BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
19 Nov 2016, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Hear and Now - Anthony Braxton

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hear and Now - Anthony Braxton
20:00 Sat 19 Nov 2016 Grand Hall
Ilan Volkov conducts works by Anthony Braxton
Ilan Volkov conducts works by Anthony Braxton


      • Composition No 27(1973) for full orchestra (European Premiere)
      • The Loudness of Single and Combined Sounds(World Premiere)
      • Uncle, Another Tale (possibilities for creative orchestra and three conductors)(World Premiere)
      • Composition No 63(1976) for chamber orchestra and two improvising soloists (UK Premiere)

Concert information

Refusing to be categorised as a jazz artist throughout his lifetime, Anthony Braxton prefers the term ‘creative’ to describe his music. A multi-instrumentalist – a virtuoso of saxophone, clarinet and piano – and composer, his music draws upon a disparate mix of influences from John Coltrane to Stockhausen to Native American music. This concert features two examples of his works for creative orchestra from the 1970s, featuring regular Braxton collaborators James Fei and Taylor Ho Bynum as soloists. Fei and Bynum are established composers in their own right and here they debut two new pieces for orchestra with the BBC SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov.

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

Tickets available from 3 October 2016.