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BBC SSO: Thea Musgrave - A Celebration

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BBC SSO: Thea Musgrave - A Celebration


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BBC SSO: Thea Musgrave - A Celebration



Dates and times

Friday 15 June 2018
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Thea Musgrave – A Celebration  
(to be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3)

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Thea Musgrave celebrates her 90th birthday this May and the BBC SSO marks the occasion with a special event showcasing her work.  At the centre of the concert is Two’s Company, a piece commissioned by the BBC in 2005, which brings together the seemingly incompatible sound worlds of percussion and the oboe for a dialogue that’s by turns frivolous, frustrated and eventually harmonious. The two soloists for whom it was written, Evelyn Glennie and Nicholas Daniel, perform it here. Join them and conductor Jac van Steen to celebrate an artist who, in the words of The Guardian, “communicates on the most immediate level, because it's often so sheerly pleasurable to listen to.”   The concert also includes a rare chance to hear a performance of Aaron Copland’s Second Symphony, which dates from the early 1930s, and Richard Rodney Bennett’s exuberant work, Celebration.

Thea Musgrave Song of the Enchanter (c.6’)

Copland Short Symphony (Symphony No.2) (c.16’)

Thea Musgrave Two’s Company* (c.21’)
Bennett Celebration (c.5’)

Thea Musgrave Memento Vitae: a concerto in homage to Beethoven (c.18’)

Thea Musgrave Phoenix Rising (c.23’)

Nicholas Daniel, oboe*
Evelyn Glennie, percussion*
Jac van Steen, conductor


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