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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

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0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 3 March 2022
7:30PM - 10:00PM

On general sale - 10am, Thursday 2nd December 2021


JOANNA WARD : New Work  BBC Commission, World Premiere (c.10 mins)

NIELSEN : Symphony No.6 'Sinfonia semplice' (c.35 mins)

BRAHMS : Piano Concerto No.1 (c.50 mins)

Alexander Melnikov : piano

Thomas Dausgaard : conductor

From its tempestuous opening bars, Brahms’s First Piano Concerto throws a gauntlet down to all-comers. It’s a monumental, powerhouse of a work, so we’re thrilled that the astonishing Alexander Melnikov joins us as tonight’s soloist. Today, it’s hard for us to hear how Brahms broke new ground with this concerto, but to keep that spirit of artistic revolution alive we have a World Premiere from composer, performer and researcher Joanna Ward, whose work often involves cross-media explorations. Our Nielsen symphony cycle continues, too, with the composer’s ‘Simple Symphony’ which, despite the sunny outlook of its opening, has dark moments and unexpected twists on the horizon.

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**£6 tickets are available for Students, Under 26s and Unemployed. Proof of status is required**

Single concert ticket booking opens from Thursday 2nd December.

Venue notice

Please be aware that scaffolding is in place around the exterior of the building due to essential maintenance. However, the main entrance to City Halls remains accessible for customers. 

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City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ