Thursday 18 November 2021, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, at Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews
SCO Wind Soloists / Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students
The SCO’s renowned Wind Soloists and the outstanding wind students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland join forces for a witty instrumental traversal of one of Richard Strauss’s best-loved operas.
Der Rosenkavalier is a bittersweet comedy, whose quartet of lovers – of wildly different ages and personalities – go through lust and heartbreak, regret and resignation before finding contentment (well, mostly) at the work’s radiant conclusion. Inspired by a centuries-old tradition, celebrated oboist, composer and arranger Nigel Shore has reimagined the opera as a lavish, entertaining creation for large wind ensemble, one movement per act, whose music conveys the opera’s surging passions, boisterous dances and ecstatic climax.
R Strauss arr Nigel Shore Harmoniemusik from Der Rosenkavalier (UK Premiere)
Thu 18 Nov, 1pm Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews
Fri 19 Nov, 3pm Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Sun 21 Nov, 3pm TheQueen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Please note: This concert programme is not part of the Edinburgh and Glasgow multi-buy offers.