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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016 © Dave Stewart

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The spectacular summer festival season finale, with live music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Karen Matheson, with a breathtaking fireworks display fired from Edinburgh’s Castle.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Clark Rundell Conductor

Karen Matheson Vocalist

Arnold Scottish Dances
Donald Shaw New Work
Sir James MacMillan Stomp
Tchaikovsky Selection
Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Karen Matheson and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform a special concert for Gardens ticketholders
9.30pm Second half of the concert commences with fireworks

Glittering pyrotechnics illuminating Edinburgh’s iconic Castle. The thrilling emotions of glorious classics, loved by millions.

Soak up the magical party atmosphere in Princes Street Gardens with family and friends – enjoy a picnic, and toast the electrifying conclusion to the International Festival 2017.

Renowned Scottish folk singer Karen Matheson, vocalist of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie, joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for traditional Scottish tunes and the world premiere of a new work composed for Karen by Capercaillie founder Donald Shaw. The evening continues with an epic 40 minute fireworks display specially choreographed to beloved classics – including delectable dance music from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Get Edinburgh’s most thrilling view for this special evening of sparkling celebration.

Over 400,000 fireworks launched from the 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 International Festival finale each year.

At 1.30pm on the same day, schoolchildren from across the city will come to the Ross Theatre for a very special Schools Concert, sponsored by Virgin Money.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Clark Rundell Conductor

Karen Matheson Vocalist

Arnold Scottish Dances
Donald Shaw New Work
Sir James MacMillan Stomp
Tchaikovsky Selection
Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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Clark Rundell

28 August 2017

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.