EVENTS ELSEWHERE / Scottish Chamber Orchestra: SCO Explore Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
Beethoven described the Missa solemnis as his “greatest work.” It was composed around the same time as his celebrated Ninth Symphony and is one of his very few religious compositions. Some might even claim that it is the greatest work by any composer. Others, however, have been bewildered by its complexity and by the unorthodox treatment of the text. Come along to this SCO Explore Day with musicologist, composer and the editor of the Beethoven Compendium, Barry Cooper (University of Manchester) to unravel the intricacies behind this dramatic work. He will be joined by SCO Chorus Director, Gregory Batsleer. This Explore Day links to the performance of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis conducted by John Storgårds, on Thursday 27 April 2017 at the Usher Hall.
In association with The University of Edinburgh
PLEASE NOTE: This concert takes place at St Cecilia’s Hall, 220 Cowgate/corner of Niddry Street, Edin EH1 1LG
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