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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Runnicles conducts Mozart's RequiemSunday, 29th September 2013 - 4:00 PM Event Sold Out
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Elgar Cello Concerto (c.30')
Mozart Requiem Comp. Robert Levin (c.50')
Alisa Weilerstein Cello
Miah Persson Soprano
Christine Rice Alto
Jeremy Ovenden Tenor
Neal Davies Bass
National Youth Choir Of Scotland
Donald Runnicles Conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Following its acclaimed concert performances of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, the BBC SSO and Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles return to the Usher Hall for two unmissable concerts in 2013/14.
Mozart's unfinished Requiem is one of the best-loved masterpieces of classical choral music. But strip away the rumours, legends and the layers of alterations, and it turns out that the piece we usually hear is only half the story. Donald Runnicles directs the acclaimed National Youth Choir of Scotland and a quartet of world-class soloists in a revelatory new completion of the Requiem prepared, with a creator's insight, by the great Canadian Mozartian Robert Levin. Hear this transcendent music with new ears - and savour the intense commitment that the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein brings to Elgar's war requiem of a cello concerto.
Prelude 3.00pm (free to ticket holders): Dr Richard Holloway, writer, broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, discusses the Requiem, music and mourning.
Buy both Edinburgh Usher Hall concerts and save 20% - call the box office on 0131 228 1155 for more information and to book.