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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Tom Redmond presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Copland, Augusta Read Thomas, Gershwin and Bernstein, plus an early symphonic work by Michael Tippett.

A week of performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, beginning with a concert of American music by Copland, Augusta Read Thomas and Gershwin. Tom also highlights the symphonic works of Michael Tippett who died 20 years ago, starting today with his Symphony in B flat major, written in the mid-1930s when Tippett was still in his twenties. Presented by Tom Redmond.

2.00 pm
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Augusta Read Thomas: Brio
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein: Songfest

Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Tracy Cantin, soprano
Michele Losier, mezzo soprano
Kelley O’Connor, alto
Paul Appleby, tenor
Nmon Ford, baritone
Musa Ngqungwana, bass
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

c. 3.25 pm
Copland: Billy the Kid Suite
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor

c. 3.45 pm
Tippett: Symphony in B flat major [1933-34]
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

c. 4.15 pm
Elgar: Enigma Variations
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sentimental Waltz

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Augusta Read Thomas

    Brio

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Songfest

    Performer: Tracy Cantin. Performer: Michèle Losier.
  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid: Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Michael Tippett

    Symphony in B flat major [1933-34]

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36

    Conductor: Martyn Brabbins. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    English suite for keyboard no. 4 (BWV.809) in F major, Prelude

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