• sax-concerto

SCO: MacMillan Saxophone Concerto

Thu 12th Apr
The Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh. EH8 9JG
£11 - £34

Amy Dickson wears her phenomenal virtuosity lightly, as though playing the saxophone were as natural as breathing.

She has made Glazunov’s captivating concerto her own, and pairs it with a very special event: a new concerto from Sir James MacMillan. His are some of the very best concertos of recent years - not least the phenomenally successful SCO commission Veni, Veni, Emmanuel – so each new one is an enticing prospect. Joseph Swensen opens and closes the evening with two great titans of his own musical world: Sibelius and Beethoven. His interpretations of both abound in vitality, power and edge-of-the-seat intensity.

SIBELIUS - Pelléas et Mélisande (29’)
MACMILLAN - Saxophone Concerto World Premiere
Co-Commissioned by Perth Concert Hall, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra (c.15’)
GLAZUNOV - Saxophone Concerto (13’)
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No 8 (26’)

Beethoven, Glazunov, MacMillan, Sibelius - Composers
Joseph Swensen - Conductor
Amy Dickson - Saxophone - Soloist

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