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Wed 11 Nov,19:30
Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews

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20/21 Season subscriptions and single ticket sales update: given the current situation we have decided to delay subscriptions and single ticket sales for now until there is more certainty about how and when concerts might be able to go ahead. We will update our website fully as soon as possible. Thank you. 

FARRENC
Andante con Variazione (Nonet) (8')
MAZZOLI
Dissolve, Oh My Heart (8')
BRITTEN
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (26')
HAYDN
Symphony No. 104 In D major 'London' (29')

PEKKA KUUSISTO – DIRECTOR / VIOLIN
ALLAN CLAYTON – TENOR
ALEC FRANK-GEMMILL – HORN

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.

Pekka Kuusisto

Director / Violin

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Described as ​“one-of-a-kind” by Toronto’s The Globe and Mail, Pekka Kuusisto is renowned for his fresh approach to repertoire. 
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Allan Clayton

Tenor

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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.
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Alec Frank-Gemmill

Horn

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Alec Frank-Gemmill divides his time between concertos, recitals, chamber music and orchestral playing.
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