The Lark Ascending & Vaughan Williams Symphonies
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 19 April 2012, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
JS Bach Sonata for unaccompanied violin, BWV1001 (first movement) (c.4')
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 (c.34')
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (c.14')
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5 (c.42')
Jennifer Pike violin
Andrew Manze conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Continuing his exploration of Vaughan Williams' symphonies, Andrew Manze brings the BBC SSO's Thursday Night Series to an inspiring close with this extraordinary programme that places arguably the two greatest symphonies together. A starker contrast could hardly be imagined between the warmly sunlit, mystical lyricism of the Fifth and its predecessor, the angular, turbulent, disturbing Fourth. Between them, all is pastoral balm, with the lark's exquisite song rising higher and higher over a peaceful English landscape. Outstanding young violinist Jennifer Pike is the voice of the songbird, and she begins the concert alone, with some of the greatest violin music by Vaughan Williams's musical love, JS Bach.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
The hitch-hiker's guide to Vaughan Williams: Andrew Manze presents a fresh look at
There will be no Coda after this concert.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Tickets for this concert available from Thursday 12 May 2011.
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.