Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 13 May 2012, 7.30pm
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA
Mozart Clarinet Concerto (c.27')
Bruckner Symphony No.7 (ed. Haas) (c.65')
Martin Fröst basset clarinet
Donald Runnicles conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto was one of the last pieces he completed before his death. Composed for the basset clarinet - lower pitched than the modern instrument - it has a very special colour, most obviously in the profoundly melancholic beauty of its slow movement. It's played by one of the world's leading clarinettists, Martin Fröst. Bruckner's Seventh Symphony is perhaps his most popular. In Donald Runnicles the BBC SSO is fortunate to have a Chief Conductor who understands better than most how to shape Bruckner's magnificent musical architecture, golden melodies and overwhelming climaxes.
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.