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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

8.30
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).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Sinfonia Concertante

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Laura Samuel, Violin, Scott Dickinson, Viola.
  • Interval

    • Christine Brewer & Donald Runnicles

      Ye Banks and Braes (Traditional)

      Music Arranger: Roger Quilter.
    • Christine Brewer & Donald Runnicles

      Down by the Salley Gardens (Traditional)

      Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten.
    • Leprechaun (Traditional)

    • Von ewiger Liebe - no.1 from 4 Songs Op.43

    • Samuel Barber

      Sure on this shining night

      Performer: Thomas Hampson. Performer: Donald Runnicles.
    • Celius Dougherty

      Shenandoah

      Performer: Thomas Hampson. Performer: Donald Runnicles.
    • Oscar Hammerstein II

      All the things you are

      Composer: Jerome Kern. Performer: Thomas Hampson. Performer: Donald Runnicles.
  • Part 2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no 9 in D Minor

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
  • Post concert

    • Piccolo (Part III: Pamina's Portrait)

      • The Amadeus Project.
      • Global Mix.
      • GM2CD02.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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