Enjoy a livestreamed concert from The Philadelphia Orchestra in the picturesque Princes Street Gardens, as we celebrate our 75th anniversary and thank all those who've supported us and our community.
A special free afternoon concert to celebrate the Festival’s 75th anniversary, given in a spirit of gratitude to all those whose hard work, encouragement and friendship supported our community through the worst of the pandemic.
The concert will be relayed live to the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens from the Edinburgh Playhouse. The first 100 people to attend the live unticketed relay in the Gardens will receive a free snack pack, supplied by the International Festival’s official partners The Pantry and Bon Accord. Seats will be available from 2pm at the Ross Bandstand.
Please note that this event is outdoors, so do dress appropriately for the changeable Edinburgh weather! We recommend wearing shoes that are suitable for uneven ground.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, has created a special family-friendly programme that includes, among others, beloved arias from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Gianni Schicchi, the finale of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers, inspired by an entry from Beethoven’s journal.
Supported by James and Morag Anderson
The Philadelphia Orchestra residency is supported by Dunard Fund
EIF 75th Anniversary supported by the Scottish Government's Platforms for Creative Excellence Resilience Fund
All tickets for this and a range of events throughout this year’s Festival are free.
If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Festival so that we can continue to bring people and performers together, inspire the next generation of talent and support our work with communities year-round.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Rossini Overture to The Thieving Magpie
Coleman Seven O’Clock Shout
Puccini ‘O mio babbino caro’ from Gianni Schicchi
Puccini ‘Vissi d’arte’ from Tosca
Gershwin ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess
Arlen ‘Over the Rainbow’ from The Wizard of Oz
Price Third movement from Symphony No. 1
Dvořák Carnival Overture
Simon Fate Now Conquers
Beethoven Fourth movement from Symphony No. 7
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2022 European Festivals Tour is made possible through the generous support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
This engagement is supported in part by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International, a program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.