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A towering masterpiece

"A very troubled piece" - find out about Mahler's Sixth from conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

When words fail, music speaks

Welcome to classical music week here at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Discover your soundtrack

Find out about the music and the stories behind the concerts with Sinfini Music.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Are you 5 to 12 years old? A budding young artist? Don't miss your chance to win!

Getting in to opera

Never been to an opera before? These resources will help you know what to expect.

War is personal

The First World War may not have been the “war that will end war” but it has lost little of its power to terrify and enthral.

Gutsy, fearless theatre

Why does the elephant-headed Hindu god, Ganesh, travel through time to Nazi Germany?

Something new in every piece

Lewis has risen to become one of the world’s most sought-after pianists, internationally admired particularly for his interpretations of the Viennese classics.

Yes We Khan

Akram Khan's Gnosis, which will be specially restaged for the Edinburgh International Festival, had a tricky start.

At the ForeFRONT

It's a Saturday night in Hamburg's Thalia Theatre and a line of men have taken their places...

A peek into the future...

Fergus Linehan, Director Designate of the Festival shared some early insights into planning Festivals from 2015.

Teatro Regio on the mark

There are only two or three tenors in the world who can feasibly tackle the role of Arnold: John Osborn is one of them.

Organise Your Festival Diary: Our Top Festival Booking Tips

Getting ready to book your festival tickets?

That's What Friends Are For

Friends and Patrons of the Festival are key to keeping the Edinburgh International Festival innovative, world leading and accessible to everyone.

Face to Face with History

The live people you will see in this show will stand absolutely still. You won't be able to escape their stare.

A place for reflection

Samoan choreographer, Lemi Ponifasio imbues everything he creates with his own personal philosophy on our place in the world – it’s an experience like no other.