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San Francisco Symphony - Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony Poster

San Francisco Symphony - Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony

Closed May 21, 2017

I believe I found today in the old chapel the beginning of my Scottish Symphony.

Mendelssohn on his Holyrood experience.

Why See San Francisco Symphony - Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony?

Deep inspiration

The romantic wilds of Scotland are given life by the San Francisco Symphony and guest conductor Roberto Abbado as they present Mendelssohn's tribute to the rugged landscapes of the country, inspired by a trip to the British Isles in the early 19th century. Also joining the company is Veronika Eberle, the renowned violinist who takes on Schumann's violin concerto.

Whilst on walking tour in 1829, Mendelsson found himself struck by a long-forgotten chapel at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. A highly historical site now reclaimed by nature, the chapel had once hosted the coronation of Mary Queen of Scots. Inspired, Mendelssohn began his symphony there and then, before finishing it later on in Italy. Listen out for the picturesque landscapes and sombre tones that will transport you far back in time and across the world.

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Opening night: 17 May 2017

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