Cookies

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you are giving consent to cookies being used. For information on cookies and how you can disable them visit our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Accept
SCO 18/19: Mendelssohn I: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Home What's on

SCO 18/19: Mendelssohn I: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Home What's on

SCO 18/19: Mendelssohn I: A Midsummer Night's Dream

SCO

Book tickets

£31.00, £27.00, £22.00 and £17.00
Open to All
Booking fees applicable.
0141 353 8000
Book here

Dates and times

Friday 30 November 2018
7:30PM - 10:30PM

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Incidental Music (40’)

MENDELSSOHN Die erste Walpurgisnacht (36’)

LAURENCE EQUILBEY Conductor

HILARY SUMMERS Contralto

MARTIN MITTERRUTZNER Tenor

HUW MONTAGUE RENDALL Baritone 

SCO CHORUS

Gregory Batsleer Chorus Director

Mendelssohn's enchanting music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream has to be the most famous and beloved Shakespearean score of all time, but, what is a ‘Walpurgisnacht’? Think Halloween crossed with Beltane. In April, people across Northern and Eastern Europe dress up as witches and wizards, light bonfires, feast and are jolly. Mendelssohn celebrates by setting Goethe’s tale of ancient Druids outwitting the intolerant local Christians who want to ban their pagan rituals, and quite simply has a lot of choral fun with it. From the cracking overture to the big triumphant close, the pace never lets up. 

CONNECT INSIGHTS: 6.30pm

Mischief and Magic. Storyteller Anna Lehr and SCO Flute Brontë Hudnott invite concertgoers of all ages into Mendelssohn’s imagined worlds with timeless tales and musical magic. Presented in collaboration with the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Are you purchasing four or more concerts in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s 2018/19 Concert Season? Save up to a third (38% Seniors) when subscribing via the SCO website or over the phone on 0131 557 6800.

If you are purchasing less than four concerts, please select “Buy Tickets” above or phone the Box Office on 0141 353 8000.

Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open today 10:00am - 6:00pm

More venue information