Improvisation [Maxim Emelyanychev]
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 22 in E-flat K. 482
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A, Op. 92
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has performed at every single ENF, and no 20th birthday would be complete without them. We are thrilled that SCO Principal Conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev will close the 2024 Festival in style; he opens the concert at the piano, improvising a solo fantasia on the spot before leading straight into the grandest of Mozart’s piano concertos (very much as Mozart or Beethoven might have done in their own performances). Then, he and the orchestra close with the blaze of energy, light and joy that is Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.