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FEB • APR 2012


USHER HALL INTRODUCTION

USHER HALL HIGHLIGHTS

0131 228 1155 usherhall.co.uk THIS SEASONS HIGHLIGHTS Comedy Central You will be rolling in the aisles as TV comedy genius Andrew Lawrence takes to the stage as part of a great line up for a raucous night of comedy (15 March).

Welcome to the new Spring season The Usher Hall is at the centre of musical life in Edinburgh and in our Spring guide you’ll find a host of concerts and event experiences that will make for a great night out. On offer are a wealth of classical favourites, international bands and stars that are not to be missed.

Andrew Lawrence St Petersburg Philharmonic

Following on from a great concert with the Moscow Philharmonic last October, this season’s classical highlight is another allRussian extravaganza. Enjoy an evening with Russia’s oldest orchestra, complete with a superb programme drawing from St Petersburg Philharmonic’s incredible repertoire (29 March).

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 11:12 Season continues featuring superb soloists such as the Scottish soprano Lisa Milne and a concert with their favourite Conductor Laureate, Neemi Järvi, as they continue to explore the Auld Alliance; virtuoso Nicola Benedetti and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra explore Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and other Italian gems; and Donald Runnicles conducting Brahms are another winning combination for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, featuring soprano Sarah Connolly. Revel too in a rare all-Russian treat and enjoy the superlative sound of one of Russia’s oldest orchestras, the St Petersburg Philharmonic. In the world of rock, pop and blues, The Hollies are marking their amazing fiftieth touring year in 2012; Joe Bonamassa, praised by none other than the ‘Godfather’ of blues himself BB King, brings the blues big time in March; Chris Rea will perform his chart-topping favourites and tracks from newer projects; and that international mega-star band of brothers, The Osmonds, visit Edinburgh on their last ever tour. With superb acoustics and a fabulous atmosphere there really is no better place to hear live music than in the Usher Hall.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR NEXT SEASON BANG GOES APRIL

BBC One’s Bang Goes the Theory visits the Usher Hall as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival. Join the team for an action-packed live show. 13, 14, 15 April. Free but ticketed. Tickets available from 7 February 2012 www.sciencefestival.co.uk Councillor Deidre Brock Convener of Culture and Leisure The City of Edinburgh Council

Celebrating Seventy Five Royal Years Bang Goes the Theory

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We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Karl Chapman General Manager Usher Hall

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Russia Revisited

The Edinburgh Diamond Jubilee Concert will be a marvellous occasion and The Academy of Ancient Music will be here to honour that (4 June).

All details and prices featured in this guide were correct at time of going to press. Cover Image: Yuri Temirkanov (Musical Director, St Petersburg Philharmonic) 3


USHER HALL WHAT’S ON

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ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

EMPEROR AND EROICA

TASMIN LITTLE’S ELGAR

Thursday 9 February 7.30pm

Friday 3 February 7.30pm

Cherubini Overture, Démophoon Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’

Wallace Pelléas et Mélisande Suite R Strauss Don Juan Elgar Violin Concerto

Andrew Manze (Conductor) Llŷr Williams (Piano)

Sir Andrew Davis (Conductor) Tasmin Little (Violin)

Hear Beethoven alongside the contemporary he most admired (Cherubini’s Requiem was sung at Beethoven’s funeral), as the great man celebrates both an emperor and a revolutionary in the same evening. Llŷr Williams’ Beethoven is absolutely not to be missed. He recently completed his first full cycle of the piano sonatas to huge acclaim and brings immense authority and a fascinatingly unworldly quality to this music.

With a name like William Wallace you would expect his music to be stirring – but nothing prepares you for the sheer gorgeousness of this Scottish composer’s music. And that’s just the start of an evening filled with forbidden passions, as Sir Andrew Davis whirls the orchestra through Strauss’ portrait of a great seducer and joins national treasure Tasmin Little in Elgar’s rapturous love song, following their recent awardwinning recording of the concerto.

£28/ £24/£19/£13.50/£9.50 (limited concessions)

Pre-concert talk (6.45pm) - Sir Andrew Davis in conversation with Katherine Wren (RSN0 Viola) £34/£25/£18.50/£14/£11 (limited concessions)

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA NAKED CLASSICS: romeo & Juliet Friday 17 February 7.30pm

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S Friday 10 February 7.30pm

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet

Ravel La valse Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 ‘Elvira Madigan’ Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Puccini La bohème Fantasy Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana R Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier Christian Kluxen (Conductor) Simone Dinnerstein (Piano) This Valentine, give your special someone an unforgettable gift – a bouquet of romantic classics, wrapped in the luxurious sound of a full symphony orchestra and delivered with love by the charismatic Christian Kluxen. There’s operatic passion from Puccini and Strauss, Gallic glamour from Maurice Ravel, and – at the heart of it all – Mozart’s exquisite Twenty First Piano Concerto, probably the most romantic music he ever wrote, performed by American star Simone Dinnerstein. 44

Stéphane Denève (Conductor) Paul Rissmann (Presenter) In Stalin’s Russia, tragedy was banned. So how could a composer set Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to music? Luckily for us, Sergei Prokofiev knew a trick or two – and tonight, Paul Rissmann, the full RSNO and Music Director Stéphane Denève blow the gaff on one of the most passionate of all ballet scores. If you only know the piece as the theme tune to The Apprentice, trust us: you don’t know the half of it! £10 (limited concessions) Pre-concert talk (6.45pm) Duncan Swindells (RSNO Principal Bass Clarinet) £34/£25/£18.50/£14/£11 (limited concessions) 5


USHER HALL WHAT’S ON RAYMOND GUBBAY PRESENTS

ANTON & ERIN ‘LET’S DO IT’ Saturday 18 February 7.30pm

Following a sold out UK tour in 2011, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag return with a sensational new show. Britain’s favourite dance couple will be joined by singer Lance Ellington, superb guest dancers and a live orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Music from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Kander & Ebb and Cole Porter featuring classic hits such as An American in Paris, Don’t Rain on My Parade and many more. £39.50/£36/£30/£26.50/£15.50 (limited concessions)

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LISA MILNE SINGS SONGS OF THE AUVERGNE Friday 24 February 7.30pm Berlioz Rob Roy Overture Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne Franck Symphony in D minor Fabien Gabel (Conductor) Lisa Milne (Soprano) César Franck was a quiet man, but his grand, gothic spectacular of a symphony is crammed with the kind of tunes that you just can’t get out of your head. That goes double for Canteloube’s popular Songs of the Auvergne, especially when sung by the world-famous Scottish soprano Lisa Milne. And conductor Fabien Gabel continues our celebration of the Auld Alliance with Berlioz’ highland fling of an overture. Pre-concert talk (6.45pm) - Michael Tumelty £34/£25/£18.50/£14/£11 (limited concessions)

BARNARDO’S YOUNG SUPPORTERS’ CONCERT

Thursday 23 February 6.30pm Barnardo’s are delighted to introduce their inaugural Young Supporters’ Concert in Scotland. Barnardo’s support 10,000 vulnerable children and young people in communities throughout Scotland. We believe in the true potential of each and every child, no matter who they are, what they’ve faced in life or where they’ve come from. This concert is a celebration of local talent, with hundreds of Young Supporters from schools across Scotland performing to raise crucial funds for Barnardo’s work. A fantastic feel-good evening for all the family. £10/£5 concessions

KILAMANJARO PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH DAVID HASSELHOFF

Sunday 26 February 8.00pm (doors open 7.00pm) Join David Hasselhoff, star of TV’s Knight Rider, Baywatch and Britain’s Got Talent for an evening of music, laughter and classic TV moments from his illustrious career. Recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as ‘The Most Watched TV Star in the World’ this is a gig not to be missed for all fans of the TV gold that he has been pivotal in producing and creating the legend that is The Hoff! £50/£30/£25 + 10% booking fee

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USHER HALL WHAT’S ON AMATEUR BOXING SCOTLAND PRESENTS

EDINBURGH AMATEUR SELECT V EDINBURGH UNIVERSITIES SELECT Friday 9 March 8.00pm

The cream of Edinburgh Amateur Select Boxers will take on the best Edinburgh Universities Select have to offer in an explosive evening of boxing entertainment. After September 2011’s sell out open air boxing event in Princes Street Gardens, the next Scottish Amateur Boxing showpiece comes to the Usher Hall in an allcapital affair. This is set to be a fantastic night of sport and essential viewing for all boxing fans. £20/£10

PUNCHLINE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH USHER HALL, PRESENT

ANDREW LAWRENCE, SEANN WALSH & IDIOTS OF ANTS

0131 228 1155 usherhall.co.uk THE BIG BREAKTHROUGH! THE LORD PROVOST’S PEOPLE’S CONCERT Wednesday 21 March 1.15pm

Excellence, friendship, respect, courage, determination, inspiration and equality are at the core of Olympic and Paralympic values. Be inspired by this unique celebratory event featuring children and young people from The BIG Project in Broomhouse, several choirs and ten leading professional musicians, including Karine Polwart, in an interactive sing-a-long show, performing uplifting songs and displaying film footage of local children and young people exploring the relevance of these values in their own lives. The centrepiece of the programme is a newlycommissioned work by singer-songwriter and pianist Kim Edgar called Breakthrough featuring all of the performers en masse, with a series of themes representing the Olympic rings, which begin to connect, overlap and interweave. £5/£3 concessions

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

Thursday 15 March 8.00pm (doors open 7.00pm)

BRAHMS: A GERMAN REQUIEM

A special Punchline night of comedy with a sparkling line-up headlined by Andrew Lawrence! Fresh from his appearance on Live at the Apollo and his own BBC Radio 4 series, he has been nominated for two Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Joining him is Seann Walsh, a favourite on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and a frequent guest on the legendary satire show, Mock the Week. Sharing the bill are Idiots of Ants, who have had rapturous reviews for five consecutive sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and have a massive YouTube following. Master warm-up man Mark Olver is your compere without compare for this raucous night of laughs.

Lieberson Songs of Love and Sorrow Brahms A German Requiem

£20/£18 concessions not recommended for under 16s

Friday 23 March 7.30pm

Lawrence Renes (Conductor) Klara Ek (Soprano) Gerald Finley (Bass-Baritone) RSNO Chorus Johannes Brahms didn’t believe in God, but he believed in love. When he wrote his German Requiem, he aimed to console the living with some of the most moving, most heartfelt and – yes – most spiritual music ever written. Lawrence Renes conducts one of the world’s great operatic singers, Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley, in the latest masterpiece from Peter Lieberson, whose heart-rending Neruda Songs stormed the classical charts in the USA. Pre-concert talk (6.45pm) - Frikki Walker £34/£25/£18.50/£14/£11 (limited concessions)

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USHER HALL WHAT’S ON BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

RHAPSODIC BRAHMS

Sunday 25 March 7.30pm Schumann Symphony No.4 (original version) Brahms Alto Rhapsody Brahms Symphony No.1 Donald Runnicles (Conductor) Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-soprano) Men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus Johannes Brahms always preferred the original, unrevised version of his friend Schumann’s Fourth Symphony, and here’s a chance to experience those first thoughts in all their freshness alongside Brahms’s own towering First Symphony. Donald Runnicles is joined by leading British mezzo Sarah Connolly and the men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus in one of Brahms’s most moving vocal works, the marvellous Alto Rhapsody. ‘Runnicles’s mastery of the big arch of the piece was unshakeable…’ Herald on Brahms’s German Requiem, Usher Hall 2011 £26/£21/£16/£10 (limited concessions)

JOE BONAMASSA

Tuesday 27 March 7.30pm (doors open 6:30pm) Fresh off his successful European tour with Black Country Communion, and rave reviews for their 2 album, Joe Bonamassa’s forthcoming UK solo tour will see him perform material from his current studio album Dust Bowl plus songs from his vast catalogue of albums including A New Day Yesterday, The Ballad of John Henry, Sloe Gin, and Black Rock. He will also preview some new songs from his forthcoming studio album due for release in late May. Joe Bonamassa’s blues pedigree reached new heights when none other than BB King himself praised his style and his music, an accolade that his many fans can testify to full heartedly. £50/£40/£35/£30 + 10% booking fee 10 10

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CHRIS REA + special guests Wednesday 28 March 7.30pm (doors open 6:30pm)

One of the UK’s foremost singer/songwriters will be in Edinburgh on his latest tour, following the release of his first new material in over a decade with The Santo Spirito Project. Chris’s career spans over 30 years and both The Road to Hell (1989) and Auberge (1991) debuted at No1 in the UK, cementing his position as arguably one of the country’s finest musicians. His rich and popular catalogue includes such classic songs as Fool (If You Think It’s Over), On The Beach and many more. £33.50/£30 + £3 booking fee per ticket

ST PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC Thursday 29 March 7.30pm Prokofiev Classical Symphony Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Shostakovich Symphony No.5 Yuri Temirkanov (Conductor) Dmitri Alexeev (Piano) A special night and a performance by one of Russia’s favourite orchestras conducted by one of the world’s greatest conductors. As Music Director and Principal Conductor of the St Petersburg Philharmonic since 1988, Yuri Temirkanov and his orchestra regularly undertake major international tours. Their performances have secured a legendary reputation and they have been lauded as ‘probably the world’s greatest orchestra’ by the Guardian. They have an incredibly rich historical heritage and two of the symphonies on their programme are testament to earlier troubled times. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony was written amidst revolution and the Shostakovich was conceived whilst under duress from the Soviet authorities. £27.50/£24.50/£20/£15/£10 (concessions available) 11


USHER HALL WHAT’S ON ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

BEETHOVEN EIGHT

Friday 30 March 7.30pm Bizet Suite from The Fair Maid of Perth Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 Fauré Pavane Beethoven Symphony No.8 Douglas Boyd (Conductor) Ingrid Fliter (Piano) Masked balls, singing blacksmiths and a fairy queen: Bizet’s operatic portrait of Scotland might not be very accurate, but it is filled with terrific tunes. Glasgow-born conductor Douglas Boyd brings his trademark verve to our latest musical salute to the Auld Alliance, and ends the night with Beethoven’s firecracker of a symphony. First, though, there’s the pure romance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto with the sensational Ingrid Fliter and Fauré’s enchanting Pavane.

0131 228 1155 usherhall.co.uk EDINBURGH YOUTH ORCHESTRA

SPRING CONCERT

Sunday 8 April 7.30pm Williams Olympic Fanfare Dvořák Cello Concerto Elgar Enigma Variations Garry Walker (Conductor) Philip Higham (Cello) The Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is again thrilled to be performing at the Usher Hall with Garry Walker conducting and Philip Higham as soloist. Both are former EYO members. Philip Higham, born in Edinburgh, is rapidly emerging as one of the most prominent young cellists from the UK, having won second prize at the prestigious 2010 Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann Competition in Berlin. £15/£12 concessions/£5 Students/£2 Children

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

JÄRVI CONDUCTS SIBELIUS ONE Friday 20 April 7.30pm

McEwen Where the Wild Thyme Blows Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 Sibelius Symphony No.1 Neeme Järvi (Conductor) Christian Blackshaw (Piano) It’s always a special occasion when Conductor Laureate Neeme Järvi returns to the RSNO. This time, he’s bringing us a forgotten Scottish treasure written in France by the Borders-born Sir John Blackwood McEwen. You’ll wonder where this music has been all your life. And you’ll be blown away by the sheer elemental power of Sibelius’ tempestuous First Symphony. In between, expect poetry and finesse from pianist Christian Blackshaw in Beethoven’s youthful concerto.

Pre-concert talk (6.45pm) - Peter Hunt (RSNO Cello)

Pre-concert talk (6.45pm) - John Cushing (RSNO Principal Clarinet)

£34/£25/£18.50/£14 (limited concessions)

£34/£25/£18.50/£14 (limited concessions)

THE HOLLIES

Saturday 21 April 7:30pm Fifty years on and the adventure continues… with the one and only Hollies, with their tight, clean vocal harmonies, meticulously honed and precisely melded. Though its composition has changed since emerging in the 1960s, a component of the magnificent British Pop Revolution, The Hollies, hallmark sound has not wavered – join them on this celebratory tour and enjoy an evening filled with all their favourite classic tunes, The Air That I Breathe, Just One Look, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and many more. £25/£23.50/£22.50 + £2 booking fee per ticket

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USHER HALL WHAT’S ON THE OSMONDS

Sunday 22 April 7:30 pm The Osmond Brothers have been entertaining sold out crowds throughout the world for decades and this year marks their biggest ever UK Tour.

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NAKED CLASSICS: MENDELSSOHN SCOTTISH Friday 27 April 7.30pm

It takes fans on a journey through their many unforgettable hits from classics such as One Bad Apple, Let Me In and Love Me For A Reason to Crazy Horses and Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, the 1972 No1 hit from Jimmy Osmond, more recent star of hit West End shows Grease and Chicago. The family collective are unique in their success as a band and as solo performers. Collectively they have recorded over 200 albums, selling over 100 million copies with many gold and platinum recordings amongst them. They have broken box office records worldwide and received countless awards. This will be the chance of a lifetime to see them together on their last tour.

Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 Scottish

£29.50/£27.50 + £2.50 booking fee per ticket

£10 (limited concessions)

Adrian Prabava (Conductor) Paul Rissmann (Presenter) How did a nice young German boy end up writing a Scottish symphony? Felix Mendelssohn might have come from Berlin, but few composers have done more for Scotland’s tourism industry. Join Paul and conductor Adrian Prabava as they follow in Mendelssohn’s footsteps, and discover how Holyrood Abbey, Bonnie Prince Charlie and a full symphony orchestra all add up to the definitive musical souvenir from Scotland.

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

BENEDETTI: VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS Thursday 26 April 7.30pm Gluck

Overture, Ballet and Chaconne from Orfeo ed Eurydice Vivaldi Concerto in D ‘il Grosso Mogul’ Rameau Suite from Les Paladins Vivaldi The Four Seasons Christian Curnyn (Harpsichord/Director) Nicola Benedetti (Violin) A baroque extravaganza of exotica and virtuosity starring Scotland’s favourite violinist. Benedetti is exploring the Vivaldi repertoire at the moment, and here she juxtaposes his most famous set of concerti with a scintillating rarity of Il Grosso Mogul. No-one knows where the nickname comes from but its suggestion of oriental brilliance is picked up in the rest of this colourful programme with Rameau’s sensational dances from Les Paladins.

ORIGIN SCOTLAND

CITY PRAISE

Sunday 29 April 8.00pm Since 2003, City Praise has drawn capacity audiences from churches all over Edinburgh and the Lothians. The event is a non-denominational service of Christian worship, led by the Exile Band, Choir and Chamber Orchestra. In 2010 the event also went to Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, and now returns to Edinburgh for 2012. Join with a couple of thousand Christians from all over Edinburgh to praise and worship the King. Admission is free, and there will be an offering to help towards expenses. Tickets are free - only available by calling 0131 208 0095 or online at originscotland.org

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USHER HALL Get Organised

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GET ORGANISED with John Kitchen

Tuesday 10 April Tuesday 17 April Tuesday 24 April All concerts begin at 1.10pm £3

Join John Kitchen for his Spring series of organ recitals and enjoy the large and amazing sound of the Usher Hall organ, one of the original centrepieces in the hall since its opening in 1914.

In association with

SPRING 2012 The INFAMOUS Of MICE BROTHERS DAVENPORT and MEN

Story by Candice Edmunds, Jamie Harrison and Peter Arnott

By Tim Price

Directed by the new Artistic director of the Traverse Theatre, Orla O’laughlin.

By John Steinbeck

A co-production with Vox Motus

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

The MARRIAGE of FIGARO

The LIEUTENANT of INISHMORE

By Beaumarchais, adapted by DC Jackson

By Martin McDonagh

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USHER HALL information

Summer 2012

BOOKING

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There are three ways to book your tickets for all our events.

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Book by phone 0131 228 1155

The nearest car park is the NCP, close by on Castle Terrace. Additional car parking can also be found nearby at the Autosafe car park between the Sheraton Hotel and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on the west side of Lothian Road.

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FAIR PRICING POLICY

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Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Monday to Saturday 10am - 5.30pm (and on concert evenings). Please note: it may not be possible to process bookings at the counter for advance events during the hour before an event starts. When there is an event on Sunday the counter is open from 1pm until 30 mins after the start of the event.

PAYMENTS 0131 228 1155

A selection of our concerts are covered by our fair pricing policy. All these prices are subject to availability where the policy applies. Please ask when booking. Young people under 18 £5 ticket (one ticket per adult ticket purchased). Full-time students £10 ticket (£2 discount if the full price ticket is already £10).

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Maestro. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The City of Edinburgh Council’. Some events are subject to a credit card charge or additional booking fees.

Unwaged £10 ticket (£2 discount applies if the full price ticket is already £10).

CONCESSION TICKETS

People over 65 (in receipt of state pension) £2 discount

BOOKING FEES

Disabled people and companions £2 discount, with a free companion seat. Wheelchair spaces are priced at the lowest price as there is no choice as to which part of the house the customer is seated.

The Usher Hall aims to be open, accessible and affordable for all. Concession prices are available for certain performances. Please ask at time of booking or check online. Booking fees may apply for certain shows and can vary. Either look online or in the Concert Programme next to the event for specific details. A transaction charge of £1 applies to phone and online bookings.

ACCESS AND FACILITIES

There is level access to the ground floor, accessible from the Grindlay Street side of the building. There is lift access to all levels of the hall. There are 12 wheelchair accessible spaces (ten in the Stalls and two in the Grand Circle). Please advise the Box Office when booking if you require one. Assistance dogs are welcome. Peonies in a Chinese Vase (c.1928) by Leslie Hunter. ©The Fleming Collection

For hearing aid users, a loop system is in place. To access this facility, please switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position.

21 July to 14 October

We aim to make your visit to the Usher Hall comfortable and stress free.  We have many facilities available to make your visit easy and if you require extra support please contact customer services on 0131 228 1155.   

Group discount 10% off full price ticket for groups (15 or more) (£2 discount per head where the full-price ticket is already £10).

HOW TO FIND US

The Usher Hall is located on Lothian Road, at the west end of Edinburgh, between the Royal Lyceum Theatre and the Traverse Theatre. The Usher Hall is close to Haymarket and Waverley train stations (a walk of about 15 minutes to each station). A taxi rank is situated opposite the Hall by the Sheraton Hotel.

BUSES

There are bus stops right outside. For times and routes, visit www.lothianbuses.com or phone 0131 555 6363.

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Season AT A GLANCE FEB • MAR • APR

February

Friday 3 Thursday 9 Friday 10 Friday 17 Saturday 18 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Sunday 26

March

Friday 9 Thursday 15

Wednesday 21 Friday 23

Sunday 25 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30

April

Sunday 8 Friday 20 Saturday 21 Sunday 22 Tuesday 26 Friday 27

RSNO – Tasmin Little’s Elgar SCO – Emperor and Eroica RSNO – Romantic Valentine’s RSNO – Naked Classics: Romeo & Juliet Raymond Gubbay Presents: Anton & Erin ‘Let’s Do It’ Barnardo’s Young Supporters’ Concert RSNO – Lisa Milne Sings Songs of the Auvergne An Evening with David Hasselhoff

Amateur Boxing Scotland Punchline Presents: Andrew Lawrence, Seann Walsh & Idiots of Ants The Big Breakthrough! RSNO – Brahms: A German Requiem BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Rhapsodic Brahms Joe Bonamassa Chris Rea St Petersburg Philharmonic RSNO – Beethoven Eight

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra - Spring Concert RSNO – Järvi Conducts Sibelius One The Hollies The Osmonds SCO – Benedetti: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons RSNO – Naked Classics: Mendelssohn Scottish

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