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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

Call and Response: Lament for Sheku Bayoh

A work in progress by Hannah Lavery / Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

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

5-7 August 2019

Climate, Culture and Creativity

Part of the Saturday Sessions

A morning of provocation and discussion on the Climate Crisis.

17 August 2019

Kalakuta Republik

Faso Danse Théâtre / Serge Aimé Coulibaly

A dizzying fusion of dance, music and revolution, inspired by the supercharged music and scandalous life of Fela Kuti. 

8-11 August 2019

Maxim Emelyanychev & Principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Russian conductor and pianist is joined by the SCO’s principal players for a Romantic recital of Brahms, Dohnányi and Schumann.

12 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

Europa Galante & Fabio Biondi

The Italian period instrument Baroque orchestra journey through four of Mozart’s youthful string quartets and forgotten gems by Italian composer Carlo Monza.

10 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

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

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

Kate Tempest

The poet, rapper, novelist and playwright makes her International Festival debut. 

9 August 2019

Anna Calvi

Expect thundering guitars, dramatic dreamscapes and operatic vocals in Anna Calvi’s return to the International Festival.

11 August 2019

Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

featuring Aymeric Westrich

The legendary singer, composer, oud player and folk hero Marcel Khalife makes his Scottish debut at the Edinburgh International Festival.

11 August 2019

Sir James MacMillan at Greyfriars Kirk

The Culham Motets and All the Hills and Vales Along

Christopher Bell conducts Sir James MacMillan’s poignant oratorio written to commemorate the fallen of the First World War.

16 August 2019

Teenage Fanclub

The legendary Scottish alternative rock band play songs from their three-decade career.

16 August 2019

Neneh Cherry

The Swedish singer, rapper and audacious 80s icon makes her International Festival debut.

10 August 2019

Peter Gynt

National Theatre of Great Britain / David Hare / Jonathan Kent

Scottish star James McArdle takes the challenging title role in a raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic play.

1-10 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

Amadou & Mariam + Blind Boys of Alabama

From Bamako to Birmingham

Mali and the American South come together in this compelling collaboration between two of today’s greatest world music groups.

7 August 2019

Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

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

8 August 2019

Call and Response: SUMMIT

Andy Smith / Fuel

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

8-10 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

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

The Secret River

Sydney Theatre Company / Kate Grenville / Andrew Bovell / Neil Armfield

A dark, compelling award-winning drama adapted from Kate Grenville’s novel. 

2-11 August 2019

The Abyss by Ghiath Al Mhitawi - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

 A series of new short plays written by emerging international writers.

14 August 2019

Shooglenifty: East West

The Scottish Celtic fusion band bring a host of their international collaborators for a very special International Festival gig.

9 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

9

Cas Public / Hélène Blackburn

Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. 9 brings them to vivid life through a bold journey of sensation. A work for families. 

3-6 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

9 Family Workshop

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

5-6 August 2019

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2018

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Gustavo Dudamel C Adam Latham

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle