- Edvard Grieg 1843–1907
Overture 'In Autumn', Op 11(c.11’)
- Nino Rota 1911–1979
Cello Concerto No.2(c.25’)
- Ferruccio Busoni 1866–1924
Berceuse élégiaque Berceuse élégiaque Nó mar is fearr aithne: Berceuse élégiaque, Op 42(c.9’)
- Jean Sibelius 1865–1957
Symphony No 5 in E flat major Symphony No 5 in E flat major Nó mar is fearr aithne: Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82(c.31’)
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Leonard Elschenbroich is soloist in the melodic and rarely performed Second Cello Concerto by Nino Rota, best known for the film score he wrote for The Godfather - ‘surely an offer you can’t refuse’! Making his BBC SSO debut, Latvian-born Ainars Rubikis opens the new season with one of Grieg’s earliest orchestral works, In Autumn. Arguably Sibelius’s most popular Symphony, and its famed horn calls, brings the evening to a triumphant close.
Part of the 28th Ayr Concert Series promoted by Ayr Arts Guild.
To be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Image © Felix Broede