Festivals, Cultural and City Events

Festival Concerts at St Cecilia's Hall

The concerts were the last in St Cecilia's Hall before it closed for redevelopment.

Museum of Instruments

On 13 August, John Kitchen played the 1678 Garracino virginal. He performed works by Frescobaldi, Pasquini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Byrd, Bull and late 16th century Scottish composers.

On 16 August, Stephen Morrison and Gordon Ferries played guitar music by Sor, Carulli and Beethoven.

On 20 August, Gerard McDonald (baroque woodwind) and John Kitchen (harpsichord) celebrated the 300th anniversary of the first appearance in London of virtuoso Italian performer-composers Geminiani, Barsanti and Veracini.

The performance featured the 1764 Hass harpsichord, part of the Russell collection, marking the 250th anniversary of its construction.

On 23 August, Ksenia Semenova, winner of the 2013 Volkonsky International Harpsichord Competition, played Bach, Handel and D Scarlatti.

On 27 August, Elizabeth Ford (baroque flute) and Allan Wright (harpsichord) highlighted the importance of the flute in 18th century Scotland.

All performances started at 3:00pm.

St Cecilia's Hall Redevelopment Project

Musical Instrument Museums Edinburgh