Hear and Now: Stuart MacRae’s Earth
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 09 March 2013, 7.30pm
Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
Arne Gieshoff Stanza (c.5')
Alasdair Nicolson The Last Meeting (c.20')
Andrew Simpson Phantasmagoria (World Premiere) (c.20')
Stuart MacRae Earth (BBC Commission, World Premiere) (c.25')
Richard Baker conductor (29/01/13: please note that Martyn Brabbins who was originally schedule to conduct has withdrawn; 18/02/13: we are delighted that Richard Baker will now conduct - the advertised programme remains unchanged)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Stuart MacRae is the latest composer to pen a work specifically for the unique surroundings of Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket. Earth, inspired by themes of war, nature and interconnectedness, receives its World Premiere alongside two works related to Orkney's St Magnus Festival: fellow Scot and director of the festival Alasdair Nicolson's The Last Meeting, and Arne Gieshoff's Stanza which was a St Magnus commission. MacRae's World Premiere is matched by one from Andrew Simpson, whose Phantasmagoria completes an evening of electrifying new music
Tickets: FREE (unreserved seating) limited to 4 tickets per application available from Monday 28 January (children under age of 12 not admitted). 08/03/13 PLEASE NOTE: all tickets for this event have now been allocated "returns" only.
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 Grand Hall at City Halls is accessible to those with mobility difficulties. A lift from the Candleriggs entrance gives access to all levels. The auditorium is equipped with an induction loop and an infra-red assisted hearing facility. Please notify the Box Office when booking.
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