Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Icelandic music is unusually prominent in May with the SCO’s world premiere of Haflidi Hallgrimsson’s Concerto for double bass and orchestra plus a concert of Icelandic chamber music. The new concerto has been written specially for the SCO’s principal bass player, Nicholas Bayley, and audiences can hear the composer speak about it immediately prior to its performances. Hallgrimsson, who is a long-time Edinburgh resident, is also to the fore in music for piano, violin and cello, alongside the music of Iceland’s first composer, Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, who lived and worked in Edinburgh between 1873 and 1919.

SCO, City Halls, Glasgow, Fri 8; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 9; Chamber Music from Iceland, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Sat 2.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bass Notes

Baldur Brönnimann conducts Kodály's 'Dances of Galanta' followed by the world premiere of Icelandic composer Haflidi Hallgrímsson's 'Concerto Op 42 'Sonnambulo' for double bass and orchestra', featuring soloist Nicholas Bayley. Finally, Bartók's 'Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste' will creep out anyone who's ever…

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