Runnicles Weekend Closing Concert
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Monday 07 May 2012, 7.30pm
Osvaldo Golijov Mariel (c.14')
Bruckner Symphony No.7 (ed. Haas) (c.65')
Martin Storey cello
Donald Runnicles conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Osvaldo Golijov has become one of the most successful composers of the last ten years. His moving short cello piece Mariel was composed in memory of a close friend, and tries to capture "that short instant before grief, in which one learns of the death of a friend who was full of life". Bruckner's Seventh Symphony is perhaps his most popular and Donald Runnicles understands better than most how to shape Bruckner's magnificent musical architecture, golden melodies and overwhelming climaxes
This 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.