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Scottish Chamber Orchestra and VOCAL are working in partnership to offer unpaid carers and one companion the opportunity to hear live orchestral music from a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages.

BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH: Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm at The Usher Hall

The most famous symphony ever written, and justly one of the most admired, Beethoven’s Fifth celebrates victory over the forces of fate in an unforgettable journey from struggle and conflict to blazing affirmation. Even if you feel you already know all there is to know about this iconic piece, inspirational conductor Mark Wigglesworth is just the person to reveal new depths and splendours that might just make you think afresh.

Now an established international soloist following her BBC Young Musician win in 2012, brilliant British cellist Laura van der Heijden is the soloist in Shostakovich’s dark, dramatic and deeply cathartic Second Cello Concerto – a profoundly moving experience for all who hear it. The playful innocence of Britten’s Simple Symphony – based on tunes he’d composed as a young child – complete this concert of darkness and light.

Request tickets (max 2) by clicking the ‘Request Break’ button above and completing the online form and our team will be in touch to confirm if you have been awarded tickets.

We ask that you only request tickets to one performance to ensure that as many people as possible are able to enjoy a performance.


Thu 27 Apr
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2EA United Kingdom
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