Performances

Thu 7 May,19:30
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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Fri 8 May,19:30
City Halls, Glasgow
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Performance Details

MENDELSSOHN
Overture, The Hebrides (10’)
GRIME
Percussion Concerto Scottish Premiere (c.18’)
MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’ (40’)

FRANCOIS LELEUX - Conductor
COLIN CURRIE - Percussion

Mendelssohn spent just three weeks touring Scotland in 1829 but the inspiration he drew from it gave us two enduring musical classics. His symphony evokes Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace, while The Hebrides takes you out to sea in a storm – not one of Mendelssohn’s happiest experiences, but it evidently made an impression!

STORYTELLING INSIGHTS, 6.45pm
Free for ticket holders in Edinburgh and Glasgow
A postcard from the past. Join storyteller Anna Lehr and SCO Cello Eric de Wit for a musical tale inspired by Mendelssohn’s love of Scotland. Encounter battles, royal leaders and stuGrime’s idea of percussion is melodious and often lyrical as she plays with sounds of metal and wood “...an orchestral kaleidoscope of flickering lights and perfectly judged timbres.

François Leleux

Conductor

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François Leleux, renowned for bringing “bigger-than life personality” to his performances (Chicago Classical Review), regularly appears as soloist, conductor and player/director with the world’s leading orchestras, festivals and concert series.

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Colin Currie

Percussion

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Championing new music at the highest level, Colin Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

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