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Edinburgh International Festival 70th Anniversary Concert

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Usher Hall

Lothian Road

Edinburgh

EH1 2EA

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The Edinburgh International Festival has very kindly set aside an allocation of 90 tickets specifically for the Edinburgh Jewish Community until 31st May 2017. If you would like to reserve tickets with the group, please select the price range and number of tickets required. Someone from the Festival/Usher Hall will contact you by e-mail after 31st May to collect payment.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins Conductor

Bliss Edinburgh Overture
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District Suite
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Mahler Songs
Ned Bigham & Gerry Fox Staffa
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2
Strauss II Emperor Waltz

The 2017 International Festival’s Usher Hall concerts come to a resplendent conclusion in a very special concert celebrating 70 years of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Bringing together live music, archive film, interviews and unique memories, this is your chance to join in celebrating one of the world’s most influential festivals – through the music that has featured in it, and the revered figures who have performed in it.

Renowned British conductor Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – both of whose contributions to the International Festival have been treasured for many years – offer a unique programme of music with Edinburgh connections. From Sir Arthur Bliss’s exuberant Edinburgh Overture, written for the International Festival and premiered to mark its tenth anniversary, to Vaughan Williams’s serene Tallis Fantasia and Johann Strauss II’s high-spirited Emperor Waltz, both of which were performed way back in the opening International Festival in 1947.

Brabbins and the BBC SSO bring things right up to date with Staffa, a new collaborative work, of a film and score, inspired by Mendelssohn’s journey to the Hebrides by composer Ned Bigham and BAFTA-winning film director Gerry Fox.

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 later this evening.

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