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BBC SSO 2019/20: Scottish Inspirations

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BBC SSO 2019/20: Scottish Inspirations


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Dates and times

Saturday 11 January 2020
8:00PM - 10:00PM


Bent Sørensen / Emma-Ruth Richards/ Amy Beach

The BBC SSO begins a new decade with a Saturday night concert of musical ‘firsts’ all inspired by Scotland. 

 Bent Sørensen’s world premiere takes its title from the poem Enchantress Farewell by Sir Walter Scott and he’s added a hint of a jig which, he says, ‘is as Scottish as Scottish can be for a Dane.’  Emma-Ruth Richards, meanwhile, has turned to contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Don Paterson and Carol Ann Duffy to inspire a song-cycle inspired by the clarity of light that ‘northerliness’ brings.  And the concert ends with the first symphony published and performed by an American woman:  Amy Beach’s ‘Gaelic’ Symphony.  Premiered in 1896, it uses themes from Scottish, Irish and English folk music and is a reminder that Scotland and its culture have been a source of inspiration to composers across three centuries.      


Emma-Ruth Richards      The Sail of a Flame* (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Bent Sørensen                 Enchantress (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Beach                               Symphony in E minor, Op.32

Lucy Schaufer mezzo-soprano*

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

The concert will end at approximately 9.40pm


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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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