Festival Fireworks 2019

It’s that very sad time in August when we have to say goodbye to all the festival fun for another year. The fiery finale in the form of the Fireworks concert brings the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a luminous conclusion.

This year the fireworks will be on Monday 26th August, set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this event brings together stirring orchestral music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and magnificent pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists, Pyrovision.

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.

The event starts at 9pm, the first half of this will be without fireworks.

Children are welcome in the gardens. Children under 5 are free but ticketed. Standard price tickets are available for children over that age.

You can enjoy the fireworks from other vantage points around the city though, including the links, Meadows and the various hills around Edinburgh too !!!

 

 

 

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Festival Fireworks…..2018

Edinburgh International Fireworks 2012 by Grant Ritchie: http://photosofedinburgh.wordpress.com/

All good things seem to come to an end, and sadly the festival season is finishing in the next few days…the fiery finale in the form of the  Fireworks Concert brings the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a resplendent conclusion.

Set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this event brings together stirring orchestral music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and magnificent pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists, Pyrovision.

Over 400,000 fireworks launched from Edinburgh’s imposing Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world. Around a quarter of a million people gather across the city and beyond to share in this annual grand International Festival finale.

9.00 pm Concert starts with no fireworks
Bernstein 
Selection from Concert Suite No. 1 from West Side Story 

9.30 pm Second half with fireworks
Holst
 The Planets: Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, Jupiter

Children are welcome in the gardens. Children under 5 are free but ticketed. Standard price tickets are available for children over that age.

You can enjoy the fireworks from other vantage points around the city though, including the links, Meadows and the various hills around Edinburgh too !!!

Edinburgh Festival Closing Fireworks Concert Monday 28th August

Image result for edinburgh festival fireworksSadly, the summer festival season must come to an end, and as is tradition, we will be treated with a spectacular firework display set to music to mark the occasion.
This year, the festival fireworks are on Monday 28th August at 9.00pm.

Set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this spectacular event brings together stirring orchestral music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and magnificent pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists, Pyrovision.

Children are welcome in the gardens. Children under 5 are free but ticketed. Standard price tickets are available for children over that age.

However, you can see them from plenty of other vantage points around the city – so enjoy!!

Festival fireworks – Monday 31st August

Edinburgh International Fireworks 2012 by Grant Ritchie: http://photosofedinburgh.wordpress.com/The fiery finale to the Edinburgh International Festival will be held on Monday 31st August at 9.30pm in Princes Street Gardens.

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh’s iconic Castle, the evening brings together the stirring playing of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with an incredible concert-long fireworks display, specially choreographed to the music.

You can see the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert from Inverleith Park where they have a free family viewing area, a mile to the north of the City Centre. This area is ideal for family’s with young children as it is less busy. It has good views of the castle and a live video link and sound system to capture the Concert in the Gardens that accompanies the fireworks display. It’s not as exciting as being up close, under the castle, but you can avoid the uptown crush of Princes Street. Get there earlyish – proceedings start at 7pm .

Wherever you are in Edinburgh, join in and hear the music live by tuning into Forth 1 97.3 from 9.00pm.