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Symphony, No. 1 ‘Classical’ (15')
Suite Française (12’)
Maxim Emelyanychev showcases his talents as both conductor and keyboard player in three brilliant works taking very modern views on music of the past.
Prokofiev imagined what Haydn might write if he were alive in the 20th century in his brief but utterly charming Classical Symphony, while Stravinsky threw all his own unmistakable rhythms and piquant harmonies at Pergolesi (or so he thought) in his captivating Pulcinella, as comic as it is touching.
In between, Poulenc melds the archaic and the anarchic in his flamboyant Suite Française, reimagining music from 16th-century France for cosmopolitan Paris in the 1930s.
SCO Platform in Edinburgh: 6.45pm
Performance by students from The University of Edinburgh.
Free to concert ticket holders
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Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.
Maxim is an outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors.
British soprano Claire Booth has become internationally renowned both for her commitment to an extraordinary breadth of repertoire, and for the vitality and musicianship that she brings to the operatic stage and concert platform.
Andrew Staples is considered one of the most versatile tenors of his generation.
Roderick Williams is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation.