Hear and Now - Down Under
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 17 March 2012, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
Helen Bowater New Year Fanfare (1994) (c.5')
Lyell Cresswell Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - in memory of Edward Harper (c.30') (European Premiere)*
Samuel Holloway Fault (2004) (c.6') (European Premiere)
Jack Body Little Elegies (c.14') (European Premiere)
Liza Lim Pearl, Ochre, Hair String (2010) (c.18’) (UK Premiere)
Stephen De Pledge piano*
Otto Tausk conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The BBC SSO presents an evening of music by composers from New Zealand and Australia, many of them European Premieres.
Edinburgh-based composer Lyell Cresswell's Piano Concerto, written for a close friend, is by turns melancholic, angry, and contemplative, while Jack Body's Little Elegies was composed in response to the horrors of war. Liza Lim's work has been acclaimed for its vibrancy and colour and the orchestra gives the UK Premiere of one of her new works while Helen Bowater's New Year Fanfare re-captures a raucous Hogmanay in Java.
Expect vibrancy, energy and some exotic instrumentation as the countries' composers fuse European, Pacific and Asian influences to stunning effect under the direction of the young Dutch conductor Otto Tausk
Tickets: Free (unreserved seating) limited to 4 tickets per application (not suitable for children under the age of 12) (booking fee may apply).
This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3's regular late-night Saturday programme Hear and Now.
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.