- Nicolas Hodgespiano
- Thomas Dausgaardconductor
For this 'Hear and Now', BBC SSO Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings two voices from his native Denmark to City Halls, including the Scottish Premiere of Per Nørgård’s Seventh Symphony for which he conducted the World Premiere. The composer’s no-holds-barred approach is still evident in this work from 2006, scored in part for 14 tom-toms, and it’s presented here with an equally intense and innovative work by Simon Steen-Andersen. This piano concerto, which uses pre-recorded audio-visual material, takes as its starting point the sound and video recording of a grand piano falling onto a concrete floor from a height of 8 metres. The result is a spectacular, genre-bending multimedia experience. Nicolas Hodges is the soloist. And the concert opens with the World Premiere of 'The Ground' by Glasgow-based composer David Fennessy, the latest in the orchestra’s 'Scottish Inspirations' BBC Commissions that reflect and are inspired by Scottish culture. The presenter is Kate Molleson.
Before the performance of the Piano Concerto by Simon Steen-Andersen there will be one interval of approximately 20 minutes.
'Hear and Now' concerts are FREE but limited to two tickets per application - tickets for this concert are available from Monday 3 December 2018. Venue booking fees may apply. Seating is unreserved.
The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.