The 75th Edinburgh International Festival in Summer 2022

Edinburgh International Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary, and 75 years of bringing world cultures together, with a programme defined by international partnerships and bold collaborations that span continents, generations and genres. Returning to Edinburgh’s theatres and concert halls at a scale not seen since 2019, 14 venues host 87 events and over 160 performances from over 2,300 artists – once again turning Edinburgh into a global celebration of world-class music, opera, dance and theatre. This year is also Fergus Linehan’s last as Festival Director before Nicola Benedetti takes up the role in October 2022.

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Audience and performers enjoy the SCO Chamber Ensemble on an Edinburgh Sunday afternoon

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert: SCO Chamber Ensemble (Maxim Emelyanychev [fortepiano], Stephanie Gonley [violin], Fiona Winning [viola], Philip Higham [cello], Nikita Naumov [double bass], Maximiliano Martín [clarinet]). Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 20.2.2022. (SRT)

Maxim Emelyanychev in the Queen’s Hall (c) Ryan Buchanan

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Brilliant Lisztian contrasts are the highlight of SCO’s concert with Benjamin Grosvenor

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Liszt, Sweelinck/Emelyanychev, Mendelssohn: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 3.2.2022. (SRT)

Benjamin Grosvenor performs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (c) Stuart Armitt

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The Secret is out: Scottish Ballet are having a festive ball on film

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scottish Ballet’s The Secret Theatre: Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Gavin Sutherland and Jean-Claude Picard (conductors). Currently streaming (directed for the screen by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple) on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Jerome Anthony Barnes (Nutcracker Prince) and Sophie Martin (Sugar Plum Fairy)

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