Welcome to the 2015-16 season of Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra.

We have a varied and challenging programme ahead with something for everyone, beginning with an evening of Ravel. This includes his exciting Piano Concerto, in which Richard Beauchamp will be able to show just what the new Greyfriars instrument is capable of, and his best-known work, Bolero. In between these we have a suite from the ballet Daphnis and Chloe, which should show what the orchestra is capable of. We open the concert with the stunning Roman Carnival overture by another great French composer, Hector Berlioz.

In the spring we shall be joined by Linda Finnie for a concert of Mahler, combining his Kindertotenlieder with his First Symphony (including the extra - but unused - movement Blumine). The season is rounded off by a programme combining one of Stravinsky’s best-known ballets (Petrushka) with one of Rachmaninov’s most popular works (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini). The programme and season are both brought to a rousing conclusion with another orchestral showpiece by Rachmaninov, his seldom-heard Symphonic Dances.

Please also take a look at our provisional programmes for 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Dates and times for all this season's concerts can be found in the Concerts section below.