Our Next Concert
 

 
Saturday 17th September 2016
Inverleith St Serf's Church, Ferry Road, 7.45 pm

Neruda Concertino for Horn and Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No 82 (The Bear)
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 (Scottish)

Conductor/soloist Alec Frank-Gemmill


Recognised internationally for the exceptional breadth and depth of his musicianship, Alec Frank-Gemmill conducts this programme of 18th and 19th century music. He is also the soloist in the virtuosic Concertino by the Czech composer, Johan Baptist Georg eruda. The 'Bear' is one of Haydn's Paris symphonies, variously described as a remarkable fusion of brilliance, elegance and warmth. Felix Mendelssohn was first inspired to write his 3rd Symphony while visiting Holyrood House and it is no coincidence that its dark and brooding introduction resonates well with the "broken and mouldering" ruins of Edinburgh's historic landmark.

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