Hitlist: Classical Music

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  • 2 October 2009
Hitlist: Classical Music

Valery Gergiev

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.

Valery Gergiev with the Mariinsky Orchestra

The maestro returns to Scotland to lead the orchestra and soprano Anastasia Kalagina through Dutilleux's fascinating song cycle 'Correspondences', a setting of letters from figures ranging from Van Gogh to Rostropovich and many Russian luminaries. A climactic conclusion follows with Shostakovich's political 'Symphony No 7…

RSNO: Angelic Memories

A lyrical and romantic programme conducted by Stéphane Denève. Leonidas Kavakos joins the orchestra for Berg's 'Violin Concerto', one of the serialist movement's more accessible works. Also on the programme are Ravel's elegiac 'Pavane pour une infante défunte' and Dvorák's 'Symphony No 7'. With a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage

The Sixteen celebrate 20 years of touring with a focus on Rome.