Sunday, 20 January 2019

3.00pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

SCO Wind Sextet


Adagio and Rondo


Sonata for two clarinets


Serenade in E flat Major


Serenade for two clarinets, two bassoons and two horns


Sonata for clarinet and bassoon

Beethoven- Sextet


Maximiliano Martín & William Stafford – clarinet
Peter Whelan & Alison Green – bassoon

Alec Frank-Gemmill (BBC New Generation Artist) & Harry Johnstone – horn

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is a world-renowned orchestra made up of the finest Scottish and international musicians, and includes a double-wind section with all the players being soloists at certain times. Following the success of performances and recordings of Weber’s Wind Concertos with SCO principals as soloists, and inspired by the legacy of the great Mozartian conductors of the SCO including Sir Charles Mackerras, the SCO Wind Soloists have since 2012 started to explore Harmoniemusik repertoire. Comprising pairs of clarinets, bassoons and natural horns, the players are dedicated to performing each work in a stylish and informed way, from the masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber to twentieth-century works and contemporary commissions.

The SCO Wind Soloists have so far appeared in chamber concert series in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and St Andrews. They have also performed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the presence of HRH The Prince Charles.

You'd be hard-put finding better wind ensemble playing. That these are colleagues, who sit next to each other day-in, day-out was evident in every sinuous interchange, every synchronised breath, every well-meshed articulation and intuitively balanced chord. As individuals, they play with the forthrightness of orchestral principals; as a group, they share nuances as instinctive chamber musicians.
The Guardian

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