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Blazin’ Fiddles

Queen's Hall 16 August, 7.30pm Infectious string rhythms from the Highlands and islands courtesy of Inverness’s Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan and Orcadian Kristan Harvey, s...
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Usher Hall 12 August, 7.45pm If you want to hear Grieg, you can do no better than the 250-year-old orchestra from his home town. In this Edinburgh International Festival performance, his Piano Concerto in...
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Joshua Bell and Denes Varjon

Queen's Hall 21 August, 11am Bell is an artist in residence in this year's Edinburgh International Festival. In this concert, the violinist is joined by Várjon on piano to perform works by Mendelssohn, Br...
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Usher Hall 8 August, 7.30pm This first of three Edinburgh International Festival concerts by the BBC SSO – and being recorded for broadcast – features the music of Schubert, Schumann and Strauss. Words...
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Rain

Edinburgh Playhouse 25-27 August, 8pm World renowned Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker re-stages her joyful 2001 work, Rain set to Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. Words: Kelly Apte...
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California Dreaming

Greenside @ Royal Terrace 4-9 August, 1.45pm California Contemporary Ballet Theater explore a range of topics, from first love to the challenges of being a dancer, during its first visit to the Fringe. ...
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Your Love is Fire

Summerhall 4–27 August (not Mon), 11.30am Political conflict is usually reported in terms of two extreme arguments. But what of the indifferent people in the middle? Exiled Syrian writer Mudar Alhaggi loo...
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Woke

Gilded Balloon Teviot 4–28 August (not 17–19), 2pm Apphia Campbell and Meredith Yarbrough imagine the meeting of two women involved in the struggle for civil rights. One is a member of the notorious Black...
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3000 Trees

New Town Theatre 3–27 August (not 15), 2.50pm Return of George Gunn's play inspired by the nationalist activist and anti-nuclear campaigner Willie MacRae who died in mysterious circumstances in 1985. Coul...
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Taha

Summerhall 4–13 August (not 7), 11.150am The story of Palestine's refugees – and of those who remained in their homeland after 1948 – filtered through the poetry of Taha Muhammad Ali and performed by Amer...