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Sat 27 April 2024
7:30 pm, Hall One, Kings Place

Travel with Aurora Orchestra from Scotland to the distant shores of America, in the company of folk musicians Sam Amidon and Emily Smith.

Vocalists Sam Amidon and Emily Smith join Aurora for a journey in the footsteps of Scottish emigrants, charting a course from Scottish folk ballads to contemporary American music in the company of folk singers from opposite sides of the Atlantic, Sam Amidon and Emily Smith. We follow the evolution of a folk song from its Scottish roots via Scandinavia to 21st-century America, with contrasting arrangements of the macabre Two Sisters murder ballad, including Nico Muhly’s contemporary setting, The Only Tune. Interwoven through this journey is a sparkling selection of chamber music by Scottish and American composers spanning three centuries, including works by Anna Meredith, James MacMillan, Caroline Shaw and Steve Reich.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.