26 Jul 2014 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

BBC SSO 2014-15 Season Classics Marathon Day Classics Marathon Day

Classics Marathon Day

Played

18:30 Saturday 26 Jul 2014 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • John Maxwell Geddes b.1941
  • Fanfare – Let Glasgow Flourish
  • Gustav Holst 1874–1934
  • The Planets The Planets Also known as: The Planets, Op 32
    Jupiter
  • Max Bruch 1838–1920
  • Scottish Fantasy
    (excerpt)
  • Aaron Copland 1900–1990
  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Hamish MacCunn 1868–1916
  • Overture 'Land of the Mountain and the Flood', Op 3
  • Peter Maxwell Davies 1934–2016
  • An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Concert Information

Nicola Benedetti leads the cream of Scotland’s orchestras, classical musicians and ensembles in one amazing marathon day of music at the heart of the Commonwealth Games, produced by Glasgow UNESCO City of Music. There has never been a day like this in Glasgow – it is a feast of many flavours: from Baroque to Tango, Scottish to Indian, solo to mega-orchestra. Nicola Benedetti herself undertakes a personal marathon for the day, rehearsing and performing three concerts with different orchestras: a challenge every bit as extreme as running 26 miles.

Not one, but two of Scotland’s orchestras on stage for a blockbuster concert of popular favourites and Scottish classics. Martyn Brabbins conducts the mega-orchestra and Nicola Benedetti joins for Bruch and traditional Scottish tunes.

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