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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​​.

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Fireworks and Symphonie fantastique: The International Festival Finale

On Monday night the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert provided a fitting finale to the 2019 International Festival. Here's a look behind the scenes from some of the people who make the magic happen.

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The 2019 International Festival in videos

Join us in reliving some of the spectacular performances from August with these snapshots we captured throughout the month.

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The 2019 International Festival in photos

Relive some of the most beautiful, breathtaking moments from this year's festival.

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The 2019 International Festival comes to an end

The 2019 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 41 countries, as well as 800 artists from Scotland, performed in 155 events across 293 performances.

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Top tips for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Some helpful tips to make sure you end your festival experience with a bang at the 2019 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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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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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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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.