About A perspective that's not one's own
Nicola Benedetti, Edinburgh International Festival Director
“How far is it possible to go into the beliefs and perspectives of another?
We all experience disagreement, build our defences, solidify our beliefs, and armour ourselves with cynicism or apathy to protect our way of living.
But if there was ever a place to really question what liberation from that looks like, surely it is in Edinburgh during August.
When asked what I really dream of at the end of my own personal journey with Edinburgh International Festival, I always return to the same sentiment. I’d like to think that we have contributed to a deeper culture of listening, improved understanding of another person’s point of view and increased our tolerance of each other. Growing in curiosity and patience for the messy, beautiful, diverse story of humanity.
Let’s see what happens.”
List of Events
Abel Selaocoe at The Hub
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme 1
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programme 2
Artist Conversation: Life is a Dream at The Hub
The Closing Concert
Endea Owens at The Hub
Endea Owens: New Work at The Hub
Exploring a perspective that's not one's own at The Hub
Exploring Tannhäuser at The Hub
Isidore String Quartet
Isidore String Quartet at The Hub
Leif Ove Andsnes & Bertrand Chamayou
Life is a Dream
Musicians from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at The Hub
Nai Barghouti & Friends at The Hub
Nai Barghouti & Khalil Khoury at The Hub
Nick Pritchard & Ian Tindale
Oslo Philharmonic: Sibelius & Mahler
Oslo Philharmonic: Yuja Wang plays Ravel
Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Camerata Bern
Phaedra / Minotaur
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela: Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler
Tannhäuser: Concert Performance
Tippett’s 'A Child of Our Time'