Passion rules in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Season Finale! Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine brings an abundance of French panache in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: unrequited love, a ‘Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath’, an intense vision of hell, and a bizarre and fantastic ending. In contrast, Fauré’s Requiem offers gentleness and intimacy, radiant with consolation – gloriously delivered by the sublime SCO Chorus and the soothing baritone of Rudolf Rosen.
Heinrich Heine perceptively described the Symphonie fantastique as “a bizarre sort of night piece, now and then illuminated by the sentimental whiteness of a woman’s robe fluttering to and fro or by a sulphur-yellow gleam of irony”.
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Emmanuel Krivine is respected as one of the world’s most distinguished conductors whose elegant and colourful interpretations have made him a favourite with leading orchestras and soloists around the world. He is regarded as one of the foremost French musicians today and is Principal Guest Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
After finishing his voice and art history studies at the University in his native city, Berne, Swiss baritone Rudolf Rosen won several awards and competitions (Geneva, Munich, Vienna). His activities, particularly as a concert and lied singer in recent years, have brought him to the most important European concert halls, including a recent tour through Europe with subsequent CD production of Haydn's "Creation" under Philippe Herreweghe. Several contemporary composers have written new works especially for him.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most vibrant and versatile choirs. The Chorus celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016 and is widely regarded as one of the finest orchestral choruses in the UK.