january, 2019

12jan8:00 pmFennessy/ Nørgård/ Steen-Andersen - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra8:00 pm Glasgow City Halls


Event Details

For this ‘Hear and Now’, BBC SSO Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings two voices from his native Denmark to City Halls, including the Scottish Premiere of Per Nørgård’s Seventh Symphony for which he conducted the World Premiere. The composer’s no-holds-barred approach is still evident in this work from 2006, scored in part for 14 tom-toms, and it’s presented here with an equally intense and innovative work by Simon Steen-Andersen. This piano concerto, which uses pre-recorded audio-visual material, takes as its starting point the sound and video recording of a grand piano falling onto a concrete floor from a height of 8 metres. The result is a spectacular, genre-bending multimedia experience. Nicolas Hodges is the soloist. And the concert opens with the World Premiere of ‘The Ground’ by Glasgow-based composer David Fennessy, the latest in the orchestra’s ‘Scottish Inspirations’ BBC Commissions that reflect and are inspired by Scottish culture.

‘Hear and Now’ concerts are FREE but limited to two tickets per application – tickets for this concert are available from Monday 3 December 2018. Venue booking fees may apply. Seating is unreserved.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.




Glasgow City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ