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Festival Orchestra

Benedetti plays Brahms
Thursday 10 August 2017
Usher Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer Conductor

Nicola Benedetti Violin

Schubert Overture to Die Zauberharfe
Brahms Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No 8

Powerful, poetic, effortlessly charismatic, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is one of today’s most admired and cherished performers. She joins the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer for the stormy lyricism of Brahms’s joyful Violin Concerto, brimming with spontaneity and gypsy abandon.

Fischer and his Budapest players have one of the most exciting musical partnerships in the world today – it was Fischer who founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1983, and the Orchestra’s intense, characterful performances are matched by his own distinctively daring insights.

They complement their radical reimagining of Mozart’s darkly comic opera Don Giovanni this year, with two works full of joyful melody: Dvořák’s energising Eighth Symphony, and Schubert’s warm Die Zauberharfe Overture.


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  • Running time: 
    2hrs approx (one interval)

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer Conductor

Nicola Benedetti Violin

Schubert Overture to Die Zauberharfe
Brahms Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No 8


More information about the artists

Budapest Festival Orchestra
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Iván Fischer
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Nicola Benedetti
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This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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Tickets

Grand circle: £47 £38.50 £29
Stalls: £47 £38.50 £29
Upper circle: £26 £19 £13
Organ gallery: £13

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF