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Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

The powerhouse German baritone performs a gloriously dramatic programme of Schubert, Mahler and Strauss.

8 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

Llŷr Williams

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

9 August 2019

META4

The Finnish string quartet makes its International Festival debut, with a recital of surging emotion.

13 August 2019

Red Dust Road

National Theatre of Scotland / HOME

Chronicling Jackie Kay’s 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence. 

14-18 August 2019

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face. 

2-5 August 2019

Lawrence Brownlee & Iain Burnside

The US tenor and Scottish-born pianist performs Schumann’s intimate song cycle before a programme of Poulenc, Liszt and Ginastera.

16 August 2019

This Is The Kit

An exceptional songwriter and gifted storyteller, This Is The Kit is the much-beloved musical project of Kate Stables.

13 August 2019

Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

Trisha Brown Dance Company

The dance company create beautiful, often surprising works of art across outdoor spaces. 

9-11 August 2019

Cuarteto Casals

The Barcelona-based quartet open with the magical radiance of Haydn, followed by the intense emotions of Bartók and close with the grand dramas of Beethoven.

6 August 2019

Beatrice Rana

A sparkling programme of virtuoso piano showpieces by Chopin, Ravel & Stravinsky. 

5 August 2019

Elgar's The Kingdom

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder

A much-admired International Festival partnership return with one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements.

18 August 2019

Night Walk for Edinburgh

The Fruitmarket Gallery / Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Discover an alternative, unseen Edinburgh. A city where memory and history collide, where the strange and the unexpected skew your sense of what is real.

25 July-25 August 2019

Villagers

Intricate songcraft, virtuoso fingerpicking and ear-catching melodic electronica combine in Villagers' astonishing music. 

15 August 2019

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

MacMillan Scottish Premieres

The Scottish composer’s tumultuous Woman of the Apocalypse and the sonic spectacle and riotous fun of A Scotch Bestiary.

17 August 2019

Angela Hewitt 1

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

The Canadian pianist’s recordings of Bach are held up as benchmarks for their profound insight. The first of two concerts.

12 August 2019

Angela Hewitt 2

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

The Canadian pianist is revered above all for her performances of Bach. The second of two concerts.

14 August 2019

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler and Shostakovich

Mahler's bright and sunny Fourth Symphony is paired with Shostakovich’s witty, incisive Second Piano Concerto.

13 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

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

Peer Gynt & Glorious Percussion

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard explores Grieg’s exuberant music and Glorious Percussion, an astonishing concerto by composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

8 August 2019

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

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles

YOLA musicians and Gustavo Dudamel invite you to a free ticketed open rehearsal. 

4 August 2019

Morning Manifesto

Over three weeks, 18 writers from around the world each write a manifesto for the future. Full details announced in June. 

5-24 August 2019

Power, Gender and the Arts

A morning of provocation and discussion that continues this cross-festival conversation about power and gender in the arts. Full details announced in June.

24 August 2019

International Climate Crisis Residency

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers. Full details announced in June. 

5-24 August 2019

Call and Response

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

5-24 August 2019

9 Family Workshop

A fun family workshop for children aged 7-12 and an accompanying grown up.

5-6 August 2019

Breaking Bread

Come for a meal hosted by an artist, inviting you to think and talk together. Full details announced in June.

5-24 August 2019