SCO: HARROLD, New Work / MACMILLAN Í: A Meditation on Iona

October 13, 2017 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


HARROLD New Work, World Premiere
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 1
MACMILLAN Í: A Meditation on Iona
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 2

JOSEPH SWENSEN – Conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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 Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Kindly supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald.

Tom Harrold’s new work is kindly supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Cruden Foundation and RVW Trust.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30PM
Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performance.

More information on the SCO Website.

Tickets (11 – £34) are available online / phone: 0141 353 8000