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RCS PRESENTS: STRINGS
FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2020 12:30pm
Cello Concerto
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RCS String Dept presents three generations of composers: the celebrated Adagio for Strings put Samuel Barber (1910 -81) at the forefront of C20th music. We dedicate this performance to our dear friend Rinat Ibragimov. US-born Glasgow-based Thomas Wilson (1927 Ė 2001) wrote his St Kentigern Suite for Glasgow Cathedralís 850th Anniversary in 1986. His distinctive voice has become a vital part of Scotlandís musical landscape. British composer Errollyn Wallenís new arrangement (dedicated to the Windrush generation) of Blakeís Jerusalem featured in The Last Night of the Proms. Her powerful Cello Concerto was written for Matthew Sharpe (who featured in last yearís RCS Cello Festival) and first performed in 2008. Itís a rare chance to hear this extraordinary piece performed by prize-winning cellist Madelyn Kowalski.

THOMAS WILSON
St Kentigern Suite for Strings

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Adagio for Strings

ERROLLYN WALLEN
Cello Concerto
WORLD PREMIERE of NEW OPERA ó DIDO'S GHOST
SATURDAY 5 JUNE 2021
The story of Dido and Aeneas didnít end with Didoís death. Errollyn Wallen takes the story forward, interweaving a full performance of Purcellís great tragedy with her imaginative new partner-piece.

ĎRemember me, but ah! Forget my fate' sings Dido at the end of Purcellís opera. But life isnít quite as easy as that, and some memories have a destiny of their own. Set several years after the Carthaginian queenís death, Didoís Ghost finds Didoís sister Anna abandoned on the shores of Aeneasís new kingdom, igniting a murderous jealously in Aeneasís wife Lavinia Ė and as events play out, its characters confront a past that refuses to fade.

Errollyn Wallenís new opera, based on a tale by Roman poet Ovid, embraces and complements Purcellís original, which is performed in its entirety as the centrepiece of a drama that is both old and new. Performed by the period instruments of the Dunedin Consort, past blurs into present and memory becomes emotion in this ambitious and poignant new commission.
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Errollyn arranges JERUSALEM for Last Night of the Proms I'm a Young Black Man ó Clean Bandit and Friends ERROLLYN WALLEN AWARDED CBE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS
Errollyn is honoured to have been asked by the BBC to make a new arrangement of one of JERUSALEM for The Last Night of the Proms September 12th 2020.

Her arrangement of JERUSALEM is dedicated to the people of the Windrush generation and in the work she remembers all the nations of the Commonwealth.
As a tribute to George Floyd, Errollyn Wallen made a special arrangement of Johnetta Bryant's unaccompanied song composed for her son Keedron Bryant. Clean Bandit and Friends are Grace Chatto, Sheku and Braimah Kanneh-Mason, Nicola and Stephanie Benedetti The Queen has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:

C.B.E.

To be Ordinary Commanders of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:

Errollyn Wallen M.B.E.

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