Thank You, Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Join The Philadelphia Orchestra for a special free concert to celebrate our 75th anniversary and thank all those who've supported us and our community.

A special free afternoon concert to celebrate the Festivals 75th anniversary, given in a spirit of gratitude to all those whose hard work, encouragement and friendship supported our community through the worst of the pandemic.

Yannick Nzet-Sguin, conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, has created a special family-friendly programme that includes, among others, beloved arias from Puccinis La bohme and Gershwins Porgy and Bess, the finale of Beethovens Seventh Symphony, hoe-down from Aaron Coplands musical Rodeo celebrating the American West and Carlos Simons Fate Now Conquers, inspired by an entry from Beethovens journal.

The concert will also be relayed live to the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens. The first 100 people to attend the live unticketed relay in the Gardens will receive a free snack pack, supplied by the International Festivals official partners The Pantry and Bon Accord.

Supported by James and Morag Anderson

All tickets for this and a range of eventsthroughout this years Festival are free.
If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Festival so that we can continue to bring people and performers together, inspire the next generation of talent and support our work with communities year-round.

Yannick Nzet-Sguin Conductor

Rossini Overture to The Thieving Magpie

Coleman Seven OClock Shout

Puccini O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi

Puccini Vissi darte from Tosca

Gershwin Summertime from Porgy and Bess

Arlen Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

Price Third movement from Symphony No. 1

Dvok Carnival Overture

Simon Fate Now Conquers

Beethoven Fourth movement from Symphony No. 7

The Philadelphia Orchestras 2022 European Festivals Tour is made possible through the generous support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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