Music Nation: A Sporting Fanfare
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 03 March 2012, 7.30pm
SECC Clyde Auditorium, Exhibition Way Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8YW
Nicola Benedetti violin
Members of the National Youth Choir of Scotland
Members of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Children from Big Noise, Stirling
Stephen Bell conductor (01/03: please note change to originally advertised conductor*)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Celebrated Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra come together on 3 March for a spectacular concert on the banks of the Clyde to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. They will be joined by world class performers and the best of the country's young musicians and singers with inspirational tales from some of Scotland's all-time great sporting stars.
The concert includes John Williams' Olympic Fanfare, Vangelis's theme from Chariots of Fire, Ravel's Bolero, forever associated with Torvill and Dean's Olympic triumph in 1984, music from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and the world premiere of a newly commissioned fanfare from acclaimed Scottish composer James MacMillan Presented on stage by Kirsty Wark and Rory Bremner.
Music Nation: A Sporting Fanfare will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland between 7.30-9.30pm and on BBC Radio 3 - with a TV programme of highlights on BBC Two Scotland the following evening (Sunday, 4 March at 6.00pm)
*01/03/12: CHANGE OF CONDUCTOR - it is with regret that the BBC SSO's Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles has had to withdraw from the BBC Music Nation concert in Glasgow on 3 March. His place will be taken by the highly respected conductor Stephen Bell.
How to get there
- Exhibition Centre station is SECC's own dedicated railway station allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. Six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Central Station (Platform 17 is on the lower level) will bring you to Exhibition Centre station in a journey time of just three minutes.
- Leave the M8 at Junction 19, travel west along the Clydeside Expressway and enter at the west car parks.