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RSNO: Benedetti plays Simpson

  • Thursday 21 Mar 2024
  • 7:30pm
  • Music Hall
  • Aberdeen Concert Series 23-24


RSNO: Benedetti plays Simpson

MARK SIMPSON              Violin Concerto Scottish Premiere, RSNO Co-commission
SHOSTAKOVICH              Symphony No5

David Afkham                  conductor
Nicola Benedetti             violin

Trumpets ring out, crowds cheer and soldiers march. It’s all there in Shostakovich’s electrifying Fifth Symphony – a work on which the composer’s very life depended. A resounding success from its first performance, it continues to thrill audiences today. All this and Nicola Benedetti too. Tonight, the nation’s favourite violinist has something brand new to share: a luscious, flamboyant concerto written specially for her by Liverpudlian composer Mark Simpson.

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RSNO Benedetti plays Simpson