Ayr Concert Series – Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Viennese New Year

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Joseph Swensen, conductor
Kolja Blacher, violin

Programme to include:
J Strauss II The Blue Danube
J Strauss I Radetzky March
Chausson Poème
Ravel Tzigane

Come and join the celebrations as the SCO marks the arrival of 2023 in style – with music to lift the spirits and seduce the senses. Passionate, joyful and exuberant, Joseph Swensen is a former SCO Principal Conductor and a much loved figure in concert halls around the world. He’s on the podium for a flavoursome concert of exquisite musical bon-bons and lollipops from the Strauss family’s Vienna and far beyond – from the graceful lapping of The Blue Danube to the foot-tapping cheer of the majestic Radetzky March.

Outstanding German violinist Kolja Blacher joins the Orchestra for two sensuous classics of French sophistication: the elegant romance of Chausson’s luscious Poème and the fiery gypsy flavours of Ravel’s sparkling Tzigane.

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