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SCO Early Evening Recital: Composer Focus

12 Apr 2017, 5:30pm
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Composer Focus: Jeremy Thurlow

 

Musicians from the SCO join forces with students and staff from the University of St Andrews to explore music by Jeremy Thurlow, a composer with a long association with St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife.

 

The programme includes The Rooms of the Sea, an evocative setting of poetry by John Burnside; Quicksilver, a virtuoso dance piece whose continual pulsation moves from meditative calm to explosive energy; Ouija, a kind of séance in which musical voices from the beyond are channelled by SCO violinist Aisling O’Dea; and finally the world premiere of a new Trumpet Concerto for Bede Williams.

 

Colourful, dramatic, original and often very beautiful, this is music which has enticed audiences from Cluj to Malaga to New York.  Featuring dancer Giulia Montalbano presenting her new choreography of Quicksilver, the concert will be introduced by the composer and promises an enticing hour of fresh sights and sounds.