BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
26 Apr 2019, Eden Court, Inverness
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
BBC SSO in Inverness
19:30 Fri 26 Apr 2019 Eden Court, Inverness
Martyn Brabbins conducts works by Stravinsky, Kurt Schwertsik and Shostakovich in Inverness.
Martyn Brabbins conducts works by Stravinsky, Kurt Schwertsik and Shostakovich in Inverness.

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The Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an “optimistic tragedy”, and if that sounds confusing, it’s probably because they were as astonished – and conflicted – as the rest of us by this most troubled of modern masterpieces. A massive, defiant act of self-assertion in the face of official tyranny, it’s a monumental climax to a concert that begins with the primary-coloured sonorities and timeless Russian rituals of Stravinsky’s 'Symphonies of wind instruments' and which also features Colin Currie, one of Scotland’s (and the world’s) finest percussionists in a performance of Kurt Schwertsik’s charming ‘marimba concerto’, premiered by Currie in 2009 and described by him then as “a true treat for the ears”.

6.45pm - Pre-Concert Talk (free to ticket-holders): conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Colin Currie in conversation with BBC SSO violinist Alex Gascoine.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.