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  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra*****QUEEN'S HALL, EDINBURGH

    28 Mar 2006 - SUSAN NICKELLS - Scotsman [ review ]

    MUSIC from Eastern Europe - particularly Hungary and Poland - was the main focus for the SCO's Bartók anniversary concert.

  • SCO, City Hall, Glasgow

    27 Mar 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ review ]

    Stargazers, and they do exist, will be shocked at a three-star rating for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's concert on Friday night.

  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    27 Mar 2006 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ review ]

    The format – overture, concerto, symphony – was outmoded.

  • Roots music festival

    27 Mar 2006 - Billboard - Herald [ comment ]

    Ullapool, which will host the final of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's search for a Highland musical for 2007 in July of this year, styles itself "Scotland's Village of Music" these days.

  • Refreshing attitude

    27 Mar 2006 - Billboard - Herald [ news ]

    Louise Mitchell, the director of Glasgow Cultural Enterprises, the company which operates Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the refurbished City Hall and the Old Fruitmarket, is the recipient of one of the prized awards made by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta).

  • Who will pick up the baton at Scottish Opera?

    27 Mar 2006 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ comment ]

    Having let two fine potential conductors slip through its fingers, Scottish Opera must make sure it does not lose a third.

  • RSNO/Nicola Benedetti*** USHER HALL, EDINBURGH

    27 Mar 2006 - KENNETH WALTON - Scotsman [ review ]

    THE focus of Friday's RSNO concert was on one person.

  • An anthem that ticks the right boxes

    27 Mar 2006 - Mike Russell - Herald [ comment ]

    William Jackson has every right to feel "somewhat surprised", as he put in a letter to this paper published on Saturday, by the current stooshie about a Scottish national anthem.

  • Strings masterclass in Portobello fuels young ambitions

    27 Mar 2006 - SUSAN NICKALLS - Scotsman [ review ]

    A March afternoon at Portobello High School and the internationally acclaimed cellist Julian Lloyd Webber sits alongside 35 young cellists and double-bassists from Edinburgh secondary schools.

  • 1990s, Bricolage, Glasgow University Union, Glasgow

    27 Mar 2006 - JOHN WILLIAMSON - Herald [ review ]

    Though the young and predominantly female audience may be oblivious, and with both bands being talked up as the future, this is a show that is lodged in the correct postcode (G12) but 26 years too late.

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