Hear and Now: Fred Frith /George Lewis/ Roscoe Mitchell
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 22 February 2014, 8pm
Grand Hall, City Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
Fred Frith The Right Angel (2003)
Roscoe Mitchell Nonaah (1972)
Frith, Mitchell, Lewis Improvisation
George Lewis New Work (World Premiere)
Fred Frith guitar
George Lewis trombone and electronics
Roscoe Mitchell saxophones/reeds
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov conductor
Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, and George Lewis have long been at the forefront of new musical expression: saxophonist Mitchell, an original member of the AACM, with his groundbreaking performances with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, guitarist Frith, a founding member of the important English avant-rock group Henry Cow; and trombonist Lewis, a pioneer in interactive computer music.
For many years all three have been engaged with composition and in this special concert, for BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now, their works for orchestra are featured, with an arrangement of the title track of Mitchell's 1976 album Nonaah; Frith's 2003 work The Right Angel, with the composer performing on guitar; and the World Premiere of a new work by Lewis. In addition, Mitchell, Lewis, and Frith, who have known each other for decades, will perform together for the very first time.
Join conductor Ilan Volkov, members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and three icons of experimental music from both sides of the Atlantic for a genre-busting evening.
Tickets: Free (unreserved seating) limited to 4 tickets per application - available from Monday 6 January 2014. Not recommended for very young children.
The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
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.