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2019 Playlist #12

This week we celebrated World Music Day so our latest playlist takes you on an eclectic journey through some opera, classical and contemporary music highlights.

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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.

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2019 Playlist #10

Listen to some of the singers in our classical music programme whose resonant voices will fill Edinburgh's concert halls this August.

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2019 Playlist #09

This summer brings an opportunity to hear some of Bach's masterpieces in ten performances across Edinburgh's concert halls. Listen to some of those striking compositions in our new playlist.

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Reach new musical heights with our Young Musician's Passport

See some of the world’s finest orchestras, musicians and ensembles for free with our Young Musician's Passport for musicians aged 18 or under from Edinburgh or the Lothians.

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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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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 #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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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...

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2019 Playlist #01

Our weekly playlist is back! Press play to explore the 2019 International Festival programme through music and get a taste of what you'll hear in concert halls and venues across the city this August.