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François Leleux is one of the most passionate musicians performing today, and his much-loved concerts leading the SCO are sophisticated, intense and gloriously exuberant. 

He’s joined by celebrated British soprano Carolyn Sampson for Berlioz’s vivid but rarely heard Crusades cantata Herminie – in which the composer first tried out the Symphonie fantastique’s most famous melody. Leleux translates singing into playing in his own witty oboe arrangements of arias from Mozart’s best-loved comic opera, alongside the gripping drama of the same composer’s Symphony No. 25 and exquisite fairytale evocations from Ravel. 

François Leleux conductor / oboe 
Carolyn Sampson soprano 
MOZART Symphony No 25  
BERLIOZ Cantata: Herminie 
MOZART arr LELEUX Arias for oboe from The Magic Flute* 
RAVEL Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose) 

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Presented by The Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Proud to be part of Independent Venue Week

SCO 23/24: Berlioz, Mozart and Ravel