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Fri 19 Jun,19:30
Castle Douglas Town Hall, Castle Douglas
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Performance Details

In light of the current situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the advice received from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is regrettably cancelling this perforrmance. 

HAYDN 
Symphony no 63 ‘Roxelane’ (20’)
SAINT-SAENS 
Cello concerto No1 (20’)
SUCKLING 
Meditation (after Donne) SCO Commission (10’)
MOZART 
Symphony no 41 ‘Jupiter’ (26’)

NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT - Conductor / Cello

This June, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra is delighted to be returning to Castle Douglas with a fantastic programme of music. Our conductor for the evening is the internationally acclaimed cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. 

We open with Haydn’s delightfully playful Symphony no 63 ‘Roxelane’, written between 1779 and 1781 and named after the influential wife of Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire.

To follow, Camille Saint-Saëns’ beautifully expressive and transportive Cello concerto, considered by many to be the greatest of all cello concertos, which will doubtlessly offer ample opportunities for Nicolas to showcase his talents.

Composer Martin Suckling’s Meditation, commissioned by the SCO as part of the 2018 Armistice Centenary commemorations, is a musical response to the legacy of war and the powerfully conflicting emotions - commemoration, love, loss, joy and peace - it brings.

We end on a high note with a dazzling display of musical fireworks and craftsmanship courtesy of Mozart’s final masterly contribution to the symphonic repertoire, ‘Jupiter’.

Tickets on sale online (above), by phone on 0131 557 6800 and from the Midsteeple in Dumfries (High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BH) and Heart of Galloway Visitor Centre (Market Hill, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE). 

Nicolas Altstaedt

Cello / Conductor

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Renowned worldwide for his musical integrity and effortless virtuosity German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is one of the most sought after and versatile artists today. As a soloist, conductor and artistic director of he enthralls audiences with repertoire spanning from the baroque to the contemporary.
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