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Two magnificent wind ensembles; three exhilarating masterpieces from the wind repertoire. The SCO’s own eminent Wind Soloists join forces with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s crack Stevenson Winds for an afternoon of high spirits and playful charm under conductor Gordon Bragg. Mozart’s colourful Divertimento, originally for three basset horns; Hindemith’s brief but eccentric wind quintet; and the Mozartian mellowness of Strauss’ good-natured wind symphony in all but name.
Single tickets on sale at the Queen's Hall box office from Thursday 10 May.
Gordon Bragg combines his position as sub-principal second violin of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with that of second violinist of the Edinburgh Quartet, one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles, performing throughout the UK as well as regularly broadcasting live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland. As a member of the Edinburgh Quartet, Gordon recorded the string quartets of James MacMillan on Delphian, which was labelled ‘outstanding’ by International Record Review and described in Gramophone Magazine as “deliver[ing] every detail of these sometimes complex scores with total commitment, communicating them with passion and intensity.”
Following the success of performances and recordings of Beethoven's Music for Winds and Weber’s Wind Concertos with SCO principals as soloists, and inspired by the legacy of the great Mozartian conductors of the SCO including Sir Charles Mackerras, the SCO Wind Soloists have since 2012 started to explore Harmoniemusik repertoire.