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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Andreas Ottensamer & Yuja Wang

The Berlin Philharmonic’s principal clarinettist and the Chinese piano sensation launch The Queen’s Hall series in spectacular style.

3 August 2019

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Edward Gardner conducts Strauss and MacMillan

Two immensely powerful reflections on our existence, performed by a celebrated International Festival music partnership.

10 August 2019

Llŷr Williams

A personal selection of Grieg, Liszt and a rarely heard example of Wagner’s own piano music.

9 August 2019

Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason

The winner of 2016’s BBC Young Musician of the Year performs Debussy, Mendelssohn, Fauré and Lutoslawski.

7 August 2019

National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Joyce DiDonato sings Berlioz

Joyce DiDonato joins the NYO USA for the sultry opulence of Berlioz’s six ravishing love songs.

9 August 2019

West Side Story

Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir John Eliot Gardiner

A timeless love story; an electrifying spectacle. Jets versus Sharks. Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a cultural phenomenon.

5-6 August 2019

Steven Osborne (replacement for Beatrice Rana)

Steven Osborne takes the place of Beatrice Rana with a programme of Messiaen and Schubert.

5 August 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic 1

Mahler: Symphony No 2 ‘Resurrection’

The exceptional orchestra launch the 2019 Usher Hall Series with one of the grandest and most gripping of symphonies.

3 August 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic 2

Yuja Wang plays John Adams

The LA Phil bring their residency to a stirring conclusion with pieces by Barber, Tchaikovsky and John Adams

4 August 2019

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles with Big Noise Raploch

Musicians from YOLA, Big Noise and Gustavo Dudamel invite you to a free ticketed open rehearsal. 

4 August 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

Free Outdoor Event

The LA Phil play music from the Golden Age of Hollywood by Korngold, Herrmann, Waxman and a selection by John Williams.

2 August 2019

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Be dazzled by the breathtaking pyrotechnics. Be transported by the joyful music. All against the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. 

27 August 2018

Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: The Semi-finals

18 of the most exciting young performers from across Europe compete for one of the world’s most prized titles: Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.

18-19 August 2018

Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The finalists of one of the world’s most prized competition titles - Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 - perform with BBC SSO.

23 August 2018

Hebrides Ensemble

Bernstein & Copland

The well-loved Scottish ensemble celebrate Bernstein’s centenary year with two of his compositions, punctuated by music by Copland in this all-American recital.

25 August 2018

Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich

Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen

Two acclaimed pianists come together to perform contrasting, epic works by Brahms and Messiaen.

24 August 2018

James Ehnes & Steven Osborne

Play Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev

Two of today’s most respected soloists perform a sumptuous recital of Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev.

23 August 2018

Pavel Haas Quartet

Plays Schubert, Ravel & Shostakovich

One of the world’s most exciting string quartets perform two landmark works in the repertoire – Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ and Ravel’s String Quartet.

22 August 2018

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles

Schubert, Schumann & Wolf

The celebrated German soprano returns to the International Festival with a rich moving collection of Romantic songs.

21 August 2018

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Plays Chopin, Debussy & Messiaen

The International Festival’s 2018 artist in residence performs an intimate recital of virtuosic and mystical piano from Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy, Obouhow and Messiaen.

20 August 2018

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