UK Tour: Edinburgh, Usher Hall: Martyn Brabbins & Marat Bisengaliev

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00PM

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Symphony Orchestra of India
Weber: Overture to Oberon
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

SOI's co-founder and Music Director, Marat Bisengaliev, joins the players for one of the true wonders of the violin repertoire. Bruch’s soulful First Violin Concerto blends dazzling virtuosity with heartrending melody – it’s not hard to hear why it’s considered the world’s most adored violin concerto.

Incisive British conductor Martyn Brabbins – Music Director of English National Opera – brings the concert to an electrifying climax with an exhilarating journey through the Arabian Nights – with tales of Sinbad’s adventures, swashbuckling heroes, tender young love and a cataclysmic shipwreck, all related in Rimsky-Korsakov’s sensuous Scheherazade. To begin, take a step into the fairy realm with the magical orchestral evocations of Weber’s Oberon Overture.

The Symphony Orchestra of India UK Tour is supported by the Tata Trusts.