Programme announced for 2016 Edinburgh International Festival



The programme for the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival was announced today, featuring 16 Askonas Holt artists. The festival takes place from 5 to 29 August 2016 in venues across Edinburgh and aims to “[present] three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts”.
A full list of our artists’ appearances is below:
7 August
Boris Berezovsky, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano
Rachmaninov ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’
8 August
Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout
Recital: Beethoven & Schubert
11 August
Simon Keenlyside & friends
Jazz and cabaret; Gershwin, Berlin, Weill & kern
14 August 
Sophie Bevan (Mary/Angel), Karen Cargill (Mary Magdalene), Allan Clayton (St John/Narrator), Jacques Imbrailo (Jesus), Marcus Farnsworth (Peter), John Relyea (Judas), Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Edward Gardner
Elgar ‘The Apostles’
15 August
Magdalena Kožená & Malcolm Martineau
Recital: Dvořák, Wolfe, Strauss, Fauré & Schoenberg
15 August
Mikhail Petrenko (Fafner), Vitalij Kowaljow (Wotan), Mikhail Vekua (Loge), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Fricka), Vladislav Sulimsky (Alberich), Andrei Popov (Mime), Eduard Tsanga (Fasolt), Mariinsky Opera/Valery Gergiev
Wagner ‘Das Rheingold’
16 August
Andreas Ottensamer & Keleman Quartet
Mozart & Brahms quintets
18 August
Magdalena Kožená, Kenneth Tarver, John Relyea, Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Robin Ticciati
Berlioz ‘Romeo et Juliette’ 
19 August
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
Mahler Symphony No.9
25 August
Florian Boesch & Malcolm Martineau
Schubert ‘Die schöne Müllerin’
25 August
Sarah Connolly, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Alma Mahler ‘Lieder’, Gustav Mahler Symphony No.10
Festival appearance managed by Askonas Holt
25, 27 & 28 August
Rod Gilfry (Don Alfonso), Lenneke Ruiten (Fiordiligi), Kate Lindsey (Dorabella), Sandrine Piau (Despina), Joel Prieto (Ferrando), Nahuel di Pierro (Guiglielmo), Freiburger Barockorchester/Jérémie Rhorer
Mozart ‘Così fan tutte’
27 August
Sir András Schiff, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Herbert Blomstedt
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
28 August
Simon O’Neill (Waldemar), Anja Kampe (Tove), Karen Cargill (Waldtaube), Anthony Dean Griffey (Klaus the Fool), Iain Paterson (Peasant), Thomas Quasthoff (Speaker), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Donald Runnicles
Schoenberg ‘Gurrelieder’
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