The partnership between Sir James MacMillan and the SCO goes back decades and has resulted in many remarkable new works. None has taken the world so much by storm as the percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. It has been performed hundreds of times since its 1992 premiere and remains a thrilling experience live: a superb, celebratory
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Jonathan Dove’s concertos are often more than they seem, for example, his flute concerto The Magic Flute Dances imagines the life of the magic flute after the end of Mozart’s eponymous opera. His new Accordion Concerto promises to be a fitting tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, drawing influences from his love of Orkney. Max
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Drake Music Scotland in collaboration with Cryptic present a Cryptic Night. Experience a musical performance presented by disabled musicians, giving a dynamic glimpse into inclusive technology, composition and performance in the 21st century. Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra pioneers innovative ways of making music with laptops, iPads, digital synthesizers and other ground-breaking technologies. Musicians from the
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