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BBC SSO 2018/19: Hear and Now - Gloria Coates

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Hear and Now - Gloria Coates

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Hear and Now - Gloria Coates


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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

Saturday 17 November 2018
8:00PM - 10:30PM

Tickets for this concert are available from Monday 8 October 2018.

Tickets: FREE* (unreserved seating) limited to 2 tickets per application (not recommended for young children) - available from Monday 8 October 2018. 

*£1.00 online and £1.50 telephone venue booking fees apply.

Born in Wisconsin, but resident in Europe since the late 1960s, Gloria Coates has been a leading figure in American composition since her work, Music for Open Strings (since retitled Symphony No.1), caused a sensation at the Warsaw Autumn Festival in the 1970s. Sometimes described as a post-minimalist, her works are characterised by her use of tone clusters, glissandos and chorales. As well as being a composer, she is an abstract-expressionist painter and her oeuvre includes symphonies, chamber works and song. In this concert, the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov, directs three of her symphonies, which serve as both a musical portrait of an outstanding artist and, for some, an introduction to a unique musical voice.

Gloria Coates

Symphony No.1

Gloria Coates

Symphony No.7

Gloria Coates

Symphony No.11

Ilan Volkov conductor


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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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