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BBC SSO 2018/19: Holst's 'The Planets'

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Holst's 'The Planets'

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Holst's 'The Planets'


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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 6 December 2018
7:30PM - 9:30PM

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

In the summer of 1914, Gustav Holst heard the ominous rhythms of approaching war – just as, in 1939, Benjamin Britten sensed storm clouds gathering over the Age of Anxiety. But there’s more to Holst’s The Planets than the thunder of Mars, and there’s more to Britten’s Violin Concerto than a glittering act of defiance written under the shadow of conflict. The Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes has both the skill and the emotional insight to explore every facet of this great British concerto, while guest conductor James Feddeck offers a compellingly fresh angle on Holst’s musical journey into the infinite. Barber’s wartime Second Essay, meanwhile, sets the terms of engagement with an eloquence that can’t be ignored.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Dr Kate Kennedy, author of Literary Britten, introduces the composer’s Violin Concerto.

Second Essay for Orchestra

Violin Concerto

The Planets*

James Ehnes violin
Les Sirènes*
James Feddeck conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.30pm


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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open today 10:00am - 6:00pm

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