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2019 Playlist #07

Get to know the music of West Side Story ahead of the two concert performances of Bernstein's American masterpiece this August.


2019 Playlist #06

Press play on this week's playlist to discover the works by Sir James MacMillan in our 2019 programme, as we celebrate the composer's 60th birthday with five concerts during the International Festival this year.


Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason on growing up with classical music

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason tell us why they're excited about coming to the International Festival this August and what makes it such an inspiring event.


Something's coming... something good

For world-renowned British conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conducting West Side Story has been a life-long ambition. This year he brings the work to the International Festival so we took the chance to speak to him about why he thinks it’s in a league of its own.


2019 Playlist #04

Meet some of the astounding soloists in our classical music programme whose instruments will fill Edinburgh's concert halls with music this August.


Celebrating Sir James MacMillan at 60

This year the International Festival celebrate the compelling music and many achievements of Sir James MacMillan as he turns 60. We spoke to the Scottish composer about this year's celebrations and how music is more important now than ever...


2019 Playlist #01

Our weekly playlist is back! Press play to explore the 2019 International Festival programme through music and get a taste of what you'll hear in concert halls and venues across the city this August.


Get to know Aidan Oliver, Chorus Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Aidan Oliver answers some quickfire questions as he prepares to lead the Edinburgh Festival Chorus


The International Festival 2018 in videos

Relive the International Festival 2018 with these snapshots captured throughout August.


The 2018 International Festival comes to an end

The 2018 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 60 nations performed in 85 productions across 180 performances.


The Young Herald Critics reviews

Students from Edinburgh's schools review the International Festival events they attended


Get to know ... the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

​Big bangs, Bernstein, and bubbly - what you can expect from the International Festival's closing fireworks concert.