Each year, the final event for the Edinburgh International Festival is the spectacular fireworks show accompanied by a wonderful orchestral concert.
One of the Young Musican's Passport holders is Hilde Metzger. She has been keeping a blog review of the shows that she has attended at Usher Hall!
Festival City has been an ongoing collaborative project. Read more about it here.
Festival City is a musical project pioneered by American composer Tod Machover. The project aims to create a symphonic work for the Festival that is a “sonic portrait of the city of Edinburgh in collaboration with everyone who loves or has some relationship with Edinburgh”.
Beckett won a Nobel prize, has been stabbed by a pimp, written most of his works in a foreign language and was also an excellent left-handed cricketer… Not your average dramatist, maybe?
By Jonathan Mills
Over the past week, there has been a great deal of speculation, about the scope, style and substance of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2014.
Sally Hobson is Head of Programme Development for the Edinburgh International Festival. Here she shares the process and reasoning behind this year’s talks, conversations, and discussions programme.
The talks, conversations and discussions programme is a way for our audiences to have a conversation with the Festival and meet artists and cultural commentators.
Jonathan Mills, our Festival Director has been honored by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski with the silver Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture.
Director Barrie Kosky reveals the inspirations behind his provocative operatic double bill of Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard’s Castle
We’re delighted to announce that Michael Gambon and Peter Egan will be joining us at Festival 2013, in Beckett’s Eh Joe and First Love.