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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Aurora

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Aurora

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Aurora

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Dates and times

Friday 15 October 2021
7:30PM - 10:00PM

On general sale - 12pm, Wednesday 18 August 2021


Mendelssohn Overture Die schoene Melusine 

Eötvös Double Bass Concerto ‘Aurora’ (UK Premiere)

Haydn Symphony No 92 ‘Oxford’

Thomas Zehetmair conductor

Nikita Naumov double bass 

From a fishy tale to a cosmic lightshow: expect fairytale enchantment and awe-inspiring wonder in this eclectic concert under eminent Austrian conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

The young Felix Mendelssohn was captivated by the medieval legend of the water sprite Melusine and her human lover, and conjured from it one of his most magical and evocative creations.

Postponed from 2020, the ravishing Aurora by brilliant Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös gets its first UK performance, with the SCO’s own Principal Double Bass Nikita Naumov – a deeply expressive, charismatic player – as soloist. Eötvös surrounds the audience with sound in this exquisitely coloured concerto, inspired by contemplating the Northern Lights aboard a plane high above Alaska.

Closer to home, Joseph Haydn celebrated the honorary doctorate he received from the University of Oxford in 1791 with his Symphony No 92 – and its energy, elegance and wit fitted the occasion to a tee.

Venue notice

Please be aware that scaffolding is in place around the exterior of the building due to essential maintenance. However, the main entrance to City Halls remains accessible for customers.

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City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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