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Villa+Discurso - Festival blogger review

Festival blogger Helena Smith reviews Villa + Discurso.

Reflections on Song: Ian Bostridge with Sir John Tusa - Festival blogger review

Festival blogger Melanie Spanswick attended our Reflections on Song event with Ian Bostridge.

Found in Translation: The people behind the supertitles

Translating international productions keeps you on your toes.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert - Facts and Figures

Are you ready to watch the finale of the Edinburgh International Festival with the Virgin Mon

Cleveland Orchestra - Festival blogger review

Festival blogger Helena Smith reviews the Cleveland Orchestra at the Festival.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Festival blogger review

Festival blogger Claire Stewart reviews the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Have your say - Wonderland at the Royal Lyceum Theatre

We headed along to the Royal Lyceum Theatre to see what our audience made of Vanishing Point'

Have your say - Llŷr Williams at the Queen's Hall

We headed along to the Llŷr Williams concert at the Queen's Hall to find out what you ha

Tickets released early for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Important information on Inverleith Park and our early release of tickets for the Virgin

Listen to Isla Hendry's winning Firestarter fireworks noise

Isla Hendry won this year's Firestarter competition on Forth One for the best fireworks noise

Wonderland - Festival blogger review

Festival blogger Janine Bothwell reviews Wonderland.

The Lady from the Sea - Festival blogger review

Festival blogger Helena Smith reviews Scottish Opera's The Lady from the Sea.

European Union Youth Orchestra - Ross Knight interview

Music is a family affair, as we discovered when we spoke to European Union Youth Orchestra mu

A Midsummer Nights Dream ( As You Like It) - another Festival blogger review

Rambunctious and plaintive in equal measures, Dmitry Krymov takes Shakespeare’s comedy o

NVA's Speed of Light - Festival blogger review

Our Festival blogger, Markus Stitz, runs to the hills with NVA's Speed of Light.

Making the music for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Tammo Schülke, SCO’s Concerts and Projects Manager, on co-ordinating the Virgin Money Fi