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BBC SSO 2020/21: The Glasgow Series - Volkov Conducts Les Six: 1

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BBC SSO 2020/21: The Glasgow Series - Volkov Conducts Les Six: 1

Glasgow Concert Halls

Book tickets

£28.50, £23.50, £19.50, £14.50, Concessions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
No booking fee.
0141 353 8000

Dates and times

Thursday 8 October 2020
7:30PM - 10:30PM

***  Tickets on sale Monday 4th May 2020  ***

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra  2020/21

The Glasgow Series

Volkov Conducts Les Six: 1

(Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45pm)


Tailleferre - Ballet en trois numéros

Gérard Pesson - Future is a Faded Song* (UK Premiere)

Tailleferre - Ballade (for piano and orchestra) (1923)

Durey - Sinfonietta for strings

Auric - Le Peintre et son modèle

Alexandre Tharaud piano*

Ilan Volkov conductor


“We met at my place every Saturday, and after cocktails we’d visit the funfair or the music halls; the poets would read their poems, and we’d play our latest compositions”. For the young composers of Les Six, 1920s Paris was just a huge, glittering playground and Ilan Volkov introduces three of its stars: Germaine Tailleferre’s sultry, stormy Ballade, Louis Durey’s bracing Sinfonietta; and to finish, a dangerously sexy tale of art and death by Georges Auric. There’s a special guest, too, as pianist Alexandre Tharaud dances through a dreamlike new piano concerto by one of France’s most magical living composers.


Pre-concert: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Author Dr Caroline Potter introduces ‘Les Six’ with reference to the music in  tonight’s concert.


Concert ends at approx. 9.20pm


Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students (in full-time education), Registered Unemployed

50% Discount - Registered Disabled


*** Age Restrictions: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult, limited to 2 child tickets at £6.00 each per adult ticket. ***

Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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