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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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Richard Egarr

Renowned keyboard player performs a personal selection of early English keyboard music, on harpsichords from the 17th and 18th centuries.
17 August
5.45pm
St Cecilia's Hall
 
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Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays founder and BBC Radio host Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy discussed the making of the album and its legacy...
18 August
2.00pm
The Studio
 
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Canadian piano virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin joined Edinburgh’s own orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste for Chopin’s Piano Concerto.
18 August
7.30pm
Usher Hall
 

Chiaroscuro Quartet

Headed by acclaimed international soloist Alina Ibragimova, the group famed for its fiery, unforgettable performances of galvanising energy plays Schubert,...
18 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 
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I Fagiolini

One of Britain’s true choral treasures expands to take in a specially assembled period instrument ensemble for a spectacular unveiling...
19 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 
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70th Anniversary

Festival Firsts

To celebrate the International Festival’s 70th anniversary, Sir James MacMillan conducted three masterpieces of 20th-century music which received their premieres...
70th Anniversary
19 August
7.45pm
Usher Hall
 
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