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Last Call for EIF Opener

July 26, 2019 | By | Reply More

Remaining tix available at 10am, Fri 26 July

The remaining free tickets for the 2019 EIF opening concert featuring the LA Phil at Tynecastle Stadium, will be made available online on Friday 26 July at 10am.

This year’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event is a much more family friendly than in recent years as the LA Phil brings a uniquely authentic gleam and glamour to the grandeur of Hollywood film scores.

LA Phil 100th year celebration, Hollywood Bowl, Sept 30th 2018

The 15,000 capacity concert will kick off at 7pm and run for 90 minutes, featuring classic movie music from the Golden Age of Hollywood by Korngold, Herrmann, Waxman and a selection from the best-loved film composer on the planet: John Williams.

Gustavo Dudamel and his orchestra take over the home of Heart of Midlothian football club for music from Star Wars, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Casablanca, E.T. and many more.

To accompany this world-class event, the EIF’s Learning and Engagement team has devised an ambitious community engagement programme. The team has worked with local community groups and primary schools to help break down barriers to attending the concert and engaging with the event.

Jessica Cunningham and Annie Clark (both 9 years old) of Craiglockhart Primary School are joined by Gary Locke, a former star of Hearts football team who, as the club captain, won the 1997-1998 Scottish Cup. Gary is also the Heart of Midlothian FC Club Ambassador.

Through one project in Gorgie and Dalry, local primary school pupils had the opportunity to design their own stars in the style of those in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, each celebrating the individual children’s talents.

These will be unveiled in Tynecastle Stadium’s concourse on 2 August. The LA Phil’s conductor Gustavo Dudamel has a Walk of Fame star himself, which was unveiled in January 2019 in the presence of composer John Williams.

Listing:

EIF 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle
Tynecastle Park, McLeod Street, EH11 2NL
Friday 2 August 2019
Evening: 7pm.
Last tickets available free online from 10am, Friday 26 July 2019: Click here to book.

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