Shostakovich’s Fifth & Prokofiev Piano Concerto 5
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 05 April 2012, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the The Prokofiev Piano Concertos series
Martinů Memorial to Lidice (c.8')
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.5 (c.23')
Shostakovich Symphony No.5 (c.46')
Denis Kozhukhin piano
Ludovic Morlot conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
36-year-old French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been making quite a name for himself in recent years, leading to his recent appointment as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. He begins a programme of high emotion with Martinů's musical 'memorial' to the dead of the Czech village of Lidice, massacred by the Nazis in 1942. Just as intense, in its own way, is Prokofiev's last piano concerto - perhaps the most demanding of them all for both soloist and orchestra. And finally, Shostakovich's best known symphony, a spectacular piece that still divides opinion as to how much it shows its composer yielding to Stalinist pressure and how much it contains coded hints of defiance against oppression.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Please note, the Prelude for this concert has been cancelled. (04.04.2012) Unfortunately David Nice who was scheduled to speak is unwell. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Post-Concert Coda (approximately 10 minutes after the main concert):
Denis Kozhukhin plays Prokofiev's Sonata No.5 in C major, Op.38.
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.