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BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2

BBC SSO 2023/24: Thursday Night Series - Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2
£30, £25, £20, £15
Dates and times
15th Feb 2024
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2

We are sorry to announce that conductor Valentina Peleggi has had to withdraw from concerts in Glasgow (15 Feb) and Inverness (16 Feb). The BBC SSO would like to thank Ludovic Morlot who will step in to conduct the originally advertised programme, which includes Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with soloist Boris Giltburg. Morlot is currently Music Director of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony and Associate Artist of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

PUCCINI Preludio sinfónico (c.10 mins)

TCHAIKOVKSY Francesca da Rimini (c.24 mins)

ROXANNA PANUFNIK/ALMA MAHLER 5 Lieder (BBC Commission, UK Premiere) (c.10 mins)

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 (c.35 mins)

Boris Giltburg, piano

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

A piano plays a chord in the silence, and a chain of sound grows, swells, and breaks into passionate, endless song. No question, the great Romantic composers knew how to unleash emotion: whether it’s Tchaikovsky diving into the whirlwind of a doomed love or Puccini creating melodies to melt the heart. Or, indeed, Rachmaninov uniting a glittering piano and a sumptuous orchestra in a concerto that could have been written for our soloist, Boris Giltburg. “Every note pulses with life and warmth” was how one critic described his playing, and the same could be said when guest conductor Valentina Peleggi shares Roxanna Panufnik’s vivid new versions of Alma Mahler’s neglected love songs.

Tickets: £30, £25, £20, £15

Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students (in full-time education), Registered Unemployed to the Thursday Night Series.

50% Discount - Registered Disabled

*** Age Restrictions: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. ***

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