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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.

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition 2019

We're looking for budding artists aged 5-12 years old to design a poster for this year's Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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What is Eugene Onegin all about?

Get to know the story of Tchaikovsky’s heart-breaking opera, the music and characters within it, and the production coming to the International Festival this August.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 Playlist #05

Get to know our 2019 dance programme as we shine a spotlight on some of the music and composers featured within it.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic at 100

Bold, visionary, compelling, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the world’s finest and most established orchestras. As they celebrate their centenary, we look at some of the formative moments in their history.

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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.

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Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson to feature in The Crucible at Edinburgh International Festival

Scottish Ballet will be joined by Ballet Black’s Senior Artist Cira Robinson for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible.

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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...