BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
1 Feb 2018, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2017-18 Season Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka’

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka’
19:30 Thu 1 Feb 2018 Grand Hall
Martyn Brabbins conducts Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka’ at City Halls
Martyn Brabbins conducts Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka’ at City Halls


Concert information

Stravinsky’s ballet about the lovestruck puppet Petrushka astonished audiences in Paris in 1911, and over a century later, its orchestral colours are still as bright as new paint. Under Martyn Brabbins, it’s a chance for the whole orchestra to shine, while our principal horn Alberto Menéndez Escribano will have his moment in the spotlight for Mozart’s popular and playful Fourth Concerto as well as the seldom performed Concert Rondo. But first, be there as we uncover a major piece of forgotten British musical history: nothing less than the first professional performance of a full scale symphony by Michael Tippett since he decided to withdraw it in the mid-to-late 1940s.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Tippett biographer Oliver Soden talks about the newly-restored Tippett Symphony of 1933/34.

(approximate finish time: 9.30pm)

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 - presented by Andrew McGregor.