WHAT'S ON / Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bernstein Halil

Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op 80
Bernstein: Halil
Lebrun: Oboe Concerto No 1 in D minor
Bizet: Symphony in C

François Leleux: conductor/oboe; Alison Mitchell: flute

François Leleux last appeared with the SCO to great acclaim as an oboist; now he returns both as soloist AND conductor. He offers a dramatic and turbulent first half that yields to a sunny second.

Leonard Bernstein’s explosive tour de force lies at the heart of this evening. Halil means ‘flute’ and SCO Principal Flute Alison Mitchell takes on the virtuoso solo inspired by “the threat of wars, the overwhelming desire to live, and the consolations of art, love and the hope for peace”. Both Lebrun and Bizet were child prodigies. Lebrun’s oboe playing was called ‘divine,’ and his lovely concerto gives a hint of just how beguiling it must have been. Bizet’s symphony, written in two months when he was just 18, is simply full of life, exuding brilliance, charm, wit and great tunes.

Kindly supported by Institut Français d’Écosse

CONNECT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Performance by students from the City of Edinburgh Music School.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bernstein Halil
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bernstein Halil
Date 8 March 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets £11-£34 concessions available

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