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BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Colin Currie & Ilan Volkov

BBC SSO 2024/25: Thursday Night Series - Colin Currie & Ilan Volkov
£31, £26, £21, £16, £14
Dates and times
6th Feb 2025
7:30PM - 9:30PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Book between 4 and 13 concerts in the BBC SSO’s Thursday Night Series and save up to 30%. Seniors are entitled to an extra 5% off. Your discount will be automatically applied at the online checkout.

Imagine this. A robot goes terrifyingly off the rails… and percussionist Colin Currie is the only man who can stop it.

     Festival Overture (c.7 mins)
Olga Neuwirth  Trurliade – Zone Zero for solo percussion and orchestra (c.33 mins) UK premiere
Prokofiev            Symphony No.6 (c.42 mins)

Colin Currie percussion
Ilan Volkov conductor

All music tells a story, but the best music tells more than one. Shostakovich’s Festival Overture opens with jubilant trumpets – but this was the Soviet Union, so it would do, wouldn’t it? Prokofiev wrote his Sixth Symphony in the aftermath of World War Two, and though it’s certainly an epic, it’s far from clear that it ends in anything as simple as triumph. As you’d expect from Ilan Volkov, it’s the climax of a whole evening of music that asks as many questions as it answers, including Olga Neuwirth’s utterly original vision of a robot machine going terrifyingly off the rails. Armed with DJ turntables, a megaphone and clicking metal frogs, soloist Colin Currie - possibly the world’s greatest living percussionist – is the only man who can stop it…

Tickets: £31, £26, £21, £16, £14

Concessions: £6.00 - Under 26s, Students, Registered Unemployed (proof of status. 50% Discount - Registered Disabled

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