Listen Here! New German Mythmakers
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 23 June 2012, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Listen Here 2012 series
Aribert Reimann Nine Pieces for Orchestra (1993) (c.23') UK Premiere
Hans Werner Henze Symphony No.8 (1992/93) (c.27') Scottish Premiere
Matthias Pintscher Reflections on Narcissus (2004/05)* (c.35') Scottish Premiere
Joshua Roman cello*
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
FOLLOWED c.10 minutes after the end of the main concert with a post-concert recital by cellist Joshua Roman - in the Grand Hall (this is free to all ticket-holders to main concert):
JS Bach Suite No.3 in C for solo cello, BWV1009 (c.23')
German music has often looked to literature for inspiration, and in this bold Hear and Now programme there are mythic and theatrical influences in music from three of that country's leading composers. Aribert Reimann has written many operas based on literary sources (King Lear, Kafka's The Castle) and in this concert, curated by the BBC SSO's Artist-in-Residence, Matthias Pintscher, the evening opens with Reimann's Nine Pieces for Orchestra. Pintscher's own Reflections on Narcissus is a meditation on the Greek myth, while the Eighth Symphony by Hans Werne Henze is inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
FREE (unreserved seating)
limited to 4 tickets per application - booking fee may apply (this event is not suitable for young children)
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.