Friday, 29 August 2014

Peter Maxwell Davies birthday concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - photo Marco Borggreve
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - photo Marco Borggreve
The late night Prom on Monday 8 September 2014, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be giving a concert to celebrate the birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. In fact, 8 September is his actual birthday. Conducted by Ben Gernon, the orchestra will be joined by clarinettist Dimitri Ashkenazy and bagpiper Robert Jordan for an all Maxwell Davies programme. The concert also showcases the long relationship between Maxwell Davies and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Maxwell Davies having composed music for the orchestra over a 30 year period including the sequence of Straclyde Concertos for the orchestra's principals.

The Proms concert starts with the London premiere Ebb of Winter, which the orchestra commissioned to mark its 40th anniversary last year. The concert also includes the Fourth Strathclyde Concerto (written for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's principal clarinettist) and the widely performed An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise.

1 comment:

  1. After the Mozart and Nielsen this is my favourite concerto for clarinet. It presents an inexorable journey towards a quite sublime melody at the climax. Do give it a try.


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