Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony makes a rousing opening to the final summer tour and the opening of the St Andrews 2018/19 Season by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Nielsen’s brilliant and sparky Concerto follows, which the highly talented, young clarinettist Mark Simpson plays to perfection, as he did when he received the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006. The concert concludes with a couple of ‘firsts’: the shenanigans and wit of Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’, and Beethoven’s fascinating homage to Haydn in his Symphony No 1.
SIMPSON HAS ALL THE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT TO DEAL WITH EVERYTHING NIELSEN THROWS AT THE SOLOIST.
Tickets for Hamilton are available online (below) and from the Hamilton Town House Box Office,102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH / 01698 452299 or 0131 557 6800. Please also note that for the concert in Hamilton, under 18s and accompanying carers go free. Please email email@example.com or call us on 0131 557 6800 to book these tickets.
Tickets for Lammermuir Festival in Dunbar Parish Church will be on sale from 1st June.
Newly appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Cristian Măcelaru has established himself as one of the fast-rising stars of the conducting world. With every concert he displays an exciting and highly regarded presence, thoughtful interpretations and energetic conviction on the podium.
Mark was born in Liverpool in 1988. In 2006, aged 17, Mark Simpson became the first ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Competitions. He went on to read Music at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, graduating with first class honours, before undertaking postgraduate studies in composition with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has studied clarinet with both Nicholas Cox and Mark Van der Wiel and plays Peter Eaton clarinets.