Usher Hall unveils new season of Sunday symphonies

Edinburgh’s premier music venue has unveiled details of its new season of classical symphonies featuring orchestras from all over the world.

Usher hall exterior

The Usher Hall, which is run by the City of Edinburgh Council, programmes its own season of international orchestras and attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Classical music continues to be very buoyant at the venue which recently celebrated its best year ever for ticket sales, reflecting the Usher Hall's status as an international destination for live music.

Councillor Richard Lewis, the City of Edinburgh Council’s Culture Convener, said: “This is a packed and exciting programme of classical music and the line up will offer fans the chance to sample an international programme of orchestras outside the usual festival period. Fantastic music really can be found all year round in Edinburgh and the acoustics of the Usher Hall make it one of the best places to be to experience a live orchestra.”

Karl Chapman, General Manager, Usher Hall said: "Our Sunday Season has proved to be a real success and I know that come rain or shine this is a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I hope you'll enjoy the world class music on offer as much as I shall"

From 11 October, audiences can revel in Sunday afternoon classics from:

2015
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra | 11 October 
Philharmonia Orchestra | 8 November 
Miloš with Royal Northern Sinfonia | 29 November

2016
Academy St Martin in the Fields | 10 January 
Flanders Symphony Orchestra | 6 March 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra | 10 April 
Bruckner Orchestra Linz | 24 April 
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra | 22 May 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | 19 June

There will also be a line-up of world-class soloists featuring:  

Mesmerising cellist Sol Gabetta with Dresden Philharmonic
The charming Vladimir Ashkenazay conducts the Philharmonia
Guitar great Miloš Karadaglic with the Royal Northern Sinfonia
The all-powerful Joshua Bell with Steven Isserlis and Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Much-loved Bruch violin concerto from Flanders Symphony Orchestra
Epic Wagner from Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Exquisite Philip Glass music from the Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Racy Rachmaninov from the hugely respected pianist John Lill
The greatest show from beyond the earth with the RPO The Planets

The audience is invited sit back and relax and enjoy the music on Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are available now from the Usher Hall’s box office.

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