BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
15 Feb 2018, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2017-18 Season Elgar’s Cello Concerto

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Elgar’s Cello Concerto
19:30 Thu 15 Feb 2018 Grand Hall
John Wilson conducts works by Elgar & Walton at City Halls.
John Wilson conducts works by Elgar & Walton at City Halls.


Concert information

The music of Elgar and Walton speaks with a very particular accent, but the message is universal. The BBC SSO’s Associate Guest Conductor John Wilson’s affinity with British music makes him a natural for Elgar’s bright ’n’ breezy Cockaigne overture. But when he joins forces with Leonard Elschenbroich expect to hear Elgar’s Cello Concerto in a completely new light. And expect Walton’s explosive First Symphony – a fusion of love and rage, forged at white heat in an age of anxiety – to go off like a volcano.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Iain Farrington, General Editor of the Elgar Complete Edition, talks about Elgar’s Cello Concerto and its links with Walton.

(approximate finish time: 9.30pm)

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 - presented by Tom Redmond.