Festival Firsts
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Sir James MacMillan has a long and fruitful relationship with both the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh International Festival. To celebrate the International Festivals 70th anniversary, he conducts three masterpieces of 20th-century music " all of which received their premieres at the International Festival.

MacMillan and the BBC SSO open with the lush invention of Tippetts achingly beautiful tribute to Italian Baroque music, and they are joined by eminent Norwegian trumpeter Ole Edvard Antonsen for the glittering brilliance of MacMillans own trumpet concerto Epiclesis. They close with the wit and bright colours of Waltons triumphant Second Symphony.

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 18 September at 7.30pm