BBC SSO under Martyn Brabbins in a concert from City Halls, Glasgow. Debussy, orch Matthews: Piano Preludes. Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola and orchestra. Borodin: Symphony No 2.
Penny Gore continues this week's celebration of the BBC's performing groups in concert across the nation, featuring music by Tchaikovsky every day.
Today Jamie MacDougall presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra LIVE concert at their home, City Halls in Glasgow.
With conductor Martyn Brabbins the orchestra explore the art of the arranger, in a selection of Colin Matthews' deft orchestrations of Debussy's Piano Preludes. Alongside these French works, re-imagined by an Englishman, we hear the music of an Englishman examining his own country's folk idioms, in Vaughan Williams' Suite for Viola and Orchestra, performed by that instrument's leading virtuoso, Lawrence Power.
Borodin's rousing Second Symphony, steeped in Russian heritage and infused with the lyricism and drama of the opera house, brings the orchestra to the fore to round off the concert.