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Piotr Anderszewski

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations

The celebrated Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs one of the greatest works of the piano repertoire.

7 August 2018

Dover Quartet

Play Haydn, Bartók and Zemlinsky

Winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition, this exciting young string ensemble make their International Festival debut.

6 August 2018

Nicola Benedetti

With the Academy of Ancient Music

A morning of witty and theatrical Baroque works from Nicola Benedetti, accompanied by the world-renowned Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr.   

4 August 2018

Mahler's Eighth Symphony

The epic ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra join with the NYCoS Girls Choir and Edinburgh Festival Chorus to perform Mahler’s immense masterpiece.

26 August 2018

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

A Bernstein celebration

Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are joined by Nicola Benedetti to celebrate Leonard Bernstein on the centenary of his birth.

25 August 2018

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1

Thibaudet performs Gershwin

Celebrated conductor Marin Alsop directs a programme of Stravinsky, Schumann and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto.

24 August 2018

Des canyons aux étoiles...

Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Messiaen

Matthias Pintscher and the SCO perform with Pierre-Laurent Aimard in this remarkable work by Messiaen.

22 August 2018

Dvořák's Requiem

Jakub Hrůša conducts the Bamberger Symphoniker

Emerging young conductor Jakub Hrůša is joined by four soloists and Edinburgh Festival Chorus in one of classical music’s greatest choral epics.

21 August 2018

Colburn Orchestra

Conducted by Stéphane Denève

This remarkable American youth ensemble perform music by Salonen and Rachmaninov. They are joined by violinist Simone Porter for Barber’s Violin Concerto.

20 August 2018

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

with Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The CBSO conducted by Ludovic Morlot performs works from Stravinsky and Ravel, joined by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason for Elgar's Cello Concerto.

17 August 2018

Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2

Robin Ticciati conducts Brahms Cycle

In the second of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Brahms cycle, Robin Ticciati conducts the second and fourth symphonies.

19 August 2018

Scottish Chamber Orchestra 1

Robin Ticciati conducts Brahms Cycle

One of Scotland’s best-loved ensembles performs the cycle of Brahms’ symphonies over two nights. In this concert we hear his first and third symphonies.

18 August 2018

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko conducts Strauss and Prokofiev

Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic return to the International Festival with a vibrant programme of Richard Strauss and Prokofiev.

16 August 2018

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Plays Copland & Vaughan Williams

Jonathan Darlington conducts Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring and Vaughan Williams’ Third Symphony, along with a new work from Canadian composer John Estacio.

14 August 2018

Handel's Samson

Dunedin Consort & John Butt

Handel’s powerful oratorio is brought to life by Scotland’s finest period-instrument ensemble.

13 August 2018

London Symphony Orchestra 2

Rattle conducts Mahler

In the second of their two-concert series, the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle perform Mahler’s Ninth Symphony – the composer’s struggle with the meaning of life.

11 August 2018

London Symphony Orchestra 1

Rattle conducts Bernstein, Dvořák and Janáček

In the first of two concerts, Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO are joined by legendary pianist Krystian Zimerman for Bernstein’s Second Symphony.

10 August 2018

Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony

Music of the land and sea

Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival Chorus join forces to perform Vaughan Williams’s mighty A Sea Symphony and celebrate Scottish composer Thea Musgrave.

9 August 2018

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Debussy’s La mer

Paul Daniel conducts works by French and Scottish composers, ending in Debussy’s transcendent La mer.

9 August 2018

The Orchestra of the Americas

Gabriela Montero plays Tchaikovsky

Conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, the youth orchestra are joined by world-renowned Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero for Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

7 August 2018

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event Five Telegrams

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

Leith Theatre Copy 1

Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside