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Edinburgh Fringe: The Alleycats – Contemporary a Cappella – C Venue C

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:3] Veterans of Last Choir Standing and finalists in the UK Voice Festival competition The Alleycats, return to the Fringe with a show of varied content and quality. The group’s 2012 performance doesn’t bring anything new to the a cappella field, comprising as it does the ubiquitous mash-ups and a safe set list of cover versions from ...

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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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Edinburgh Fringe: Peter Straker’s Brel – Assembly Hall

Writer: Kevin Short Director: Kevin Short Reviewer: Stephanie Walls [Rating:5] Peter Straker has a music and theatre career spanning over five decades and this lifetime of experience in delivering one hell of a performance is evident throughout this one hour long tribute to Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. During the show Straker celebrates a small portion of Brel’s exquisite and well-loved ...

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