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2019 Playlist #11


A flavour of what you can expect from this year's Virgin Money Fireworks Concert featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and mezzo soprano Catriona Morison.

Catriona Morison during rehearsals for her performance at the 2018 International Festival | Photo: Ryan Buchanan

The spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings together some unforgettable orchestral classics from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with specially choreographed fireworks against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, all set within the beautiful Princes Street Gardens.

This year, Edinburgh-born mezzo soprano Catriona Morison, winner of one of the world’s most prestigious vocal competition, joins the SCO for a selection of vocal and orchestral music from Bizet’s Carmen.

Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture will fill the gardens with dazzling colours while Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - made world famous in Disney’s Fantasia - and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique both take you on a thrilling ride into a world of musical magic and mystery.

Have a listen to this week's playlist for a taste of what you'll hear in this year's fiery finale.

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