Bernstein 100: Edinburgh International Festival

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On tour

Fri 10 Aug 2018 7.30pm - 9.40pm
Usher Hall, Edinburgh

BERNSTEIN Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety'
DVORÁK Slavonic Dances
JANÁCEK Sinfonietta

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Krystian Zimerman piano
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.

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO are joined by the remarkable Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman in the first of the Festival’s celebrations of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, Symphony No 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’, which casts its piano soloist as an everyman searching for spiritual meaning in the modern world.

They contrast Bernstein’s gripping explorations with the foot-tapping Slavonic Dances of Dvořák, and the blazing brass fanfares of Janáček’s vibrant, life-affirming Sinfonietta.