Gaze beyond the concert hall to the wonders of the natural world, the endless cycles of deep time, in this elemental programme directed by visionary Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto.
From the sweeping magnificence of Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür’s beacons of light to Scottish composer Helen Grime’s lyrical welcoming of warmth and light, this is a concert to transport and inspire. Kuusisto gives the first UK performance of the beguiling new violin concerto by former SCO Associate Composer Anna Clyne, and immerses us in his own country’s haunting birdsong courtesy of Rautavaara’s moving tribute to nature.
Tüür: The Lighthouse
Clyne: Time and Tides (UK Premiere)
Grime: It Will Be Spring Soon (UK Premiere)
Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus
Commissioned by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Pekka Kuusisto: Violin/Director
Ruby Hughes: Soprano
Estimated duration: 90mins (incl. 20min interval)
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