JS Bach & Bruckner
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Friday 28 January 2011, 7.30pm
The Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS
JS Bach Violin Concerto in A minor,BWV1041 (c.15’)
Bruckner Symphony No.5 (c.77’)
Daniel Hope Director/violin
Ilan Volkov Conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The devotional quality of Bruckner’s symphonies has led some to see them as ‘cathedrals in sound’. But that’s only half the picture. At least as important as their unique atmosphere of spiritual exaltation is their sense of a dramatic struggle to overcome the pain and frustration of life. Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony is his longest and in some ways most complex work - a huge edifice that poses a real challenge to both orchestra and conductor. Ilan Volkov has already proved himself a wonderful exponent of Bruckner’s inspiring music with the BBC SSO, and this performance is definitely one to look forward to. Violinist Daniel Hope, one of today’s most extraordinary, multi-faceted classical music artists, prefaces this monumental symphony with the intimacy of a concerto by JS Bach
This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
How to get there
- The Music Hall is only a 5 minute walk from the bus and rail station. Exit stations onto Guild Street. Cross at the crossing and turn left. Follow the road round and turn right along Bridge Street until you come to the Travel Lodge on the corner of Union Street. Look up to your left - on the opposite side of the street you will see the large, round granite pillars of the Music Hall. Cross diagonally (towards The Monkey House pub). Walk up Union Street and the Music Hall is on the second block up.
- From the South: Head northeast on A9013/Holburn St toward Justice Mill Lane. Continue to follow A9013 onto Union Street. Turn left at Huntly Street (for Chapel Street car park) or South Silver Street (for Golden Square). The Music Hall is located on Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS. From the North: Head north on A90/Ellon Road. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on A90/Ellon Road. Go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A956/Ellon Road. Continue to follow A956. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A956/King Street. Continue to follow King Street. Continue on A9013/Union Street. Turn right at South Silver Street (for Golden Square) or Huntly Street (for Chapel Street car park). The Music Hall is located on Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS. From the West: At Queen's Roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Albyn Place. Slight left at A978/Alford Place. Slight left at A9013/Union Street. Turn left at Huntly Street (for Chapel Street car park) or South Silver Street (for Golden Square).
- Wheelchair users can be accommodated for all events in the stalls. Please advise the box office at the time of booking. Two wheelchair accessible toilets are available, a lowered payphone is situated next to reception and a lowered counter is available in the box office.