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Performance in Edinburgh

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:00 pm

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 894
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major (version for piano and string quintet, arr. Lachner)

Angela Hewitt
Members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Edinburgh International Festival opens the doors of its home, The Hub on Castlehill, to a series of unique specially filmed performances. Every August, The Queen’s Hall Series welcomes leading soloists and chamber ensembles from around the world for intimate morning recitals. In honour of that tradition, familiar Festival faces and special guests, many of whom are based here in Scotland, perform outstanding programmes of chamber music from the heart of the Festival City.

While it is still impossible to have an audience present for these recitals, they will be available on our YouTube channel, with new performances every Monday to Friday for three weeks this August. At a time when Edinburgh would ordinarily come alive with music, these exquisite sounds will be relayed to speakers scattered across Princes Street Gardens, livening up lunchtime for listeners.

Highlights from the concert series will be broadcast on Classic FM in a special edition of The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet and streamed on the station’s Facebook page. Classic FM is both the UK’s most popular classical music station and has the highest Facebook following in UK radio.

We remind anyone in Princes Street Gardens to adhere to the Scottish Government’s social distancing guidelines. Dates of performances could change in the event of inclement weather.


Thursday, August 20, 2020
1:00 pm
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