NYOS Senior Orchestra Spring 2018

22.02.2018

This spring NYOS Senior Orchestra, conducted for the first time by Catherine Larsen-Maguire present a programme designed to challenge and inspire its members with repertoire influenced by nature, sure to captivate its audience.

This spring NYOS Senior Orchestra, conducted for the first time by Catherine Larsen-Maguire present a programme designed to challenge and inspire its members with repertoire influenced by nature, sure to captivate its audience.

First, the Orchestra preform Einojuhani Rautavaara’s best-known work Cantus Arcticus, complete with recorded bird song captured, by the composer near the Arctic Circle. The orchestra then perform one movement from Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling orchestral suite Scheherazade. 

For the final piece of the evening the Senior Orchestra perform Elgar’s playful yet mysterious composition Enigma Variations, in which the composer sketches short musical portraits of his friends and family as variations on a theme. A quaint idea by Elgar to amuse himself and those behind the scenes without affecting the music or the enjoyment of the listener.

“I was inspired to become a musician by my experiences as a member of several different youth orchestras; playing great music with your best friends is about as good as it gets. Both music and nature inspire and touch us on an elemental level, and all the pieces on this year’s programme not only paint vivid pictures of the natural world, but also describe the feelings and emotions nature awakes in us, more exactly than words could ever do. I hope that the opportunity to play and listen to these wonderful pieces will inspire us all – orchestra, conductor and audience alike!”  Conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire

Programme:

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus arcticus,‘Concerto for Birds and Orchestra’

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: ScheherazadeThe Sea and Sinbad’s Ship from Scheherazade

Sir Edward Elgar: ‘Enigma Variations’

Prep the Rep:

8 April 2018 at 19:30 | City Halls, Glasgow

Tickets: Full Price £14 | Concession £8.50 | Under 25 £5

Early Bird offer: Full Price for just £8 till 8 March 2018

Box Office: 0141 353 8000 or visit glasgowconcerthalls.com