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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thu 15 Sept 7.45pm

St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

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Duration approx. 2 hours

£25, £17, £15, £12

Half price concession is for children and students in full time education

Venue | How to get there | Accessibility

Credit: Alex Woodward

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Violin Concerto
Symphony No 3

Violin
Conductor

The young Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman joins the BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov in the greatest of all violin concertos. Brahms’s 3rd Symphony wonderfully combines drama with some of the most warmly songful music he ever wrote and Volkov’s close and intense relationship with this orchestra guarantees a memorable performance.

He begins with an intriguing nod to musical history in German composer Rolf Riehm’s quirkily colourful take on mediaeval French songs.

BBC Radio 3

"Ferschtman’s interpretation [of the Beethoven Concerto] is constantly illuminating."

The Gramophone

"Volkov and an in-form BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra delivered a wonderfully shaped performance... I’m not sure I’ve heard the slow movement done better live, in touch with the work’s tragic dimension but avoiding any melancholic self-indulgence."

The Guardian (BBC Proms)

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington below. For tickets, please call the box office on 0131 473 2000.

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

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.

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

Address

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. Also Perryman’s 253 service from Edinburgh Bus Station – Berwick, stopping in Haddington. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5-8 mins walk from the church.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.

Getting there by car

Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the second exit to Haddington – St Mary’s is signposted from the main road. Look to the South, and you will see the old church tower in the distance.

Accessibility

Parking:

On street parking 100m from the church. Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 4 disabled spaces.

Terrain:

Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is via the North Side (side) door, available 30 minutes before concert. Press bell for assistance. Level access into venue.