A month-long celebration of recent works by Sir James MacMillan in partnership with the BBC SSO, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Hebrides Ensemble and Glasgow Life.
This city-wide festival includes:
RCS Fridays at One: Nash Ensemble
Fri 3 Mar / 1pm / Stevenson Hall
RCS Rosin Chamber Music Festival: Nash Ensemble II
Sat 4 Mar / 7.30pm/ Stevenson Hall
RCS Hilary Rosin Coffee Concert
Sun 5 Mar / 11.30am/ Stevenson Hall
Gleneagles-Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Gala Concert
Fri 17 Mar / 7.30pm / City Halls
The first half of this concert features a celebration of Scotland’s foremost composer, Sir James MacMillan, as part of the Glasgow-wide MacMillan Festival. As our Visiting Professor, the renowned composer will conduct two of his own works, including the ravishing The World’s Ransoming, featuring the winner of the first RCS MacMillan Concerto Competition in 2015-16, Clara Lafuente Garcia.
The second half prepares us for the forthcoming change of season, with Britten’s joyous Spring Symphony. Artistic Director of Conducting Garry Walker and the RCS Symphony Orchestra are joined by the RCS Chamber Choir as well as the talented youngsters of our Junior Conservatoire of Music. They are supported by an international line up of superb alumni –Karen Cargill, Kate Valentine and Jamie MacDougall.
Wed 22 Mar / 7.30pm / St Andrew’s Cathedral
SCO 16/17: MacMillan Stabat Mater
24 March / 7:30pm* / City Halls
* featuring COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30pm
Sir James MacMillan introduces his Stabat Mater in conversation with Svend Brown.
The glorious choral sound of The Sixteen captivates and inspires Sir James MacMillan – and his latest major work for them is the climax of this special concert.
In the first half the composer himself conducts Tryst – one of the very first pieces he wrote for the SCO back in the late 1980s. Inspired by his folksong of the same name, this is a showpiece that the Orchestra has performed to great effect all over the world.