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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Emporer

  • 02 Oct 2021
  • 7:30pm
  • Music Hall
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Emperor


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.