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SCO 17/18: Copland Appalachian Spring

RAUTAVAARA

Cantus Arcticus (17’)

VASKS

Viola Concerto Scottish Premiere (35’)

RESPIGHI

Gli Uccelli (19’)

COPLAND

Appalachian Spring (23’)

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OLARI ELTS – Conductor

MAXIM RYSANOV – Viola

Birdsong is rife in the natural world of this delightful programme. Finn Einojuhani Rautavaara matches recordings of the Arctic’s avian inhabitants with orchestral imitations; Respighi’s birds are adapted from pretty numbers by 17th and 18th century composers. The well-known tune in Copland’s sweet and earthy Appalachian ballet is a Shaker spiritual, Simple Gifts – exemplified by the American composer in this work. One of the world’s most original soloists, Maxim Rysanov, joins the SCO and Estonian Olari Elts in the Viola Concerto by the conductor’s Latvian neighbour Pēteris Vasks.

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CONNECT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm

Songs of the Arctic – with SCO Principal Flute

Alison Mitchell and the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Especially designed for 11-13 year olds, all welcome!


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  • Date 3rd Nov 2017
  • Time 7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Age range Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Admission Payment required
  • Cost £30; £26; £21; £16
  • Phone £28; £24; £19; £14 - Senior Citizens U18s: free. U26s, students and unemployed: £6 People with a disability - 50% off standard ticket prices for people with a disability or in a wheelchair and, where one is required, 50% off for their carer.

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Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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Disabled toilet facilities: Yes

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