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Sunday Classics

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra with Valentina Lisitsa

A powerhouse Russian programme including Rachmaninov's monumental 3rd piano concerto

3:00pm, Sunday 04 March 2018

Valentina Lisitsa is not only the first YouTube star of classical music; more importantly, she is the first classical artist to have converted her online success into a global concert career. Since posting her first video ten years ago she has amassed a staggering 138 million video views on her channel whilst at the same time wowing audiences in person with her exceptional interpretations of the piano repertoire.

Lisitsa joins the mighty forces of the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto, the most technically challenging of the composer’s four piano concertos. In 1996 ‘Rach 3’ played a starring role in the Oscar-winning film Shine ensuring that the work was introduced to a whole new audience, reaching an even higher level of popularity.

To complete this Russian programme we have Tchaikovsky’s intensely emotional Fourth Symphony. Written as the composer emerged from an overwhelming period of depression, the work circles between moments of poignancy to those of passion, expressing the composer’s fluctuating state of mind.

Running order

Door time:2:00pm

**Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Suite REPLACES Khachaturian - Masquerade suite
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

Valery Polyansky Conductor
Valentina Lisitsa Piano

Prices

Tickets £34, £28, £23, £17 and £12.50

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**

* 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

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

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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