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Whilst we are absolutely determined to return to the concert stage just as soon as possible, sadly it has become increasingly clear that we are not going to be able to perform our 20/21 Season programme as advertised.
However, despite the current challenges, there is much that we are planning to present. Beginning in September, we will be undertaking our first ever series of streamed orchestral concerts, which will be free for you to enjoy.
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Oboe Concerto in C K314 (21')
Legends, Op 59 (Selection) B122 (20’)
Violin Concerto (42')
An astonishingly expressive, charismatic oboist, François Leleux is also a conductor of rare insight, so it’s hardly surprising he’s such a well-loved and much-respected figure with SCO musicians and audiences alike.
He makes a welcome return in the company of Georgian-born Lisa Batiashvili – a powerful musical voice and commanding presence on world stages, who also happens to be Leleux’s wife – in Beethoven’s grand, groundbreaking Violin Concerto.
Leleux himself is soloist amid the bubbling brilliance of Mozart’s ebullient C major Oboe Concerto, and he takes on the dramatic storytelling in Dvořák’s Legends, full of the distinctive flavours of central Europe.
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.
François Leleux, renowned for bringing “bigger-than life personality” to his performances (Chicago Classical Review), regularly appears as soloist, conductor and player/director with the world’s leading orchestras, festivals and concert series.
Lisa Batiashvili, the Georgian-born German violinist, is praised by audiences and fellow musicians for her virtuosity. An award winning artist, she has developed long-standing relationships with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors and musicians.