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Mozart and the Horn

Tickets: £13-£22
  • Weber
  • Mozart
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven

An evening of Viennese warmth, humour and sheer virtuosity. “Wolfgang Amadé Mozart takes pity on Leutgeb, ass, ox, and simpleton, at Vienna…1783” – so reads the dedication of his second horn concerto to possibly the greatest horn player of his age, Joseph Leutgeb. Clearly they were firm friends (Mozart was seven when they first met) and perhaps this is what makes Mozart’s horn concertos so irresistible. The SCO’s own award-winning horn player, Alec Frank-Gemmill takes on Leutgeb’s mantle for this evening which climaxes in Beethoven’s thrilling Eighth Symphony.

Mozart and the Horn

Thu 16th Apr

Mozart and the Horn image
Tickets: £14.50 / £16.50
  • Weber
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven

An evening of Viennese warmth, humour and sheer virtuosity. “Wolfgang Amadé Mozart takes pity on Leutgeb, ass, ox, and simpleton, at Vienna…1783” – so reads the dedication of his second horn concerto to possibly the greatest horn player of his age, Joseph Leutgeb. Clearly they were firm friends (Mozart was seven when they first met) and perhaps this is what makes Mozart’s horn concertos so irresistible. The SCO’s own award-winning horn player, Alec Frank-Gemmill takes on Leutgeb’s mantle for this evening which climaxes in Beethoven’s thrilling Eighth Symphony.

HOW TO BOOK

Reserved Seating (front stalls):

The Midsteeple Box Office
High Street
Dumfries
DG1 2BH
01387 253383

www.ticketweb.co.uk

Unreserved Seating (Back Stalls) :

www.sco.org.uk/dumfries-mozart

Mozart and the Horn

Tickets: £14.50-£28.50
  • Weber
  • Mozart
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven

An evening of Viennese warmth, humour and sheer virtuosity. “Wolfgang Amadé Mozart takes pity on Leutgeb, ass, ox, and simpleton, at Vienna…1783” – so reads the dedication of his second horn concerto to possibly the greatest horn player of his age, Joseph Leutgeb. Clearly they were firm friends (Mozart was seven when they first met) and perhaps this is what makes Mozart’s horn concertos so irresistible. The SCO’s own award-winning horn player, Alec Frank-Gemmill takes on Leutgeb’s mantle for this evening which climaxes in Beethoven’s thrilling Eighth Symphony.

Mozart and the Horn

Tickets: £10-£31
  • Weber
  • Mozart
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven

An evening of Viennese warmth, humour and sheer virtuosity. “Wolfgang Amadé Mozart takes pity on Leutgeb, ass, ox, and simpleton, at Vienna…1783” – so reads the dedication of his second horn concerto to possibly the greatest horn player of his age, Joseph Leutgeb. Clearly they were firm friends (Mozart was seven when they first met) and perhaps this is what makes Mozart’s horn concertos so irresistible. The SCO’s own award-winning horn player, Alec Frank-Gemmill takes on Leutgeb’s mantle for this evening which climaxes in Beethoven’s thrilling Eighth Symphony.

Chopin Piano Concerto No 1

Tickets: £10-£31
  • Chopin arr. Stravinsky
  • Chopin
  • Mendelssohn

No composer captures the soul of the Romantic piano quite like Chopin; and few living pianists play Chopin with more eloquence and truth than Ingrid Fliter.

Framing Chopin’s Piano Concerto are Stravinsky’s beautiful 1909 orchestration of Chopin’s Nocturne in A-flat major and Mendelssohn’s exhilarating Symphony No 4 ‘Italian’.

Supported by Malcolm and Avril Gourlay.

Chopin Piano Concerto No 1

Tickets: £14.50-£28.50
  • Chopin arr. Stravinsky
  • Chopin
  • Mendelssohn

No composer captures the soul of the Romantic piano quite like Chopin; and few living pianists play Chopin with more eloquence and truth than Ingrid Fliter.

Framing Chopin’s Piano Concerto are Stravinsky’s beautiful 1909 orchestration of Chopin’s Nocturne in A-flat major and Mendelssohn’s exhilarating Symphony No 4 ‘Italian’.

Chopin Piano Concerto No 1

Tickets: £11-£22.50
  • Chopin arr. Stravinsky
  • Chopin
  • Mendelssohn

No composer captures the soul of the Romantic piano quite like Chopin; and few living pianists play Chopin with more eloquence and truth than Ingrid Fliter.

Framing Chopin’s Piano Concerto are Stravinsky’s beautiful 1909 orchestration of Chopin’s Nocturne in A-flat major and Mendelssohn’s exhilarating Symphony No 4 ‘Italian’.

Barber Violin Concerto

Tickets: £10-£31
  • Stravinsky
  • Britten
  • Prokofiev arr. Swensen
  • Barber

The sheer loveliness and passionate lyricism of Barber’s Violin Concerto is superb. It has one of the most arresting openings of any concerto – a great finale to this concert of mid-20th century masterworks. Stravinsky and Britten wrote their works around the same time in the late 1930s, but otherwise they are chalk and cheese: Britten as flamboyant and extrovert as Stravinsky is concentrated in his jazzy baroque tribute to Bach. Swensen has a special affection for Prokofiev’s Five Melodies. They started life as songs, then became pieces for violin and piano – now Swensen has orchestrated them and given a whole extra dimension to these lovely miniatures.