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Aug 24

On Tour: Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh, Usher Hall
19:30 Uhr

Summer, sun, festivals – we love this buzzing time and the magical bonding moments when hearts beat to the rhythm of music. Our first trip of the new season takes us to the heartland of bagpipes: there’s a lot happening in the Scottish capital Edinburgh in August, with its winding alleys virtually bursting at the seams as there's culture on almost every corner. Right in the centre of it all for classical music fans: the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival, founded in 1947 – and where we have a short residency this year.
The current motto there is »Rituals That Unite Us«, so it’s all about the rituals intended to bring people closer together again – which fits in perfectly with our love theme. We are performing in Edinburgh with a programme of our choice: from Bamberg we bring our favourite pieces with us as musical calling cards. These include our widely acclaimed spotlight on Hans Rott’s First Symphony – and the exciting love triangle between this artist, who died young, and the two masters Bruckner and Mahler. We have also recently explored the close friendship between Brahms and Dvořák – and are playing two important works by these brilliant composers. As a monumental finale, our last concert in Edinburgh will feature a larger portion of Czech music together with the local Festival Chorus – with poignant compositions by Dvořák and his son-in-law Josef Suk.

Jakub Hrůša Conductor
Isabelle Faust Violin
Sol Gabetta Violoncello

Johannes Brahms Doppelkonzert für Violine und Violoncello
Antonín Dvořák Symphonie Nr. 9 e-Moll op. 95 »Aus der Neuen Welt«