SCO Principal Conductor, 27 year-old Robin Ticciati, makes his Edinburgh International Festival debut with a programme including the world premiere of a new work composed by Kevin Volans, while Sir Roger Norrington* steps up to the podium to replace the late Sir Charles Mackerras for a concert performance of Mozart’s heroic Idomeneo with the acclaimed SCO Chorus and a stellar cast including Joyce DiDonato, Rosemary Joshua, Emma Bell and Kurt Streit.
MOZART’S IDOMENEO 20 AUGUST 7.30pm
A mythological story of love and jealousy, sacrifice and exile, natural disaster and divine intervention set in the aftermath of the Trojan Wars.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus/Sir Roger Norrington
Joyce DiDonato Idamante
Rosemary Joshua Ilia
Emma Bell Elettra
Kurt Streit Idomeneo
The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Sir Charles Mackerras (Broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 18 September at 6.00pm)
TICCIATI FESTIVAL DEBUT WITH WORLD PREMIERE WORK 27 AUGUST 7.30pm
Rebel Les Elémens
Kevin Volans Symphony: Daar Kom die Alibama (EIF commission, World Premiere supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald)
Poulenc Concerto for two pianos
Bizet Symphony in C
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Robin Ticciati
Katia and Marielle Labèque, piano
Another SCO highlight at the Edinburgh International Festival is Europe’s largest open-air classical music event, the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert on 5 September. This year the pyrotechnics are choreographed to the music of Hollywood including Bernstein’s score for Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront and Bernard Herrmann’s for Marnie. SCO will be conducted by Clark Rundell.