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SCWE at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

Photo by Paul Coleman

'Airy Delights'

Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August 2011 

5pm start,

approximate end 6.30pm

Tickets £10, conc.£7 at Fringe Box Office 0131 226 0000, on line

or on the door

Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH8 8BN (Venue 60)

  • Friedrich Gulda: Concerto for Violoncello and wind orchestra. Soloist: Thomas Carroll

  • Franz Liszt, arr. Jonathan West: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

  • Gustav Mahler, arr. by Arnold Schoenberg (1922) completed by Rainer Riehn (1983): Songs No. 1,3 and 5 for tenor and chamber ensemble from "Das Lied von der Erde". Soloist: Edward Hughes

  • Claude Debussy, arr. Michael Round: Three Preludes from Books 1 and 2 of the piano preludes – Les Collines d’Anacapri, General Lavine Eccentric, Canope

Airy Delights - our annual show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

SCWE proudly announce the successful Scottish première of the sensational Cello Concerto by Friedrich Gulda [Austrian classical pianist turned jazz composer].

SCWE also honoured the anniversaries of composers Franz Liszt and Gustav Mahler by premiering a new arrangement by Jonathan West of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 as well as extracts from 'Das Lied von der Erde' (The Song of the Earth) in the arrangement by Schoenberg/Riehn with Edward Hughes as soloist.

Michael Round adapted his very own arrangements of some of Debussy's piano Preludes to our chamber group.

Our Soloists


Our Soloists


Thomas Carroll stepped in at the last minute as soloist for our injury stricken Johannes Oesterlee and received

 standing ovations from our Fringe audience for his performance of the Gulda Cello concerto!

Well done, and this was the first ever and very successful performance of this piece on Scottish soil.

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