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Programme to include:
J STRAUSS II
Overture, Die Fledermaus (9’)
Peer Gynt Suite No 1 (15’)
Overture, Maskarade (5’)
Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop (4’)
Champagne Galop (3’)
J STRAUSS II
Roses from the South (7’)
An der schönen, blauen Donau (9’)
JOSEPH SWENSEN – Conductor
HARRIET EYLEY – Soprano
In keeping with tradition, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra offers a festive and light-hearted programme on the first of the year. Conductor Joseph Swensen is much loved by the Orchestra and audiences alike, and gives this year’s programme a Scandinavian twist with a smorgasbord of delights, including galops by Hans Christian Lumbye, as well as classic New Year favourites from, of course, the Strauss family!
Joseph Swensen is Conductor Emeritus of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Artistic Partner of the Northwest Sinfonietta (USA). Sharing his time between conducting and violin playing, Swensen is also Professor of Music (violin) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and has been appointed Visiting Professor (violin) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Born in Derbyshire, Harriet Eyley is a Welsh National Opera Associate Artist and her programme is supported by the WNO Sir John Moores Award and the Chris Ball Bursary. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she studied for an Artist Diploma in Opera, supported by the Siow-Furniss and Henry Wood Accommodation Trust Scholarships.