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 the Orchestra for our second of three appearances at the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival. The evenng 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 our Principal Conductor in the late 1980s, and he reunites with us 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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