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Sunday Classics: Basel Symphony Orchestra

3:00pm, Sunday 08 October 2017

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to the Usher Hall. If you spot anything suspicious during your visit, please do let a member of the team know. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Sol Gabetta

For this Sunday Classics season opener, Gabetta joins the BaselSymphony Orchestra for Saint Saëns’ Cello Concerto. Considered by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov to be the greatest of all cello concertos, it is also among the most demanding for the soloist, so you can expect high octane musical gymnastics!

Switzerland’s oldest and most innovative symphony orchestra conclude the programme with one of Beethoven’s most celebrated, large-scale masterworks: the ‘Eroica’. Marking the beginning of the composer’s creative middle-period, this, the third of Beethoven's symphonic output, started of it's life as a celebration of Napoleon and his humanist ideals, but turned in to the epitome of symphonic forms.

 

Running order

Door time:2:00pm

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.