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Unfortunately due to the constantly evolving coronavirus situation, this event has been cancelled. We will contact ticket holders directly as soon as possible.
Statement from Gavin Reid, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra:
‘Clearly this is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but given the current advice from the Scottish Government, and in order to safeguard our audiences, supporters, players and staff, we have decided to cancel a number of forthcoming concerts. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow advice from the Scottish Government regarding future concerts and update our audiences and stakeholders as quickly and regularly as we can. However, it is already becoming apparent that this situation will inevitably place unprecedented financial pressures on both our organisations and all performing arts and artists. The SCO would therefore particularly like to acknowledge the support of the Usher Family who were due to support the Vivaldi Gloria concert in Edinburgh, Virgin Money who were due to sponsor the Vivaldi Gloria concert in Glasgow and Institut français d’Ecosse who were due to sponsor The Magic Harp concert in Edinburgh.’
Concerts scheduled after 15 April are currently planned to go ahead but this will be kept under review.
All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund and will be contacted as soon as possible by either the Box Office, or the SCO depending on how their tickets were booked. Please bear with us as we work through the refund process at this challenging time.
THE MAGIC HARP
Friday 3 April 2020
WEBER Overture Der Freischütz (10’)
MOZART transcr DE MAISTRE Piano Concerto in F, K459 (28’)
SCHUBERT ed NEWBOULD Suite Die Zauberharfe UK Premiere (c.40’)
ANDREW MANZE - Conductor
XAVIER DE MAISTRE - Harp
Mozart’s Concerto in F major, K459, played on the harp? De Maistre’s transcription produces such a wide range of colour and dynamics so elegantly, that you may be quickly persuaded into thinking this an original harp concerto.
The concert kicks off with another tenacious battle for good in the overture to Weber’s mystical opera about a hunter’s pact with the devil. After the interval, a UK Premiere of The Magic Harp, first performed in 1820! With the libretto now lost, Professor Brian Newbould has reconstructed the music into an orchestral suite packed with supernatural elements and melodrama.