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BBC SSO 2017/18: Closing Night: Sibelius's 'Kullervo'

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BBC SSO 2017/18: Closing Night: Sibelius's 'Kullervo'


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Dates and times

Thursday 17 May 2018
7:30PM - 10:00PM
“Kullervo, son of Kalervo/Had the very bluest stockings/And the fairest golden hair…” Every story has to start somewhere, and in this remarkable choral symphony the young Sibelius took inspiration from Finland’s most ancient poem, the Kalevala. This is Sibelius in the raw: the tragedy of a young hero and a love more terrible than war, told in music of epic power and brooding passion. So gather round: Thomas Dausgaard, two magnificent young singers and one of Scandinavia’s best choirs retell the story tonight, alongside performances of folk music from the same far Northern roots. And then, let’s dance: the evening – and our season – ends with a party in the Old Fruitmarket.*

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

A chance to meet the folk musicians performing in the concert.

*All tickets for the Post-Season Party are £5.00 (free to season ticket holdersattending this concert)


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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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