What’s on this New Year in Edinburgh
Apart from the Street Party and all that is Edinburgh’s Hogmanay there are other things to do!
Here is a small selection for you to consider.
Afore the Bells: Hogmanay at the Queen’s Hall-Sun 31 Dec, 9pm: To welcome 2018, celebrate one of Scotland’s best loved holidays- Hogmanay. Enjoy food, drink and dancing. The night will begin with champagne, then a ceilidh (inexperienced dancers need not fear, as the dances will be explained). A snack portion of haggis, neeps and tatties will also be served to keep revellers going into the early hours (vegetarian options available).
Tickets: £47.50 (£7.50 for under 16s). Address: 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Chaos and Creation- 11 Jan, 7.30pm:
JF Rebel: Les Élémens, symphonie nouvelle
Dvořák: Biblical Songs
Martinů: Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola & Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony No 96 ‘Miracle’
Robin Ticciati: conductor; Karen Cargill: mezzo soprano; Jane Atkins: viola
This concert varies widely- including Rebel’s Les Élémens, an eighteenth-century work famed for its dramatic evocation of creation, to Martinů’s small-scale concerto – his Viola Rhapsody. Included between these two pieces are the exquisite Biblical songs of Dvořák. The concert will conclude with Haydn’s Symphony no. 96.
Tickets cost between £11-£34, with concessions available.
Casals String Quartet
Mon 15 Jan 7.45pm: Cuarteto Casals are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a series of Beethoven string quartets: Op 18 no 2 in G major
Op 14 no 1 in F major
Op 135 in F major
Ticket prices range between £12-£20 (concessions available).