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Peer Gynt & Glorious Percussion

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard explores Grieg’s exuberant music and Glorious Percussion, an astonishing concerto by composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

Sofia Gubaidulina Glorious Percussion (UK Premiere)
Grieg Peer Gynt (selections)

Gripping drama, high adventure, quirky Nordic enchantment: Grieg’s exuberant music for Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt charts the dreams, voyages and mischief of the Norwegian scoundrel.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under conductor Thomas Dausgaard explores this enthralling music, from the much-loved ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ to the tender ‘Morning’, by way of selections rarely heard.

Beforehand, world-renowned Scottish percussionist Colin Currie and his ensemble join the Orchestra for an exhilarating celebration of rhythm. Glorious Percussion is an astonishing concerto for percussion quintet and orchestra by Tatar/Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Its spectral sounds and scintillating pulses conjure everything from spiritual reflection to raw, unrestrained energy.

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

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard Conductor

Colin Currie Group Percussion
Malin Christensson Soprano

Sofia Gubaidulina Glorious Percussion (UK Premiere)
Grieg Peer Gynt (selections)

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8 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.