Golfers in Scotland August 2016: Edinburgh Festival
Edinburgh is buzzing with entertainment from the 5th to the 29th. You can combine your Scotland golf tour with Edinburgh’s major festival.
Edinburgh International Festival: The very best in performing and visual arts bringing world class performances to Scotland’s picturesque and historic city.
Golf Options – While based in or near the city you can play several highly ranked golf courses on the coast east of Edinburgh. St Andrews is about 1 hour, 20 minutes by road and Gleneagles with three of Scotlands finest inland courses, including the Ryder Cup course, is just an hours drive.
Part 2 – Summary of International Festival Programme.
Full information on programme dates, times and online booking can be found at www.eif.co.uk
- Free dazzling Opening event
Deep Time – is an epic public artwork with animation, lighting and music representing 350 million years of Edinburgh history. It recreates the ancient site from which Edinburgh started based upon the Castle and Castle Rock, a volcanic plug of dolerite 350 million years old.
Norma – Cecilia Bartoli sings the title role in a powerful passionate production of Bellini’s soaring opera masterpiece of love betrayal and revenge.
Cosi Fan Tutti – A brand new production of Mozart and de Ponte’s comic opera direct from this year’s Aix en Provence Festival.
Das Rheingold – Sung in German with English supertitles – Das Rheingold introduces the vast mythical world of Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, one of the greatest achievements in all opera.
The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams – American Repertory Theatre directed by John Tiffany.
Richard III – William Shakespeare – production from Berlin Schaubuhne Theatre directed by Thomas Ostermeier.
Measure for Measure – William Shakespeare – by Britain’s Cheek by Jowl and Moscow’s Pushkin Theatre.
Shake – After Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare – directed by Dan Jemmett and his French based theatre company Eat a Crocodile.
Anything that gives off light – is a new co-production from Brooklyn based ensemble The Team and National Theatre of Scotland.
Vanishing Point – Two acclaimed productions by Glasgow based theatre company Vanishing Point. The Destroyed Room and Interiors.
The Toad Knew – James Thierree’s newest creation bringing together dancers, contortionists, high wire artists and his own extraordinary physical prowess.
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs – One of Scotland’s best loved artists dispenses seductive songs and intimate stories.
Natalia Osipova and guests
- Classical Music
Usher Hall Concerts – The Opening Concert
Orchestra Dell’ Accademia Nationale Di Santa Cecilia
Barry Humfries Weimar Cabaret
Maxim Vengerov in Recital
Bachs St Matthew Passion
Pierre Boulez A Festival Celebration
Elgars The Apostles
Daniil Trifdnov in Recital
Berlioz’s Romeo Et Juliette
Mahlers Ninth Symphony
Russian National Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra 2
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig 1 and 2
Queens Hall Classical Concerts
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout
Simon Keenlyside & Friends
Mark Simpson, Antoine Tamestit. & Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Danielle De Niese & Dunedin
Magdalena Kozena & Malcolm Martineau
Andreas Ottensamer & Keleman Quartet
Emerson String Quartet
Patricia Petibon & Susan Manoff
Daniel Trifanov & Friends
Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin
Florian Boesch & Malcolm Martineau
Danish String Quartet
Hans Zenders Winterrreise
- Contemporary Music
Youssou N’Dour – Senegalese Superstar
Godspeed you Black Emperor – Montreal cult band
Sigur Ros – Icelandic post rock giants
Flit – exploring themes of migration
Hopelessness – contemporary issues set to hard electronic dance soundtrack
Grit – new traditional Scottish music
Mogwai and Mark Cousins – concert and film, a fiery portrait of our atomic age
Wind Resistance – Karine Polwart performs story and song
Yorkston / Thorne / Khan – 21st century music from a Scottish folk singer, and jazz bassist and Indian classical singer and sarangi player
Young Fathers – uncompromising band, fierce, confrontational and unforgettable
Where your meant to be – film and concert starring Aidan Moffat
Emma Pollock is joined by her band and other influential people in Scottish music
Yann Tiersen – French composer and multi-instramentalist
Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop showcase songs from their acclaimed album “Love letter for fire”
- Virgin Money Fireworks concert
Inspirational music and breath-taking fireworks create a dazzling finale to the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival.
For a sample itinerary and St Andrews & Edinburgh package information visit here.