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WOLF Italian Serenade (08’)
DVOŘÁK Serenade in D minor, Op 44 (24’)
BRAHMS Serenade No 1 (49’)
Three enchanting serenades come together in a lavish conclusion to François Leleux’s Season with the SCO. The Orchestra’s strings take centre stage for the intimate warmth of Wolf’s Italian Serenade – hearing it is almost like eavesdropping on the sparkling conversations at a sophisticated party. There’s Bohemian brilliance, however, from Dvořák, whose richly rousing Serenade puts the SCO’s wind players firmly in the spotlight. All the evening’s musicians get together for the delicious closing feast of Brahms’ youthful First Serenade, as joyful as it is exuberant.
François Leleux is a special featured artist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the 2018/19 Season appearing as a Conductor / Soloist and in a Chamber Concert. He is renowned for bringing “bigger-than life personality” to his performances and his pre-eminence as an oboist is internationally recognised.