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VIRGIN MONEY FIREWORKS CONCERT UPDATE

Back in March we brought you news of the 2015 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert which is held annually at the end of the Edinburgh Summer Festival which is the perfect blend of classical music and choreographed firework bursts.

Taking part on the last Monday of the event which runs from 7th August to 31st August 2015 is a celebration of everything from Theatrical, Classical and Contemporary performances of music, dance and opera. It also includes vocalists from all manner of genre including jazz, choral, barbershop quartet, operatic from around the World.

Alongside the Edinburgh International Festival runs the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which has been running since 1947. Initially, a merry band of theatrical performers arrived uninvited at the EIF and were refused the opportunity to perform. But, being thespians, a little thing like permission was not about to stop them so they put on a show on the ‘fringe’ of the event and so the concept was born.

Today, whilst the EIF focuses mainly on classical works including all manner of music and dance the Fringe is effectively for everything in between. Comedy, drama, magic, circus, variety and traditional dance including ballet all form part of the entertainment on offer. Whilst the big names will be out in force at all other events this is for those yet to hit the big time and the variety is indeed rich and varied.

The fireworks are the responsibility of Pyrovision who have expertly organised this display for the last eight years and use a wide range of quieter fireworks which are high on effect and lower on noise so as not to detract from the beautiful strains of the music. They launch in the region of four tonnes of fireworks into the skies over the beautiful Edinburgh Castle lighting it up in every colour and hue.

Sure to be an exciting display and remember, even if you cannot get to the Princes Street area, there are still a number of great vantage points around the City to gain a good view of the fireworks.

If all else fails, ask a local!

Full information about all the events is available on the official Edinburgh International Festival website.

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Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks 2010

This year’s Edinburgh festival, as in previous years goes out with a bang. The fireworks show is a 45-minute spectacular beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday 1ST September. The World famous Scottish Chamber Orchestra will perform live whilst the team from Pyrovision will choreograph the display in conjunction with the music.

The best place to experience the whole of the Virgin Money show will be from the grand grounds of Princes Street Gardens which are situated beneath Edinburgh’s beautiful castle. Everyone should note that the event opens to priority ticket holders from 6:30 but the public entrances will be opened from 7:00pm.

You should note that whilst the organisers will allow you to bring your own picnic along to the event, you must not take any glass bottles or picnic tables as they will affect the viewing pleasure of others and can be hazardous after dark.

This year the ‘theme’ is a little more taxing to tie down. The works of the Russian composer Musorgsky who created the beautiful orchestral piece ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ uses music to depict imagery in all its forms and the huge brass fanfares will add that bit of class to the fireworks.

This spectacular event has been running for a number of years and more than 100,000 fireworks will be used to ensure that this will be a truly wonderful spectacle.

It is certain to be a concert that you will not wish to miss. More details are available here.

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