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2019 Playlist #15


In our latest playlist, listen to some classical music highlights from this year's Usher Hall programme.

This week's playlist takes you through some of the works you'll hear at the Usher Hall this August. From the London Symphony Orchestra's take on John Adams' Harmonielehre to the Los Angeles Philharmonic playing Mahler's unforgettable Resurrection Symphony, and even Joana Carneiro conducting Sir James MacMillan's riotous A Scotch Bestiary with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Usher Hall will play host to some of the world's greatest orchestras, soloists and ensembles at the International Festival next month.

Other news


National Theatre of Scotland returns to Edinburgh International Festival with Medea

The National Theatre of Scotland returns in 2020 with a new staging of Liz Lochhead’s fierce and powerful adaption of Euripides’ Medea.


Creating the Festival Ambassadors

We're working with Leith Academy during a three-year residency designed to enrich the life of the school and as part of that, a group of students are acting as ambassadors of the partnership and overseeing all projects.


You Are Here with Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Filmed as part of the You Are Here season at the 2019 International Festival, Serge Aimé Coulibaly improvises a dance provocation on an artist's impact on the world.


Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra to visit 2020 Edinburgh International Festival in celebration of Japan’s Olympic Summer

Announcement made as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism & External Affairs Fiona Hyslop visits Tokyo ahead of 2020 Olympic Games​​.