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Evening serenades and night-time evocations: for centuries, as twilight has fallen, wind bands have come out to play and entertain.

Join the SCO’s own exceptional Wind Soloists as they share the stage with some of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s most accomplished wind players in a concert of mellow music to inspire and delight.

Felix Mendelssohn was just 17 when he wrote his bittersweet, richly scored Notturno, and Richard Strauss was the same age when he created his deeply lyrical, Mozart-inspired Serenade. The concert comes to a magical climax with Jamaican-born, UK-based Eleanor Alberga’s beguiling evocation conjuring images of the night-time Caribbean, from childhood lullabies to prowling dogs, and the ever-present draw of dreams.

The concert opens with the carefree Gallic sophistication Jean Françaix’s ballet suite about the japes and scrapes of a mischievous three-year-old.

SCO Wind soloists
RCS Wind students

FRANÇAIX 'Les Malheurs de Sophie'
MENDELSSOHN Notturno op 25
STRAUSS Serenade Op 7

Presented by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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