Hear and Now: Saariaho - Adriana Songs
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 06 October 2012, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
Magnus Lindberg Souvenir for ensemble (2010) (c.25')
Kaija Saariaho Adriana Songs (2006) (UK Premiere)* (c.31')
Interval (c. 15 minutes)
Johannes Maria Staud On Comparative Meteorology (rev. 2010) (UK Premiere) (c.18')
Mark Andre ... hij ...1 (2008/2010) (c.23') (UK Premiere)
Ivan Hewett presenter
Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano*
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Marking Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 60th birthday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents the UK Premiere of her song cycle, Adriana Songs. Derived from music written for her operatic heroine, the songs confront the personal horrors of war through haunting music of barely contained violence and great imagination.
The concert also includes music from her compatriot Magnus Lindberg, praised by the New York Times for its 'wondrous sounds' and Johannes Maria Staud's response to the Polish writer and artist Bruno Schultz. Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO's Artist-in-Association, conducts. All four works will be recorded and are currently scheduled for broadcast on Saturday 27 October, in BBC Radio 3's regular Saturday late-night new music series, 'Hear and Now'.
Tickets: Free (limited to 4 per application). This event is not suitable for young children.
Available from Monday 27 August 2012 (booking fee may apply). All seating is unreserved.
Pre-concert Talk: 6.45pm in the Recital Room.
Composers Marc Andre and Johannes Maria Staud in conversation about their work, with writer and broadcaster Ivan Hewett (free to ticket-holders - limited seating availability).
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.