2 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

, Start Time: 20:30, End Time: 21:40 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Under its leader, Laura Samuel, the BBC SSO String section performs haunting classics of the repertoire in the impressive surroundings of St Magnus Cathedral. Vaughan Williams’ work based on a theme from the music of Tallis dates from just before the First World War, whilst both works by Britten and Barber precede the Second World War. The still, romantic serenity of Barber’s Adagio sits alongside Britten’s intensely colourful setting of Rimbaud’s mysteriously complex poetry; a tour de force for strings and soprano. Here the orchestra is joined by one of the UK’s finest singers of her generation, Mary Bevan.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Laura Samuel            Leader/Director                      

Mary Bevan                Soprano

Vaughan Williams       Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten                          Les Illuminations

Macmillan                   For Sonny

Barber                        Adagio for Strings, Op.11






Tickets £25, £20, £11 Concessions £21, £15, £8

Duration 80 minutes

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St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

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St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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