Mermaids, pirates, kings and concubines all take to the stage for an exotic, fairytale evening, directed by the exceptional Glasgow-born conductor Douglas Boyd.
The young Felix Mendelssohn was captivated by the medieval legend of the water sprite Melusine and her human lover and conjured from it one of his most magical and evocative creations.
Brilliant Edinburgh-based pianist Steven Osborne’s 50th birthday celebrations continue with him taking centre stage as soloist in Ravel’s exquisitely crafted Piano Concerto in G, which gleefully combines raucous jazz, neo-classical elegance and a heartfelt slow movement that can’t help but bring a lump to the throat.
Mozart was intent on impressing Parisian audiences during a stay in the French capital – and threw everything he could at his wonderfully extrovert, stylish Symphony No 31, dubbed by one contemporary listener the composer’s ‘noisiest’.
Filmed at Perth Concert Hall, this concert will be broadcast via SCO’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
This concert is available to watch online for a month after the concert premiere. Watch our previously broadcast digital concerts on demand here! This performance will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 27 May at 7.30pm.