The best classical concerts – Oct / Nov 2014

Featuring Hebrides Ensemble: Dead Elvis, Denis Kozhukhin and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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Hebrides Ensemble: Dead Elvis

Hebrides Ensemble: Dead Elvis

Inspired by the rock’n’roll King, Dead Elvis is American composer Michael Daugherty’s tribute to the legend that is Elvis Presley, with solo bassoonist Peter Whelan donning the white suit that’s far removed from the usual garb of classical musicians.

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Mon 10 Nov.

Denis Kozhukhin

An international prizewinner, this young Russian has taken the piano world by storm. Hear him play the original version of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as part of The Piano, Glasgow’s annual celebration of all things pianistic, now in its fourth year.

City Halls, Glasgow, Sat 8 Nov.

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Part of the Usher Hall’s new ‘Symphonies for Sundays’ series, Russia’s oldest orchestra comes with a thoroughly Russian programme, including the Symphony No 10 by Shostakovich, a piece they premiered as the Leningrad Philharmonic following the death of Stalin in 1953.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sun 2 Nov.

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Russia's oldest symphony orchestra.

Hebrides Ensemble: Dead Elvis

The Ensemble plays Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale featuring Ryan Quigley (trumpet), Thomas Adés' Life Story and Milhaud's Suite Op 157b, but the main attraction is Michael Daugherty's celebrated 1993 chamber work Dead Elvis, a tribute to the king of rock'n'roll, and quite possibly the only time you'll ever get to see…

Denis Kozhukhin

Acclaimed young Russian pianist in recital.

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