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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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Benjamin Clementine

Mercury Prize-winner Benjamin Clementine performed as part of the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival.
10 August
7.30pm
Festival Theatre
 
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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti joined the orchestra under Iván Fischer for the stormy lyricism of Brahms’s joyful Violin Concerto.
10 August
7.30pm
Usher Hall
 

Karen Cargill & Simon Lepper

Much-loved Scottish mezzo soprano and her regular recital partner explore sophisticated French song through the ages.
10 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 

Schubertiade

German tenor Julian Prégardien presents a new collage of musical and literary fragments associated with Franz Schubert.
10 August
5.45pm
St Cecilia's Hall
 
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New European Songbook

Unique collaborations between established European musicians and artists recently arrived in the continent brought you the newest sounds of Europe...
11 - 12 August
7.00pm
The Studio
 
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Elgar's King Olaf

Sir Andrew Davis conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra joined by a trio of exceptional international soloists and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus...
11 August
8.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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