Pekka Kuusisto Violin/Director
Allan Clayton Tenor
MUHLY Three Songs for tenor, violin and drone
HAYDN Symphony No 104 in D ‘London’
MUHLY Violin Concerto ‘Shrink’ (Scottish Premiere)
BRITTEN Les Illuminations
Hallucinations and wild imaginings: join Finnish musical pioneer Pekka
Kuusisto on a journey into the strange and the wonderful in the second
concert in his SCO residency.
With adulation for his Peter Grimes last year at London’s Royal
Opera House, Allan Clayton is the most exciting British tenor of the
moment – and one of our most celebrated interpreters of Britten.
He’s the soloist amid the fanfares, parades and sensual visions of
Britten’s larger-than-life Les Illuminations, settings of
phantasmagorical verse by French poet Arthur Rimbaud.
There’s more Gallic surrealism in the witty Songs for tenor, violin
and drone by New York-based Nico Muhly, and Kuusisto is the soloist in
the long-awaited Scottish premiere of his friend and colleague’s
dashing, exuberant violin concerto Shrink. In between, Haydn’s
final, grandest and most joyful Symphony, written expressly to
surprise and delight.
Co-commissioned by Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber
Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, St Paul Chamber Orchestra and
Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Subscription booking opens: 10am Wednesday 25 May
Single ticket booking opens: 10am Monday 27 June
HOW TO BOOK YOUR SUBSCRIPTION:
Book for a minimum of 4 concerts to be eligible for the Subscription
discounts. If you were an SCO Subscriber in 2019/20, we have secured
your seats and will hold them until Friday 24 June.
Subscribe online at www.sco.org.uk/subscriptions
You will be able to renew your Subscription or book a new one online
from 25 May. Online Subscriptions work best for customers who require
the same seats for each performance. If your Subscription is likely to
be more complicated and you would like varying numbers of seats and/or
different seating locations, you are advised to fill out a booking
form and return it by post.
Subscribe by Post:
You will also be able to use the booking forms either within our
2022/23 Season brochure, or, for previous Subscribers, a pre-filled
form that you'll receive at home. All booking forms should be returned
to SCO Subscriptions, 4 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB by Friday 24