BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: The Runnicles Birthday Concert

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: The Runnicles Birthday Concert
Date
Friday 14 November
Venue
Music Hall
Time
7.30pm | Finish 9.30pm
Age
Adults
Price
£21 - £10.50 (concessions)

Event Description

BBC Scottish Symphony Orhestra: The Runnicles Birthday Concert

Beethoven’s Ninth

Mozart Sinfonia concertante, k.364 (c.32 mins)
Beethoven
Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’ (c.68 mins)

Laura Samuel violin
Scott Dickinson
viola
Angela Meade
soprano
Elizabeth Bishop
mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton
tenor
Marko Mimica
bass-baritone
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell
chorus master
Donald Runnicles
conductor

A special occasion calls for a very special concert – and from the epic tragedy of its opening to its transcendent final Hymn to Joy, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has long been classical music’s supreme act of celebration. So what better way for the BBC SSO to toast Donald Runnicles’ 60th birthday than with the work at the very centre of his beloved German Romantic tradition?

First, though, two of the orchestra’s principal players begin the festivities with one of the few pieces that can truly look Beethoven in the eye: Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, music of sublime grandeur and heart-rending beauty.

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