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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

 09 November 2013 at  

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Queens Hall
0131 668 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

An unmissable concert! It has been a while since the SCO last premiered a work from its old friend, the Master of the Queen’s Music. With Knussen directing (he is a passionate devotee) this will be special. No less remarkable is the opportunity to hear Serkin play the Bartók. A wonderful concerto with Hungarian folk influences vying with Wagner’s Tristan, hints of jazz and an evocation of night music in what amounts to a passionate and joy-filled love song to his wife. Stravinsky closes the evening powerfully and grandly with his symphony.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on his new work for the Orchestra:
"In the late ‘eighties, as composer in residence to the SCO, I was commissioned to write my ten Strathclyde Concertos for the Orchestra. This involved writing for and working with the leaders of each section, and conducting performances of these works not only in Scotland, but also in Europe and America.

It is a great privilege, with this history, to be invited to write a work for the SCO’s fortieth birthday, as a vote of thanks for a wonderful musical experience with them in the past, and also as a vote of confidence in their glorious future."

Peter Maxwell Davies : Ebb of Winter
Béla Bartók : Piano Concerto No 3
Igor Stravinsky : Symphony in C

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