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Sunday Classics

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra with Peter Donohoe

Glorious all-Russian programme featuring the muscular playing of St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

5:30pm, Sunday 29 October 2017

Peter Donohoe

**Please note the change to performance start time and programme**

The St Petersburg Symphony has played a hugely important role in its hometown’s artistic life for decades. In 1988, the Orchestra started its now famous concert series in the Mirror Hall of the glorious Princes-Belozersky Palace in the very heart of St. Petersburg.

For their Usher Hall performance the Orchestra is sure to delight with this powerhouse, all-Russian programme that includes two of Tchaikovsky’s enduringly popular works. Firstly, and arguably the composer’s first true masterpiece, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and then in the second half of the concert his wonderful Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’ . Memorable melodies abound in both these sumptuous works, but when you combine that with the muscular playing of the St Petersburg Symphony you’re in for the most authentic Russian musical experience.

One of the foremost pianists of our time, Peter Donohoe, joins the Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s ‘jazzy’ fourth piano concerto bringing his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique to the Usher Hall’s Steinway.

Running order

Door time:4:30pm

Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’ - replaces Manfred Symphony

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4

Alan Buribayev Conductor
Peter Donohoe 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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