Thu 21 Nov,19:30
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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Fri 22 Nov,19:30
City Halls, Glasgow
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Performance Details

Symphony No 1 (26’)
Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ (47’)


In 1805, Beethoven broke the mould of the Classical symphony, unleashing a symphonic energy regarded as a turning point in musical history. Welcome to Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’. It was twice as long as anything that had come before it, and remains a timeless favourite for its emphatic expression of triumph.

Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine opens our Beethoven Symphony Cycle with the First Symphony in which Mozart and Haydn’s influence on him, are on full display.

SCO Platform, 6.45pm - 7.10pm
Free to concert ticket holders in Glasgow only
Performance by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emmanuel Krivine


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Emmanuel Krivine is respected as one of the world’s most distinguished conductors whose elegant and colourful interpretations have made him a favourite with leading orchestras and soloists around the world. From the 2017/18 season, Krivine will take up the post of Music Director at the Orchestre National de France. He has held anumber of important positions in his native France and is regarded as one of the foremost French musicians today. He is a passionate educator, who regularly conducts orchestras of young musicians, and in 2004 he created a period-instrument ensemble in Paris, La Chambre Philharmonique, now one of the most important groups of its kind.

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