Thu 15 Sept 7.45pm
Duration approx. 2 hours
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Symphony No 3
Â£25, Â£17, Â£15, Â£12
Half price concession is for children and students in full time education
Credit: Alex Woodward
The young Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman joins theÂ BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov in the greatest of all violinÂ concertos. Brahmsâ€™s 3rd Symphony wonderfully combinesÂ drama with some of the most warmly songful music heÂ ever wrote and Volkovâ€™s close and intense relationship withÂ this orchestra guarantees a memorable performance.
HeÂ begins with an intriguing nod to musical history in GermanÂ composer Rolf Riehmâ€™s quirkily colourful take on mediaevalÂ French songs.
"Ferschtmanâ€™s interpretation [of the Beethoven Concerto] is constantly illuminating."
"Volkov and an in-form BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra delivered a wonderfully shaped performance... Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™ve heard the slow movement done better live, in touch with the workâ€™s tragic dimension but avoiding any melancholic self-indulgence."
The Guardian (BBC Proms)
The Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin is one of the great ecclesiastical buildings of mediaeval Scotland, founded in 1380 and known for centuries as "The Lamp of Lothian".
It was severely damaged in the 16th Century during Henry VIII's 'Rough Wooing' of Scotland, and after the Reformation only the nave was used as a parish church, with the choir and tower remaining roofless.
It was finally restored to its former glory in the 1970s, and is Scotland's longest church as well as one of its most beautiful, with a wonderfully warm, resonant acoustic.