We are very excited to be returning to the Cathedral in Inverness and to the Pulteneytown Centre in Wick, both after breaks of several years.
The programme is a delight for the players, and we expect it will be for audience, too. Our own clarinettist Mhairi Callander chose the 1st Clarinet Concerto by Weber to anchor our first half, and we present for our first time the fourth Symphony by Beethoven in the second. Many of us have been remarking how under-rated this beautiful symphony is, and wondering why we have not performed it before. The first half starts with a wonderful throw-back by Maurice Ravel in his Tombeau de Couperin, which sounds like a deliberately ‘modern’ take on some really ancient music. Elgar’s Sospiri is a peaceful end to the first half.
I will have news soon of our September programme in Strathpeffer and Ullapool, so keep up to date by logging in.