Looking to buy four or more concerts? Subscribe and Save
Andante con Variazione (Nonet) (8')
Dissolve, Oh My Heart (8')
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (26')
Symphony No. 104 In D major 'London' (29')
An evening of contrasts which sees us welcome back three brilliant musicians.
The programme opens with a movement from Louise Farrenc’s charming, genial Nonet.
Not every piece of classical music emerges from late-night conversations over Chinese food, but that is how Breaking the Waves composer Missy Mazzoli describes the genesis of her 2011 violin solo. The piece is possibly best described as a contemporary musical conversation with Bach’s heartbreaking Chaconne from the famous Partita in D minor.
The origins of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings are perhaps more familiar. Composed during World War II, it sets to music a selection of six poems by some of the most famous names in literature, including Tennyson, Keats and Blake. Its opening and closing sequence of softly intoned horn calls evoke a twilight atmosphere of stillness and sadness.
To end, Joseph Haydn's acclaimed final symphony the ‘London’. It’s not known whether it was the composer’s intention that this symphony would be his last, but everything about it certainly makes a bold statement.
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.
Described as “one-of-a-kind” by Toronto’s The Globe and Mail, Pekka Kuusisto is renowned for his fresh approach to repertoire.
Allan Clayton is established as one of the most exciting and sought after singers of his generation. He studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Alec Frank-Gemmill divides his time between concertos, recitals, chamber music and orchestral playing.