Do you need some help choosing your selection of concerts? For inspiration, here are a few themes that run throughout our new Season...
The Magic of Dvořák Czech composer Antonín Dvořák forms the backbone of Robin Ticciati’s programmes in our new Season. Dvorak’s Violin Concerto (Christian Tetzlaff) and his celebrated ‘New World’ Symphony form the Robin Ticciati Farewell Concerts. If you’re looking for further thrills courtesy of Dvořák, the Orchestra also perform his Piano Concerto (András Schiff), Symphony No 8 and Biblical Songs (Karen Cargill).
Music from America is a distinct flavour in the Season. We are joined by one of America’s most talented young conductors, Karina Canellakis, for a programme featuring John Adams and Samuel Barber’s heart-wrenching Violin Concerto (Benjamin Beilman). The LA Times has hailed Karina as the “model of a modern musician, with a contagious command of rhythm, which she signals through her whole body." For more American music, make sure you hear our Principals Players as concerto soloists. Maximiliano Martin performs Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, and Alison Mitchell performs Bertsein’s Halil.
The B’s of history If you’re looking for a varied selection of concerts throughout our Season, why not look out for the great B’s of musical history. There’s plenty of Beethoven’s great works, including his ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto (Elisabeth Leonskaja), overtures and symphonies. Robin Ticciati conducts Brahms’ Third Symphony, as well as JS Bach’s 18th century baroque masterwork, Brandenburg Concerto No 1. We think Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein deserve to be referenced along with the great B’s of musical history, so look out for their works too.
New Music Consider yourself a new music fanatic? We’re excited to commission one of Scotland’s most recent compositional talents, Tom Harrold, hot on the heels from his electrifying world premiere at the Last Night of the BBC Proms. Sir James MacMillan has composed a quirky new concerto for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Australian-born saxophonist Amy Dickson. We hope you enjoy these new works – don’t forget to let us know about your experience of them!
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