Yulia Matochkina

Edinburgh International Festival set for opening concert

Russian mezzo soprano Yulia Matochkina will be joined by the Edinburgh Festival Chorus at the Usher Hall tomorrow night to celebrate the Edinburgh International Festival’s opening concert, the dramatic cantata Alexander Nevsky. [Picture: Jane Barlow / TSPL] Over 2,200 artists from 35 countries are taking part in this year’s event, which starts tomorrow. They will …

50 must-see shows at the Edinburgh Festivals

The Scotsman’s team of arts critics pick 50 must-see events in Edinburgh this August, covering theatre, comedy, music, dance, art, books and spoken word and children’s shows. [Leaving Planet Earth] Theatre (chosen by Joyce McMillan) Eh Joe – Royal Lyceum Theatre, 23-31 August First written for television in 1965, Eh Joe is a breathtakingly powerful …

Sounds of Edinburgh to be used in festival symphony

By BRIAN FERGUSON A maverick American composer is in Scotland’s capital to collect sounds of the city which will be turned into a major new piece of music at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Birdsong, buskers, traffic and even tramworks could all end up being part of Tod Machover’s crowd-sourced work, Festival City, which he …

13 stand-out shows at the Edinburgh International Festival

By NICK MITCHELL The interaction of art and technology is the inspiration for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), which was launched in Edinburgh. The festival’s director Jonathan Mills said that this year’s programme “explores how artists think about their world, mediated through technology”. WOW247 was at the EIF launch in Edinburgh on a snowy …

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