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The Hub Unplugged: Exclusive Acoustic Sessions at the International Festival

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For the next four Thursdays, you can experience an intimate acoustic session recorded at The Hub, the heart of the International Festival.

These exclusive sessions will debut on the Festival’s YouTube channel, allowing you to relive the magic of The Hub from the comfort of your own living room.

The first music session comes from Geza & The 5 DeViLs, who brought energy, passion and vitality to The Hub with their performances in August, (with Geza making a grand entrance through the audience during the First Night at The Hub). This music session is no different, featuring their piece Cickom Journey Paraphrase, full of intricate melodies and their trademark dynamism.

Upcoming music sessions include:

Thu 19 October
A moving improvised piece by Abel Selaocoe, combining South African and Western classical melodies with cello and voice.

Thu 26 October
Ayanna Witter-Johnson & LSO Percussion Ensemble perform the second movement of the Ocean Floor Suite, Pioneers, a lively, jazz-infused piece.

Thu 2 November
Orkney’s own Catriona Price with a piece from her debut solo album Hert, blending her Scottish traditional music roots and classical music training.

In 2023, Edinburgh International Festival reimagined The Hub as the green room of the Festival. Open daily throughout August, The Hub was a space to connect with artists and musicians in a series of evening music performances and free afternoon talks and workshops. Audiences were also invited to respond to Festival theme and provocation ‘Where do we go from here?’ on a postcard, creating an installation in the main staircase.

Musicians:

Geza Hosszu-Legocky: Violin
Mykhaylo Zakhariya: Cymbalom
Renaud Crols: Violin
Vojtech Botos: Viola
Ferenc Ürmös: Double Bass

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