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Musica Vitae: Storm Runes

St Magnus International Festival 

Scotland Unwrapped

Thu 27 Jun
Classical

Musica Vitae: Storm Runes

St Magnus International Festival 

Scotland Unwrapped

Alasdair Nicolson Magnus (Hymn to St Magnus-based) 
James Oswald Sonata of Scots Tunes 
Lisa Robertson Old Man of Hoy
CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A minor 
JS Bach Brandenburg No. 3 in G BWV 1048  
Alasdair Nicolson Cello Concerto (Storm Runes) London premiere 
Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness & Yesnaby Ground
Musica Vitae
Robin Michael cello & director 

In a programme from St Magnus International Festival, we are delighted to welcome the celebrated Swedish string orchestra, Musica Vitae and director/cellist Robin Michael to perform works by composers including JS & CPE Bach, and their Scottish contemporary James Oswald, alongside music by Lisa Robertson and two ever-popular works by festival founder Peter Maxwell Davies.


St Magnus Festival, founded by long-time resident Peter Maxwell Davies, looks to Orkney’s Nordic roots this year with a residency by the Swedish string orchestra, Musica Vitae. Oswald’s Sonata from the Scottish Baroque meets music by JS Bach and his son framing a new cello concerto by current festival director Alasdair Nicolson.  Lisa Robertson’s work paints a picture of an Orkney rock-stack landmark and the concert ends with two ever-popular works by Maxwell Davies.

Book pre-concert event The Storm Watchers film by By George Mackay Brown —Thu 27 Jun

In partnership with St Magnus International Festival .

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.


St Magnus International Festival

Founded in 1977 by a group including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and George Mackay Brown, St Magnus International Festival is at the heart of Orkney’s cultural life in the final weeks of June. Set against the backdrop of land, sea, sky, history and heritage, each year they stage a variety of events in music, theatre, arts, dance, literature, cabaret and folk music alongside community projects, education and learning opportunities, a diverse cultural offering to visitors from far and wide, as well as those who live on the islands – See more about St Magnus International Festival.

Date:Thu 27 Jun
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall One

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