Like an ancient rite for the dead, an outpouring of grief and hopeful consolation, Tuireadh (Gaelic for ‘lament’) is one of the most powerful works by Scotland’s greatest living composer, written as a memorial for the victims of the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster. Its gripping music moves from anguished fury to luminous compassion in a piece that never fails to move the listener.
Part of our 23/24 Digital Season, From Scotland to the World
Four iconic composers; four compelling musical visions. From deep tragedy to joyful celebration, join the SCO musicians across the Season as they send virtuosic performances from Scotland to the world, in four specially commissioned concert films recorded in Edinburgh’s historic Leith Theatre.
Wherever you are, immerse yourself in the SCO’s online performance films of classic chamber and orchestral work, which capture intense emotions and virtuoso musicianship up close. Watch live across the year as each film is premiered online, or catch up on the performance for a whole month after its first broadcast date.