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SCO 2019/20: MENDELSSOHN ‘SCOTTISH’ SYMPHONY

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SCO 2019/20: MENDELSSOHN ‘SCOTTISH’ SYMPHONY

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SCO 2019/20: MENDELSSOHN ‘SCOTTISH’ SYMPHONY

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£32:00, £27.50, £23:00, £17.50
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
No booking fee.
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Friday 8 May 2020
7:30PM - 10:30PM

LELEUX CONDUCTS MENDELSSOHN'S ‘SCOTTISH’ SYMPHONY

Friday 8 May 2020
7.30pm

MENDELSSOHN Overture, The Hebrides (10’)
GRIME Percussion Concerto Scottish Premiere (c.18’)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’ (40’)
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FRANÇOIS LELEUX - Conductor
COLIN CURRIE - Percussion

Mendelssohn spent just three weeks touring Scotland in 1829 but the inspiration he drew from it gave us two enduring musical classics. His symphony evokes Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace, while The Hebrides takes you out to sea in a storm – not one of Mendelssohn’s happiest experiences, but it evidently made an impression!

Completing this Caledonian special, two of Scotland’s top musicians, composer Helen Grime and soloist Colin Currie, meet the SCO in a new concerto. Grime’s idea of percussion is melodious and often lyrical as she plays with sounds of metal and wood “...an orchestral kaleidoscope of flickering lights and perfectly judged timbres.
Financial Times

Storytelling, 6.45pm: A postcard from the past. Join storyteller Anna Lehr and SCO Cello Eric de Wit for a musical tale inspired by Mendelssohn’s love of Scotland. Encounter battles, royal leaders and stunning scenery.

Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open tomorrow 10:00am - 6:00pm

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