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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Ein Heldenleben with Sir Mark Elder

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Ein Heldenleben with Sir Mark Elder

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Ein Heldenleben with Sir Mark Elder

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0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 14 April 2022
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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


WAGNER : Prelude and Good Friday Music from Parsifal (c.20 mins)

MOZART : Concert aria: Ah, lo previdi, K.272* (c.15 mins)

R STRAUSS : Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) (c.45 mins)

Sophie Bevan : soprano*

Mark Elder : conductor

‘I may not be a first-rate composer,’ quipped Richard Strauss, ‘but I am a first-class second-rate composer.’ No one could accuse Strauss of modesty and in this expansive love-letter to, well, himself, he uses huge orchestral forces and a dash of humour to catalogue his ‘heroic’ struggle. Sir Mark Elder (and leader Laura Samuel) will bring out all the swagger and glory of this magnificent music as well as its tenderness and grace. Strauss’s great idol was Mozart so it’s only right that Sophie Bevan joins us for one of his most dramatic concert arias and, to prove that heroes come in all forms, we open with the mysterious Prelude and radiant Good Friday music from Wagner’s tale of a ‘holy fool’ made wise through compassion.

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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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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ