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June 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
St Magnus Cathedral
£8 - £20
St Magnus International Festival

The work of the youthful Mendelssohn frames this concert. Written between the ages of 12 and 14, his 12 string symphonies are highly accomplished works both here showing all the light and shade characteristic of his later music. Alasdair Nicolson’s new work has been commissioned by the orchestra and relates to the famous carved medieval crosses and hogback stones in Govan Old Church.  Pärt’s Trisagion is an intense work taking its inspiration from the Slavic Orthodox prayer of the same name; it is a characteristically meditative and ritualistic piece.

The Glasgow Barons are one of Scotland’s newest orchestras which is already breaking boundaries and are based in the Govan area of Glasgow. They are joined by the virtuoso trumpet player Tom Poulson who, following his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is now performing all over the world.

The Glasgow Barons

Paul McAlindin            Conductor

Tom Poulson              Trumpet

Mendelssohn              String Symphony No.1 in C

Alasdair Nicolson        Concerto for trumpet and strings (Govan Stones) World Premiere

Arvo Pärt                     Trisagion

Mendelssohn             String Symphony No.10 in B minor