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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.
Symphony No 95 (21’)
Flute concerto No 2 in D K314 (21’)
Symphony No 4 (27’)
ANDREI FEHER - Conductor
ANDRÉ CEBRIÁN - Flute
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s annual Summer Tour makes its debut in Troon with a delightful programme of music.
To begin, Haydn’s Symphony No 95 which, unlike his other ‘London’ symphonies, dispenses with a slow introduction, and instead commands the attention of the listener from the offset with five dynamic opening notes. That dramatic promise is fully delivered in a fiery finale that marshals the strength of the entire orchestra, making toe tapping almost compulsory.
Haydn’s feisty, earthy drama is delightfully contrasted by the airy, bright and slivery tones of Mozart’s Flute Concert No 2. If a delicate summer breeze was set to music, surely it would sound like something like this.
Summer sunshine is never a given in Scotland, so to end the evening, let us transport you briefly to Italy with Mendelssohn’s joyous and life affirming Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’. As Mendelssohn himself wrote ‘It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement’ and we couldn’t agree more. Viva l'Italia!
Tickets available online (above), by phone on 0131 557 6800 and from April also at Words & Music (52 Portland Street, Troon KA10 6EA).
Andrei Feher has earned a reputation for his musical maturity and integrity, natural authority and grace on the podium, and an imaginative and intelligent approach to programming.
André Cebrián has recently joined the SCO as Principal Flute.