The East Neuk Festival has returned for what is a highly anticipated five days of distinguished art. Here at SCO HQ we are gearing up for a few days of beautiful music and, ever the optimists, sunshine to complement it.
Friday 5 July sees our lovely friend conductor James Lowe join the SCO Winds to perform a lunch-time concert of Reicha’s Horn trios, Ligeti’s Bagatelles and Dvořák’s Wind Serenade in Cellardyke Church.
James told us why the Dvořák was so appropriate: "After having so much fun with last year's concerts at the East Neuk Festival, I'm delighted to be coming back to Cellardyke with the superb SCO Winds. It's a particular pleasure to be performing Dvořák's Wind Serenade which, despite being officially in D minor (one of the darkest keys), is one of his sunniest works. Even though it's Czech to my ears it exudes a kind of Alpine cheeriness. Obviously this will fit perfectly with the sunny Fife weather..."
The SCO performs the Closing Concert on Sunday 7 July at 5pm in Cambo Barn (wellies at the ready). Christian Zacharias will conduct Messiaen, Honegger, Ravel and Beethoven’s Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'. If that is not a fabulously appetising pre-curser to the Proms (Monday 19 August at 7pm being the most important prom of all) then we don’t know what is!
Come and join us and our friends at the East Neuk Festival for a varied programme on the theme of Bird Song and take in the beautiful landscapes that surround.