Edinburgh Festivals on PRE

Jan 2, 2013

Here's your chance to experience the world's largest combination of arts festivals otherwise known as the Edinburgh Festivals.  Public Radio East will present this four parts series, produced by the WFMT Radio Network,  on Mondays from 7-9:00 pm on Janaury 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Born from the trauma of the Second World War, Edinburgh's unique combination of festivals is a triumph of international shared storytelling. Encompassing classical music, theater, literature, popular and folk music, science, visual art and a city-wide sharing of culture, this radio series will give listeners a first-hand experience of being in one of the world's most creative and cosmopolitan cities during a period when over 600,000 visitors experience the "annual cultural equivalent of the Olympics" during which over 4,000 performances take place in hundreds of venues ranging from exquisite concert halls to site-specific fringe spaces. 

The four programs are built around concerts recorded at this year's Edinburgh International Festival, one of the most important classical music festivals in the world.