The Scottish | OML
19 Feb 2024

A sonic journey that takes us to idyllic landscapes and moments of contemplation, the Metropolitana musicians, under the direction of maestro Adrian Leaper, invite you to immerse yourself in a world of transcendental musical beauty. This is a “soundtrack” that brings together the signatures of three composers who traveled through time and space.

In 1842, Felix Mendelssohn found inspiration in the majestic ruins of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to create his famous Scottish Symphony. However, don't expect to hear the sound of bagpipes or traditional Highland music; Mendelssohn presents us with an epic record that seeks to capture the historical importance of this place in a unique and grand way.

In 1918, the young António Fragoso painted the enchanting nights of Lisbon with the keys of a piano. Its pages gain new life through the masterful orchestration of Jorge Croner de Vasconcellos, as if the city itself came to life in a unique symphony.

Finally, in 2018, Pēteris Vasks transports us to his childhood in a rural region of Latvia, choosing the oboe, one of the most pastoral instruments for this journey. Carla Pereira plays the oboe masterfully, bringing to life the nostalgia and serenity of Vasks' memories.

An intimate and immersive journey through time and space, where each note is a door to the imagination and each chord is a story to be told by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, as part of the 100 Years of Teatro Tivoli BBVA.

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