İş Sanat Concert Hall, Istanbul, International, Turkey
Tchaikovsky The Seasons [arr. David Matthews]
Vivaldi Four Seasons
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Engaged with the notes on the page as well as the people listening to them, Scotland’s most in-demand violinist Nicola Benedetti is a natural fit for the ethos and playing style of Scottish Ensemble.
She will be in her element as soloist in this Italian-inspired programme, in which Vivaldi’s dramatic, dextrous and demanding Baroque masterpiece is flanked by Tchaikovsky for strings. On one side is a selection of his character pieces originally written for piano, and now transformed by British composer David Matthews for string orchestra; on the other, a rich, double-force version of the sextet he wrote following a trip to Florence.