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BBC SSO 2018/19: Composer Roots: Mahler 1

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Composer Roots: Mahler 1

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Composer Roots: Mahler 1


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£28.00, £23.50, £19.50 & £14.00
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Please note that the Glasgow Life Box Office charges a fee of £1.50 on all telephone bookings and £1.00 on all online bookings. There will be a £1.00 charge if you wish your tickets posted to you.
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 7 February 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM

Season Ticket bookings available from 22/03/18
General Ticket bookings available 30/04/18

If you could hear silence, how would it sound? Maybe something like the massive stillness that opens Mahler’s First Symphony: the starting point for a young artist’s journey to the heart of absolute tragedy and glorious triumph. It’s one of those pieces that simply has to be experienced live, and as part of our ongoing Composer Roots project, we’ll uncover its origins in Jewish folk music with the klezmer band She’Koyokh. To open, an effervescent Broadway overture by Mahler’s great champion Leonard Bernstein and a magnificent rarity by a late-romantic master who shared Bernstein and Mahler’s Jewish heritage. In Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo, the solo cello is King Solomon, and its voice is his Song – by turns passionate, forthright, and uninhibitedly sensuous.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley talks about Mahler’s complex musical roots, and how they influenced the First Symphony.

Overture: Candide

Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque*

Symphony No.1


Jian Wang cello*

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Concert ends at approx. 9.30pm


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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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