Edinburgh International Festival
EG dance editor Vivian Devlin previews the Edinburgh International Festival programme.
The Opening Concert at the Usher Hall on Saturday 5th August begins with Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, just as it did at the first concert of the 1947 International Festival.
Festival Director Fergus Linehan has given us nine operas this year, more than usual. He has told us of the central role opera took in the early days of the Festival.
When the 2017 programme marking the event’s 70th anniversary was unveiled by Director Fergus Linehan on 15th March, the audience at the Assembly Hall on the Mound was reminded of its founding principl
The Edinburgh International Festival will mark its 70th year by remembering the spirit of 1947 when the first Edinburgh Festival was introduced aga
The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual 45-minute Festival Fireworks Concert.
The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) marks its 70th anniversary in 2017. A high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, the festival was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.
The Standard Life Opening Event marks the start of the 70th Edinburgh International Festival with an epic, light and sound show, projected on city buildings.
The Edinburgh International Festival has raked in £4.2 million in income from ticket sales for the first time since it was launched in 1947.