Nicola Benedetti Plays Prokofiev
Head north for the misty glens, islands and highlands of Scotland with Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti at a true St Andrews Day celebration including bagpipes! Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa inspired Mendelssohn to write his greatest tone poem in which you can feel the great swell of the waves and the majesty of the Hebrides.
Strauss’ seldom performed early tone poem displays the orchestra in virtuosic colour and splendor as it references ‘The Scottish Play’.
Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise describes members of a wedding party stumbling across the moors of Orkney on the way back home after one too many ‘wee drams’ accompanied by an early morning call of the bagpipes.
Nicola Benedetti, one of the world’s finest violinists joins us for our tartan tour in a performance of Prokofiev’s elegant 2nd Violin Concerto.
Violin Nicola Benedetti
Conductor Jason Thornton
Mendelssohn Overture to The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
Richard Strauss Macbeth
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2
Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise