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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Geddes, Finzi, MacMillan

James MacMillan conducts the BBC SSO at City Halls in Glasgow. John Maxwell Geddes: Voyager. Finzi: Clarinet Concerto (soloist: Annelien Van Wauve). MacMillan: Symphony No 4.

From City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

James MacMillan conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in his own 4th Symphony; and they are joined by Annelien Van Wauwe to perform Finzi's Clarinet Concerto.

John Maxwell Geddes: Voyager
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto

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James MacMillan: Symphony No 4

Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet)
Sir James MacMillan (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Sir James MacMillan's Symphony No 4 is amongst the most ambitious large-scale orchestral works to emerge in the first quarter of the 21st century: a philosophical journey exploring everything of which an orchestra is capable. First performed at the BBC Proms in 2015, and dedicated to the BBC SSO's then chief conductor Donald Runnicles, this concert features the composer himself at the helm.

The concert opens with music by a fellow Scottish composer, John Maxwell Geddes, whose work 'Voyager' is performed to mark the composer's 75th birthday. And between these 2 Scottish works clarinettist and New Generation Artist Annelien Van Wauwe joins the orchestra to perform Finzi's English-Folksong-inspired Clarinet Concerto.

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