Edinburgh International Festival


On tour

Thu 18 Aug 2022 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Hector Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Gustav Mahler Blumine from Symphony No 1
Daniel Kidane Sun Poem*
Jean Sibelius Symphony No 7
Béla Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Edinburgh International Festival website.


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra with support from Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation; Edinburgh International Festival; and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

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Sibelius, Bartók, Berlioz – blazing colours and wild emotions, conducted with poetry and passion by Sir Simon Rattle

Fasten your seatbelts. Berlioz’s whirlwind overture Le corsaire plunges you straight into the action, on an adventure that takes you from the ballrooms of jazz-age Paris, to Japanese gardens and vast northern landscapes. Then we hit the town with Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin: music from the mean streets of the 20th century, written in neon and delivered without compromise. Expect sounds to make the ears tingle, from musicians on the edge of their seats.

It's probably safe to say that every piece that Sir Simon Rattle conducts today is one of his personal favourites.