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Fireworks Concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Monday 31 August 2015
Ross Theatre and Princes St Gardens

This year’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion, now on the last Monday evening. With a celebration of dance music the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza. The breathtaking fireworks display is specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision.

During the day schools from throughout Edinburgh will be invited to enjoy a concert in the Ross Theatre in the run-up to the Fireworks Concert. The Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra and members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Vibe project present a special programme of live music.

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The music this year is as follows:

E Strauss Steam Powered polka (fast, op. 70)
Brahms Hungarian Dances nos. 1,3 & 5
Mozart Contradances from K603 and K609
Lumbye Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
Dvorak Slavonic Dances from op. 46
J Strauss II Emperor Waltz, op. 437
J Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka

Due to the popularity of the concert you can take advantage of a limited number of Priority Entry tickets, gaining access to the Gardens at 7.00pm, a full half hour before the gates open to standard ticket holders at 7.30pm. 

As ever, ticket holders for the Ross Theatre don't need to rush to secure their spot and so can take their seats once gates are open to everyone.

Please note, tickets must be collected from Hub Tickets no later than 8.30pm on Monday 31 August.

  • 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

E Strauss Steam Powered polka (fast, op. 70)
Brahms Hungarian Dances nos. 1,3 & 5
Mozart Contradances from K603 and K609
Lumbye Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
Dvorak Slavonic Dances from op. 46
J Strauss II Emperor Waltz, op. 437
J Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka

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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
Princes St Gardens (standing): £12.50
Gardens priority entry: £17.50