Scottish Ensemble presents
Wed 30 Apr 2014 | 7.30pm | £13(+ £1.30 bf) / £5(+ £0.50 bf) student / U16s free with paying adult
Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Sally Beamish Seavaigers
Various composers Scottish variations (a new Scottish Ensemble commission)
Stout/McKay Sunstone (new material)
Violin: Jonathan Morton
Scottish harp: Catriona McKay
Fiddle: Chris Stout
Scotland itself is the inspiration for the Scottish Ensemble’s Seavaigers concerts – both the country’s rich musical traditions, and its rugged landscapes and turbulent seascapes.
Folk super-duo of fiddler Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay join the Scottish Ensemble’s own virtuosos for a vivid sea journey from Dundee to Shetland in Sally Beamish’s double concerto Seavaigers, which atmospherically depicts the birds, dolphins, fears and adventures of a spectacular North Sea voyage
And in a new piece specially commissioned by the Scottish Ensemble, some of Scotland’s finest composers come together to offer their fresh perspectives on a traditional Scottish tune, Tullochgorum – expect some unusual and surprising results.
Surprising, too, is the concert’s unconventional take on another double concerto. Bach’s well-loved Baroque masterpiece for two violins gets a radical (and subtly Scottish) overhaul when fiddler Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay joins the Scottish Ensemble’s own leader Jonathan Morton as soloists.
The Scottish Variations composers are David Horne, Stuart MacRae, Anna Meredith, Alasdair Nicolson, Martin Suckling, and Alasdair Spratt.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over)
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