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From Mercury Prize-winning artists and conceptual songwriters to fearless conductors, superstar classical music soloists and the world’s leading international orchestras, the 2017 International Festival’s contemporary and classical music programmes once again bring some of the world’s most exciting musicians to Edinburgh for three weeks of exhilarating music-making.

 
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PJ Harvey

Two International Festival concerts with her full nine-piece band, PJ Harvey performed tracks from the critically acclaimed album The Hope...
7 - 8 August
8.00pm
Edinburgh Playhouse
 
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra, under vibrant Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard, presented a concert of a turbulent drama, joyful melody and a meditation...
8 August
7.30pm
Usher Hall
 

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Electrifying Polish quartet present a recital of works by Puccini, Mozart and Grieg, conveying their lively, fresh, energetic style.
8 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 

The Edinburgh Musical Society

Vibrant Scottish early music group Ensemble Marsyas under director Peter Whelan recreates an Edinburgh concert from the late 18th century.
8 August
5.45pm
St Cecilia's Hall
 

Bryn Terfel & Malcolm Martineau

Superstar of the opera and concert stage in a recital combining tender Lieder by Schubert with the compelling passions of...
9 August
8.00pm
Usher Hall
 

Mikhail Pletnev

A rare chance to experience an intimate piano recital from a great Russian virtuoso pianist, compelling pianist and respected musical...
9 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 
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