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Scottish Chamber Orchestra premieres Kerry


Scottish Chamber Orchestra premieres Kerry

  • Date: Friday, 28 October 2011, 7:30pm
  • Venue: City Halls (Glasgow) — Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online

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Shostakovich wrote his brilliantly witty and sophisticated film score to accompany New Babylon, a 1928 satire set in the Paris Commune in 1871. He relishes his pastiches of Parisian popular classics – especially Offenbach – treading a fine line between  homage and parody. Opening the evening is a fascinating rarity: Saint-Saëns, composer of Carnival of the Animals, writing one of the first ever film scores! Gordon Kerry is a prestigious voice from Australia, where he was recently awarded the country’s top composition award, the Ian Potter Music Commissions. He used part of his prize to write this concerto for the SCO’s charismatic Principal Flute.

Featured non-Australian music: Saint-Saƫns, Takemitsu, Shostakovich

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