Upcoming Concerts

  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra: MUSIQUE AMÉRIQUE
    Scottish Chamber Orchestra: MUSIQUE AMÉRIQUE
    The Queens Hall
    20 Jan, 19:30
    The Queens Hall, The Queens Hall, Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, UK
    MILHAUD- La Création du monde (16') COPLAND- Clarinet Concerto (16') Interval (20') BERNSTEIN (ARR. RAMIN)- Sonata for Clarinet & Orchestra (11') POULENC- Sinfonietta (28')
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra: MUSIQUE AMÉRIQUE
    Scottish Chamber Orchestra: MUSIQUE AMÉRIQUE
    City Halls
    21 Jan, 19:30
    City Halls, 100 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ, UK
    MILHAUD- La Création du monde (16') COPLAND- Clarinet Concerto (16') Interval (20') BERNSTEIN (ARR. RAMIN)- Sonata for Clarinet & Orchestra (11') POULENC- Sinfonietta (28')
  • NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra: Appassionato italiano
    NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra: Appassionato italiano
    Main Hall
    29 Jan, 18:00
    Main Hall, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, Poland
    G. Rossini- Sonata a quattro No. 3 in C major G. Verdi- String Quartet in E minor (arr. J. Swensen) G. Puccini- Crisantemi O. Respighi- Trittico botticelliano
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"Swensen was like a magician wielding his arms and cajoling the notes from his musicians"

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About Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen is Artistic Director of the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra Wroclaw, Conductor Emeritus of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. He has previously served as Principal Guest Conductor & Artistic Adviser of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Malmö Opera. A sought-after pedagogue, Joseph Swensen teaches conducting, violin and chamber music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

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Joseph Swensen performing Beethoven's 4th Symphony with the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra

"Swensen provided two thought-provoking bookends to the two concertos, with the SCO on blistering form. His opening Sibelius Pelleas and Melisande was dark, sonorous and gutsy, brilliantly alive to each movement’s often surreal picture painting. His closing Beethoven Eighth Symphony – so brisk it seemed over in a flash – crackled with glee – and it’s not often you see a conductor having so much sheer fun on the podium."

David Kettle, The Scotsman

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Victoria Rowsell Artist Managment

General Management Worldwide

Aude-Marie Auphan

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