Hitlist: Classical Music
- The List
- 2 October 2009
Valery Gergiev with the Mariinsky Orchestra
A spectacular opening to Glasgow’s International Classical Season with legendary Russian conductor and orchestra in one of Russia’s greatest pieces of symphonic writing, Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony, a work which is very close to Gergiev’s own heart.
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sun 18 Oct.
The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2009
One of the world’s leading early music ensembles, The Sixteen, celebrates its 30th anniversary with music by two British composers with outstanding legacies: Henry Purcell and James MacMillan.
Glasgow Cathedral, Wed 2 Oct.
RSNO: Angelic Memories
Stéphane Denève conducts a lyrical and romantic programme of Ravel’s elegiac Pavane pour une infante défunte and Dvorák’s Symphony No 7, and Leonidas Kavakos performs Berg’s Violin Concerto, one of the serialist movement’s more accessible works. With a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 16 Oct.