Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Mendelssohn 200
The first of a series of SCO concerts celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of German composer Felix Mendelssohn presents his music in the company of others who inspired him as well as those he himself inspired. Not just people, but places provided inspiration too, most significantly Scotland. The SCO’s second programme features the two most famous results of that association – the Hebrides Overture and Scottish Symphony.
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 8 & Sat 17 Jan; City Halls, Glasgow, Fri 9 & Fri 16 Jan; St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh, Tue 13 Jan. (Classical)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Mendelssohn 200
2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great composer, conductor and pianist Felix Mendelssohn. Here outstanding pianist Stephen Hough performs his sparkling 'Piano Concerto No 1', led by conductor Andreas Spering, who also leads 'Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage' and the famous overture 'A Midsummer Night's…
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Fair Melusine
Following the Messiaen celebrations of 2008, 2009 sees the bicentenary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn, one of the 19th century's most prolific and accomplished musical figures. The SCO performs 'The Fair Melusine', the overture to the opera he didn't live long enough to write, along with Schubert's 'Symphony No 4…