The Queen's Hall
VENUE : The Queen's Hall
FESTIVAL: Edinburgh International Festival
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti Director and violin
CPE Bach String Symphony in B flat Wq182 No 2
Peteris Vasks Vox amoris
Grieg String Quartet in G minor (arr. Tognetti)
Acclaimed for its vibrant, stylish delivery, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble like no other. Its performers stand to play, giving the orchestra the huge sense of energy that defines its elegance and verve. Violinist Richard Tognetti is the driving force behind the orchestra and it is his dramatic orchestral arrangement of Grieg’s heartfelt String Quartet that forms the concert’s climax.
In a typically eclectic programme, the orchestra also reaches back to the daring expressivity of CPE Bach’s String Symphony in B flat, and explores two modern masterworks: the bewitching soundscape of Scelsi’s Anagamin, and Peteris Vasks’s beautifully meditative Vox amoris, written specially for the ACO with Tognetti as the soloist.
‘Richard Tognetti and his group produced playing of fabulous alertness and tight ensemble’ The Guardian
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Friday 31 August 11.00am
The Queen’s Hall
£29 £26 £21 £17.50 £11 £8
1 hour 45 minutes approximately
Tickets from £ 8.00
This event has no further performances scheduled at this time