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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Sunday 31 August 2014
Ross Theatre and Princes St Gardens

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Garry Walker Conductor

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn War March of the Priests from Athalie
Debussy Marche Écossaise
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh's summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion, celebrating courage, heroism and struggles for freedom through stirring, uplifting music and a breathtaking fireworks display specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision.

Alongside the majesty of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' from Die Walküre and Debussy's rousing March Écossaise, the concert takes in the stormy passions of Beethoven's Egmont Overture and the memorable 'War March of the Priests' from Mendelssohn's Athalie.

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, written to celebrate Russia's deliverance from Napoleon's invading armies, brings the evening to an electrifying conclusion, accompanied by a glittering display of pyrotechnics from the Edinburgh Castle ramparts.

You can buy tickets for Priority Entry and standard Princes Street Gardens here. The Ross Theatre is now sold out. 

Are you age 5 to 12 years old? A budding young artist? If so, enter our Virgin Money Fireworks poster competition here!

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  • Running time: 
    45 minutes approximately


Ross Theatre and Princes St Gardens

Ross Theatre
and Princes St Gardens

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Garry Walker Conductor

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn War March of the Priests from Athalie
Debussy Marche Écossaise
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Photo: Stuart Armitt

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


Ross Theatre (seated) SOLD OUT: £28.50
Princes St Gardens (standing): £12.50
Gardens priority entry: £17.50