FARRENC Overture in E-flat
ADAMS Saxophone Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ (47’)
Joana Carneiro Conductor
Jess Gillam Saxophone
The second work of the Season by French composer Louise Farrenc demands our attention from the start, opening with an impressive, dramatic flourish.
To follow, we are delighted that the hugely talented Jess Gillam will be making her SCO debut performing John Adams’ 2013 Saxophone Concerto. The piece has everything you would expect from Adams’ work, being packed with irresistibly infectious energy.
The evening concludes with a work that is epic in every sense, Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’. This masterpiece was a turning point not only in Beethoven’s career and life, but also in the history of music itself, rewriting the rules for what a symphony can and should be. It remains a timeless favourite for its explosive power and emphatic expression of triumph.