City Halls

SCO 2023/24: Northern Lights with Joseph Swensen

 SCO 2023/24: Northern Lights with Joseph Swensen
£34.00, £29.00, £25.00, £19.00, £12.00
£12.00 to £34.00
Dates and times
19th Apr 2024
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Joseph Swensen conductor 

André Cebrián flute

Katherine Bryer cor anglaise

MAXWELL DAVIES Concert Overture ‘Ebb of Winter’

NIELSEN Flute Concerto

SIBELIUS The Swan of Tuonela 

NIELSEN (orch SWENSEN) Four Movements for Orchestra

Look north for luminous music from Orkney, Denmark and Finland, brought together by SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen.

Maxwell Davies imagined the hard-fought arrival of an Orcadian spring in one of his final works, written in 2013 for the SCO, while Sibelius offers an atmospheric portrait of the underworld of Finnish mythology, whose guardian swan is sung by SCO cor anglais player Katherine Bryer.

SCO Principal Flute André Cebrián is the soloist in Neilson’s brilliant Concerto, while Swensen offers his own rich orchestral reimagining of the same composer’s youthful First String Quartet.

*The performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Ebb of Water is supported by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.

Fri 19 Apr, 2pm City Halls, Glasgow

Please note: Matinee performance starts at 2pm.

Booking Information

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There are accessible toilets on level 2 next to the Gents toilet, adjacent to the Candleriggs Bar and on Level 5 next to the Club Room.

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Lift access to all areas. 

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Baby changing

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Baby feeding

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