Macmillan in MainzMarch 7, 2011
This week sees Alexander Shelley again conducting the music of James Macmillan as he works for the first time with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz. The all-British first half contrasts the concise and angular lines of Macmillan’s “Tryst” with Christian Poltéra’s interpretation of Edward Elgar’s lyrical cello concerto, while in the second half Shelley will conduct Brahms Third Symphony. “Tryst” was composed in 1989 and is based on William Soutar’s “The Tryst”, a love poem written in broad Scots and a work renowned among Scotland’s twentieth century poets. To reserve tickets to the concerts, please click here.