26 May 2018
James Lowe* Guest Conductor
Simon Pazos Quintana Piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade
Prizewinning conductor James Lowe takes charge of the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra for two exhilarating works. Beethoven’s heroic Emperor Concerto, a perennial favourite, features honours pianist Simon Pazos Quintana. Rimsky Korsakov’s passionate and dramatic Scheherazade is inspired by tales of the Arabian Nights.
* Chief conductor of the Prussian Chamber Orchestra
(Germany) and Vaasa City Orchestra (Finland)
FOLLOWING FREE CONCERT – NORDIC LIGHTS
Following a 30 minute interval from the conclusion of the 26 May ECSO concert, the Conservatorium’s recently formed new music ensemble, Elder Music Lab, will perform works by leading Nordic composers, as well as premiering a new student work. Bookings not required.