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BBC SSO 2018/19: Shostakovich 10

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Shostakovich 10

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Shostakovich 10

BBC SSO

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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 25 April 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM

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

The Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an “optimistic tragedy”, and if that sounds confusing, it’s probably because they were as astonished – and conflicted – as the rest of us by this most troubled of modern masterpieces. A massive, defiant act of self-assertion in the face of official tyranny, it’s a monumental climax to a concert that begins with the primary-coloured sonorities and timeless Russian rituals of Stravinsky’s Symphonies of wind instruments and which also features Colin Currie, one of Scotland’s (and the world’s) finest percussionists in the Scottish Premiere of an arresting new concerto by Mark-Anthony Turnage: a heartfelt, typically uncompromising memorial to a musical friend whom Turnage describes as “quirky and volatile, with strong beliefs”.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Mark-Anthony Turnage in conversation with BBC Radio 3 presenter Kate Molleson.

Stravinsky
Symphonies of wind instruments

Mark-Anthony Turnage
Percussion Concerto

Shostakovich
Symphony No.10

Colin Currie percussion
Martyn Brabbins conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.15pm

Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open tomorrow 10:00am - 6:00pm

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