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Hear and Now - Rebecca Saunders: Trumpet Concerto

 26 November 2015 at 8pm 

Hear and Now - Rebecca Saunders: Trumpet Concerto

City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Marco Blaauw trumpet
Ilan Volkov conductor

Berlin-based composer Rebecca Saunders is one of the leading and most original compositional voices of her generation. This Hear and Now features the UK Premiere of her the recent trumpet concerto, Alba, partly inspired by Samuel Beckett, co-commissioned by the BBC and dedicated to its performer Marco Blaauw.

Ilan Volkov, the BBC SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, also directs the orchestra in Saunders’ Traces and three UK Premieres: phôsphors (... of ether) by the Irish composer Ann Cleare; Itself by French-born Franck Bedrossian, which focuses on sound deployment and transformation; and Johannes Schöllhorn’s Dämmerung Schmetterlinge (Twilight Butterflies), five enigmatic miniatures that recast at elements of the musical past in a fresh light.

Tickets: FREE* (unreserved seating) limited to 2 tickets per application (not recommended for young children)
*£1.00 online and £1.50 telephone venue booking fees apply.

Johannes Schöllhorn : Dämmerung Schmetterlinge (5 Stücke für Orchester)
Franck Bedrossian : Itself
Rebecca Saunders : Traces for chamber orchestra
Ann Cleare : phôsphors (...of ether)
Rebecca Saunders : Alba for solo trumpet and symphony orchestra

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