Listen Here! The Summer of Love
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 26 June 2011, 2.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Listen Here! 2011 series
Mendelssohn Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets from ‘Romeo and Juliet'
Loesser (arr. Peter Knight) Selection from ‘Guys and Dolls'
Francis Lai (arr. Stanley Black) Love Story
Bernstein Tonight from ‘West Side Story'
Rodgers/Hammerstein I have dreamed from ‘The King and I'
Gershwin Overture to ‘Girl Crazy'
Pamela Hay soprano
Jamie MacDougall tenor
Billy Differ and Jamie MacDougall presenters
Stephen Bell conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Romance is in the air as the BBC SSO performs some of the best love music ever written. Mendelssohn's Wedding March and the glowering Montagues and Capulets from Prokofiev's ‘Romeo and Juliet' (the theme to BBC 1's ‘The Apprentice') compete with songs from West Side Story, the King and I and Love Story for your collective affections. The gorgeous voice of soprano Pamela Hay soars over the orchestra, and BBC Radio Scotland's ‘King of Romance' Jamie MacDougall lends his glorious tones and witty brand of repartee to this passionate affair. Bring your significant other... and bring a hanky. There won't be a dry eye in the house.
Download the concert programme PDF
This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.
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.