"Yesterday I listened... today I loved!"
Posted on: 24th Mar 2012
There's an exciting programme of modern works and premières at this year's Edinburgh International Festival, for which tickets have gone on sale today.
An intriguing series of programmes from the London Symphony Orchestra and Gergiev sees pairings of Szymanowski and Brahms; the Cleveland Orchestra under Wesler-Möst in Lutoslawksi's Concerto for Orchestra; and there's a première from James Macmillan; the European Youth Orchestra perform Debussy's evocative Nocturnes alongside a new work by Richard Causton; and the CBSO bring Sofia Gubaidulina's Violin Concerto.
There's a handful of contemporary opera as well, with Macmillan's Clemency, a double-bill of Huw Watkins and Stuart Macrae with two short one-act operas; and film composer Craig Armstrong's The Lady from the Sea.
Full details of all the music and operatic events are on-line here.
It promises to be an exciting time: good luck to our counterparts north of the Wall for this year!
Posted by Daniel Harding.