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Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande 
MacMillan: Saxophone Concerto World Premiere Co-Commissioned by Perth Concert Hall, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra
Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No 8 

Joseph Swensen: conductor; Amy Dickson: saxophones

Amy Dickson wears her phenomenal virtuosity lightly, as though playing the saxophone were as natural as breathing. She has made Glazunov’s captivating concerto her own, and pairs it with a very special event: a new concerto from Sir James MacMillan. His are some of the very best concertos of recent years – not least the phenomenally successful SCO commission Veni, Veni, Emmanuel– so each new one is an enticing prospect.

Joseph Swensen opens and closes the evening with two great titans of his own musical world: Sibelius and Beethoven. His interpretations of both abound in vitality, power and edge-of-the-seat intensity.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Composer Sir James MacMillan introduces his new Saxophone Concerto

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: MacMillan Saxophone Concerto
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: MacMillan Saxophone Concerto
Date 12 April 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets £11-£34 concessions available

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