32 SCO Wind Soloists

, Start Time: 13:00 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

The virtuosic wind players of the SCO bring us a vivid selection of music which includes music originally for the Octet combination - two each of oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns - and music which is arranged or re-imagined.

MOZART (arr.Wendt) Overture, Il Seraglio 
JONATHAN DOVE Figures in the Garden 
HANDEL Two Arias for Wind Band HWV 410, 411 
BEETHOVEN Octet Op. 103 

Mozart appears in two operatic guises: first the arrangement by Wendt of his Turkish tale in the harem, and then in the work based on ideas from The Marriage of Figaro by Jonathan Dove. Beethoven's early work is a dazzling display and exploits the unusual colours of this ensemble as well as the virtuosity of each of the instruments. Written for the Elector Maximillian Franz, for whom Beethoven was a court composer in Bonn, the work shows the calibre of musicians, particularly the horns, for whom Beethoven was able to write. 

Approximately 1 hour 
Tickets £25, £17, £10 Concessions £19, £13, £8   

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Broad Street KW15 1NX

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