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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

3:00pm, Sunday 23 September 2018

Drums sound, trumpets stand plain and proud: Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man has become a symbol of all that’s noble in the American Dream, and as Thomas Dausgaard launches our new Season, we celebrate American music at its most life-affirming. Augusta Read Thomas’s brand-new work Brio lives up to its name and bursts with vim and vigour, while George Gershwin offers a swinging salute to the city that never sleeps – delivered by a pianist who’s a byword for brilliance. And then six world-class singers lift up their voices in Songfest, Leonard Bernstein’s big-hearted celebration of America in all its tolerance, diversity, tenderness and optimism. Originally written for the US Bicentennial celebrations, it’s more relevant than ever in its composer’s 100th anniversary year.

Copland 
Fanfare for the Common Man

Augusta Read Thomas 
Brio

Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue

Bernstein
Songfest

Nadine Sierra soprano
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
Michèle Losier mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby tenor
Nmon Ford baritone
Musa Ngqungwana bass
Marc-André Hamelin piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Concert ends at approx. 4.45pm

 

Prices

Full Price: £30 / £25 / £20 / £15
50% off for Disabled / Wheelchair / Disabled Companion
Under 26's, Students and Unwaged £6 tickets in bands II-IV - proof of concession required

**Book all 3 concerts before Friday 21st September and receive 20% off. Applies to Full Price tickets only**

**Please note a £1.50 transaction fee applies on the overall booking when purchasing online or over the phone (non-refundable)**