Nicolai - Overture from The Merry Wives of Windsor
Craig Armstrong - Suite from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet
R Strauss - Aus Italien
Junping Qian conductor
Richard Strauss once joked that he could depict even a knife and fork
in music. So now imagine the Roman Campagna, a moonlit Mediterranean
and a carnival in Naples, all painted in glowing orchestral colours by
a youthful genius: off the leash and loving it. For former RSNO
Assistant Conductor Junping Qian, Strauss’ Aus Italien is a passion,
and that goes double for today’s Shakespeare-inspired first half:
Nicolai’s comedy overture, plus a modern movie classic from
Scotland’s own Craig Armstrong.
Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh.