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West Side Story wows

Last night Sir John Eliot Gardiner finally realised a 60+ year old dream as he conducted a concert performance of West Side Story. It was definitely worth the wait...

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Opening weekend reviews round-up

A collection of reviews from the first weekend of the 2019 International Festival.

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Week Two: All about the five star review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews from week two of the 2019 International Festival.

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Sun, Seagulls and Supergirl

Let's take a moment to relive some of the unforgettable moments from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle.

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A weekend trip to the Festival City

Planned your August already? If not, don’t worry! We’re here to help. Let’s take a look at what your first 48 hours at the International Festival could look like this weekend.

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2019 Playlist #16

This week, we've been around the International Festival office gathering some staff top picks from the 2019 programme. Listen now to our extended playlist packed with the music the International Festival team can't wait to hear this August.

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2019 Playlist #15

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

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2019 Playlist #14

Earlier this week we announced all the details for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle so our latest playlist features some of the movie music you'll hear during the spectacular opening to the International Festival this August.

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Full details announced for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

Celebrating its 100th anniversary the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and legendary conductor Gustavo Dudamel perform at Tynecastle Park stadium for the spectacular opening of the International Festival.

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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.