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 The Queen's Hall's Spring Summer 2016 Season Brochure is now available to download as a PDF (6MB). It has full information on over 50 shows taking place at The Queen's Hall from late Feb 2016 - June 2016, plus some of our Autumn shows already on sale.
http://www.thequeenshall.net/news/articles/spring-summer-2016-season-brochure
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Bach: Overture from Suite No 3 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’ 
Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden 
Bach: Magnificat

Richard Egarr: conductor; Mhairi Lawson: soprano; Daniela Lehner: mezzo soprano; Andrew Tortise: tenor; Peter Harvey: baritone; SCO Chorus; Gregory Batsleer: chorus director

A rousing concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the SCO Chorus, brings together radiant music of celebration and faith for chorus and orchestra, directed by renowned historical performance expert and SCO Associate Artist Richard Egarr.

There’s a sense of awe and exultation throughout Bach’s magnificent Magnificat, for which the SCO and its Chorus are joined by a fine line-up of international soloists. Mendelssohn weaves hymn melodies into his mighty ‘Reformation’ Symphony, and his Verleih uns Frieden is a moving prayer for peace. Egarr begins the concert with the resplendent Overture from Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite.

Chorus Insights: 6.30pm - Gregory Batsleer and members of the SCO Chorus celebrate the Chorus’ first 25 years.

Website www.sco.org.uk 
Twitter www.twitter.com/SCOmusic
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On their debut Cooking Vinyl album, Little Windows, Teddy Thompson and American singer Kelly Jones give audiences engaging views of the joys and sorrows of love and the vagaries of the human heart.

Longtime mutual admirers, Teddy and Kelly first sang together at LA's Club Largo in 2011. The songs that they’ve written since capture complex emotions with simple honesty. You can hear the give and take, the dynamics, the occasional imperfections, and the deep human soul of performances.

After their first London show sold out in eight minutes and their Celtic Connections concert in Glasgow had to transfer from a small theatre to the 2,000 capacity Royal Concert Hall, Teddy and Kelly are looking forward to their first national tour together. 

“Glorious country-edged duets that have the easy charm of the Everly Brothers” (The Guardian)
“Sparkling pop gems and sobering country ballads” (Rolling Stone) 

Websites www.teddythompson.net 
www.kellyjones.com
Twitter @teddythompson 
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Award winning jazz guitarist Martin Taylor and acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson return to The Queen’s Hall for one night only.

“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable” (Pat Metheny)
“Distinctive coiled-spring beauty and power. A revelation…Exquisitely at one with the All-English repertoire…a master” (Mojo)

Websites  www.martintaylor.com | www.martinsimpson.com 

Twitter @martintaylormbe|@msimpsonian

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Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat ‘Dumbarton Oaks’
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 2 
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte 
Bizet: Symphony in C

Alexandre Bloch: conductor; Anika Vavić: piano

Music to amuse, entertain and inspire: young French conductor Alexandre Bloch’s sparkling concert shows four composers at their most jovial in beautifully crafted works full of wit and ingenuity.

Bizet wrote his exuberant Symphony in C at the age of just 17, and it clearly displays his youthful high spirits. Serbian pianist Anika Vavić is the soloist in Shostakovich’s warm-hearted Second Piano Concerto, full of rich melody and even a joke at the expense of his son, the Concerto’s first soloist. Bloch opens his concert with the intimate invention of Stravinsky’s zesty, Bach-inspired ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ Concerto.

Website www.sco.org.uk 
Twitter @SCOmusic

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Dean: Testament 
Mussorgsky (arr Ledger): Songs and Dances of Death 
Beethoven: Symphony No 5

Olari Elts: conductor; Ain Anger: bass

Australian composer Brett Dean’s 2008 work Testament reflects on the famous Heiligenstadt Testament of 1802, in which Beethoven described his ever-increasing deafness in movingly desperate terms. Beethoven’s return to Vienna from Heiligenstadt was marked by a change in musical style, often referred to as his heroic period, which included the famous Fifth Symphony.

Juxtaposed with these works is the seldom heard Songs and Dances of Death. One of Mussorgsky’s most powerful compositions, it sets the texts of his close friend the Russian poet Arseni Gollenischtschew-Kutusow to harrowingly evocative music. Each song deals with death in a poetic manner, reflecting experiences not uncommon in 19th century Russia: child death, death in youth, drunken misadventure and war.

Composer Insights: 6.30pm - Dr Jane Stanley from the University of Glasgow provides insights into Australian music and culture.

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Best known as the voice of iconic Gaelic folk group Capercaillie, Karen Matheson returns to The Queen's Hall for a concert showcasing her recent solo album Urram (Gaelic for Respect).

“Her voice is simply one of the most persuasive on the scene, with an unmistakable, meltingly smooth, pure timbre that beguiles intensely with every turn of phrase... With Urram, Karen has produced a most telling and appealing musical love-letter to her Hebridean roots” (Living Tradition)
“Matheson has long been recognised as one of Scotland’s finest singers” (Songlines)

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Henze: Symphony No 1 
Suckling: Six Speechless Songs 
Britten: Lachrymae 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Oliver Knussen: conductor; Jane Atkins: viola

Two first symphonies frame renowned British conductor Oliver Knussen’s provocative, wide-ranging programme: the powerful, rapturous First Symphony by German composer Hans Werner Henze and Mendelssohn’s dramatic First, astonishingly written when he was just 15.

SCO Principal Viola Jane Atkins is the soloist in Britten’s moving Lachrymae, based on a melancholy lute song by Dowland, and the concert is completed with the rich lyricism of Six Speechless Songs by SCO Associate Composer Martin Suckling, written to celebrate the Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary.

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The true nature of fans, music and the strange'n'wonderful world of Belle & Sebastian: https://newrepublic.com/article/128497/sinister-history-belle-sebastian-email-list
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How email, a shared love of music, and an off-kilter sensibility produced a different kind of social network.
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The Tannahill Weavers, Cathal McConnell & Friends, Siamsoir Irish Dance Troupe and the Thistle & Shamrock Session Band with Edinburgh Irish Set Dancers showcase the best in Scottish and Irish traditional music, song and dance. This will reflect the close cultural connections between the two countries - a true Celtic Crossover!

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire demonstrates the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. 
 
Irish folk legend Cathal McConnell, Scottish fiddle master Duncan Wood and harp player Karen Marshalsay team up to present an exciting programme of traditional music. Cathal, a founder member of The Boys of the Lough, was recently named Irish Traditional Singer of the Year.

Website www.edinburghsfestivalofireland.org

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http://www.futuresymphony.org/why-musicians-need-philosophy/
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Not as much, I grant, as philosophers need music, but nevertheless the need is real. In the past our musical culture had secure foundations in the church, in the concert hall and in the home. The comm
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Edinburgh's liveliest music venue. Tickets & Information www.thequeenshall.net - 0131 668 2019. The Queen's Hall is a 900-capacity music venue, situated on Clerk Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. It plays host to all types of live music and presents approximately 200 performances every year. It is a key venue in the Edinburgh Festivals and hosts performances as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Recent concerts have included Texas, The Staves, James Bay, Vintage Trouble, Chris Thile, Ludovico Einaudi, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Echo & the Bunnymen, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Richard Thompson, Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain, Arlo Guthrie, Michael Nyman, Dr John, Rickie Lee Jones, Eric Bibb, Steve Harley, Fiddlers' Bid, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, Mumford & Sons, Grizzly Bear, Fairport Convention, John Bishop and Laura Marling.

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Former chapel, now a 900 capacity venue for classical and jazz concerts and occasional rock gigs.- Google
"Small & cozy venue where folk, indie and jazz/blues/country musicians appear!"
"The pianist opens the piece with dramatic vigour."
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Jimmy Angelakos
2 months ago
Small & cozy venue where folk, indie and jazz/blues/country musicians appear!
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Ryan McGuinness
7 months ago
Superb venue for concerts. Also been to a wedding reception here which was handled very well. The history of the building and area is also fascinating
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Daniel Angelov
8 months ago
Watched the Reel Rock tour. A big room with good acoustics. The bar is too small and long queues.
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Pat Robertson
2 weeks ago
Best music venue in Edinburgh.
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Robert Drummond
a year ago
Great venue which attracts a great selection of musicians and artists. There is usually a choice of church pews or cabaret seating for music events which makes for a great atmosphere. The venue is not massive so you're not watching some blobs in the distance. The sound quality whenever I've been has always been great. They also stock Williams' beers. What's not to like?
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sarah lewis
a year ago
Edinburgh Quartet Postcard from Paris Queen's Hall Monday 17 November 7.30pm. Tickets £15; Concessions £12; Students £5; Children Free Founded in 1960 The Edinburgh Quartet celebrates an extensive and exciting history as one of the UK's leading chamber ensembles, having performed frequently at major venues across Britain and toured extensively across Europe, the Far and Middle East, and North and South America. In addition to an eventful concert schedule the Edinburgh Quartet can be heard regularly on BBC radio amongst other stations. The Quartet supports new music and living contemporary composers, such as James MacMillan, Michael Tippett and Howard Blake, however in this concert, 'Postcard from Paris', we see they are equally talented in bringing traditional classics to life. Harking back to their origin, they demonstrate what a vast range they can create. The opening concert of their Queen's Hall season is entitled 'Postcard from Paris', as the schedule is loosely inspired by the growth in Paris' musical connections. A trio of Violinists Tristan Gurney, Gordon Bragg and Jessica Beeston and solo Cello player Mark Bailey open with Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C. Consisting of four movements, the first is light, jovial and playful, the second turns somber, slow but dramatic and the third is a Menuetto. The musicians performed this piece outstandingly. I lost myself in the music, however Haydn maintains to challenge the conventional and throws in the odd unpredicted surprise to keep us on our toes. After a brief interlude where Violinist, Tristan Gurney explained the Parisian connections behind the performance, he introduced Claude Debussy's String Quartet in G minor. Debussy lived in Paris and I truly felt I was immersed in the throngs of Parisian life. High in energy, the piece flows from slow meandering emotion to high-tension drama. Then spirals down to a still hum, a highly emotive journey. The quartet delicately pluck the strings creating a jumpy experimental dramatic energy in the second movement. The theatrical dynamic builds with elements of cine magic. This powerful charismatic piece flows, spins, glides and tingles until finally building into a frenzy of spectacular energy. The daring contrasting movements throughout the composition produces a rich story. Debussy's revolutionary String Quartet is considered by many to be one of the finest quartets ever written and it was undeniably my favourite of the evening. Following the interval the Quartet were joined by a solo Pianist Simon Callaghan, to perform Cesar Franck's Quintet for piano and strings in F minor. Franck was a Belgian composer who lived and worked in Paris. The Piano Quintet is one of Franck's most comprehensive instrumental compositions. The pianist opens the piece with dramatic vigour. The Quartet follow producing a powerful and wonderfully executed piece with tantalising pauses. The pianists hands effortlessly dance across the ivory keys. The emotionally charged piano Quintet evokes great sadness, elegant peacefulness then rises to a theatrical finale. The varied textures and skill of this composition generates remarkable stimulation. The wealth of talent here was outstanding and it is beautifully well synchronised, not one note is placed amiss. I find it wonderful to be taken to another place for a few hours, away from the rat race. A moment of escapism from every day and some self-indulgent 'me time'. To lose ones self in the music and the moment. There were times you felt there was only one instrument playing, which demonstrated how exceptionally skilled the ensemble is. The conversation between instruments took us on a musical journey of heart felt energy and drama.
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Michael Wilson
2 years ago
Last here to see Otis Taylor (tonight) and I don't think I've ever been here outside of the Jazz and Blues Festival. It's a compact venue with great acoustics. You have stalls in a U-shape surrounding a central floor area (used for tables, a dance floor or a mix), seating at the sides of the stage and an upper level. The bar area is a good size with additional seating upstairs and the staff have always been very helpful. Recommended.
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Gareth Fraser
a year ago
Great venue but don't turn up expecting to put your coat in the cloakroom. The gig I attended wasn't sold out, we arrived as the support act took the stage and were told the cloakroom was full! Ridiculous experience of lumping jackets around.