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BBC SSO 2018/19: Closing Night - Leonskaja Plays Brahms

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Closing Night - Leonskaja Plays Brahms


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£28.00, £23.50, £19.50 & £14.00
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Please note that the Glasgow Life Box Office charges a fee of £1.50 on all telephone bookings and £1.00 on all online bookings. There will be a £1.00 charge if you wish your tickets posted to you.
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Dates and times

Friday 17 May 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM

Season Ticket bookings available from 22/03/18
General Ticket bookings available 30/04/18

“Life-assertion” was how Béla Bartók described the dazzling finish of his Concerto for Orchestra – even though he might already have known that he wouldn’t live to complete it. Yes: it’s one of the 20th century’s most brilliant orchestral showpieces, drenched in the rhythms and colours of Bartók’s native Hungary. It’s also a stirring testimony to the human spirit, every bit as passionate – and as moving – as Brahms’s mighty First Piano Concerto. This is Brahms without the famous beard, the heartfelt music of a young genius who’d known personal tragedy and impossible love. And few living pianists can approach the great Elisabeth Leonskaja for power, poetry or simple humanity.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Thomas Dausgaard looks back at the BBC SSO’s 2018/19 Season and introduces the final concert.

Piano Concerto No.1

Concerto for Orchestra

Elisabeth Leonskaja piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.20pm

Please note this is a Friday night concert.


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open tomorrow 10:00am - 6:00pm

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