Thursday 21 July 2022

2022/23 classical music season at Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall
Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall was a Millennium project, raising £20 million to build a concert hall with an auditorium and studio. The hall opened in September 2005 and is known for its fine acoustics. The hall has recently announced its 2022/23 classical music season programmed by James Waters, Creative Director for Classical Music for Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation and charity behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre, 

The hall's 2022/23 classical music season opens with Scottish Opera in Massenet's Thérèse with Justina Gringyte in the title role, and the Dunedin Consort in Mozart's Mass in C minor with soloists Anna Dennis, Lucy Crowe, Benjamin Hulett, and Robert Davies conducted by John Butt.

The orchestral series opens with violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Maxim Emelyanychev in the world premiere of James MacMillan's Violin Concerto No. 2 plus music by John Adams and Tchaikovsky, then Joana Carneiro conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Chopin, Bartok and Anna Clyne's This Midnight Hour

Other concerts include a Viennese New Year concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in Bach and Stravinsky, Maxim Emelyanychev and Scottish Chamber Orchestra return with an all-Mendelssohn programme, Thomas Søndergård conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in A Festival of Brahms

International visitors include violinist Maxim Vengerov with conductor Sergey Smbatyan and The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 1, Alexey Shor’s Seascapes and Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra is joined by violinist Jennifer Pike for music by Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky.

Chamber music visitors include recorder player Tabea Debus and lutenist Alex McCartney, accordionist and BBC New Generation Artist Ryan Corbett in a mix of baroque, romantic and contemporary music, Resol String Quartet present Haydn, Mendelssohn and Florence Price, and Jordanian-Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer in Mozart, Sibelius, Khachaturian and Chopin. The Perth Piano Series includes pianists Elisabeth Brauss, Steven Osborne, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Imogen Cooper, and Piotr Anderszewski in Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Full details from the hall's website.

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