Thursday 9 June 2011
Inverurie Town Hall
Popular guest director/violinist Alexander Janiczek is reunited with the SCO for a delightful concert of summer classics.
He opens with Rossini’s Sonata No 3 in C, written when the composer was twelve years old, before two of the Orchestra’s Principals each take on a wind concerto by Carl Maria von Weber: Peter Whelan performs the Bassoon Concerto — one of the two most significant works in the instrument’s repertoire (the other being Mozart’s) — and Alec Frank-Gemmill performs the Concertino for Horn and Orchestra, a work which demands extreme virtuosity from the soloist.
The concert closes with Prokofiev’s brilliantly extrovert Symphony No 1: Classical. In September, the Orchestra will record these Weber concertos for Linn Records, with the SCO Principals as soloists.