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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Death in a Nutshell

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Death in a Nutshell

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Death in a Nutshell

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Friday 12 November 2021
7:30PM - 10:00PM

On general sale - 12pm, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Death in a Nutshell

Ives The Unanswered Question

Mahler Adagietto, from Symphony No 5

Wagner Siegfried Idyll

Capperauld Death in a Nutshell (SCO Commission, World Premiere)

Sir James MacMillan Conductor

Mystical contemplations and romantic longings come together in this passionate programme conducted by Scotland’s most celebrated living composer, Sir James MacMillan.

Gustav Mahler and Richard Wagner may not have agreed on many musical matters, but they showed a similar tenderness in the concert’s central pieces. The Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony found fame in the soundtrack to Visconti’s 1971 film Death in Venice, but forms a deeply personal expression of yearning and emotion amid the Symphony’s furious drama. Wagner wrote his touching Siegfried Idyll as a heartfelt birthday gift for his wife Cosima, transforming heroic themes from his gargantuan Ring cycle into music of aching intimacy.

MacMillan opens with Charles Ives’s miniature musical drama posing philosophical questions to the cosmos, and closes with the first performances of a brand-new work by one of Scotland’s most accomplished and exciting young composers, Ayrshire-born Jay Capperauld.

Venue notice

Please be aware that scaffolding is in place around the exterior of the building due to essential maintenance. However, the main entrance to City Halls remains accessible for customers. 

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City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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