Chopin Piano Concerto No.2
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 14 March 2013, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Muzyka Polska series
Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (c.32')
Bruckner Symphony No.2 (c.60') (revised version 1876-1877, ed. Leopold Nowak, 1965)
Garrick Ohlsson piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Arrivals and departures: the teenage Chopin wrote his Second Piano Concerto just months before leaving Poland forever, yet its music is already drenched in the poetry that would make him famous. Anton Bruckner, meanwhile, hoped that his Second Symphony would be his passport into the Viennese musical elite - only to have it dismissed as "unplayable" by the Vienna Philharmonic. Hindsight offers perspective: tonight, former Chopin Competition winner Garrick Ohlsson brings a lifetime's devotion to bear on this latest instalment in our Muzyka Polska series, while Thomas Dausgaard has won critical acclaim for his fresh approach to Bruckner's profoundly Romantic early symphony.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Dr Andrew Woolley, from The Reid School of Music, The University of Edinburgh, discusses Chopin's Piano Concertos (free to ticket holders - limited seating availability). 07/03/13 Please note change to originally advertised speaker.
Post-Concert Coda (approximately 10 minutes after the main concert)
Garrick Ohlsson performs performs three short works for solo piano by Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op.60; Nocturne in F sharp major, Op.15 No.2; Waltz in A flat major, Op.42.
The main concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 - presented by Jamie MacDougall.
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.