An occupational hazard: lecturer strikes kick off

The University of Edinburgh campuses have been swarming with activist energy over this past week, as discontented teaching staff have taken to the picket lines and gone on strike following the University and Colleges Union’s (UCU) decision to take industrial action over casual contracts, unequal pay and cuts to their pension funds. This decision was […]


Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Robin Ticciati – Robert Schumann: The Symphonies

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s partnership with Robin Ticciati, with a late-romantic repertoire, is rendered with great clarity with a smaller, classical-sized orchestra. Because they are a smaller ensemble, their performances lack the full-blooded sound and bombastic force of much larger orchestras. However, their more modest string section makes their sound much clearer and allows them […]

Live Music

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles continued their series of concerts for this season in Edinburgh on Sunday with a programme that featured Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture”, Sibelius’s “Violin Concerto” and “Symphony No. 7” and finally Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture”. Both Beethoven overtures bookending this programme gave a lively note to begin […]