The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) makes a welcome return to the Music Hall, Aberdeen, on Saturday, November 8, to kick-start its 2014/15 concert season in the city.
The concert features two artists the SCO enjoys an especially close connection with, having performed together for many years – SCO Associate Artist Alexander Janiczek and the eminent pianist Llyr Williams. The combination of Janiczek and Williams is a somewhat celebrated partnership in Scottish concert halls and the SCO enjoys enduring and successful relationships with both.
Janiczek directs from the violin a programme of Stravinsky, Mozart and Beethoven, and is also soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, which was written when the composer was just 19.
The concert closes with Williams performing Beethoven’s youthful masterwork, his Piano Concerto No. 1. Williams delighted audiences in Aberdeen in February 2012, when he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 to great acclaim, under the baton of Andrew Manze.
Williams has worked with orchestras around the world, including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg.
The pair return later in the season with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on January 17, for a concert in which Williams performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, featuring Alexander Janiczek and Llyr Williams, will perform at the Music Hall, Aberdeen, on Saturday, November 8. tickets are available from www.aberdeenperforming arts.com or by calling 01224 641122. A pre-concert talk featuring Llyr Williams in conversation with SCO double-bassist Adrian Bornet will take place at 6.45pm. This is free to ticket holders. For further information about the full season of concerts, visit www.sco.org.uk