SCO 18/19: Jonathan Dove Accordion Concerto

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Music Hall
Union Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1QS

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MOZART Symphony No 34 in C, K338 (21’)

DOVE Accordion Concerto World Premiere (20’)

LIGETI Concerto Românesc (15’)

HAYDN Symphony No 90 in C (24’)

CLEMENS SCHULDT Conductor

OWEN MURRAY Accordion 

BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE Violin

Jonathan Dove’s concertos are often more than they seem, for example, his flute concerto The Magic Flute Dances imagines the life of the magic flute after the end of Mozart’s eponymous opera. His new Accordion Concerto promises to be a fitting tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, drawing influences from his love of Orkney. Max had been commissioned to write the concerto for accordion virtuoso Owen Murray, but sadly he passed away just as he was about to start work on it.   Mozart and Haydn are both in high spirits in their symphonies here – Haydn plays a joke that is sure to catch you out – while Ligeti is in rustic, folksy mood.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Jonathan Dove introduces his new Accordion Concerto 

Kindly supported by Mr Roland Williams, PRS Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music

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