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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Maiden in the Tower

 29 October 2015 at 7.30pm 

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Maiden in the Tower

Queens Hall
0131 668 2019

Tuomas Hannikainen: conductor; Pekka Kuusisto: violin

Just as Brahms and Sibelius did in their concertos, Danish composer Carl Nielsen combines genuine gravitas with luminous virtuosity to present the violin “in the best light, that is, rich in content, popular and dazzling.” These gorgeous melodies are augmented by a treasure from Sibelius’ only opera The Maiden in the Tower, from which an orchestral suite has been arranged by tonight’s conductor.

To complete this programme is the world premiere performance of distinguished Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski’s tribute to the work of Jean Sibelius, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Lotta Wennäkoski : Verdigris
Carl Nielsen : Violin Concerto
Jean Sibelius : The Maiden in the Tower: Orchestral Suite

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