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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: States of America

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: States of America

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: States of America

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This event is free but ticketed (venue transaction fee of £1.50 still applies)
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 21 October 2021
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Tickets for this event are FREE but seats are reserved and must be booked in advance.  

Venue booking fee of £1.50 will apply.

Courtney Bryan   White Gleam of Our Bright Star (c.8 mins) UK Premiere

Talib Rasul Hakim  Visions of Ishwara (c.12mins) 

Eleanor Hovda    Fields 87 (c.15 mins)

Lucia Dlugoszewski  Abyss and Caress  (c.35 mins) UK Premiere

Peter Evans trumpet

Ilan Volkov conductor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 

Join the BBC SSO and Principal Guest Conductor and Tectonics Festival co-curator, Ilan Volkov, for a journey through twentieth century American music and beyond. Lucia Dlugoszewski was a Polish-American composer whose work Abyss and Caress, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic in 1975, showcases both her typical use of a timbre (or ‘prepared’) piano as well as innovative bowing for strings. The composer-improviser-trumpeter Peter Evans is our soloist. Eleanor Hovda was renowned for her beautifully crafted, sparse imaginative soundworlds (represented here by Fields 87) while Talib Rasul Hakim (born Stephen Alexander Chambers) was taught by Morton Feldman and Ornette Coleman and influenced by Sufism and Eastern religions. And we move into this century with the swelling hope of Courtney Bryan’s White Gleam of Our Bright Star, a meditation on America’s potential and ‘themes of sister/brotherhood, freedom, and equality’. 

This event will have socially distanced seating.

The music will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. 

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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

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