts of the future.

Click here for ticket information


Yin & Yang Yoga - Workshop

Tuesday 21th May 2019: 4pm-6pm

Join Jacob Mellish and Eva Maxine Hamilton for a special Workshop to cultivate balance. For more info and how to book please visit jacobmellishyoga.com/workshops/


Stockbridge & Newtown Community Orchestra Concert - Spring Concert

Sunday 19th May 2019: 5pm

Come join Stockbridge and New Town Community Orchestra for their summer concert celebrating music by and about women.

Musical Director: Louise Martin
Assistant Musical Director: Reg Harsley

Programme:
Beach - Gaelic symphony
Clyne - Night Ferry (Excerpts)
Chaminade - Flute concertino
Mozart - Marriage of Figaro overture
Mendelssohn - Overture "The fair Melusina"


Honours Recital -
with Lorna Murray & Iain Brown

Saturday 11th May 2019: 7:30pm

Please join Iain Brown and Lorna Murray for their final recital as part of their Honours Degree at Edinburgh Napier University. The programme will showcase a varied selection of works for clarinet and soprano, accompanied by Scott Mitchell.

Admission is free, and there will be refreshments served after the concert.


University Vocal Recital -
Callie Crowley & Rhian Ferrigan
Accompanied by Robert Melling

Friday 10th May 2019: 7:30pm

Please come along and join Callie Crowley and Rhian Ferrigan for their vocal recital as part of their Honours Degree at Edinburgh Napier University. The programme will showcase a variety of works from composers such as Faure, Hahn, Puccini and Andrew Lloyd Webber with accompaniment from Robert Melling.

There will be a glass of Prosecco for guests on arrival and light refreshments after the performance.

Tickets are £4 and there will be a raffle for Drake Music Scotland.
Doors open 7pm.


International Composers’ Seminar with
Judith Weir

Wednesday 8th May 2019: 10:30am-5pm

Open to anyone with an interest in musical composition, join us for a day of performance and discussion led by composer and Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir and members of Hebrides Ensemble.

We will perform a selection of works submitted during our recent international Call for Scores and Judith Weir will lead discussions on a wide range of compositional issues and techniques.
Tickets for this event are free and are available here through Eventbrite


 

The Portfolio Pianist - St Mary's Music School

Thursday 18th April 2019: 9:45am-5pm

On April 18th 2019, St Mary's Music School is holding a special event for all pianists, young and old, whether a teacher or a student of the piano or simply an enthusiast.

The full day of events, starting at 9.45am and ending at 5pm at Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh will include talks, concerts and centre around the Nigel Murray Masterclass led, this year by Pascal Rogé.

There will be talks on the pianist as composer from Simon Smith, as chamber musician, given by Susan Tomes and as collaborative artist and producer given by Iain Burnside.

Concerts given by former pupils, Steven Osborne and Simon Smith, pupils of St Mary’s Music School, by Pascal Rogé, Iain Burnside and Roderick Williams.  There will be works for 3/4/6/16 Hands, Chamber Music, Song and Jazz.

Please contact mwalls@st-marys-music-school.co.uk or telephone 0131 538 7766 to book your free place. 

 

Recitals for Wrigglers -
Jump into Spring!

Saturday 6th April 2019: 11am-11:35am

Fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed!

Tickets £4 per head
www.recitalsforwrigglers.co.uk

 

 

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

Wednesday 3rd April 2019: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Fun, interactive and educational Come along to our Spring Concert!

We'll be performing Beethoven's Symphony No.1, Tedesco's guitar concerto (featuring Macaulay Lock as soloist), Dvorak' 'Waldesruhe' for cello and orchestra (featuring Joanna Stark as soloist) and a work by our very own conductor, Ken Dempster, 'Shocks: a requiem for lost soles' (featuring Lorna Murray as soprano solo)!

We would love to see you there!
(there will be an interval with tea and cake!)

Tickets are £9 (£5 concession)
FREE to Napier Students

 

Ensemble Burletta

Sunday 10th March 2019: 3pm

A wonderful programme of music for clarinet quintet performed by Ensemble Burletta, including a chance to hear the rarely performed clarinet quintet by Hans Gál.  As well as a performance of the Brahms Clarinet quintet and 2 Bach fugues arranged by Mozart.

Tickets on the door.
£12 (£10 concessions)
Under 16s free

Recitals for Wrigglers -
Concert for babies & toddlers

Friday 22nd of Feb 2019: 2pm

Fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed!

Tickets £4 per head
www.recitalsforwrigglers.co.uk

 

Come and Sing - The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins

Fri 9th Feburary 2019 :10.30- 4pm

Join members of the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and their conductor Michael Bawtree to sing The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins.

The day will run as follows:

10.30-11.00 - arrival / collect score
11.00-13.00 - come and sing session one
13.00-14.00 - lunch
14.00-15.00 - come and sing session two
15.15-16.00 - performance for friends and family

£10 per singer / £5 ERCU member / free to students (payable on the day)

Please email admin@ercu.org.uk to confirm your place.

The Newtown Ensemble Concert

Saturday 19th Jan 2019: 7.30pm

Come and join us for a night of music by:
Stravinsky, Kurt Weill & Reyonaldo Hahn

Adults £15, Students £5, School children Free
Tickets available at door


Song Circle - The Big Christmas Song Circle

Friday 21st December 2018: 4pm

Following on from last years sell out Christmas family gathering, The Big Christmas Song Circle is a festive singalong for all the family. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are sold from Skylark Cafe or eventbrite.co.uk. £5 entry & Children under 12 free.

 


Recitals for Wrigglers - Concert for babies & toddlers

Tuesday 18 December 2018: 11am 

Fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed!

 

 

 

 

Loud and Proud Choir Festive Concert

Saturday 15 December 2018: 7.30pm

Expect a wonderful evening filled with festive delights and Loud & Proud warmth and silliness! We'll bring you a fabulous mixture of music with some well-known tunes and some surprises too. This is our first festive celebration with our new Musical Director Kathleen Cronie and we're excited!
 

 


Showcase - Christmas Concert

Friday 7th December 2018: 7.30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with Showcase’s festive favourites in our Christmas Concerts. As ever proceeds go to our annual donation to MacMillan Cancer Support. 

Tickets £10 for adults and £5 for 15 and under and are available at the door prior to the performances. Festive refreshments will be served at the interval.


The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company Concert

Wednesday 5th December 2018: 7.30pm

An evening of songs, carols, sketches, mulled wine, minced pies and a special guest.
 

 


St Andrew Orchestra Winter Concert

Saturday 1st December 2018: 7.30pm 

Conducted by John Glenesk Mortimore. Post concert refreshments included




 

 

 

Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra

Saturday 24th  December 2018: 5.30pm

With guests (Edinburgh Recorder Ensemble)
Come along and enjoy an early evening programme of light classical, film, and world music. 


 

 

Aria Alba - Aria Sings in Winter

Friday 23 November 2018: 7pm

An evening of Arias, songs, opera choruses & music theatre numbers. 


 

 

 

 


Norman Maclean

Sunday 26th August 2018

After successes at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Soft Shoe Skiffle Band, here’s another trip down memory lane with some fun and pop and folk songs like – Wild Mountain Thyme, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Dark as a Dungeon, The Boxer and more! 26/08/2018  & 27/08/2018

Bohemians - Reimagined!

Wednesday 22th August- 24th August 2018: 7.30pm

Join The Bohemians as they twist your all time favourite musical numbers, taking a fresh perspective on classic anthems. An all-singing, all-dancing evening of entertainment featuring songs from Chicago, Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge and many more! 

 

 

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Monday 20th August & 25th August 2018

Spud’n’Spencer Spoon present a spoon-playing workshop for adults! Learn some rhythms to accompany Rock’a’Billy Bass in some Wonderland tunes. Fun, laughter and delicious mystery treats await you! Dress code: Wonderland inspired, or come as you are! 

 

 


Afternoon Organ Recital With Marion Lees McPherson

Monday 20th August 2018

Marion Lees McPherson will spend an afternoon in Stockbridge Church with her annual organ recital of music by Bach, Schumann and Brahms.

 

 

Thomas Cameron Live

Sunday 19th  August 2018

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 'I have witnessed Cameron's voice draw people in until there is a silence in the air that you can hear. His voice is truly a gift' (Robert Macleod).

 

 

DoDo Street Band

Saturday 18th August 2018

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer. A contagious epidemic of folk in a joyously wild maverick mix. Blows – Piers Adams. Scrapes – Adam Summerhayes. Bellows – Murray Grainger. Twangs – Malcolm Creese. Bangs - Cormac Byrne.
 

Around The World with Bessy Bass

Saturday 18th August 2018

Bessy returns to the Fringe with friends Spud 'n' Spencer Spoon! Join in with their music and hear about their adventures as Bessy tries busking! Performances on: 18/08/2018 21/08/2018


 

 

Nick Cope and Wrigglers!

Saturday 18th August 2018

Super Saturday Summer Sandwich Show! Recitals for Wrigglers @ 10.30am Nick Cope @ 11.30am Refreshments will be provided in between!

 

 

There Was A Soldier

Thursday 16th  August 2018

Presenting for the last time, WWI bravery on the front line and in Scotland. Soldiers' and nurses' experiences in Elsie Inglis' Scottish War Hospitals and in Bangour. Songs, poems, humour and non-stop visuals. Performances at 3pm and 7pm.
 

 

 

Santa Ignace - Evening Piano Recital

Monday 13th  August 2018

Award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace comes to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform some of the greatest romantic classics including Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Come and experience Santa’s passionate, emotionally intense interpretation.

 

 

Afternoon Organ Recital With Nancy Crook

Sunday 12th  August 2018

Nancy Crook will be returning to the Fringe with her annual afternoon organ recital of music by Bach, de Grigny and Jackson at Stockbridge Church.


 

 

Ayman Jarjour - The Syrian Guitarist

Saturday 11th  August 2018

Guitar journey sampling Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. Ayman studied in Damascus, Syria, then Madrid and Juilliard. He performed worldwide including at Carnegie Hall and refugee camps. The concert includes a visual presentation.

 

 

 

Aria Alba - Idomeneo

Thursday 9th  August 2018

The despotic potentate, his son, his son’s beloved, her jealous rival, the demands of the even more despotic potentate, the general staff and, stirring it all, the potentate’s advisor. Will justice win out and democracy reign? Performances on: Aug 9-12 AT 19:00

 

 

John Walker & Liam Bonthrone

Thursday 9th  August 2018

Afternoon song recital featuring tenor Liam Bonthrone and pianist John Walker. Piano programme including Lieder and English Songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Britten and Coates.


 

 

Christopher Guild

Tuesday 7th  August 2018

A Fringe first, acclaimed pianist Christopher Guild presents a whistle-stop tour of classical music in Scotland since 1900.


 

 

Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet

Tuesday 7th  August 2018

A romp through the Wars of the Roses exploring the key characters, battles and key historical moments along with an eye for the more bizarre aspects of conflict.


 

 

Kazakh Theatre of Drama & Music - Akbayan

Monday 6th  August 2018

Akbayan is a beautiful folk legend that is performed by the spectacular Kazakh Theatre of Drama & Music, Kyzylorda and directed by the esteemed Hussein Amir Temir. This will be a European premiere and suitable for all audiences. Performances on 6th, 7th and 8th of August at 1pm.

 

 

Wrigglers - The Lion and The Mouse

Monday 6th  August 2018

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Performances on: Aug 13-17,19 14:30 Aug 20,22,24-25 10:30 Aug 6,8 11:00

 

 

Wriggle Around the World!

Monday 6th  August 2018

A fun, interactive and educational classical concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! Performances on: Aug 13-16 10:30 Aug 19 16:30 Aug 20,22-25 14:30 Aug 7,9 11:00 Aug 17-18 10:30

 

 

SymphRONica

Friday 3rd August 2018

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' Symphronica return for a third dazzling run with their innovative jazz. They've topped charts, won worldwide raves, played Trafalgar Square and the Pan Am Games. Music you’ve been waiting for!
Performances on: 03/08/2018 04/08/2018 17/08/2018

 

 

Bambino Beats

Friday 3rd  August 2018

Amy and Clare are joining Old Macdonald and all his friends for a boogie down on the Farm. Dingle-dangle with the scarecrows and hop with the bunnies as we take a trip on the tractor to meet all the farmyard animals. Performances on: Aug 3-4,10-11,17 at 11:00 Aug 3-5,10-12,17-18 at 14:00

 

 

KUNIKO Solo Marimba Recital

Wednesday 11th July 2018: 7pm

The programme ranges from BACH to the present day, including pieces from Bach’s cello suite and violin sonata, from her 2017 album ‘J.S. BACH: Solo Works for Marimba’, plus signature pieces from Japan’s Akira Miyoshi (1933-2013).

Kuniko is the only Japanese artist who is signed exclusively with the Glasgow recording label, Linn Records. Her latest album was named the #1 Album of the Year in 2017 and received the grand prize at the 2017 CD Shop Awards in Japan. ​

 

The 6-5 Special Concert!

Saturday 7th July 2018: 7:15pm

40 piece orchestra of local musicians performing popular musical pieces under the baton of Robert J Howden!​

To celebrate 65th birthday and raise funds for diabetes research.​

Reserve your place by pledging our suggested donation of £10 per person on an email to laura.reed@origo.com, rjhmusicman@hotmail.co.uk or by telephoning robert J Howden on 0131 556 4683. All cash donations will be collected on arrival. Thank you! 
 

 

Wrigglers - Sail Away

Wednesday 20th June 2018: 11am

Tickets £4 each
 

 

Stockbridge and New Town Community Orchestra Summer Concert

Sunday 3rd June 2018: 7pm


 

 

Recitals for Wrigglers!

Wednesday 30th May 2018: 11am

Tickets £4 each


 

 

St Andrew Orchestra Spring Concert


Wednesday 30th May 2018: 7.30pm



 

 

St. Mary's Music School Renaud Capucorn Masterclass

Friday 11th May 2018: 10am




 

 

Italian Institute Concert

Wednesday 9th May 2018: 6.30pm

A concert on the occasion of Italian Ambassador's visit.


 

At Sing Sistah Sing! album launch with Andrea Baker

Tuesday 8th May 2018: 6.30pm

Admission Free
Stockbridge Parish Church

Join internationally renowned singer Andrea Baker as she celebrates the release of her first CD 'Sing Sistah Sing!'.
Featuring a selection of songs from the show 'Sing Sistah Sing!' - a celebration of the sound and extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice and a heartfelt retelling of some of their most incredible life stories. Artists honoured in Sing Sistah Sing! include Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday.
Sing Sistah Sing! has been performed internationally to great critical acclaim. The new CD, recorded at Stockbridge Parish Church, is a selection of excerpts from the show.
We’d like to invite you to the album release party on Tuesday 8 May at 6.30pm at Stockbridge Parish Church (admission free). Andrea will introduce the album with a short concert, followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments and drinks provided. The album will be available to purchase on the night.

RSVP
By 1 May to CDrsvp@protonmail.com
Tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Described as possessing a “luscious and full-bodied tone” (Das Opernglas), British-American mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker is renowned for her distinctive voice, intense artistry, and passion.

singsistahsing.com

 

Alexandra Prentice Public Recital

Friday 4th May 2018: 7.30pm

A relaxing evening of music for violin and piano with a varied programme, including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Wieniawski. There will be free refreshments in the interval and a short reception after the concert - everyone welcome.

Event is free.
 

 

St. Mary's Music School Nigel Murray Masterclass

Friday 20th April 2018: 10am

Nigel Murray was Director of Music at St Mary’s Music School from 1980-1996.  He was one of the most talented and admired musicians in Scotland.  On his death he left a substantial sum of money to St Mary’s Music School to be invested to fund a series of masterclasses for the benefit of pupils of St Mary's Music School.
 

 

Wrigglers - Jump into Spring!

Wednesday 31st March 2018: 2pm

Tickets £4 each


 

 

Fettes Spring Concert

Wednesday 21 st March 2018



 

 

Edinburgh Napier Orchestral Society

Wednesday 14th March 2018




 

 

Andrea Baker - Mezzo Soprano

Tuesday 30th Janurary 2018

An album recording hosted in Stockbridge Parish Church for a world-class Mezzo Soprano voice Andrea Baker.

 

 

The Edinburgh Competition Festival Association

Friday 26th Janurary 2018



 

 

The Newtown Ensemble

Thursday 20th Janurary 2018



 

 

Song Circle

23rd December 2017



 

 

Chamber Concert

19th December 2017



 

 

Wrigglers Christmas Show

16th December 2017




 

 

Jubilo Christmas Carol Concert

19th December 2017




 

 

St Andrew Orchestra Christmas Concert

2nd December 2017




 

 

SNCO Concert

26th November 2017

 

 

 

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra

22nd November 2017



 

 

Hebrides Ensemble Composition Seminar

21st November 2017

Join us as we explore several new works submitted by composers at all stages of their career. Led by internationally renowned composer Nigel Osborne and Hebrides Ensemble’s Artistic Director William Conway, this event is open to anyone with an interest in composition. 
 

 

Notes of Friendship

10th November 2017

Notes of Friendship is a celebration of all of Amy Moar's musical friendships. It will include a very varied program of music, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between! 

This charity concert is in aid of Drake Music Scotland and Scottish Love in Action. 
 

 

Jazz concert featuring Stirling Crisis

20th October 2017

We are holding a Jazz concert at Stockbridge Church on 20th October. 

Tickets £15 including a glass of wine available on the door.
 

 

Yvonne Sinclair - Where did Mayans go?

11th October 2017

Yvonne Sinclair, founder of charity Naru, tells of the forgotten indigenous people of Guatemala and the challenges to their survival they face day by day. Admission free.

 

 

Canto pe' Napule - Musiche classiche napoletane

28th October 2017

The musicians and singers of the Conservatorio Statale Nicola Sala di Benevento will delight us with a unique combination of lyrics and music. Join us for an event that celebrates Naples, one of the most vibrant cities in the world, and be transported by a feeling of love, fondness and joy.
 

 

Doors Open Day

23rd September 2017




 

 

Marion Lees Mcpherson - Afternoon Organ recital in Stockbridge

25th August 2017

Programme of all French music including Couperin, Cesar Franck, Vierne, Alain, Marcel Dupre and Germaine Tailleferre.

 

Modern Studies band & L Campbell + The Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

20th August 2017

Two of Scotland’s most critically acclaimed new acts present their unique brand of pastoral and lyrical pop, enhanced by intricate arrangements for the renowned Pumpkinseeds strings, brass and voices, in a spectacle of contemporary indie talent.

 

Opencast - There was a Soldier

15th August 2017

A unique tribute to the people of West Lothian and beyond, and Bangour War Hospital, during WW1. OpenCast, including 11 teenagers, tell, through music and poetry, the story of young men who enlisted with great enthusiasm to defend their country.
 

 

Recitals for Wrigglers - Wriggle around the World

15th August 2017

An educational, interactive and light-hearted classical music experience for all the family. Come and hear a violin and cello close up in a concert where wriggling is allowed. 

 

Recitals for Wrigglers - King Arthur

14th August 2017

Classical music close up where wriggling is allowed. Live violin and cello music give an educational and interactive experience for all the family. Music with a royal theme and the story of King Arthur.

 

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons - Peter and the Wolf

12th August 2017

Nicholas Parsons, Radio 4 legend, narrates the children's classic tale Peter and the Wolf, arranged by Tom David Wilson for double-reed and brass ensemble and conducted by John Grundy.

 

Around The World With Bessy Bass

11th August 2017

Bessy had such a wonderful time at the Fringe last year, so this year she excitedly returns... and this time she is bringing some of her friends with her! 

 

 

Beijing Students Art Troupe - Stories from China

6th August 2017

This magnificent show will bring you all the quintessence of China: Beijing Opera, chorus, string orchestra, drama, traditional folk music and dance. Presented by talented Chinese teenagers, the performance will give you a close gaze of China in the history and in the contemporary times. 

 

Nancy Crook and Andrew Lees - Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

7th August 2017

Violin and Piano. Brahms A Major Sonata. Debussy Sonata. Piano solo. From 2nd book of Preludes by Claude Debussy: No 5 Bruyeres (Heather), No 8 Ondine (The Water Sprite), No 12 Feux d'Artifice (Fireworks).

 

John Montgomery String Band

5th August 2017

The band feature multi-stringed instrumentalists playing original music and songs in the folk/country rock genre. Fresh from their Scottish concerts and featuring two inspiring albums – Walking Home (shortlisted at Scottish Music Awards) and newly released Falkland Hill. 

 

Ayman Jarjour and Waseem Kotoub - Music diaspora

5th August 2017

Internationally acclaimed British/Syrian musicians Waseem Kotoub (piano) and Ayman Jarjour (guitar) in concert, accompanied by a visual display of Syria before and after the war.

 

Songs Of Praise

4th August 2017

Come and sing with us! The Songs of Praise Team from Manchester will be in Edinburgh next week for a recording of hymns in Stockbridge Church.

The music will be recorded for BBC One’s Songs of Praise and will be broadcast in future editions of the programme. Enthusiastic singers are invited to join us and become part of a specially-formed massed choir to lead the viewers at home in the singing. 

 

Bambino Beats - Summertime Boogie

4th August 2017

Amy and Clare have packed their suitcases for a summertime full of your favourite songs. Come and join them for a boogie and a singalong and celebrate the summer holidays.

 

Fundraising Concert and Reception

8th June 2017

Save the Royal High School Fundraising Concert and Reception

Two world-class pianists: Malcolm Martineau and Steven Osborne with eminent soprano Lorna Anderson will perform works by Beethoven and Schubert. 

 

SNCO Spring Concert

28th May 2017

Stockbridge and New Town Community Orchestra Spring concert, featuring Beethoven, Faure, Brahms Vaughan Williams and many more. Tickets available on the door.

 

Spring Concert By Loud and Proud

27th May 2017

Get into the joys of spring and join Loud & Proud Choir for our annual concert at Stockbridge Parish Church. Tickets available online from Eventbrite or your friendly choir member.

 

Keep On Dreaming

20th May 2017

Calling all Dreamers and friends and family! 

On Sat 20th May some LYers of the past will be taking to the stage to perform in a cabaret style evening with songs from the world of Musical theatre, and pop accompanied by a live band.

 

Nigel Murray Masterclass with Nicola Benedetti

18th May 2017

St Mary's Music School

 

 

St Andrew Orchestra Spring Concert

6th May 2017

Concert programme:
Beethoven Leonora Overture No. 3
A selection of Puccini & Verdi arias with Polish soprano Magdalena Durant 
Brahms Symphony No. 2

 

Sarah Lucy Penny

6th May 2017

A varied programme of vocal works, including Schumann, Finzi, Sondheim and more! With accompaniment of Suart Hope and Jessica Conway. Free admission, refreshments to follow.

 

A Spoonful of Vintage

29th April 2017

A Spoonful of Vintage celebrates its fifth birthday with a fantastic line-up of hand-picked, authentic vintage traders. We have fabulous vintage fashion from the 1920s-1970s, jewellery, handbags and accessories, ceramics, glassware, homewares, collectables and furniture. We have a return visit from Vee-Tone Records, Scotland-based independent music label who specialise in releasing the best in roots music from the 40s to the 60s on vinyl including blues, rock 'n' roll, soul, rockabilly and early country.

 

Doing Politics Differently

28th April 2017

 

 

 

King's Philarmonic Orchestra

22th April 2017

 

 

Metamophoses by Trio

23rd April 2017

Music by Schumann, Clarke, Smit, Francaix


 

 

Fettes Concert

22nd March 2017



 

 

Edinburgh Competition Festival Association

20th Janurary 2017




 

 

SNCO Winter Concert

22nd Janurary 2017




 

 

EMMS Concert

15th Janurary 2017

 

The Left-Handed Piano:
Concert in Mirror-Image

12:30, 5th - 9th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10/£8  

Beethoven's Sonata Op 109 and Schubert's Drei Klavierstücke D 946 performed on a unique backwards fortepiano (high notes to the left), plus 16 Brahms Waltzes the right way round! 20th Anniversary Concert Series.

Ayman Jarjour:
Syrian Guitarist

13:00, 3rd August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10  


Music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. Ayman studied in Syria, Spain and Juilliard. He has performed worldwide in places ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to refugee camps in Lebanon.

Wriggle Around the World

10, 12-13, 15-20, 22-24th August 2019  (35min)
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Ticket price:  £8/£5   

Sell-out show returns! A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music from around the world and the story of the Gingerbread Man.

Wriggle Around the World

10, 12-13, 15-20, 22-24th August 2019  (35min)
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Ticket price:  £8/£5   

Sell-out show returns! A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music from around the world and the story of the Gingerbread Man.

Sail Away!

10-13, 15-17, 19-20, 22-24th August 2019  (35min)
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Ticket price:  £8/£5   (35min)

A fun, interactive and educational classical violin and cello concert for babies and toddlers where wriggling is allowed! A programme of water-themed music and the story of The Lucky Toy Soldier.

CACW – Cony's Collection

17:30 12th & 13th August 2019 (up to 4hrs)
13:30 & 17:00 14th August 2019 (up to 4hrs)
17:30 16th August 2019 (up to 4hrs)
Ticket price:  Free   

Contemporary Artists Competitive Week (CACW) – Cony’s Collection is an international platform for all kinds of art for young artists to show and express freely. Including theatre, music, video, fine arts, traditional arts, experimental arts all in one week. Highlights include physical performances from UAL (University of Arts London): L’illusionniste and Waiting in Schrodinger’s Box.

‘The Köln Concert’ Concert

19:00, 15th August 2019 (1hr 30min)
Ticket price:  £12/£10/£5   

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, performs Keith Jarrett's brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. It’s jazz, but not improvised. It’s a recital, but with grooves, riffs and song form chord changes. Like jazz and rock, but with no swing time or vocals. Ford’s aim is to reconcile equals and opposites: left brain/right brain, classical/jazz, composition/improvisation, preparation/spontaneity, Apollonian/Dionysian.

‘The Köln Concert’ Concert

19:00, 15th August 2019 (1hr 30min)
Ticket price:  £12/£10/£5   

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, performs Keith Jarrett's brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. It’s jazz, but not improvised. It’s a recital, but with grooves, riffs and song form chord changes. Like jazz and rock, but with no swing time or vocals. Ford’s aim is to reconcile equals and opposites: left brain/right brain, classical/jazz, composition/improvisation, preparation/spontaneity, Apollonian/Dionysian.

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

13:00, 16th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £8/£6   

Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women. The programme includes songs by Clara Schumann, Liza Lehmann, Franz Schubert and some favourite opera arias by Mozart and Saint-Saëns.

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

13:00, 16th August 2019 (1hr)
Ticket price:  £8/£6   

Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women. The programme includes songs by Clara Schumann, Liza Lehmann, Franz Schubert and some favourite opera arias by Mozart and Saint-Saëns.

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

13:00, 17th & 24th  August 2019  (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10/£8  

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in our fun presented concert! Hear a wide range of musical styles, expect surprises and meet the instruments and their musicians!

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

13:00, 17th & 24th  August 2019  (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10/£8  

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in our fun presented concert! Hear a wide range of musical styles, expect surprises and meet the instruments and their musicians!

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

13:00, 17th & 24th  August 2019  (1hr)
Ticket price:  £10/£8  

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in our fun presented concert! Hear a wide range of musical styles, expect surprises and meet the instruments and their musicians!

Joy Arts: Greetings from China! 

18:00 18th August 2019 (1hr) 
Ticket price:  Free 


A special performance of dance, drama and music, by students from China's mountain city-Chongqing, China. Our little performers have appeared on international stages many times. This year we bring folk songs adapted from Chinese ancient poetry, Chinese opera, English drama and more.  You can't miss this!

Joy Arts: Greetings from China! 

18:00 18th August 2019 (1hr) 
Ticket price:  Free 


A special performance of dance, drama and music, by students from China's mountain city-Chongqing, China. Our little performers have appeared on international stages many times. This year we bring folk songs adapted from Chinese ancient poetry, Chinese opera, English drama and more.  You can't miss this!

The Meadows Chamber Orchestra

28th September 2019: 7:45pm
Ticket Price: £14/11/£5

We are delighted to welcome back Gordon Bragg as the first guest conductor of our new season in this programme o

A Spoonful of Vintage

5th October 2019: 10:30-4:30pm
Ticket Price: £1/Kids are Free

We’re back in Stockbridge for our autumn fair with a fabulous selection of hand-picked traders including vintage

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