Jeremy Denk with the Royal Northern Sinfonia

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

Mon 19 Sept 8pm

Duration: 1 hour 45 mins approx

The Unanswered Question

Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Op 58

Symphony No 4 in A major ’Italian’


Half price concessions for students in full time education

Dinis Sousa RNS 1

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

The Royal Northern Sinfonia return with their new Principal Conductor to close the festival with Jeremy Denk in what is arguably Beethoven’s most extraordinary, convention-busting piano concerto. A truly celebratory concert starting with the enigma of Ives’s Unanswered Question and ending with Mendelssohn in breezily Mediterranean mood.

Jeremy Denk is performing across the festival, in Recital in Dunbar on 8 Sept, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Haddington on 10 Sept, and with Maria Wloszczowska in East Linton on 13 Sept.

At his book event Every Good Boy Does Fine on 14 Sept Jeremy will give an illustrated talk at the piano: a fraught love letter to the act of teaching in which he explores what he learned from his tutors about classical music, how it is relevant to ‘real-life’, and what we can learn about ourselves. Unmissable!

Some of the best Beethoven I’ve experienced recently – a commanding performance of the concerto, with Denk offering an emotionally penetrating interpretation.

Minnesota Star Tribune

‘Tempos were carefully varied and colours expertly crafted to create a reading that felt fresh and brilliantly clean, with some superb orchestral playing that suggests Sousa has already struck up a good rapport with his players.’

The Times

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington below.

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


St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Buses passing trough Haddington
PRENTICE: 108, 109, 101, 111, 122
Please check bus timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

The nearest station is Drem.

Getting there by car

Haddington is off the A1. There are two exits off the A1 coming from the east or the west.



There is free on-street parking, 100m from the church, on the road, and throughout the town.

We can offer 3 spaces inside the church grounds, buy the side of the church, for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


Tarmac and gravel.

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is easier via the North Side (side) door, next to the blue badge parking spaces, and open 30 minutes before concert. There will be a volunteer steward in a high vis jacket who will provide assistance. There is level access into venue.

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