Edinburgh International Festival 2021


On tour

Thu 19 Aug 2021 8.30pm - 9.40pm
Edinburgh Academy Junior School

Ibert Divertissement
Martinů Jazz Suite
Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Edinburgh International Festival website

Tickets on general sale from Friday 11 June


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

> This concert is repeated at 6pm

Despite their serious credentials, musical jokes are high on both conductor and orchestra’s agenda at their International Festival concert. After all, who couldn’t do with some humour to lift the spirits?

In his riotous Divertissement, Jacques Ibert’s intention was to put a smile on your face. Richard Strauss might be more sober in the incidental music he wrote for Molière’s satirical Le bourgeois gentilhomme, though it reaches its comic conclusion in a musical feast that quotes classics from across the repertoire.