Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding

October 24, 2016 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

Please note the change to the advertised programme. Maxwell Davies’ Strathclyde Concerto No 2 replaces his unfinished Accordion Concerto. 

The Tempest: Suite No 2 (17’)
Strathclyde Concerto No 2 (32′) 
Divertimento (25’)
An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise (13’)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ love of Scotland inspired him to create so much wonderful music imbued with its landscape, weather and sea, and also its history and traditional music. William Conway joins the orchestra to perform Maxwell Davies’ Strathclyde Concerto No2.

We close with one of Maxwell Davies’ most iconic works, An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise. The raucous dances and boozy merriment of this Scottish wedding are strongly evoked as the orchestra cheer on stage and the conductor even toasts the audience with a dram of whisky…

And how to end the party? The bagpipes herald a blaze of light as the sun rises and it’s time to go home.