BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
23 Sep 2018, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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BBC SSO 2018-19 Season Rhapsody in Blue and Songfest in Edinburgh

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Rhapsody in Blue and Songfest in Edinburgh
15:00 Sun 23 Sep 2018 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Thomas Dausgaard conducts Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein's Songfest.
Thomas Dausgaard conducts Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein's Songfest.

Programme

Performers

  • Tracy Cantin
    soprano (please note change to originally advertised artist)
    soprano (please note change to originally advertised artist)
  • Kelley O’Connor
    mezzo soprano
    mezzo soprano
  • Michèle Losier
    mezzo soprano
    mezzo soprano
  • Paul Appleby
    tenor
    tenor
  • Nmon Ford
    baritone
    baritone
  • Musa Ngqungwana
    bass
    bass
  • piano
  • Conductor

Concert Information

Drums sound, trumpets stand plain and proud: Copland’s 'Fanfare for the Common Man' has become a symbol of all that’s noble in the American Dream, and as Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard launches our new Season, we celebrate American music at its most life-affirming. Augusta Read Thomas’s brand new work 'Brio' lives up to its name and bursts with vim and vigour, while George Gershwin offers a swinging salute to the city that never sleeps – delivered by a pianist who’s a byword for brilliance. And then six world-class singers lift up their voices in 'Songfest', Leonard Bernstein’s big-hearted celebration of America in all its tolerance, diversity, tenderness and optimism. Originally written for the US Bicentennial celebrations, it’s more relevant than ever in its composer’s 100th anniversary year.

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

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