Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Enjoy the annual International Festival finale with inspirational music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and breathtaking fireworks set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

About Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Unforgettable orchestral classics and 400,000 fireworks launched from Edinburgh’s iconic Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world.

The spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings together unforgettable orchestral classics from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and fireworks specially choreographed by international pyrotechnics artists Pyrovision — all set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See the Orchestra up close from a seat at the Ross Theatre, or enjoy a picnic with family in the Gardens. Over 400,000 fireworks launched from the Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world.

Edinburgh-born mezzo soprano Catriona Morison, winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 — the world’s most prestigious vocal competition — joins the SCO for a selection of vocal and orchestral music from Bizet’s Carmen.

After the dazzling colours of Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, get set for a thrilling ride into a world of musical magic and mystery. Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was made world famous in Disney’s Fantasia. Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique closes with a fiery finale.

First part (without fireworks)
Bizet Selection from Carmen

Second part (with fireworks)
Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Berlioz Ball, March to the Scaffold & Witches’ Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique

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