Leading historical performance expert will direct the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

John Butt
John Butt

One of the world’s leading authorities on Bach is going to perform music by the famous composer with the The Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Glasgow’s City Halls on Friday, December 11.

Leading historical performance expert John Butt OBE is renowned for his performances which are known for their fizzing energy and emotional impact, with the BBC Music Magazine describing them as ‘sheer freshness, insight and life-enhancing joy’.

He directs the orchestra from the harpsichord in a programme of music by the Bach family.

The concert features Johann Sebastian’s Suite No 4 in D, Wilhelm Friedemann’s Sinfonia in D minor, Carl Philipp Emanuel’s Bassoon Concerto in A minor (with SCO Principal Bassoon Peter Whelan as soloist), plus Mozart’s masterful Symphony No 40 to close.

Butt is based in Glasgow as the Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow and is the director of Gramophone award-winning group Dunedin Consort.

He lectures on the works of Bach across the world and has also published several books on Bach and historical performance practice with Cambridge University Press.