The International Festival’s 2021 orchestral concerts come to a conclusion with Edinburgh’s own Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by French maestro Lionel Bringuier.
Bringuier directs one works of gentle sonic magic from Japan, alongside two established classics paying affectionate tribute to the music of earlier times.
Ravel looks back to the musical glories of the French Baroque in the elegant dances of his exquisite Le tombeau de Couperin, dedicated to friends who lost their lives in the Great War. While Ravel offers poignant remembrance, Prokofiev sets out to surprise and entertain in his dashing Classical Symphony. Beforehand, discover an evocative Japanese piece inspired by the fragile beauty of the natural world. Toshio Hosokawa’s Blossoming II (commissioned by the International Festival in 2011) is a delicate contemplation of the Buddhist symbol of the lotus flower.