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BBC SSO - Mendelssohn, Mozart, Tchaikovsky

BBC SSO under James MacMillan and Nicola Benedetti (violin) in a concert from the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai. Music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Live from the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

As part of a major international tour the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The British Council, is taking musical performances and music education to audiences across India. This special live broadcast from Mumbai marks the final concert of the 2-week visit, featuring works by great Western composers performed by the orchestra with conductor James MacMillan, and joined by superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti.

The concert opens with Mendelssohn's darkly-dramatic overture inspired by Scotland's wild Hebridian cave, and continues with Benedetti as the soloist in Mozart's concerto, nicknamed for its 'Turkish' flavour. The concert concludes with music redolent of Imperial Russia in Tchaikovsky's great F minor Symphony No. 4.

Throughout the concert Petroc Trelawny and guests will explore the cultural resonance of western classical music in India, and hear about the multitude of music-education work undertaken as part of this unique orchestral tour -both in India and closer to home- including the opportunity for the brightest and best young talent from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to perform alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in this concert.

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5

3.45 Interval
Petroc Trelawny hears from the many people playing a part in the BBC SSO's visit to India about the range of musical and educational activity.

4.10
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Nicola Benedetti (violin)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
James MacMillan (conductor).

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