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Weekly playlist #17

We asked and you delivered! This week's playlist is full of your recommendations and the songs, movements, arias and artists you are most looking forward to seeing and hearing at the International Festival this year. With the International Festival almost upon us, here's a taste of what's to come, and we'll see you in Edinburgh 4-28 August for the 70th anniversary programme.


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The Opening Concert – 5 August | Usher Hall
Die Walküre – 6 August | Usher Hall
PJ Harvey – 7 & 8 August | Edinburgh Playhouse
Bryn Terfel & Malcolm Martineau – 9 August | Usher Hall
Budapest Festival Orchestra – 10 August | Usher Hall
Elgar's King Olaf – 11 August | Usher Hall
Peter Grimes – 13 August | Usher Hall
Anoushka Shankar – 16 August | Usher Hall
Iestyn Davies sings Bach – 22 & 24 August | The Queen's Hall
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – 25 August | Usher Hall
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir – 25 & 26 August | King's Theatre
La bohème – 25-27 August | Festival Theatre


Photo credit © Jamie-James Medina

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