Next ConcertSaturday 27th January 2024 at 7:30pm
Linlithgow Arts Guild - St. Michael's Parish Church
St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh
A Scottish Symphony
Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor “Scottish”
Rossini: Overture to “William Tell”
“We went, in deep twilight, to the palace where Queen Mary lived and loved … Everything around is broken and mouldering and the bright sky shines in. I believe I found the beginning of my Scotch[sic] Symphony there today.” [July 30th 1829]. Mendelssohn loved Scotland and this symphony is surely one his most expressive and poetic works.
As if one well-loved symphony is not enough, we also offer Dvořák’s seventh – a dramatic work certainly, but brim full of those characteristically warm-hearted melodies that only he could pen.
We bring our concert to a rousing conclusion indeed with Rossini’s “William Tell” Overture – guaranteed to send you out into the January night with yet more themes buzzing around in the head – whatever the weather!
Tickets, price £16.00 (concessions: £14.00; Student: £8.00; accompanied schoolchildren: free), are available from the Usher Hall Box Office, or by telephone (0131 228 1155), from Members of the Orchestra, and at the door (cash or card).
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Listen to Scottish Sinfonia:
New on YouTube:
Elgar: Concert Overture - In the South (Alassio)
Elgar: Sea Pictures (contralto: Jess Dandy)
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A♭>
Also on YouTube:
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Ravel: La Valse
Strauss: Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier"
Debussy: Two Nocturnes
Prokoviev: Suites from "Romeo and Juliet"
Rimsky Korsakov: "Scheherazade" - Symphonic Suite
Elgar: 'Cello Concerto in E minor, soloist: Robin Michael
Fauré: Incidental Music to Shylock, soloist: James Slimings (tenor)
Chausson: Symphony in B♭ major
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suite from "The Sleeping Beauty"
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2, soloist: Edyta Mydlowska
Mozart: Overture to "The Magic Flute"
Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra, soloist: Michael Bell
Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, soloist: Daniel Bell
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16, soloist: Alissa Bell
Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, soloists: Daniel Bell and Michael Bell
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, soloist: Emily Bell
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony
Elgar: Concert Overture "Cockaigne (In London Town)"
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 4, soloist Adam Davies
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op.34
Elgar Violin Concerto, soloist Charles Mutter
Dvořák: Four Slavonic Dances from Opus 72
Johann Strauss II: "Thunder and Lightning" Polka
Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde"
Antonín Dvořák: Four Slavonic Dances, opus 46
Emmanuel Chabrier: ‘España’, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Smetana: Má vlast - The Moldau (Vltava)
Dvořák: Symphony No 6 in D major
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5
Elgar/Payne - Symphony No 3
Podcast: Respighi - "The Pines of the Appian Way"
Podcast: Charles Mutter performs the final movement of the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No1 with Scottish Sinfonia