Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony

The distinctive sounds of the British Isles are featured in this Sunday matinee. Beginning in the far reaches of the Orkney Islands with Maxwell Davies's celebratory wedding romp complete with solo bagpipe, winding down through London in Vaughan Williams's pastoral yet capricious Oboe Concerto, and finishing back where we started with Mendelssohn's spirited Scottish Symphony, inspired by a walking tour of the countryside and a visit to the ruins of Edinburgh's Holyrood Chapel.

Brevard Sinfonia
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Eric Ohlsson, oboe

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Oboe Concerto
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, "Scottish"

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