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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Strings (Classical Music)
9 June 2023 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
BOCCHERINI arr Strings: Quintet Op 30 No 6 in C ‘Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid’
BOCCHERINI: Cello Concerto in G, G480
MOZART arr Strings: Fantasie in F minor for Mechanical Organ, K608
MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No 10 in B minor
MOZART: Serenade in G, K525 ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’
Philip Higham cello/director
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Cello, Philip Higham, leads the SCO’s strings players in a sumptuous programme that explores music through Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras.
Boccherini’s ‘Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid’ evokes the gaiety and bustle of Spain’s capital during the 18th Century, while the composer’s Cello Concerto in G can only be described as a Baroque masterpiece, offering Philip Higham the opportunity to demonstrate his virtuosity as he takes on the role of soloist.
Mozart’s Fantasie in F minor, originally written for an amazingly complex mechanical organ, is performed here in an arrangement for strings only. This intricate work is even more fantastic than the machine for which it was created.
Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 10 is clearly reminiscent of the composer’s musical influences with nods to both CPE Bach and Haydn as well as Zelter with whom he studied. The end result though, is Mendelssohn at his very best.
Mozart’s Serenade No 13 – better known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – is one of the composer’s most enduringly popular works. It figured prominently in the award-winning 1984 film Amadeus and has now become one of the most iconic of classical works.
£16 General Admission | £14 Senior Citizens | £6 Concessions | £6 Wheelchair users and people with disabilities *
* We are offering a free carer/companion ticket for any disabled or wheelchair-user audience members throughout our shows this season. Please note that it is helpful if this is booked in advance via the WeGotTickets website, so that we can ensure that there is adequate accessible seating reserved on the day/night of the event.
Wheelchair access, or entry for people with a disability is available from the side entrance, by the Phoenix Café.
Tickets for our Spring/Summer 2023 events can also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Shop, Findhorn.