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Review: Christmas Oratorio – RSNO

WJQuinnNov 25, 20235 min read

★★★★ Reviewer: William J. QuinnThe RSNO kicked off the Christmas reviewing season at theQR in epic but challenging style with Sir James MacMillan’s Christmas Oratorio. His 2019 mediation upon the…

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Review: Čičić directs Vivaldi – Dunedin Consort – Queen’s Hall

WJQuinnNov 18, 20233 min read

★★★★★ Reviewer: William QuinnThe Dunedin Consort were in upbeat form this November 16th, with a programme devoted entirely to the work of Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741). Drawing mainly from German…

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Review: Bihlmaier/Goerner & RSNO – Rachmaninov – Usher Hall

WJQuinnNov 14, 20232 min read

★★★★ Reviewer: William J. QuinnThe RSNO were in fine form under guest conductor Anja Bihlmaier this November 10th, putting visiting piano virtuoso Nelson Goerner straight to work in a full-on…

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Review: Ray Chen & RSNO – Sibelius – Usher Hall

WJQuinnNov 10, 20233 min read

★★★★ Reviewer: Lindsay McMurdoThough brutally cut short just before the end by the Usher Hall’s fire alarms, the RSNO nonetheless delivered an evening of very welcome warmth and light to…

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Review: Open Hearth – SISF 2023

WJQuinnOct 30, 20234 min read

★★★★★ theQR completes its coverage of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2023 with a look at the final Open Hearth of the run! A storytelling cabaret, the night was hosted…

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