Queen's Hall by Richard Webb

The Queen’s Hall in South Clerk Street is one of our smaller venues, but it packs a punch in the big names it attracts! November is no different with an eclectic array of music on offer.

Thomas Strønen: Time is a Blind Guide

2 November 2016 at 8.00pm

Thomas Strønen is a composer and percussionist who plays ‘melodic music with a twist’. The Anglo-Norwegian group has the notion of time as a key them and they will fascinate you jazz fiends as well as a wider audience.

Tickets here.

Afro-Celt Sound System

3 November 2016 at 8.00pm

They have sold one and a half million albums and now celebrate their 20th anniversary with a new album ‘The Source’ and an exhilarating live show.

Afro Celt Sound System Live features the core band members Simon Emmerson, Guinean vocalist, kora and balafon virtuoso N’Faly Kouyate and charismatic dhol master Johnny Kalsi, along with percussionist Robbie Harris and fiddle-player Eòghann MacEanruig, Ged Lynch on drums, Simon ‘Palmskin’ Richmond on keyboards and electronica and Val Etienne on backing vocals, with the gritty, witty rhymes of Gaelic rapper, musician and language activist Griogair.

Tickets here.

Horse plus full band

4 November at 7.30pm

Having wowed audiences here during the Fringe Horse comes back to the capital with her full band performing songs from her vast repertoire and some exclusive new songs.

Tickets here. 

The Edinburgh Light Orchestra

5 November 2016 at 7.30pm

This is the city’s premier concert orchestra and they will take you through a variety of easy listening numbers from the big shows like My Fair Lady and Porgy and Bess.

Tickets here.

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Hebrides Ensemble/Psappa

9 November 2016 at 7.30pm 

You are promised cake and celebrations at the end of the evening with the ensemble who are celebrating their 25 year anniversary. They have had an enormous influence on chamber music having commissioned many new pieces of music themselves. They are joining with Psappa who also celebrate their 25th birthday!

Tickets here.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Beethoven The Pastoral

10 November 2016 at 7.30pm

Conducted by Richard Egarr this will feature Méhul’s Symphony No 1 in G Minor which he believes that this stormy work deserves a much higher status in 19th century music history.

You may join the conductor at 6.30pm in conversation with SCO Viola player Steve King.

Tickets here.

Mike Denver in Concert

11 November 2016 at 8.00pm

Irishman Denver is appearing for one night only so don’t miss his show featuring country, Irish and popular music. He will be on stage with his five man band. You are expected to dance!

Tickets here.

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SNJO : The Legend of Charlie Parker

12 November 2016 at 7.30pm

Featuring Charlie Parker’s jazz with new arrangements of the music, this is a chance to see what the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra can really do!

Tickets here.

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Edinburgh Quartet : EQ Folk

13 November 2016 at 2.30pm

Folk music is the inspiration for the composers being featured here. Nicolson, Kodály and Beethoven.

Tickets here.

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The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

16 November 2016 at 8.00pm

Remember them? They formed in 1962 and appeared in The Beatles film ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. Their best known hit is probably ‘I’m the Urban Spaceman’ produced by Paul McCartney and Gus Dudgeon.

They will have special guests on stage with them.

Tickets here.

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Sarah Jarosz plus support

17 November 2016 at 7.30pm

Austin is a music city and it is home to Jarosz who is a gifted musician playing mandolin, guitar and banjo and a talented singer. Nominated for many Grammy awards she has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions.

Sarah will be joined by Eli West (electric and acoustic guitars & harmony vocals) and Jeff Picker (bass)

Tickets here

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Jean Efflam Bavouzet

21 November 2016 at 7.45pm 

This show is presented by New Town Concerts and will feature Bavouzet who is a keyboard superstar on today’s international concert circuit. He will play some well-known works with Haydn, Beethoven, Ravel and Debussy all featured.

Tickets here. 

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Israel in Egypt

24 November 2016 at 7.30pm

Hailstones and lightning, buzzing flies and leaping frogs… Israel in Egypt leads you excitedly through the plagues of Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea, following Moses and the Children of Israel through the book of Exodus.

The epic nature of the story could not be more suited to Handel’s genius for story-telling and drama. Of all his great oratorios, Israel in Egypt is second only to Messiah in drama. It is dominated by virtuosic choruses, making it the perfect piece for the SCO Chorus.

Tickets here

King King + special guest Broken Witt Rebels

25 November 2016 at 7.30pm 

King King received a nomination for Best New Band at the 2015 Classic Rock Awards, and followed that up with an UK arena tour supporting Thunder that highlighted at a packed concert at London’s Wembley Arena. In the process they won over a raft of new fans.

The band’s 2015 album, Reaching For The Light, was voted #1 album by Blues Rock Review.

Tickets here.

The Queen’s Hall’s full winter programme here:

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