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Sunday Classics

Basel Chamber Orchestra with Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough performs Mendelssohn's first piano concerto alongside the composer's famous Hebrides Overture

3:00pm, Sunday 19 November 2017

Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough is a concert pianist of virtuosic technique and adventurous self-expression. Both skills are demonstrated in spades when he joins the Basel Chamber Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s first Piano Concerto which contains many sections of improvisation, one of the composer’s (and Hough’s) specialities.

The Orchestra also performs Mendelssohn’s evocative Hebrides Overture, inspired by the composer’s memorable trip to the Scottish island of Staffa The work paints a vivid picture of rolling Scottish seas and waves crashing against the famous Fingal’s Cave.

To complete the programme our Swiss guests present Schubert’s ‘Great’ Ninth Symphony. This breathtaking work is arguably more powerful than any of his other symphonies and in the hands of the Basel Chamber Orchestra is an unadulterated masterpiece.

Running order

Door time:2:00pm

Concert running times:-
Start 3pm
Interval 3:41pm
Resume: 4:01pm
End: 4:26pm approximately

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Holliger Meta Arca
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1

INTERVAL
Schubert Symphony No.9 ‘The Great’

Heinz Holliger Conductor
Stephen Hough Piano

Prices

Tickets £34, £28, £23, £17 and £12.50 (Concessions available)

Book 5 or more concerts in the 2017-18 season (8 Oct 2017 - 3 June 2018 ) to become a member of the Sunday Classics Club. As a member you can take advantage of the following benefits.

  • Sunday Classics Club Membership Card
  • Free Sunday Classics concert programmes on concert day
  • Complimentary tea/coffee at Sunday Classics concerts
  • Flexible ticket exchange scheme*
  • Invitation to special Sunday Classics Club Party
  • 15% discount on the Sheraton Hotel’s Sunday Lunch**
  • Complimentary glass of Prosecco when booking the Sheraton Hotel’s afternoon tea**

£1.50 transaction fee applies on all phone and online bookings.

 Tickets must be returned at least 48 hours before each concert and may be exchanged for another Sunday Classics 2017/18 concert, with a maximum of 3 exchanges per season. The Box Office is unable to process exchanges at the counter between 2.30pm and 3.00pm on concert afternoons. Subject to availability of tickets.
** Please present your Sunday Classics membership Card at the Sheraton Hotel. More information atonesquareedinburgh.co.uk/en/sunday-lunch and onesquareedinburgh.co.uk/en/vintage-afternoon-tea

Restrictions

Security Measures: Enhanced front of house staff with additional trained security staff will be on duty • No bags or rucksacks will be permitted in to the venue beyond a small handbag • There will be no cloakroom provision for bags and we reserve the right to carry out searches of handbags.

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