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Two magnificent wind ensembles; four exhilarating masterpieces from the wind repertoire. The SCO’s own eminent Wind Soloists join forces with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s crack Wind Students for a much-anticipated afternoon of high spirits and playful charm.
Nielsen’s striking Quintet; Seiber’s superbly conceived folk-like sextet for pairs of clarinets, bassoons and horns; Britten’s atmospheric movement for wind sextet written when he was still at school; and Strauss’ Suite combines all the forces with a nod towards the great orchestral wind writing later heard in his symphonic works.
Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from https://issuu.com/scomusic
These can be purchased and read online or downloaded the morning of the first concert of the week. We will then make these available free of charge the following Monday.
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.
"You'd be hard-put finding better wind ensemble playing. That these are colleagues, who sit next to each other day-in, day-out was evident in every sinuous interchange, every synchronised breath, every well-meshed articulation and intuitively balanced chord. As individuals, they play with the forthrightness of orchestral principals; as a group, they share nuances as instinctive chamber musicians". The Guardian