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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 #05

Get to know our 2019 dance programme as we shine a spotlight on some of the music and composers featured within it.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic at 100

Bold, visionary, compelling, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the world’s finest and most established orchestras. As they celebrate their centenary, we look at some of the formative moments in their history.

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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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Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson to feature in The Crucible at Edinburgh International Festival

Scottish Ballet will be joined by Ballet Black’s Senior Artist Cira Robinson for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible.

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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 #03

Press play on this week's playlist to discover the operatic works within the 2019 International Festival programme.

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2019 Playlist #02

For this weekly playlist, we celebrate Record Store Day by delving into the back catalogues of our 2019 contemporary music artists.

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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.

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Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2019 Programme

The 2019 Edinburgh International Festival brings the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland’s capital.

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Get ready for the programme reveal

It’s almost time to announce the 2019 International Festival programme so here are some handy tips to get you ready for the big reveal.