Volkov Conducts Polish Visionaries
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 17 January 2013, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Muzyka Polska series
Lutosławski Symphony No.4 (c.21')
Szymanowski Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin (c.12')
(please note change to original order of Szymanowski songs)
Szymanowski Songs of a Fairytale Princess (c.10')
Lutosławski Concerto for Orchestra (c.30')
Olga Pasichnyk soprano (29/11/12: please note change to originally advertised soloist)
Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski: two very different visionaries, who between them lit up Poland's dark 20th century. Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra brought a modernist energy to the Polish folk tradition; three decades later, his luminous Fourth Symphony reaffirmed his status as one of post-war music's most compelling voices. Szymanowski, meanwhile, channelled his repressed sensuality into a pair of ravishing song-cycles. Escapism, perhaps, but all the more beautiful for it, so expect a blaze of colour from Ilan Volkov who joins forces with one of Szymanowski's most admired living interpreters.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Ilan Volkov introduces this evening of Polish music (free to ticket holders - limited seating availability).
The main concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 - presented by Tom Redmond.
How to get there
- The nearest subway station is St Enoch, which is approximately a ten-minute walk from the venues.
- Many local service buses pass close by City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket, either along Trongate or Glassford Street. Most are operated by First Bus.
- Queen Street and Central Stations are a ten-minute walk from the venues. For information on rail travel within the UK, National Rail is the official source for all rail information, train times and timetables.
- On the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left. The nearest car parks is the Q-Park on Albion Street which offers parking deals for our customers – call the box office on 0141 353 8000 for more details.
- The Grand Hall at City Halls is accessible to those with mobility difficulties. A lift from the Candleriggs entrance gives access to all levels. Our Concert Halls are fitted with infra-red assisted hearing systems which are specially designed for use in large auditoria. Please notify the Box Office when booking.