, Start Time: 22:00, End Time: 23:10 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX
Orkney Camerata presents a late-night event with music much of which is mystical and spiritual.
Elizabeth Sullivan Artistic Director
Sulkhan Tsintsadze Miniatures
Sheena Phillips Night Airs *World Premiere*
Komitas Music for Strings
Bartok Romanian Dances
Andra Patterson The world was all before them *World Premiere*
Arvo Pärt Cantus After Benjamin Britten
Maxwell Davies 4 Sanday Tunes
Eastern Europe is represented by the unique musical character of the Armenian composer (and priest) Komitas alongside the folk music-inspired works of the Hungarian composer Bartok and Georgian composer Tsintzadze.
The music of Pärt has become universally recognised but here the Estonian composer pays tribute to Britten in a dark and moving commemoration. Two new works specially created for the 40th anniversary of the Festival complete the programme alongside music very close to home by the Festival’s founder.
Orkney’s own chamber orchestra draws together local musicians and has been performing since 1994 working on occasion alongside other local groups such as the Mayfield Singers, the Winter Choir and St Magnus Festival Chorus.
Tickets £17, £14, £10 Concessions £13, £11, £8
St Magnus Cathedral
Broad Street KW15 1NX
Tel: 01856 874894