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Bringing some of finest performers and ensembles working today, from the worlds of opera, music, theatre and dance for three weeks in August.
Bringing some of finest performers and ensembles working today, from the worlds of opera, music, theatre and dance for three weeks in August.

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Happy #PianoDay everyone! 🎹

Read our blog post celebrating the extraordinary pianists coming to the International Festival this year and watch an exclusive session by world-renowned pianist András Schiff from 2016.

Which pianist are you going to see?

- Emily

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Students from Castlebrae CHS did a fantastic job today hosting their own 2017 International Festival programme launch. Read our blog for a sneak peak behind the scenes and some great pictures.
- Maciej

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Pupils at Castlebrae Community High School are hosting their own launch of the 2017 International Festival programme this morning.

Join Maria and Sofia from Castlebrae CHS on our Instagram as they take you on behind-the-scenes tour.

- Maciej

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While touring with Pulp in 2012, Jarvis Cocker was randomly upgraded to Room 29 in Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, where he found a baby grand piano and inspiration struck.

Read this insightful interview to find out how Room 29 project came to life and book your tickets to see Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales performing it at the International Festival: http://eif.buzz/2nqhTtm

- Maciej

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Good morning from sunny Edinburgh ☀

Have you booked your 2017 International Festival tickets yet? Let us know what you're looking forward to see this summer (hopefully just as sunny). http://eif.buzz/2m3yKQi

- Maciej
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It's great to see so many of you excited about your 2017 International Festival tickets!

What are your must-see performances this year? Can you spot your favourites in this video?

- Maciej

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Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 International Festival!
Head on over to eif.co.uk to check out this year’s programme and book your tickets now!

Let us know what you are particularly looking forward to.

- Nicola

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Tickets for the 2017 International Festival go on sale to everyone tomorrow! Are you ready?

✓ Calendar cleared for August?
✓ Shortlist of events handy?
✓ Website login details double-checked?

You can book online at http://eif.buzz/2mY8Aip, in person at The Hub or on the phone 0131 473 2000. We'll be here for you tomorrow if you want to share your excitement or need any assistance. Have a great weekend!

- Nicola

PS. Today is your last chance to access priority booking if you join as a Friend of the International Festival now: http://eif.buzz/2n5d8Ym

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Benjamin Clementine honed his skills as a homeless busker on the streets of Paris and has since been called one of the greatest singers-songwriters of his generation and won the Mercury Prize in 2015.

Make sure you get some tickets for his concert with special guests: http://eif.buzz/2mplp8i

- Maciej

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Choose from a unique selection of Claudio Monteverdi’s works on 450th anniversary of his birth.

Experience all three surviving operas telling stories of Orpheus, Ulysses and Poppaea; a modern-day premiere of his recently rediscovered work in Dunedin Consort concert; as well as his other Vespers presented by I Fagiolini.

- Maciej
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