- Remembering Max
An Orkney Celebration of the music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. St Magnus Catheral 7.45pm, Sunday 18th September 2016.
These limited-edition lambswool scarves are designed by Kirsteen Stewart and you can buy them online here!
- Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
We remember Sir Peter Maxwell Davies one of the founders of the festival,who died in March 2016.
- If you go down...
...to the woods in Orkney at midsummer you're sure of some spooky goings on with our duo of operas: Hansel and Gretel and the Iris Murder.
Our spectacular family show this year, by Teatr Klinika Lalek from Poland, features a circus with life-size puppet animals.
The programme for our brand new Steinway Piano includes Alexei Volodin and the BBCSO performing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2
This year we are joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra just ahead of their Proms season. Includes a behind the scenes look at how an orchestra works.
- Festival Chorus
This year's performance by the Festival Chorus with the BBC Symphony Orchestra is Stanford's Songs of the Fleet and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
- Support Us
With the personal support of arts lovers like you, the festival presents an artistic programme the equal of many major city-based festivals across the world. It has won widespread international acclaim for innovative commissioning of new work and championing of community arts and arts education.
- About Orkney
Orkney consists of a group of 70 islands off the North Coast of Scotland, of which around 20 are inhabited. The islands are on the same latitude as Anchorage, Stockholm and St Petersburg. At midsummer, the sun barely sets.
Find out more about our courses for composers, conductors and writers here.
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