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Marc-André Hamelin plays Chopin
Friday 18 August 2017
Usher Hall

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste Conductor

Marc-André Hamelin Piano

Beethoven Leonore Overture No 3
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2
Sibelius Symphony No 3

Canadian Marc-André Hamelin is a true piano virtuoso in the mould of historical greats Liszt or Rachmaninov, combining astonishing power with a miraculous, impeccable technique – and exceptional sensitivity.

He joins Edinburgh’s own Scottish Chamber Orchestra and opens with Beethoven's dramatic Leonore Overture No 3. This is followed by Chopin’s breathtakingly beautiful Second Piano Concerto, full of youthful high spirits and heart-on-its-sleeve emotion.

Eminent Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste was the SCO’s Principal Conductor in the late 1980s, and he returns to the Orchestra for his compatriot Sibelius’s elegant but stirring Third Symphony, lesser known but full of the composer’s renowned vigour and evocative scene-painting.

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  • Running time: 
    1hr 45mins approx (one interval)


Usher Hall

Lothian Road

Supported by

Donald and Louise MacDonald



Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste Conductor

Marc-André Hamelin Piano

Beethoven Leonore Overture No 3
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2
Sibelius Symphony No 3

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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Marc-André Hamelin
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This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF