Four of the best

Clas­si­cal con­certs

The Guardian - The Guide - - Music - Andrew Cle­ments


BBC Scot­tish Sym­phony Orches­tra

The lat­est con­cert for the BBC SSO with artist-in-as­so­ci­a­tion Matthias Pintscher (pic­tured) is a new-mu­sic show­case for Ra­dio 3’s Hear and Now. Works by Hosokawa and Takemitsu are framed by Stravin­sky’s early tone poem Le Chant du Ros­sig­nol, and by a rare out­ing for Claude Vivier’s Sid­dhartha, in­spired by Her­man Hesse’s novel.

City Halls, Glas­gow, Sat


Takács Quar­tet

The Takács have few peers among cur­rent string quar­tets, and ev­ery ap­pear­ance they make in Lon­don is pre­cious. This pair of con­certs fea­tures works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Men­delssohn and Brahms, but there’s also the Euro­pean pre­miere of a piece com­posed for the group by Carl Vine, his String Quar­tet No 6, which comes with the sub­ti­tle of Child’s Play. Wig­more Hall, W1, Sun & Mon


Al­le­go­ria Della Notte

It is a busy new-mu­sic week for the BBC Scot­tish Sym­phony Orches­tra. Thurs­day sees a re­union with for­mer chief con­duc­tor Ilan Volkov, which pre­cedes Beethoven’s Eroica Sym­phony with two UK pre­mieres: Cas­san­dra Miller’s Round and Sal­va­tore Scia­r­rino’s vi­o­lin con­certo Al­le­go­ria Della Notte, with Ilya Gringolts as the soloist.

City Halls, Glas­gow, Thu



The 40th edi­tion of the Hud­der­s­field con­tem­po­rary mu­sic fes­ti­val opens with the world pre­miere of the lat­est ma­jor work from James Dil­lon, whose con­nec­tions with the fes­ti­val go back right to its early days. The Red Note En­sem­ble in­tro­duce Dil­lon’s trip­tych, along­side works by Stephanie Haensler, Mor­ton Feld­man and Chris­tian Wolf.

St Paul’s Hall, Hud­der­s­field, Fri

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.