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north east scotland's festival of new music

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Steven Osborne, piano and Vassily Sinaisky, conductor


  • May-Kay Yau Demise of the Cherry Blossom (World Première)
    (University of Aberdeen Music Prize Commission 2009)
  • Britten Piano Concerto
  • Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5

Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisk, always a popular visitor to The Music Hall with the BBC SSO, has made some fascinating forays into British music in recent years. Having shown his versatility with some outstanding Elgar in the past, here he tackles the most lyrical of Vaughan Williams' symphonies, the beautiful, mystical Fifth.

A short new piece, specially commissioned from the winner of 2009's University of Aberdeen Music Prize is the curtain-raiser for Britten's scintillatingly virtuosic Piano Concerto. This is barn-storming young man's music, written for the young composer himself to play at the BBC Proms, and as the Gramophone Award-winning recording with the BBC SSO will attest, it has the ideal interpreter in Steven Osborne.


Friday 26 November 2010, 7.30 pm

Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS

Tickets: £10 to £20, £5 for school pupils, £8 standby tickets for full time students, registered unemployed and over 60