Nicholas Daniel directs the wind players of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, including the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s Overflow for wind dectet, in this concert which will be broadcast on the SCO’s YouTube and Facebook channels from Thursday 15 April.

Caplet and Dvo?ák transport us to exotic foreign lands in these two evocative works for winds. The luminous, fragrant Persian Suite by French composer André Caplet mixes the voluptuous luxuriance of Debussy with the heady perfumes of the Middle East, from the rapturous intensity of its opening love song to the extrovert drama of its finale. Nearer to home, Dvo?ák journeys through the Bohemian countryside in his charming Czech Suite, here given a more rustic flavour in an arrangement for winds.

In between, a brand new work by SCO Associate Composer Anna Clyne. Inspired by poet Emily Dickinson and Persian mystic Jalaluddin Rumi, Overflow summons the swelling power of the ocean, in which the tiniest motion by a pearl on the sea floor can conjure enormous waves above.

Filmed at Perth Concert Hall, this concert will be broadcast via SCO’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of James B Meff (1938-2020) in recognition of his kind legacy gift to the SCO.

Oboe / Director
Nicholas Daniel

Brontë Hudnott
Emma Roche

Nicholas Daniel
Robin Williams

Cor Anglais
Julian Scott

Maximiliano Martín
William Stafford

Cerys Ambrose-Evans
Alison Green

Patrick Broderick
Jamie Shield