BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thu 15 Sept 7.45pm

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Duration approx. 2 hours

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Violin Concerto
Symphony No 3


£25, £17, £15, £12

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

Credit: Alex Woodward

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)

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Recorded at

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