19 Steven Osborne

, Start Time: 19:00, End Time: 21:00 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Steven Osborne  Piano  

Steven Osborne has an international reputation for his elegant, lyrical and powerful playing and his programme for St Magnus Festival brings all these qualities to bear.  Brahms’ reflective and instrospective Intermezzi, regarded by Brahms as “sad lullabies” contrast with the enormous range and intensity of Rachmaninov’s virtuoso showpieces which are a rollercoaster of emotion and technical skill.  Debussy’s vision of a cathedral submerged under the sea is a masterpiece of invention conjuring a vast soundscape as the bells toll under the sea.

Steven Osborne is no stranger to the Festival having played here whilst a young student at St Mary’s Music School. Last year he joined Alasdair Nicolson at Steinway’s factory to chose the new Festival piano that he will play for this concert.

Brahms   3 Intermezzi Op. 117
Rachmaninov   Études-Tableaux, Op. 39
Debussy   Préludes Book I, No. 10: La cathédrale engloutie
Rachmaninov    Études-Tableaux, Op. 39

Tickets £35, £25, £12 Concessions £25, £15, £10

Duration 2 hours

To be recorded for later broadcast by BBC Radio 3

 

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

The Trondheim Soloists

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Edinburgh Quartet

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Hear My Music & The Assembly Project

15:30 - 16:30 , Kirkwall

Robin Michael & Savitri Grier

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Gildas Quartet

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

14:15 - 17:15 , Dounby

Steven Osborne

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Ashley Fripp

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Festival on Tour: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

19:00 - 20:40 , Rousay

Songs, Chants & Laments

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Joseph Shiner & Ashley Fripp

10:30 - 12:00 , Stromness

New Music, New Directions

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Octets and Quartets in the Round

19:30 - 21:30 , Kirkwall

St Magnus Composers’ Competition Winners Concert

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Festival on Tour: Spencer Strachan Duo

21:30 - 22:30 , Sandwick

Lecture: Steven Osborne: What does music mean?

18:00 - 19:00 , KIRKWALL

Steven Osborne

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Ashley Fripp

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

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