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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Dausgaard conducts Schubert, Schumann and Strauss
Tuesday 8 August 2017
Usher Hall

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard Conductor

Sergei Babayan Piano

Schubert Symphony No 8 ‘Unfinished’
Schumann Piano Concerto
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Turbulent drama, joyful melody and a meditation on man’s place in the cosmos: the BBC SSO, under
vibrant Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard, launches its three 2017 International Festival concerts with a rich programme high on contrasts.

They open with the surging emotions and poignant melodies of Schubert’s much-loved ‘Unfinished’ Symphony. Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan, celebrated for the sensitive insights of his playing, is the soloist in the wondrous inventions of Schumann’s exuberant Piano Concerto, brimming with unforgettable tunes.

The concert concludes with Richard Strauss’s mighty, Nietzsche-inspired tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, music of enormous passion and scope – whose unforgettable opening Stanley Kubrick famously used to launch his 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a future date.


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  • Running time: 
    2hrs approx (one interval)

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

In memory of

Evelyn Small

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard Conductor

Sergei Babayan Piano

Schubert Symphony No 8 ‘Unfinished’
Schumann Piano Concerto
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra


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Tickets

Grand circle: £47 £38.50 £29
Stalls: £47 £38.50 £29
Upper circle: £26 £19 £13

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF