Metta is a traditional Buddhist word that means loving kindness and friendliness towards all. This new group led by Damian Helliwell promises to break new ground in contemporary Scottish music and the result is exciting.
Andrzej Panufnik’s Sinfonia elegiaca, was the prelude to Dmitry Shostakovitch’s Symphony No 7. ‘Leningrad’. Although the Edinburgh Festival has a specific focus on the commemorations marking World War One, this evening was a reaction by a Polish and Russian composer to the horrors of Nazi invasion.
From Berlin to Broadway. Bremner sings the songs of Kurt Weill. Edinburgh Fringe The Loft. Julia Pascal.
For lovers of German prewar art, music and theatre, this performance is a treat. Bremner unashamedly declares his obsession with Kurt Weill.
The Dloko High School Choir from Umlazi Township The audience went crazy for this troupe of gifted singers, especially when they sang a love song to Mandela but, for me, the performance raised certain questions.
The voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake adapted, directed and performed by Olwen Fouéré. Nothing can prepare an audience for the shock of this show.