Mill Street PH1 5HZ
This spring in Perth, NYOS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the compelling and insightful Rebecca Miller, present a programme full of natural wonder.
The Orchestra is also joined by the brilliant pianist, James Willshire to perform the world premiere of a new co-commission written by the hugely talented Scottish composer and rising star, Jay Capperauld. At its creative core, this new piano concerto focuses on key environmental issues, expressed in part through the lamenting bird song of an endangered species calling out for a mate that may no longer exist.
For the final piece of the evening we return to one of the 20th Century’s greatest and most influential works, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. This story of violence and nature-worship in pagan Russia is inspired in part by Stravinsky’s boyhood memories of the thunderous break-up of the ice on the Neva River in St. Petersburg each spring. The Rite of Spring was a groundbreaking ballet strengthened by a riot-worthy orchestral score.
Judith Weir: Forest
Jay Capperauld: Endlings (Piano Concerto) (World Premiere)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring