Scottish Widows is converting its Morrison Street build ing into a venue
for a Music for the Millennium concert as part of this year's 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's eighth Symphony by
the NDR Symphony Orchestra from Hamburg in Edinburgh's 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.”