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Widows houses concert for Edinburgh Festival

Scottish Widows is converting its Morrison Street build ing into a venue

for a Music for the Millennium concert as part of this year&#39s Edinburgh


The atrium of its building, which features 1,200 square metres of

glass-roofed space, is to house the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

The building is being che-cked to ensure the acoustics will be up to

standard ahead of the September 2 event.

Widows has sponsored classical music events affiliated to the Edinburgh

International Festival since 1994.

This is the only significant sponsorship it does and says it reflects its

desire to give something back to Edinburgh by bringing together arts and

the local community.

Widows is also sponsoring a performance of Bruckner&#39s eighth Symphony by

the NDR Symphony Orchestra from Hamburg in Edinburgh&#39s Usher Hall.

Spokesman Glen McGill says: “We want to make sure the international

section of the festival remains as well recognised as the rest of the

festival. It is a good way to bring international contacts to the city.”


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