with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 25 March 2012, 7.30pm
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA
Schumann Symphony No.4 (original version) (c.28')
Brahms Alto Rhapsody* (c.15')
Brahms Symphony No.1 (c.45')
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano* (25/10/11: please note change to originally advertised soloist)
Men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus*
Donald Runnicles conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Johannes Brahms always preferred the original, unrevised version of his friend Schumann's Fourth Symphony, and here's a chance to experience those first thoughts in all their freshness alongside Brahms's own towering First Symphony. Donald Runnicles is joined by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and the men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus in one of Brahms's most moving vocal works, the marvellous Alto Rhapsody.
This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Please note, the Usher Hall Box Office opens at 1PM on Sundays.
How to get there
- Many local bus services stop on Lothian Road 25m from entrance.
- Edinburgh has two railway stations Waverley and Haymarket both within a 15 minute walk of the Usher Hall.
- West: Via M8, A8, Haymarket, Shandwick Place, Lothian Road, Castle Terrace East: Via A1, Princes Street, Lothian Road, Castle Terrace South: Via A74, Braid Road, Morningside Road, Bruntsfield Place, Earl Grey Street, Lothian Road, Castle Terrace North: Via Forth Road Bridge, A90, Queensferry Road, Queensferry Street, Melville Street, Shandwick Place, Lothian Road, Castle Terrace
- There are wheelchair access places in the Stalls and Grand Circle and wheelchair accessible toilets are available. Parking spaces for disabled badge holders are located across from the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Grindlay Street, however due to continuing landscaping work outside the Hall, it may be wise to phone in advance to check availability.