City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh International Festival


EIF 2018: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Princes Street Gardens, Review

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This year's Edinburgh International Festival finished with a concert in Princes Street Gardens - a concert in two parts.

EIF 2018: Mahler Symphony No 8, Usher Hall, Review

Hailed in the EIF brochure as an ‘epic choral masterpiece’, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony was the final Usher Hall concert in this year’s International Festival programme.

Festival Fireworks Concert

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The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual Festival Fireworks Concert.

EIF 2018: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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Every seat was filled for the first of two concerts at the Usher Hall which started the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's first overseas tour for thirteen years.

EIF 2018: Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Competition Final, Usher Hall, Review

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Eighteen semi finalists arrived in Edinburgh at the weekend, all aged 18 or under, to try to reach the finals of the European Young Musicians competition in the Usher Hall.

EIF 2018: The Prisoner, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

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Peter Brook, often referred to as ‘our greatest living theatre director’, has a formidable reputation.

EIF 2018: Home, King’s Theatre, Review

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Geoff Sobelle is making a house, and a home.

The End of Eddy, The Studio, EIF Review

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Growing up ‘visibly gay’, Eddy Bellegueule - or so he was called back then - in a working-class village in France, every day was a battle to ‘be a man’.

EIF 2018: Des canyons aux étoiles…, Usher Hall, Review

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Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was commissioned to write a work to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence for 1976.

EIF 2018 Colburn Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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Situated in downtown Los Angeles, Colburn School has four divisions: the Conservatory of Music, the Music Academy, Community School of Performing Arts, and Dance Academy.