BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
14 Nov 2014, Music Hall, Aberdeen
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BBC SSO 2014-15 Season Beethoven’s Ninth in Aberdeen

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven’s Ninth in Aberdeen
Fri 14 Nov 2014 Music Hall
The Runnicles Birthday Concert Beethoven’s Ninth
The Runnicles Birthday Concert Beethoven’s Ninth



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A special occasion calls for a very special concert – and from the epic tragedy of its opening to its transcendent final Hymn to Joy, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has long been classical music’s supreme act of celebration. So what better way for the BBC SSO to toast Donald Runnicles’ 60th birthday than with the work at the very centre of his beloved German Romantic tradition? First, though, two of the orchestra’s principal players begin the festivities with one of the few pieces that can truly look Beethoven in the eye: Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, music of sublime grandeur and heart-rending beauty.