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Fri 8th Feb at 7:30pm

Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO)

@ Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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An American Festival: I: Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO)

Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Gershwin - Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra
Adams - Harmonielehre

Don’t miss the first of two concerts dedicated to the stars and stripes. A supertanker in San Francisco Bay gathers speed and suddenly rockets into the sky. That’s the image that inspired John Adams’ Harmonielehre – and the music is every bit as spectacular.

This big, fabulously colourful orchestral extravaganza might just be the Great American Symphony; it’s definitely a thrilling climax to an evening that begins with Bernstein’s rip-roaring comedy overture and Gershwin’s gloriously jazzy “skyscraper concerto”.

Peter Oundjian lights the blue touchpaper, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker makes sure things go with a swing.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Usher Hall


Address:
Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA 55.947453, -3.205035

Usher Hall photo

Usher Hall map


Website: usherhall.co.uk

Phone: 0131 228 1155


Train

  → Haymarket 11 min walk
  → Edinburgh Haymarket 11 min walk
  → Waverley 13 min walk