WHAT'S ON / Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Les Illuminations

Martin: Passacaille
Britten: Les Illuminations 
Purcell arr Manze: Prelude to the Bell Anthem, Z 46
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5

Andrew Manze: conductor
Sarah Fox: soprano

Swiss composer Frank Martin’s arrangement for strings of his organ Passacaglia – a set of variations on a ground bass – prefaces two English masterpieces. Often heard these days with a tenor soloist, Benjamin Britten wrote his song cycle with its brilliant illumination of Rimbaud poetry for Swiss soprano Sophie Wyss. After its hallucinatory restlessness, there’s a more serene tone to Vaughan Williams’ most radiant symphony, incorporating music from his opera The Pilgrim’s Progress. Andrew Manze has been making his mark with Vaughan Williams in Scotland; now he brings his symphonic approach to the SCO.

CONNECT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Dr Katie Overy (Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Edinburgh) and SCO musicians Donald Gillan (Cello) and William Stafford (Sub-Principal Clarinet) discuss their work with SCO ReConnect, our programme for people living with dementia.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Les Illuminations
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Les Illuminations
Date 18 January 2018 at 7:00pm
Tickets £11-£34 concessions available

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The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019