Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Emporer
- 02 Oct 2021
- Music Hall
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Lukas Geniušas piano
Join the Orchestra and Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev to celebrate the longed-awaitied return to live performance – with Beethoven at his grandest, and Mendelssohn at his most evocative.
Multi-award-winning Russian pianist Lukas Geniušas brings his famed brilliance and boldness to Beethoven’s visionary Emperor Concerto, one of the most powerful piano concertos ever written – yet a piece that’s also full of transcendental tenderness in its serene slow movement.
The young Felix Mendelssohn made a career-defining journey right across Scotland in 1829, and took inspiration from the brooding ruins and swirling mists of ruined Holyrood Abbey for his vivid ‘Scottish’ Symphony, which plots a resolute course from mystery and menace to blazing triumph.