Strauss’s Oboe Concerto
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 13 March 2014, 2pm
Grand Hall, City Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Afternoon Performance series
Richard Strauss Auf der Campagna (from Aus Italien) (c.13')
Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto (c.24')
Dvořák Symphony No.5 (c.40')
François Leleux oboe
Christoph König conductor
Richard Strauss composed his Oboe Concerto in what has been described by some as his ‘Indian Summer', that creative period which began at about the time of his eightieth birthday, in 1944. The Symphonic Fantasy: Aus Italien, meanwhile, was composed when the composer was just twenty-two; Christoph König opens the concert with its first movement, which Strauss himself called ‘a prelude'. The afternoon - and the series - closes with Dvořák's rarely performed Fifth Symphony; it is full of folk-influenced melodies from his native Bohemia - and well worth discovering.....
The 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.