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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...
6 - 21 August
Various times
Rehearsal Studio - The Lyceum
£20
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Wind Resistance

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All tickets : £20
All tickets (preview 4 & 5 Aug): £18

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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
£30
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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

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All tickets: £30

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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
£14.50 – £47
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The Opening Concert

Ticket pricing

Grand circle: £47 £40 £26.50
Stalls: £47 £40 £32.50
Upper circle: £26.50 £20.50 £14.50

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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
£9 – £31.50
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Australian Chamber Orchestra

Ticket pricing

Centre stalls: £31.50
Rear stalls: £27.50 £11.50 £9
Side stalls: £27.50 £22.50 £19.50 £9
Centre gallery: £31.50 £27.50 £22.50
Side gallery: £22.50 £11.50 £9
Limited view: £11.50
Standing: £9

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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
£12.50 – £45
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Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

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Grand circle: £45 £37 £25.50
Stalls: £45 £37 £28
Upper circle: £25.50 £18.50 £12.50

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Deep Time

Deep Time is an epic, outdoor, public artwork, bringing together spectacular animation, lighting and music, and delving deep into 350...
7 August
10.30pm
Deep Time arena
Free, but ticketed
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Deep Time

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All tickets: Free, but required

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