The Royal Scottish National Orchestra takes the show on the road throughout March.
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Shostakovich’s brooding Second Cello Concerto along with Fauré’s haunting Requiem, sung by the Junior Chorus, and Grazyna Bacewicz’s bracing Divertimento (4th – 5th March, Edinburgh and Glasgow).
Composer Gavin Bryars and the RSNO perform at Sonica Glasgow 2022, when he conducts his own Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet and the UK premiere of his Viola Concerto (A Hut in Toyama). The performance also features Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s poignant If Bach had Been a Beekeeper, while in a world first Alba G. Corral paints large scale kaleidoscopic digital landscapes which interact with the music, fulfilling Kandinsky’s prophecy that light, form, movement, colour and space combine to create visual music (12th March, Glasgow).
Pianist Lisa de la Salle plays Rachmaninov’s all-time romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, accompanied by Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 and Walton’s firecracker Scapino, A Comedy Overture (18th – 19th March, Edinburgh and Glasgow).
Conductor Tianyi Lu leads the orchestra through Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, which the composer requested be played ‘with passion and desire’. Also included is the joyous Overture in C Major by Fanny Hensel. better known by her maiden name of Mendelssohn (23rd March, Glasgow). The following evening the same programme is joined by Principal Bassoon David Hubbard taking centre stage with Weber’s Hungarian-inspired Andante e Rondo and Elgar’s expressive Romance (24th March, Dundee).