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We Support: the SCO Plays Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Fauré Requiem

Thursday 9 May 2019 19:30-21:30

As a business partner of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, we are proud to support this concert featuring French conductor Emmanuel Krivine. On the programme: Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

Passion rules in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Season Finale! Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine brings an abundance of French panache in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: unrequited love, a ’Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath’, an intense vision of hell, and a bizarre and fantastic ending. In contrast, Fauré’s Requiem offers gentleness and intimacy, radiant with consolation – gloriously delivered by the sublime SCO Chorus and the soothing baritone of Rudolf Rosen.

Heinrich Heine perceptively described the Symphonie Fantastique as "a bizarre sort of night piece, now and then illuminated by the sentimental whiteness of a woman’s robe fluttering to and fro or by a sulphur-yellow gleam of irony".

About Emmanuel Krivine
Emmanuel Krivine is respected as one of the world’s most distinguished conductors whose elegant and colourful interpretations have made him a favourite with leading orchestras and soloists around the world. Since the 2017/18 season, Krivine took up the post of Music Director at the Orchestre National de France. He has held a number of important positions in his native France and is regarded as one of the foremost French musicians today. He is a passionate educator, who regularly conducts orchestras of young musicians, and in 2004 he created a period-instrument ensemble in Paris, La Chambre Philharmonique, now one of the most important groups of its kind.

About the Scottish Chamber Ochestra
The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages.

It aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear live orchestral music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the Orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the USA.

Event Details

We Support: The SCO Plays Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Fauré Requiem
Thursday, 9 May 2019 | 7.30-9.30pm (approx.)*
£11.50 - £35 | Book online at the SCO’s website

Fauré – Requiem (37’)
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique (50’)

Usher Hall
Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2EA

Access Details
Please visit the Usher Hall’s Access Information page for more information on wheelchair access, guide dogs, assisted hearing, and other access questions.

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*Other concert dates
The SCO will also be bringing this concert to Glasgow on 10 May. For more details, visit the SCO’s event page.

Photo: Portrait of Emmanuel Krivine, published on the Maison de la Radio website.
Credit: P.H. Hurlin

Institut Français Écosse 2022