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Budapest Festival Orchestra – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

nicola benedetti with violin

Violin: Nicola Benedetti Composer: Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák Conductor: Iván Fischer Reviewer: S.E. Webster As 2017 marks the pivotal 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival, it seems more than fitting that Nicola Benedetti, a home-grown talent from West Kilbride in Scotland, should be performing on the Usher Hall stage alongside the Budapest Festival Orchestra. For the ...

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Idina Menzel – The Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] Broadway darling and one of the voices of her generation, Idina Menzel really doesn’t need an introduction. The multi-talented star of stage, silver screen and television is now a household name thanks to the many rôles that have made her career, such as Maureen Johnson in Rent, and most recently, Shelby (Rachel’s Mum) in Glee. It ...

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Idina Menzel – Apollo Theatre, London

Production: Speckulation Entertainment Musical Director: Rob Mounsey Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:5] Idina Menzel, best known for originating the rôles of Maureen in RENT and Elphaba in Wicked (for which she won the best actress in a musical Tony Award) seems genuinely fond of London. Since opening Wicked here in the West End in 2006, Menzel returned last year to perform ...

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Edinburgh International Festival: London Symphony Orchestra – Usher Hall

Conducted by Valery Gergiev Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Symphony No 2 in D Szymanowski’s Symphony No 2 Reviewer: Orson Ernest [rating:5] Taking the podium for his first Festival as Honorary President, Valery Gergiev brings the London Symphony Orchestra on a four night residency performing the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Karol Szynanowski. Tonight, the second in the stint, brings ...

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NEWS: Idina Menzel to return to UK: London, Manchester and Edinburgh

One-time Wicked Witch of the West Idina Menzel is set to return to London in October (after a glorious gig at the Royal Albert Hall last autumn) for a one week residency at the Apollo Theatre, followed by appearances at Edinburgh's Usher Hall and Manchester's Palace Theatre. The Tony winner will perform with a 25-piece orchestra, singing songs from her ...

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