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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2018 Photo: David Wilkinson

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Unforgettable orchestral classics and 400,000 fireworks launched from Edinburgh’s iconic Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world.

The spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings together unforgettable orchestral classics from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and fireworks specially choreographed by international pyrotechnics artists Pyrovision — all set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See the Orchestra up close from a seat at the Ross Theatre, or enjoy a picnic with family in the Gardens. Over 400,000 fireworks launched from the Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world. 

Edinburgh-born mezzo soprano Catriona Morison, winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 — the world’s most prestigious vocal competition — joins the SCO for a selection of vocal and orchestral music from Bizet’s Carmen

After the dazzling colours of Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, get set for a thrilling ride into a world of musical magic and mystery. Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was made world famous in Disney’s Fantasia. Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique closes with a fiery finale.

First part (without fireworks)
Bizet
 Carmen: Prelude, Les Dragons d’Alcala & Seguedille 
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro: Voi che sapete & Non so più cosa son

Second part (with fireworks)
Glinka 
Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila 
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 
Berlioz Ball, March to the Scaffold & Witches’ Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique


More information about the event 
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Please note that you will be asked to select your entrance gate when booking.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Marta Gardolińska Conductor

Catriona Morison Mezzo soprano

First part (without fireworks)
Bizet Selection from Carmen: Prelude, Les Dragons d’Alcala & Seguedille  
Mozart Selection from Le Nozze di Figaro: Le Nozze di Figaro: Voi che sapete & Non so più cosa son

Second part (with fireworks)
Glinka
Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila 
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 
Berlioz Ball, March to the Scaffold & Witches’ Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique


More information about some of the artists:

Scottish Chamber Orchestra 
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Marta Gardolińska
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26 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.

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