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BBC SSO 2018/19: Opening Night - Rhapsody in Blue

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Opening Night - Rhapsody in Blue


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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

Thursday 20 September 2018
7:30PM - 9:30PM

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

Drums sound, trumpets stand plain and proud:

Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man has become a symbol of all that’s noble in the American Dream, and as Thomas Dausgaard launches our new Season, we celebrate American music at its most life-affirming. Augusta Read Thomas’s brand new work Brio lives up to its name and bursts with vim and vigour, while George Gershwin offers a swinging salute to the city that never sleeps – delivered by a pianist who’s a byword for brilliance. And then six world-class singers lift up their voices in Songfest, Leonard Bernstein’s big-hearted celebration of America in all its tolerance, diversity, tenderness and optimism. Originally written for the US Bicentennial celebrations, it’s more relevant than ever in its composer’s 100th anniversary year.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Thomas Dausgaard, BBC SSO Chief Conductor, introduces the 2018/19 Season and tonight’s concert.

Fanfare for the Common Man

Augusta Read Thomas
Brio (European Premiere)

Rhapsody in Blue


Nadine Sierra soprano
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
Michèle Losier mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby tenor
Nmon Ford baritone
Musa Ngqungwana bass
Marc-André Hamelin piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.15pm


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open tomorrow 10:00am - 6:00pm

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