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Sunday Classics

Dresden Philharmonic with Arabella Steinbacher

Tchikovsky's sublime violin concerto performed by Arabella Steinbacher on her 1716 Stradivarius

3:00pm, Sunday 27 May 2018

Arabella Steinbacher

The Dresden Philharmonic was founded in 1870, and from the outset brought an expressive musical spirit to the city. This grand old orchestra makes a welcome return to the Usher Hall with an intoxicating all-Russian programme.

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is one of the most important works for the instrument in the Romantic repertoire. Arabella Steinbacher brings her charismatic and energetic performance style to this hugely popular work, with the beautiful tone of her 1716 Stradivarius fulfilling coming into its own.

Shostakovich wrote his fifth symphony in the shadow of Stalin’s oppressive communist regime. Despite the circumstances, when he premiered the work it was received extremely well and is now probably the best-loved of the composer’s symphonies. Covering the full gamut of emotions, it’s said that at the first performance members of the audience cried during the emotional third movement. Best bring a hanky just in case.

Running order

Door time:2:00pm

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Michael Sanderling conductor
Arabella Steinbacher violin

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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