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From Mercury Prize-winning artists and conceptual songwriters to fearless conductors, superstar classical music soloists and the world’s leading international orchestras, the 2017 International Festival’s contemporary and classical music programmes once again bring some of the world’s most exciting musicians to Edinburgh for three weeks of exhilarating music-making.

 
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Martin Creed's Words and Music

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed invites you to a delightfully nonconformist evening of words, music and more, as...
4 - 27 August
10.30pm
The Studio
£20
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Martin Creed's Words and Music

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70th Anniversary

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

This epic, outdoor, public artwork, brings together spectacular animation, lighting and music on Fri 4 and Sat 5 August 2017...
70th Anniversary
4 - 5 August
10.00pm
St Andrew Square
 

Dunedin Consort

One of the most respected early music groups brings the modern-day premiere of a recently rediscovered work by Claudio Monteverdi...
5 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 
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70th Anniversary

The Opening Concert

A jolt of surprise and a joyful choral celebration launch the 2017 International Festival Usher Hall concerts with an evening...
70th Anniversary
5 August
8.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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Die Walküre

Wagner’s epic opera takes us deeper into the vast mythological world in the second part of the International Festival’s four-year...
6 August
5.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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PJ Harvey

Two International Festival concerts with her full nine-piece band, performing tracks from the critically acclaimed album The Hope Six Demolition...
7 - 8 August
8.00pm
Edinburgh Playhouse
 
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