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Oslo Philharmonic
Orchestra 02

Nicola Benedetti performs Glazunov
Sunday 16 August 2015
Around Edinburgh

Vasily Petrenko Conductor

Nicola Benedetti Violin

Geirr Tveitt Selection of pieces from 100 Folk Tunes from Hardanger
Glazunov Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No 1

Celebrated Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko for their second Festival concert, playing the brilliant and unashamedly Romantic Violin Concerto by Glazunov. It was one of the first concertos that Benedetti performed as a professional violinist, and its poignantly beautiful melodies and fiery virtuosity still hold a special place in her repertoire.

Sibelius’s passionate First Symphony has drawn comparisons with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ Symphony through its voluptuous melodies and high drama, but in the work, the Finnish composer conjures an evocative, expansive sound world all his own. The Oslo players and Petrenko open the concert with music from their Norwegian homeland, in a selection from Geirr Tveitt’s colourful reimaginings of folk tunes from the fjords and mountains of western Norway.

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  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 30 minutes approximately

Supported by

The Binks Trust

With additional support from

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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko
Nicola Benedetti Violin

Geirr Tveitt Selection of pieces from 100 Folk Tunes from Hardanger
Glazunov Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No 1


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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra 02 | Herald Scotland review

August 17th 2015
Review by: 

Keith Bruce
Herald Scotland

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra 02 | Scotsman review

August 19th 2015

passionate and thrilling ★★★★

Read the full review here (WOW247)

Review by: 

Carol Main
The Scotsman

Photo: Simon Fowler - Decca

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Grand circle: £44 £36 £18
Stalls: £44 £36 £27
Upper circle: £25 £18 £12
Organ gallery: £12

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off