Programme to include:
MENDELSSOHN Overture, The Fair Melusine
KOUSSEVITSKY Concerto for double bass and orchestra
HAYDN Symphony No 101 'The Clock'
Danail Rachev conductor, Nikita Naumov double bass
The award-winning Scottish Chamber Orchestra can always count on a warm welcome (and usually a sell-out crowd) when they make one of their regular returns to the Universal Hall with a concert of popular classics under the baton of Bulgarian conductor, Danail Rachev. The Orchestra's brilliant young bassist Nikita Naumov performs the Koussevitsky Concerto — a fine example of Russian Romanticism which the composer, himself a virtuoso double bassist, dedicated to his fiancée. It is framed by Mendelssohn's overture, in which the water sprite, Melusine, is evoked in suitably mellifluous music and Haydn's 'Clock' Symphony, so called because of the “ticking” rhythm throughout the second movement. Perfect entertainment for an early summer evening for all those who love having the best in classical music brought almost to the doorstep by some of the finest musicians in Scotland.
"Rachev has proved a musician of real depth, sensitivity and authority.” Dallas Morning News
“What poured out from the SCO all evening was some of the most utterly exhilarating orchestral playing you will hear anywhere from anyone.” The Herald