St Magnus International Festival is Orkney’s midsummer celebration of the arts, which takes place from Thu 16 – Sun 26 Jun 2016.

The programme includes appearances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Danish SinfoniettaThe Hebrides Ensemble, Florilegium, Stockholm Chamber Brass and Voces8. There will also be performances by Alexei Volodin, Robert IrvineSamson Tsoy and Pavel Kolsenikov. For their 40th birthday, the festival will be showcasing 40 new works of music, poetry and visual art and there will be performances of the operas Hansel and Gretel, Dido and Aeneas and The Iris MurderMagfest is a spectacular puppet show featuring lifesize circus animals and the Festival Poet is John Gallas.

General booking opens on Wed 11 May 2016.

To apply for a Go See bursary to attend the festival, please click here.

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