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BBC SSO 2017/18: Runnicles Conducts 'Symphonie Fantastique'

The Glasgow Series 2017/18

Nothing in music quite compares to the

sensational, opium-fuelled spectacular that is

Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Born from

unrequited desire, and sweeping from pastoral

love-scenes to a witches’ Sabbath, it continues to

dazzle the ear. Donald Runnicles, the BBC SSO’s

Conductor Emeritus, is a master of musical drama;

he won’t hold back, any more than he’ll ignore

the darkness that swirls beneath the sumptuous

surface of Ravel’s La Valse. And he rejoins Scottish

pianist Steven Osborne in Beethoven’s most personal

– and poetic – piano concerto: music that asks as

many questions as it answers.


Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Peter Nelson, from the University of Edinburgh,

introduces the concert.

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  • Website Official BBC SSO Website
  • Date 12th Apr 2018
  • Time 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Age range All ages
  • Admission Payment required
  • Cost £14 to £28
  • Discount Discounts available.
  • Phone 0141 353 8000

Venue Information

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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