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From post-punk, post-rock and hip hop to powerhouse conductors, celebrated classical music soloists and the world’s leading international orchestras, the 2016 International Festival’s contemporary and classical music programmes once again bring some of the world’s most exciting musicians to Edinburgh for three weeks of exhilarating music-making.

 
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Wind Resistance

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Karine Polwart explores history, song birdlore and personal memoir in this compelling combination of story and...
4 - 21 August
Various times
Rehearsal Studio - The Lyceum
 
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Wind Resistance

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Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra and its charismatic Director Richard Tognetti present a powerful, Romantic programme.
6 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

One of Scotland’s best-loved artists, the incomparable Alan Cumming takes up residence in The Hub for the month of August,...
6 - 27 August
Various times
The Hub
 

The Opening Concert

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia playing Italian operatic and choral masterpieces.
6 August
8.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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The Opening Concert

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Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time

Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time is an epic, outdoor, public artwork, bringing together spectacular animation, lighting and music on...
7 August
10.30pm
Castle Terrace arena
 

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Boris Berezovsky plays Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Sir Antonio Pappano.
7 August
6.00pm
Usher Hall
 

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