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Chamber Notes

with guest director Marianne Thorsen (violin)

Perth Concert Hall

Mon 3 Feb 2020
Mill Street
Perth
PH1 5HZ

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Aberdeen Music Hall

Tue 4 Feb 2020
Union St
Aberdeen
AB10 1QS

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The Queen’s Hall

Wed 5 Feb 2020
85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9JG

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Crichton Church

Thu 6 Feb 2020
Crichton Memorial Church
Dumfries
DG1 4ZZ

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Glasgow Royal Concert Halls

Fri 7 Feb 2020
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3NY

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Exploring the octets of Mendelssohn and Enescu, with guest director Marianne Thorsen.

Although written for just eight instruments, both Mendelssohn's and Enescu's singular octets for strings have the drama, richness and depth of a full-blown symphony.

They also make for an excellently contrasting pair. From Mendelssohn’s exuberant opening bars, we’re swept through music that is impressively complex yet captivatingly, joyously melodic throughout, whilst Enescu’s is moody, breathlessly dramatic, and, in parts, simply volcanic.

The concert is also a gentle consideration of the nuanced qualities and specific attraction of experiencing chamber music, and we're looking forward to exploring this with guest director Marianne Thorsen, former leader of the Nash Ensemble, regular guest with Trondheim Soloists, and a devoted and highly respected chamber musician.

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