BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
11 Jan 2020, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2019-20 Season Scottish Inspirations

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Scottish Inspirations
20:00 Sat 11 Jan 2020 Glasgow City Halls
BBC SSO Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard conducts two World Premieres as part of 'Scottish Inspirations'.
BBC SSO Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard conducts two World Premieres as part of 'Scottish Inspirations'.

Programme

      • Enchantress 5 intermezzi for orchestra(BBC Commission, World Premiere)
      • The Sail of a Flame (for mezzo-soprano and orchestra)(BBC Commission, World Premiere)
      • Symphony in E minor, Op.32 'Gaelic'

Performers

Concert Information

The BBC SSO begins a new decade with a Saturday night concert of musical 'firsts', all inspired by Scotland.

Bent Sørensen’s World Premiere takes its title from the poem 'Enchantress Farewell' by Sir Walter Scott and he’s added a hint of a jig which, he says, "is as Scottish as Scottish can be for a Dane." Emma-Ruth Richards, meanwhile, has turned to contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Don Paterson and Carol Ann Duffy to inspire a song-cycle inspired by the clarity of light that ‘northerliness’ brings. And the concert ends with the first symphony published and performed by an American woman: Amy Beach’s ‘Gaelic’ Symphony. Premiered in 1896, it uses themes from Scottish, Irish and English folk music and is a reminder that Scotland and its culture have been a source of inspiration to composers across three centuries.

The works featured in this concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.