Scottish Chamber Orchestra premieres Kerry
- Date: Saturday, 29 October 2011, 7:30pm
- Venue: Queen's Hall (Edinburgh) — Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online
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-Saëns, Takemitsu, Shostakovich
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Captain Flinders' musick : concerto for flute and small orchestra (2011) by Gordon Kerry|
— performed by Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alison Mitchell and Olari Elts
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