Preview: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra heads for Aberdeen

Music fans are in for a treat as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra heads for Aberdeen.

The orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony at His Majesty’s Theatre this month.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a Russian composer of the romantic period, made a lasting impression with his music internationally.

His brother named the composer’s Sixth Symphony “Pathétique” which means passionate and full of feelings.

The emotional symphony was written in August 1893 and Tchaikovsky led the very first performance in Sy Petersburg only nine days before his death.

The composer’s final masterpiece was dedicated to his nephew whom he admired.

British conductor and music director of the English National Opera, Martyn Brabbins, will open the concert with Claude Debussy’s symphonic poem for orchestra titled Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune, also known as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

There is also a chance to hear the timeless Piano Concerto No 9, K.271 “Jeunehomme” by Mozart.

Soloist Arthur Jussen, who is only a few years older than Mozart when he wrote this symphony, is set to perform. The concert on Sunday, January 21, starts at 3pm.

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