Eleven HarrisonParrott artists perform at the Edinburgh International Festival 2021
This year Dalia Stasevska, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra opens the Festival with the Orchestra on 7 August. The programme includes Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, joined by mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy, tenor Filipe Manu and bass Michael Mofidian.
Mari Eriksmoen makes her Festival debut in two solo recitals on 11 August with pianist Daniel Heide. Taking place at the Festival’s new outdoor space at University of Edinburgh, Mari and Daniel give a programme of Lieder and Nordic song, featuring Schumann, Wolf, Grieg and Grøndahl.
Elim Chan then leads the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a concert on 16 August. The programme features Caroline Shaw‘s Entr’acte and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 as well as Saint-Saëns‘ Cello Concerto No. 1 with soloist Sol Gabetta.
Golda Schultz and Allison Cook then join forces in Errollyn Wallen’s new work Dido’s Ghost. Performing the roles of Dido and Lavinia respectively, the work is based on and incorporates the music of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and enjoys a short run of performances in Edinburgh on 20, 21&22 August following its premiere at The Barbican this month.
Noa Wildschut performs a duo recital with her long standing partner, pianist Elisabeth Brauss, on 24 August. The duo will present Faure‘s Violin Sonata No.1 alongside a selection from Shostakovich’s Twenty-four Preludes Op. 34 in the arrangement by Tsyganov & Auerbach as well as Milhaud‘s Cinéma-fantaisie after Le Bœuf sur le toit Op. 58b. And the award winning Goldmund Quartet appear in recital on 19 August with string quartets by Haydn and Schubert’s well-loved The Death and the Maiden. Both recitals will take place in a specially constructed outdoorvenue in University of Edinburgh, Old College Quad.