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BBC SSO 2018/19: Debussy's 'La Mer'

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Debussy's 'La Mer'

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Debussy's 'La Mer'


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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.
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 22 November 2018
7:30PM - 9:30PM

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

“I have slandered the sea” wrote Claude Debussy. “Today it is beautiful enough to defy all comparisons”. Yet 100 years after his death in 1918, Debussy’s La Mer is surely the most poetic seascape ever painted for an orchestra, the work of a composer whose quiet genius turned music into an art of limitless expressive subtlety. This centenary celebration opens with Nocturnes – Impressionist paintings, transformed into ravishing sound – and includes the Prélude whose unprecedented sensuality scandalised Belle Époque Paris. But there’s darkness as well as light: Thomas Dausgaard joins Joaquín Achúcarro in the brooding concerto that Debussy’s compatriot Ravel created for a pianist who’d lost an arm in the Great War.

Prelude: 6.30pm in the Old Fruitmarket

A performance of the music for Javanese gamelan that partly inspired Debussy in 1889 to write the Nocturnes. Performed by Gamelan Naga Mas in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

La Mer

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices*
Joaquín Achúcarro piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.30pm


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm

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