Bernstein's Songfest: Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Bernstein's Songfest. They are joined by pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin for Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
Live from City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Bernstein's Songfest, and they're joined by Marc-André Hamelin in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Augusta Read Thomas: Brio
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Tracy Cantin (soprano)
Michele Losier (mezzo)
Kelley O'Connor (alto)
Paul Appleby (tenor)
Nmon Ford (baritone)
Musa Ngqungwana (bass)
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
To open its 2018/2019 Glasgow Concert Season the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard explore the American roots and resonances of Leonard Bernstein in this his centenary year.
Before his richly-scored, multi-voiced and genre-defying Songfest, Dausgaard and the orchestra play Copland's stately Fanfare for the Common Man; the European premiere of a vivid work by one of America's leading contemporary composers, Augusta Read Thomas; and a pioneering musical experiment whose vernacular virtuosity would have a major impact on Bernstein - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.