Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’
Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Lukas Geniušas piano
Join the Orchestra and Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev to celebrate the long-awaited return to live performance – with Beethoven at his grandest, and Mendelssohn at his most evocative.
Multi-award-winning Russian pianist Lukas Geniušas brings his famed brilliance and boldness to Beethoven’s visionary ‘Emperor’ Concerto, one of the most powerful piano concertos ever written – yet a piece that’s also full of transcendental tenderness in its serene slow movement.
The young Felix Mendelssohn made a career-defining journey across Scotland in 1829, taking inspiration from the brooding ruins and swirling mists of ruined Holyrood Abbey for his vivid ‘Scottish’ Symphony, which plots a resolute course from mystery and menace to blazing triumph.
Please be aware that scaffolding is in place around the exterior of the building due to essential maintenance. However, the main entrance to City Halls remains accessible for customers.