Chan & Benedetti
Available from Fri 11 June 2021: 7.30pm
Traditional arr. Christopher Duncan Stac Dona from The Lost Songs of St Kilda
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No2
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Elim Chan Conductor
Nicola Benedetti Violin
No-one makes music come alive quite like Nicola Benedetti, and few living violinists bring quite so much beauty to Szymanowski’s shimmering, sensuous Second Violin Concerto. First, though, we take a musical trip to St Kilda with a Mercury-nominated Scottish composer, and unleash Bartók’s showstopping Concerto for Orchestra. It’s the ultimate work-out for a full symphony orchestra – 40 minutes of spicy tunes and untamed emotion, all crowned with a mighty shout of joy.
Nicola Benedetti appears by courtesy of Decca Classics.
This concert is part of the RSNO’s Scotch Snaps series, celebrating established and emerging composers born or living in Scotland. Scotch Snaps is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.
This concert is part of the RSNO’s Polska Scotland series. Polska Scotland is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the international cultural programme marking the centenary of Poland’s regained independence and by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh. Financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual NIEPODLEGŁA programme 2017-2022.