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BBC SSO 2019/20: Shostakovich Symphony No.5

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BBC SSO 2019/20: Shostakovich Symphony No.5

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BBC SSO 2019/20: Shostakovich Symphony No.5


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£28.00, £23.50, £19.50, £14.00
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 30 January 2020
7:30PM - 9:30PM

Season Ticket bookings available from 14/03/19
General Ticket bookings available 29/04/19

Threatened by Stalin, Shostakovich responded with a Fifth Symphony that divided critics but united audiences: listeners at the 1937 premiere responded with tears, and then cheers. Michael Sanderling’s father was one of Shostakovich’s closest friends, and his connection with this music speaks for itself. First, though, “the saddest music in the world”: Barber’s near-contemporaneous Adagio and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. The music of Gustav Mahler fascinated Shostakovich, and music doesn’t come any more sincere than this heart-rending song cycle. Award-winning mezzo Claudia Huckle performs it here: songs of anguish, it’s true, but also songs of a profound and undying love.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Professor Marina Frolova-Walker of Clare College, Cambridge, introduces Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.

Adagio for Strings
Symphony No.5

Claudia Huckle mezzo-soprano
Michael Sanderling conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.25pm


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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open today 10:00am - 6:00pm

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