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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: John Storgårds conducts Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5

 27 February 2016 at 7.30pm 

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: John Storgårds conducts Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5

Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

John Storgårds: conductor; Helena Juntunen: soprano

A new work by celebrated Icelandic composer Hafliði Hallgrímsson takes English literature as its foundation, forming a song cycle based on poetry by E.E. Cummings, Christina Rosetti and William Blake. The brilliant Finnish soprano Helena Juntunen delivers the deeply emotional lyrics.

One of Vaughan Williams’ most tranquil works, his Symphony No 5, conjures tonal images of the English countryside and often alludes to the sounds of Elizabethan polyphony. The concert opens with Elgar’s richly melodic Introduction and Allegro, a heartfelt tribute to the ‘sweet borderland’ of Herefordshire where the composer was living at the time. The concert is conducted by the wonderfully sympathetic John Storgårds.

Composer Insights: 6.30pm - Hafliði Hallgrímsson introduces his new song cycle.


Edward Elgar : Introduction and Allegro
Hafliði Hallgrímsson : Song Cycle
Vaughan Williams : Symphony No 5
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