BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Dunbar Parish Church, Dunbar

Fri 16 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Fanfare chimérique
Chamber Concerto
Piano Concerto
Chamber Symphony No 1 (1906)


Half price concessions for students in full time education

In partnership with
In partnership with

BBC Danny Driver

Credit: Robin Mitchell

György Ligeti’s brilliantly original Piano Concerto encompasses influences as diverse as the music of the Pygmy peoples of Central Africa and the folk music of his native Hungary, a thrilling vehicle for Danny Driver’s virtuosity. Schoenberg’s chamber-sized challenge to the symphonic world of Mahler and Strauss is one of the earliest 20th century classics, still miraculously fresh.

Driver’s recording of Ligeti’s virtuosity-testing Études is full of insight and exuberance.

The Guardian

‘Paterson conducted [the BBC SSO] with a winning combination of assuredness, agility and enthusiasm.’

The Telegraph

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Dunbar Parish Church below.

Dunbar Parish Church

Dunbar Parish Church, Gillespie Graham's grand red sandstone gothic church of 1821 stands proudly looking out to sea.

Damaged by fire in 1987, its spacious interior was restored with a colourful mix of ancient and modern features including an elaborate early 17th Century monument to the Earl of Dunbar and some fine 1990 stained glass by Shona McInnes and Douglas Hogg.

Dunbar Parish Church


Dunbar Parish Church
EH42 1LB

Getting there by bus

Services to Dunbar via Edinburgh, Haddington and North Berwick and Berwick upon Tweed. All stop at Dunbar High Street. Walk to the end of the High Street and take the left fork. Church on your right.

Getting there by train

Dunbar Station is on the east coast mainline and has frequent trains running through the station.
Timetables can be found at
Exit the station, at the top of the road turn right. Turn right again and you will see the church ahead of you.

Getting there by car

Follow the A1 until you reach the Spott roundabout. Take the exit for Dunbar. Follow the road to T-Junction. Take the left at this junction and the church is on your left. 30 miles from Edinburgh.



There is free car parking around the town.

There are 3 designated but unreserved spaces within church grounds for Blue Badge holders. Please email to book one of these spaces, subject to availability, first come first served.



Induction Loop:

Ladies and gents on ground (one adapted toilet) and first floors.

Wheelchair Access:

Sloped tarmac path to church. Level access into venue.

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