WHAT'S ON / Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Immortal Beethoven

Harrold: New Work, World Premiere
Beethoven: Symphony No 1
MacMillan: Í A Meditation on Iona
Beethoven: Symphony No 2

Joseph Swensen: conductor

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as “thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”. To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Orchestra.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation.

Kindly sponsored by Donald and Louise MacDonald

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Immortal Beethoven
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Immortal Beethoven
Date 23 November 2017 at 7:30pm
Tickets £11-£34 concessions available

Plus £1 transaction fee for entire booking if purchased via telephone, post or online.
The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019