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.
Read more about this concert in the Scotsman article here.
Concerts in Series
The Govan Stones @ St Magnus Festival
25th June, 7.30 pm, St Magnus Cathedral
St Magnus International Festival
Mendelssohn - String Symphony no.1
Alasdair Nicolson - The Govan Stones (premiere)
Arvo Pärt - Trisagion
Mendelssohn - String Symphony no.10
Tom Poulson - Trumpet
Alistair Nicolson - Composer
Read the review of the concert here.
The Govan Stones @ Govan Old Parish Church
20th June, 7.30 pm, Govan Old Parish Church
866 Govan Road, G51 3UU