Join London Concertante for a concert of Christmas Viennese Waltzes in St Giles Cathedral - performed by candlelight!
About this event
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Strauss - Die Fledermauss Overture
Strauss - Trisch-trasch Polka
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
If youre looking for a romantic candlelit experience, want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting or simply fancy something Christmassy - then this is the concert for you!
UK based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.
The concert will open with the Strausss exhilarating Die Fledermauss Overture before making way for the boundless exuberance of the Polish March from his Trisch-Trasch Polka. Tchaikovsky's elegant Nutcracker Suite leads on from Brahms' serious Hungarian Dance No.5. In the concert's penultimate works Tchaikovsky transports the evening to the magical halls of snowy Tsarist Russia with a regal waltz from his ballet Sleeping Beauty and leaves us feeling truly in the Christmas spirit with his Nutcracker Suite. The evening reaches its climax with the famous Blue Danube Waltz, not only proving the crowning jewel of a fabulous night's worth of music, but the coronation of Johann Strauss II as the master of the Viennese waltz!
'The talent on display is breathtaking' - Sunam, October 2018
'A magical experience' - Geraldine, June 2018
'Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful' - Audience Member, 2018