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Nigel Kennedy wows the crowds at BBC's inaugural - Biggest Weekend / The Scotsman

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Summertime, and the livin' is easy. On a glorious, opening day of sunshine for Perth's staging of the BBC's inaugral Biggest Weekend, headliner Nigel Kennedy wowed the crowds with a sumptuous foray into jazz and Gershwin, even taking to the piano for a puckishly swinging interpretation of They Can't Take That Away From Me. Backed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, he delivered a zesty Porgy and Bess medley, with The Man I Love whirring through a violin/cello duet and a careering Lady Be Good that had many up and dancing.

If Kennedy's earlier, dramatic ebb and flow through Bach with the young Palestinian player Mustafa Saad may have hinted at a political stance, it was as nothing compared to the Trump-excoriating rendition of I Burn But Am Not Consumed from BBC folk singer of the year, Karine Polwart, and her trio.

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