Donald Runnicles 60th Birthday Concert
From City Halls, Glasgow, BBC SSO under Donald Runnicles with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and leading soloists. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat. Beethoven: Symphony No 9.
Live from City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Celebrating the 60th birthday of their Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's indomitable 9th Symphony - that composer's ultimate symphonic achievement and testament to the triumph of creative ambition. The famous 'Ode To Joy' is performed this evening by the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, an august organisation of which Donald Runnicles is a former member, and a quartet of international soloists closely associated with the world of opera so hugely beloved of this conductor.
And to begin, the Leader and Principal Viola of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra take centre stage to perform as joint soloists in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, a fitting tribute to ongoing and fruitful musical relationships.
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364
8.10 Interval Music
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Laura Samuel (violin)
Scott Dickinson (viola)
Angela Meade (soprano)
Elizabeth Bishop (mezzo soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Marko Mimica (bass)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Christopher Bell (chorusmaster)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor).