Described as “brazen…bold…confident” [Guardian] and “thumpingly rhythmical” [Financial Times], Tom Harrold’s music includes Darkened Dreams (a Proms commission which was broadcast live simultaneously on Radios 3 & 4), Raze, which opened the Last Night of the Proms, and Nightfires, that is “among the most exciting pieces by a Scottish composer in the last 25 years.” [Tumelty, Herald]

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Nov
22
Wed
Tom Harrold: New Work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere) @ Ayr Town Hall, Ayr
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

HARROLD
New Work, World Premiere (c. 12’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 1 (26’)
MACMILLAN
Í: A Meditation on Iona (16’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 2 (34’)

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”.  To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30PM
Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performances in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Nov
23
Thu
Tom Harrold: New Work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra @ Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

HARROLD
New Work, World Premiere (c. 12’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 1 (26’)
MACMILLAN
Í: A Meditation on Iona (16’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 2 (34’)

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”.  To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30PM
Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performances in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Nov
24
Fri
Tom Harrold: New Work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra @ City Halls, Glasgow
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

HARROLD
New Work, World Premiere (c. 12’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 1 (26’)
MACMILLAN
Í: A Meditation on Iona (16’)
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 2 (34’)

This is a very Swensen concert, sure to have those hallmark qualities that inspire critical reactions such as thrilling and ecstatic”, and “some of the keenest and most explosive performances from the SCO”.  To have him direct the first two Beethoven symphonies is a rare treat. Great music, of course, but also a fascinating snapshot of Beethoven’s amazing evolution in his early 30s. Twenty years after conducting the premiere, Swensen returns to James MacMillan’s atmospheric Í : a musical evocation of Iona, a place of wild seas, stark beauty and spirituality. Opening the evening is a new voice for SCO audiences as award-winning Tom Harrold writes his first piece for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS, 6.30PM
Composer Tom Harrold introduces his new work with a visual presentation, prior to performances in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Jul
15
Sun
Tom Harrold: Acrid Lines @ Powell Hall, Sedburgh
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
11
Sun
Tom Harrold: New Work for Choir and Organ @ Glasgow University Chapel
Nov 11 all-day

Glasgow University Chapel Choir, Massed Choir, organist TBC