Listen Here! New World Symphonies – Music from America and Beyond
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Friday 22 June 2012, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Listen Here 2012 series
Ives 3 Places in New England (c.21')
Bartók Violin Concerto No.2 (c.39')
Interval (c.20 minutes)
Dvořák Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World' (c.40')
Jennifer Koh violin
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Cage Seven Haiku - for piano solo (1951-52) (c.3')
Schumann Kinderszenen, Op.15 (Scenes from Childhood - excerpts) (c.10')
Scott Mitchell solo piano
Ives The Unanswered Question (c.6')
Giovanni Gabrieli Sonata pian e forte (1597, No.6) (c.5') - for brass ensemble
Copland Appalachian Spring: ballet (suite) (c.25')
Since the late 1800s the USA has proved to be an inspiration and a refuge for many composers. Aaron Copland and Charles Ives looked to their homeland to forge a new orchestral sound in works such as Appalachian Spring and 3 Places in New England. European composers such as Bartók fled to the country never to return while Dvořák's visit at the end of the 19th century provided the impetus for his best known and most loved symphony, the Ninth.
Join the BBC SSO and its Artist-in-Association, Matthias Pintscher, for this very special two-part concert which opens the BBC SSO's 2012 Listen Here! weekend.
The first part of the concert (Ives, Bartók and Dvořák) will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, presented by Jamie MacDougall.
FREE (unreserved seating)
limited to 2 tickets per application (booking fee may apply). RETURNS ONLY.
Box Office: 0141-353 8000
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.