Concerts by Candlelight
Here at the Scottish Ensemble we’re already dusting off the candelabra and thinking about our ‘Concerts by Candlelight’ tour in December 2013. From 6-11 December, in Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Perth, Glasgow, and Edinburgh we’re performing Nordic Nights in the atmospheric surroundings of churches and cathedrals across the country.
The Scandinavian theme runs throughout the December Nordic Nights programme. We begin in Norway with the graceful charm of a string classic, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and end with the striking folk colours of Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1. In between, Sibelius’ Andante festivo takes us to Finland where noble, stirring melodies evoke a beautiful winter landscape. The programme will also feature short interludes from contemporary Scandinavian composers.
The Telegraph said of our Concerts by Candlelight ‘there are Christmas concerts, and then there are Scottish Ensemble Christmas concert’; of last year’s Christmas concerts The Herald said ‘the brilliance lay in the simplicity of the concept’.
For full details of our Nordic Nights programme visit the Concertssection of our website.