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Bank of Scotland is committed to supporting the promotion and development of the arts in Scotland and has been in partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival since 1947. Our support for the Festival

in 2004 includes the following flagship elements:

Bank of Scotland Connecting to Music: a new outreach initiative in partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival dedicated to increasing access to the arts and enabling thousands of children across Scotland to gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of classical music.

Bank of Scotland Queen’s Hall Series: a unique programme of world—class recitals that provide the perfect start to each Festival day.

Orfeo ed Euridice: Opera North in co—production with the Edinburgh International Festival and Emio Greco | PC brings together some great names in the European arts world in an exciting new production of Gluck's sublime opera. conducted by Nicholas Kok.

Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert: the Festival‘s grand finale and Europe's largest fireworks display. performed to music by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

The Bank's investment in the arts complements the wider activity of the HBOS Foundation. supporting charitable organisations and community groups throughout the UK. For further information on our support for the arts in Scotland or the financial products and services we offer. please visit: