Sibelius Pelléas et Mélisande
MacMillan Saxophone Concerto World Premiere (Co-Commissioned by Perth Concert Hall, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra)
Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 8
Joseph Swensen, conductor
Amy Dickson, saxophone
Amy Dickson wears her phenomenal virtuosity lightly, as though playing the saxophone were as natural as breathing. She has made Glazunov’s captivating concerto her own, and pairs it with a very special event: a new concerto from Sir James Macmillan. His are some of the very best concertos of recent years – not least the phenomenally successful SCO commission Veni, Veni, Emmanuel – so each new one is an enticing prospect. Joseph Swensen opens and closes the evening with two great titans of his own musical world: Sibelius and Beethoven. His interpretations of both abound in vitality, power and edge-of-the-seat intensity.
Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm – Composer Sir James Macmillan introduces his new Saxophone Concerto. (free to ticket holders)
£28, £24.50, £21.50, £18.50, £14 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); students £6
Disabled + carer discount available, contact the Box Office for more information
Under 16s FREE (two children per paying adult, additional u16 tickets £6), contact the box office on 01738 621031 to book.