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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF EUROPE Paavo Berglund Conducts Sibelius 17,19 & 21 August

PIERRE BOULEZ WEEKEND Ensemble lntercontemporain BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors: Pierre Boulez, David Robertson and Martyn Brabbins Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August

FINNISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA .Iukka-Pekka Saraste Conductor Karita Mattila Soprano Beethoven, Strauss, Webern .S'ponsorr’rl by Dun/Pnnlim’ Building Sor'it’u/

Wednesday 2 September

DALIBOR Scottish Opera Sponsored by The Royal Bank ol'b‘r'olluml. Thursday 3 & Saturday 5 September ORCHESTRA OI" THE 18TH CENTURY Frans Briiggen Conductor Beethoven Symphony No :3 ‘Eroiea' Sponmn'r'rl by NM ' Friday 28 August AMANDA ROOCROFT Soprano, 012119131111 Baritone, MALCOLM MARTINEAU Piano Wolf The Spanish Songbook Tuesday 1 September

Box Office 0131 473 2000

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. This year, the Edinburgh International Festival will be bursting with musical genius.

Concerts, opera and chamber recitals, including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras and Dalibor performed by Scottish Opera, offer a rare chance to enjoy the works of Romantic Czech composer Smetana.

A host of renowned singers, including Barbara Bonney, Olaf B'ar, Amanda Roocroft and Bryn Terfel will treat you to the complete songs of Hugo Wolf, and Paavo Berglund will conduct the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, taking you through the symphonies of Sibelius.

There will be performances of Bach, as interpreted by Catalan maverick Carles Santos, an exploration of Scottish Harp music throughout the ages, late night performances of plainchant and polyphony and morning recitals by some of the

greatest artists of the day.

Other unforgettable events include a celebration of the life and work of musical visionary Pierre Boulez, the two week residency of The Royal Opera, and performances by a multitude of distinguished pianists such as Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode, Andras Schiff and Maria Joao Pires.

For a free brochure or to book tickets,

call the Box Office on 0131473 2000, and let

us transport you to another place.


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