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Seong-Jin Cho plays the Emperor at the Edinburgh Festival

At the time of writing, there’s still some tickets available.

Seong-Jin Cho plays the Emperor at the Edinburgh Festival

Date: Sunday 7 August 2022, 7:30pm
Usher Hall | Lothian Road | Edinburgh EH1 2EA | | [Map]

Tickets: £17–£52 | Buy tickets here
Seong Jin Cho
Seong Jin Cho. Photo: Christoph Kostlin / DG

Philharmonia Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali Conductor
Seong-Jin Cho Piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10

At the end of his first season as current Principal Conductor, inspirational young Finn Santtu-Matias Rouvali brings two mighty works of heroism and vision to the first of the Philharmonia’s concerts at this year’s International Festival.

Outstanding South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 Chopin Competition, is the soloist in Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto, one of the composer’s most dramatic but also most poetic creations. Shostakovich’s Tenth is among the composer’s most deeply felt symphonies, a savage critique of life under Stalin’s reign of terror, but also a moving love letter to a forbidden beloved.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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