SCO 24/25 New Dimensions: Ad Absurdum


Music to raise a laugh, or certainly crack a smile, in the playful hands of charismatic SCO Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

Multi-award-winning trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov is one of today’s most brilliant musicians, but even he is put through his paces by the madcap virtuosity of Jörg Widmann’s thrilling whirlwind of a trumpet concerto, Ad Absurdum. The same composer plays affectionate games with Beethoven in his zany Con Brio, while American minimalist John Adams reimagines classic cartoon scores in his flamboyantly virtuosic Chamber Concerto.

The trad-inspired romantic liaison of Sir James MacMillan’s opening Tryst, premiered by the SCO in 1989, provides a heartfelt, intimate contrast.

Sponsored by Pulsant In association with The Skinny

MacMillan: Tryst Widmann: Ad Absurdum Widmann: Con Brio Adams: Chamber Symphony

Maxim Emelyanychev: Conductor Sergei Nakariakov: Trumpet Jamie Pettinger: DJ


Enjoy code: 881465
Target groups
Adult, Elderly, Youth
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Available tickets

30/01 2025 7:30pm
The Queen's Hall 85--89 Clerk Street EDINBURGH
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