Afternoon Performance: Debussy and Borodin
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 15 December 2011, 2pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Afternoon Performance series
Debussy/orchestrated Colin Matthews Ce qu'a vu le Vent d'Ouest (c.4') Scottish Premiere
La fille aux cheveux de lin (c.5') Scottish Premiere
Le son et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (c.4') Scottish Premiere
Vaughan Williams Suite for viola and small orchestra (c.25')
Debussy/orch. Matthews Feux d'artifice (c.5') Scottish Premiere
Des pas sur la neige (c.4') Scottish Premiere
La cathédrale engloutie (c.8') Scottish Premiere
Borodin Symphony No.2 (c.25')
Lawrence Power viola
Martyn Brabbins conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The BBC SSO's 2011/2012 season of Afternoon Performance concerts opens with a
selection from the exquisite versions of Debussy's 24 piano preludes which composer Colin Matthews orchestrated for the Hallé between 2001 and 2007. There's also a rare performance of a work composed by Vaughan Williams in the 1930s, dedicated to the great British violist Lionel Tertis and played here by regular BBC SSO soloist Lawrence Power. Borodin wrote intensely dramatic music, and his Second Symphony reveals itself to be a particularly vigorous Russian romp.
Tickets: £9.00 (unreserved seating) £7.00 if bought before the day.
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 - presented by Jamie MacDougall.
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.