BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
14 Dec 2017, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2017-18 Season Afternoon Performance: Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Afternoon Performance: Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’
14:00 Thu 14 Dec 2017 Grand Hall
Ben Gernon conducts works by Simon Wills, Chausson, & Prokofiev.
Ben Gernon conducts works by Simon Wills, Chausson, & Prokofiev.

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Ben Gernon conducts the Scottish Premiere (and first UK broadcast) of Simon Wills's musical postcard from Trinidad, and mezzo Kathryn Rudge - chosen by BBC Radio 3 as one of its New Generation Artists - sings Chausson’s rapturous song of love and nature. To close the afternoon, Gernon hurls us into the ardent and pounding rhythms of Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet': Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, with none of the sentimentality but all of the fire.

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, presented by Jamie MacDougall.